KV2 Celebrates 15 Years of Making the World Sound Better
As KV2 Audio prepares for its annual pilgrimage to the 2017 Prolight + Sound Show in Frankfurt, this year brings with it another milestone in the company’s history. 15 years ago in 2002, KV2 began its journey in a small cottage tucked away in the forests of Southern Bohemia near the Czech town of Milevsko. In January of 2003, the now legendary ES System was released at the Anaheim NAMM show and the rest as they say is history.
As the company celebrates its fifteenth birthday, its growth reflects the success it has enjoyed. Now housed in a 9.000 sq meter state of the art, custom built factory in Milevsko, KV2 now manufacture everything in house except transducers which are still brought from Italy. It is a far cry from the initial beginnings, when everything was sourced from third party manufacturers and reflects the company’s commitment to achieving the best possible quality and control over the products they build.
At the end of the day though nothing has changed in respect to the company’s ongoing quest for the best possible sound quality.
“We have never compromised our design principles to follow market trends” says company founder and Chief Engineer, George Krampera Snr.
George may have been seen as a rebel for many years as he bucked the industry trends in digital technology and line array systems, but it would appear his philosophies have been have been correct with KV2 continually being specified into more and more high end installations.
In his fifteenth year at the helm of engineering, George continues to stick to his principles when questioned about the company’s future. “For KV2 it is only about one thing, the sound.”
See you all in Frankfurt at Booth J20 (Hall 3.1)