Pro Audio

Gary Hanser grew up in the music industry.  His grandfather formed a small music store and distribution business in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1924.  Since that time the company has expanded, and with the guidance of Gary and his brothers, Hanser Music now includes such lines as Kustom, B. C....
Dr. Sidney Harman, the founder of Harman-Kardon and Harman Industries provided a fascinating interview. He spoke of his early days and the innovative product line that helped develop the “hi-fi” industry (now referred to as the audio industry). He also took the time to outline the background for...
Les Harrison is the president of Hollywood Sound Systems in Hollywood, California.  The company provides sound system and designs both to purchase and to rent and has been an innovator in the field since 1960.  The company has provided systems for recording studios, the film industry and for...
Jerry Hauer grew up in a very musical home. His father was a big band leader with a noted radio show, Michael Hauer and His Band of the Hour! When Michael was off the road with his band, he provided music lessons in the Dayton, Ohio area, where he established Hauer Music in 1937. Jerry joined the...
Neil Hauser took over the Allen & Heath business in the late 1960s at a time when a group of young engineers had an idea for a new product. The engineers, headed by Andy Bereza, created a small mixing board that could be used on the road as well as in the home. This new Portastudio...
Bob Heil received his first break into the pro audio market when the Grateful Dead’s sound system was not available for a concert date. Bob’s own powerful system was used, and a new name for speakers and microphones was born into the world. Several of his innovative products, including sound...
Klaus Heinz, the CEO of ADAM Audio, grew up with a strong interest in engineering and speaker technology.  In 1999, he teamed with Roland Stenz and established ADAM Audio in Berlin.  The company has gained a strong reputation for products based on the development of the ART (Accelerating Ribbon...
Harro Heinz was born in Germany and educated in electrical engineering before he was brought to the United States by Mr. Fisher of Fisher Radio in the early 1950s. After working for several radio and electronic companies, Harro felt it was time to form his own loudspeaker company. He began the...
Joerg Hermsen began his passion for music playing classical guitar in grade school.  He later picked up the bass and realized he wanted to have a career in music.  While in college he started an internship in the manufacturing side of the music business and Joerg was hooked!  He later joined TEAC...
Manfred Hibbing is known around the world as one of only a few top experts on RF Studio condenser microphones. He has designed and developed many award-winning innovations in microphone technology and he did it all at Sennheiser in Germany. Proud of his role in the company, he retired in 2005 from...

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