|Electro-Voice is celebrating their 80th anniversary in September of 2007. To commemorate the occasion, Electro-Voice unveiled its EV80.com campaign at PLASA 2007.
From 1927, when company founders Al Kahn and Lou Burroughs began servicing radio receivers in the basement of Century Tire and Rubber in South Bend, Indiana, EV has held its own as an audio innovator. EV raised the bar with technologies, designs and products like Variable-D microphones, the hum-bucking coil, home high-fidelity loudspeaker components, constant-directivity horns, noise-canceling microphones, pro-sound loudspeakers with Ring-Mode Decoupling (RMD) and Manifold Technology for concert-sound loudspeaker systems with very high output ability yet relatively compact size. In 1963, the company even received an Academy Award for the development of the 642 ultra-directional shotgun microphone that permitted clear dialogue pickup at a distance, out of camera range.
Telex Communications (Electro-Voice, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik, RTS, Telex) was acquired by Bosch in September 2006 and Bosch Communications Systems—a business unit of Bosch Security Systems—was born at the beginning of 2007. As a brand of Bosch Communications Systems, EV has access to boundless resources. Bosch’s wealth of resources and expertise brings almost limitless potential to the world of EV R&D.
Multi-million dollar investments at EV factories in the U.S. and Germany have set new industry standards for pro audio manufacturing. All the Bosch Communications Systems brands will remain secure in name, location and quality; Electro-Voice is—and will always be—Electro-Voice, an American brand.