New Music Group Production Line Delivers on Value with High Speed, High Performance Audio Test from Audio Precision

Created on 2011-02-17 00:01:00

44 new AP audio analyzers increase speed by 30%, resulting in significant value for Behringer, Midas and Klark Teknik customers around the world

Beaverton and MUSIC Group City, Zhongshan, China. February 17, 2010: The MUSIC Group, owner of the world-renowned Behringer, Midas and Klark Teknik brands, has installed 44 APx515 audio analyzers at its newly refurbished Zhongshan production facility. The order was placed though AP Technology, the exclusive Chinese distributor for APx515 manufacturer Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test.

The MUSIC Group’s test infrastructure was already quite comprehensive with its own UL lab and Faraday cage. The APx515 analyzers add state-of-the-art audio test capability so the MUSIC Group can verify components as well as their own finished products. In addition to improving overall quality, the MUSIC Group estimates that the APx515 analyzers have already cut production-line test times by 30%.  

“We believe testing does more than improve the quality of our products; it increases speed and reduces overhead, which ultimately translates to better value for our customers,” says the MUSIC Group CEO Uli Behringer, “As the most cost-effective and powerful audio analyzer in its class, the Audio Precision APx515 fits within our strategy perfectly.”

“With their commitment to quality and a real-world need for speed and affordability, the APx515 could have been custom designed for the MUSIC Group,” says Dave Schmoldt, President of Audio Precision. “It’s a perfect match and I’m very happy to see such a measureable return on investment for the Group.”

About the APx515

The APx515 is a high performance audio analyzer that delivers the performance and reliability of Audio Precision at a production-level price. APx515 has a typical THD+N of –106 dB, a one million point FFT with 24-bit resolution, and 192K digital I/O. The APx515 audio analyzer is available now through AP’s international network of sales partners or APx515 price starts at $6200 in the US.

About Audio Precision

Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test. Since 1984, AP has offered high performance audio analyzer instruments and applications to help engineers worldwide design and manufacture all types of consumer, professional and industrial audio products. For more information, visit

About The MUSIC Group

The MUSIC Group is one of the world’s largest holding companies for pro audio and MUSIC products brands. As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands such as MIDAS®, KLARK TEKNIK®, BEHRINGER® and BUGERA®, the MUSIC Group owns and manages some of the finest brands in the industry. The MUSIC Group provides a comprehensive product range covering multiple product categories to a wide spectrum of end-users including professionals, corporations and amateurs, as well as for public and commercial applications. They include loudspeakers, amplifiers, mixers, powered mixers, computer-based recording and DJ products, microphones, headphones, wireless systems, MUSICal instruments and professional lighting systems.