04.04.2017 - 07.04.2017 — Hall: 3.1 Stand: F 70
In 1966, Bob Gault founded what was to become the world’s largest loudspeaker manufacturing company after working as an engineer for Magnavox and CTS (Chicago Telephone Supply). Ironically, Gault started Eminence hoping to maintain three 18″ speakers per day, based on a commitment from Ampeg’s Everett Hull. Under the leadership of Gault and most recently his son, Rob, the company’s capacity grew to over 10,000 speakers per day, employing over 240 people by 1997.
Eminence, Kentucky (population 3000) is centrally located in the heart of Kentucky, between Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. Bob Gault chose this location as it was ideally situated for shipping products all over the USA. The Eminence and Henry County community could also provide the labor needed to manufacture products on a large scale. And after 50 years, Eminence, Kentucky continues to provide ideal conditions for the design, assembly and distribution of the World’s #1 Loudspeakers.
The first Eminence facility, located in downtown Eminence, employed around thirty people. The building was less than 6,000 sq. ft. and production was often less in one week than it is in one hour at our present facility. In 1972 Eminence Speaker moved to a new location in Shawnee Industrial Park on Mulberry Pike where our headquarters remains today.
In 2006, Eminence expanded its operations by building its own 72,000 sq. ft. factory in China for building loudspeakers and high frequency devices. In addition to manufacturing loudspeakers and HF devices, Eminence Dongguan provides manufacturers with complete design and manufacturing for guitar and bass amplifiers, professional audio loudspeakers, and finished systems. Eminence has spent the last 50 years collaborating with the best designers and brands in the development of some of the music industry’s most well respected products. Our engineers understand the complete product development process and combine to represent a wealth of knowledge in sound reproduction and guitar tone.
Eminence distributes it’s branded products in over 90 countries worldwide as the premier industry standard, replacement, and upgrade products for quality sound reproduction. Whether you are looking for custom manufactured loudspeakers and high frequency devices, or off the shelf solutions for any sound reproduction market, Eminence can provide you with quality, reliability and value. If you need complete system design and manufacturing capabilities Eminence engineers stand ready to move your dream product from concept to reality.
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