Vanco Buys Beale Street Audio

Vanco International just acquired Beale Street Audio and, effective immediately, industry distributors can place orders for the entire line of Beale Street Audio products.

“Beale Street Audio was a vibrant brand that brought a lot of energy to the architectural audio market by introducing real innovation into a category that needed something fresh. At Vanco, we are committed to providing products that will greatly serve our distributors and dealers and the acquisition of Beale Street Audio allows us to do just that,” said Brad Corbin, President, Vanco International.

Over the past few years, Vanco International has been expanding its line of audio and video products and their PulseAudio Bluetooth speaker and amplifier line is pretty popular.

“Previously, Beale Street ran into supply challenges just as the product was gaining traction, receiving rave product reviews, and building distribution,” said Mark Corbin, vice president distribution markets, Vanco International.  “We saw the opportunity to offer dealers a product they loved, with a simplified sales model plus the strong distribution and support network that Vanco provides.”

It’s no secret that Beale Street has had a rough road to growth. Last year, their website was off-line leading to speculation of a shut-down after they let a few key employees in early 2016. But, they survived that and now hope these issues are behind them.

Beale Street is an architectural speaker line that quickly became recognized for its audio performance and competitive pricing. The Beale Street Audio line features high performance residential audio solutions including: 4”, 6.5” and 8” in-ceiling models, 4” and 6.5” in-wall models, angled in-ceiling and dual voice coil models, 6.5” and 8” in-ceiling subwoofers, and 70/100v in-ceiling speakers for commercial applications, plus single and multi-room amplifiers, and subwoofer amplifiers.

Beale Street Audio speakers will continue to feature the patented Sonic Vortex technology created and engineered by Beale Street Audio co-founder Jim Murray, who will be available for consulting with Vanco International. Sonic Vortex technology allows for a unique design that produces an unprecedented level of bass output and room energizing dynamics from in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. Sonic Vortex re-imagines the traditional ported enclosed speaker design by separating the main port into multiple sections called “fins” that are tuned to ideal listening specifications. The fins compress and move air at a high rate of speed without port noise and also add to the enclosure’s rigidity. Compared to sealed models, the Sonic Vortex design provides a 6 to 9 dB boost in the mid-lower bass ranges and a flatter frequency response across the audio spectrum. Incredibly, this award-winning and patented design fits in the traditional in-wall/in-ceiling enclosure, which keeps costs down while increasing options for product scalability.

Mark Corbin added, “Beale Street Audio has exuded passion for music and entertainment from the start, and Vanco understands the value and importance of continuing this experience with Beale Street products. We are truly excited about this incredible opportunity and what it does for our customers.”

Vanco will continue selling the speakers under the Beale Street name, but bring extensive manufacturing, distribution, service, and support to the products. Beale Street Audio products will be ready to ship as of August 1, 2017; distributors can contact Vanco directly for pricing. Pre-orders are available immediately.

The entire line is here.