Located in the Czech Republic, KV2 represents many of the unique aspects that are seeing Eastern European manufacturers prosper in these difficult economic times. It’s about the people and the place and strong traditions in education, the arts and industry. Prior to World War II, the Czech Republic was one of the most industrialised countries on earth. The subsequent invasions of the country bankrupted its economy.
Today the country is once again prospering, thanks to the resilience and hard work of its people. Unique in its make up, KV2 draws on it’s Czech heritage.
The thing you immediately notice when visiting KV2, is the employees’ strong connection with what they do, their genuine interest in the company and their desire to build equipment to the highest standard for end users around the world.
This commitment has provided growth: KV2 now own a large factory where they are implementing state of the art manufacturing lines, building their own anechoic chamber for testing, expanding the R&D lab and creating better warehousing and administration. But despite all this, they are still located in the small town of Milevsko where it all began, employing local people and building on the strong Czech traditions of industrialisation and education.
George Krampera‘s original R&D lab still stands, nestled by a stream down the road from the new factory. It was here where George developed the original range of KV2 speakers. Many of the new R&D team are studying electronics at the local university and their knowledge of cutting edge technology such as digital processing, combined with George’s years of experience and understanding on exactly how to achieve the best performance out of any piece of equipment, makes for an incredibly creative and productive atmosphere which will continue to flourish.
KV2 is not a large-corporate company pumping out products at the lowest possible price point, to maximise profitability. It is a small hands-on manufacturer, focused on quality and most importantly the sound of its products - something that many companies seem to regularly overlook in the race to develop the latest, so-called ‘advancement’ in technology.
In 2012 KV2 will celebrate its tenth birthday. It is still the same small, vibrant company it was when it started, a company with a passion for building high quality pro audio products, products that continue to deliver performance beyond expectation.