Gibson Adquiere Stanton, KRK, Cerwin Vega

Una de esas noticias que se leen hoy, pero que seguramente no veremos sus efectos hasta dentro de un tiempo, Gibson, una de las principales compañías fabricantes de guitarras, acaba de comprar tres compañías que son referencia en su sector, Stanton, KRK y Cerwin Vega, como podréis ver, son tres grandes marcas y eso hace que uno se pregunte que planes tiene Gibson para estas compañías, esperemos que de la colaboración de estas marcas surjan productos capaces de sorprendernos, cosa que personalmente no dudo…veamos quienes son estas compañías…

 

 

Una de las grandes marcas en el mundo del DJ’in y TurnTablism, pioneros con sus sistema Stanton Scratch y con productos tan remarcables como sus serie SCS.4DJ, SC System 3, SC System 1, sus giradiscos STR8.150, ST.150 o sus mixers M.203, M.207 etc, sin duda una gran marca, pero no acabo de ver el interés de un  fabricante de guitarras en este tipo de productos…¿querrán hacer CD-Keytars?

 

 

Otra gran marca, referente en esta ocasión en el mundo de los monitores de estudio, con sus series Rookit (de los que poseo una pareja y puedo atestiguar su calidad), su serie VTX o la mítica serie Exposé…tambien Auriculares para DJ y estudio como los KNS 8400.

 

 

Mítica compañía en el mundo del audio profesional, la primera compañía en fabricar un amplificador de estado solido, allá por el año 1957 y que hoy en día fabrica monstruos como el CV-5000, una etapa de potencia de 5.000 W a 4 Homs, o sus altavoces, amplificados como el CVA-121, un altavoz auto-amplificado de 1200W, una compañía que encaja al lado de un fabricante de guitarras…

Resumiendo, tres grandes compañías adquiridas por otra grande, parece ser que no se trata solo de adquisiciones estratégicas, pues Gibson a creado una nueva división llamada “Gibson Pro Audio”, e imagino, que esta división será la encargada de preparar nuevos productos utilizando toda la tecnología y experiencia que le brindan estas compañías, estoy seguro de que al final todos saldremos ganando, pues se trata de la unión de empresas referentes, así que podemos esperar productos referentes…

English

Good news for musicians. Gibson Guitar has moved heavily into pro audio with the creation of the Gibson Pro Audio division. The division will offer professional grade equipment, including loudspeakers, headphones, monitors, DJ gear, mixers, accessories and more.

Gibson has created the Gibson Pro Audio division by acquiring the esteemed Stanton Group, which includes some of the most respected audio manufacturers in the business – Cerwin Vega!, KRK Systems and Stanton DJ. Cerwin Vega! was responsible for the world’s first solid-state amplifier in 1957. KRK Systems began in 1986 as a high-end monitor manufacturer. Stanton DJ was originally founded at Stanton Magnetics in 1946 by Walter O. Stanton, the inventor of the easily replaceable phonograph stylus, and grew into an industry leader in DJ audio equipment.

Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar, said, “This new division is perfectly aligned with our core. It expands our reach to fellow music lovers and allows us access to 20 in 20 consumers instead of the one in 20 we currently hit. Stanton produces some of the best pro audio equipment in the world and we’re incredibly excited to be working with the very talented team at Stanton as we take Gibson into the future.”

Stanton

Stanton is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs. Founded in 1946 by Walter O. Stanton, the inventor of an easily replaceable phonograph stylus, Stanton Magnetics has grown from being one of the first American companies to make and sell magnetic cartridges to offering a complete line of DJ products, which include turntables, high-performance cartridges, CD players, DJ mixers, accessories and digital controllers...Visit Stanton

KRK Systems

KRK Systems is a leading provider of accurate and reliable monitors and control room solutions. Founded in 1986, KRK has remained true to its mission of providing and developing products that meet the needs of its customers. During that time, KRK’s studio monitors, subwoofers, headphones and accessories have become synonymous with quality design and unparalleled performance. With a wide range of monitoring systems, available in multiple sizes and configurations, KRK offers products that meet the diverse needs of professionals and audio enthusiasts across the globe...Visit KRK Systems

Cerwin-Vega!

Cerwin-Vega! Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of loudspeakers for the home and professional audio markets. Designed in the pursuit of dynamic, accurate sound reproduction since 1954, Cerwin-Vega! products are distributed throughout the world via a network of distributors and dealers in more than 75 countries...Visit Cerwin Vega