Bruce Howze


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
President and Founder
Company Name
Community Professional Loudspeakers

Bruce Howze is the founder of Community Professional Loudspeakers, which he established in 1968 after being asked to provide sound for such venues as the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Bruce designed the first midrange sound system and later toured with rock and roll bands to test out his loudspeakers. The company produced some iconic products during the MI boom of the 1970s and 80s, such as their NC12 and CSX lines.  Later they would focus on the installation market with indoor/outdoor loudspeakers like the R SERIES and I SERIES families.  Bruce remains active in the company today, continuously designing new products.