Audioprof Group International Acquires Majority Share in Community Professional Loudspeakers


Audioprof Group International has acquired a majority share in Community Professional Loudspeakers, a U.S.-based loudspeaker manufacturer with global sales activities.

Community is a market leader with a strong track record in large and medium sized fixed install audio applications. It was founded in 1968 by Bruce Howze and became an innovator in the audio industry through revolutionary products like the world’s first dedicated midrange compression driver, the M4, and the first lightweight fiberglass horns. Community designs and manufactures high-performance indoor and outdoor loudspeakers that provide reliable, long-term service, often for applications in extreme and challenging environments. Its products can be found in the world’s leading sports venues, auditoria, theme parks, worship facilities and convention centers, with recent installations including Commonwealth Stadium in Canada, Arena Lublin in Poland, St. Paul Union Depot in Minnesota, USA and World Cup venues in Brazil.

Audioprof Group International is the holding company established to develop and build strong audio companies with a focus on specific niches in the audio industry. It currently owns a majority stake in Apart Audio, founded by Tom Gheysens in 1992, a fast-growing European loudspeaker and electronics manufacturer with a strong focus on small and medium commercial fixed install applications (foodservice and hospitality, retail, outdoor, sports and leisure, education, religion and corporate).

Audioprof Group is here and Community is here.