Company: JL Audio
Name: Manville Smith
Company Info/About Us:
JL Audio is a dynamic American company committed to engineering and
producing top-quality audio solutions for discriminating listeners. In the
mobile audio marketplace our products have earned worldwide acclaim by
consistently delivering a superb listening experience.
The company employs over 230 people and
is housed in 160,000 square feet of manufacturing, office, engineering and
warehouse space in Miramar, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona.
There are few audio companies that
commit resources the way JL Audio does to genuine research and development,
unique tooling and proprietary production techniques. We do this, not
because it's the easy way to do business, but because it is the only way to
satisfy our passion for great audio and our never-ending commitment to
remain ahead of the curve.
Explain the slogan
"Ahead of the Curve":
The slogan reflects our commitment to leading the
way in everything from engineering to manufacturing to customer service. We
have no real desire to be the biggest audio company in the world, just the
What project vehicles
are currently being built or have been built over the last year by JL Audio?
Our most recent project vehicle is a Cadillac Escalade which was given a
complete audio-video system using JL Audio and Rosen products and an amazing
Mike Lavalle / Killer Paint job. This vehicle was displayed at the 2004 SEMA
show and was very well received. The Escalade is a showcase for how our
aftermarket products can be interfaced to the factory audio source units in
modern vehicles without compromising functionality or accepting inferior
sound quality. Prior to that, a 1961 Austin Mini with a mind-blowing 5.1
channel audio system featuring our ZR component speakers, W6v2 subwoofers
and a rather radical hood-mounted video display. A full feature is available
on the JL Audio website detailing the whole installation.
JL Audio has become
known for it's great sounding bass from their subwoofer line, is that the
product that is the "bread and butter" for your company?
World-class bass is certainly where we started and
what, perhaps, we are still best known for. Today, we are much more than
subwoofer drivers, though. JL Audio offers a wide range of component
speakers for car and marine, amplifiers for car and marine applications,
subwoofer systems or car, marine and home audio, along with a very extensive
line of connection accessories and specialty products.
Please check them out
online at: http://www.jlaudio.com
Interview By: Bryan
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