|Former Klipsch Engineers to Relaunch Aragon, Arcurus Brands|
|Home Theater News Industry-Trade News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 24 September 2009|
A pair of engineers, formerly employed by Klipsch, has announced a planned return to the high end home theater market. Now owners of Indy Audio Labs, Rick Santiago and Ted Moore are planning a Q2 2010 relaunch for the Aragon and Arcurus brands, which they acquired from Klipsch in April.
Though the group is currently based out of the homes of the two founders, Rick Santiago has high hopes and big goals for the company. “High-end audio-video has become more affordable in recent years, but we’re in the midst of a digital media revolution,” he observes.
Santiago says that Indy Audio Labs is looking to lead the way when it comes to an ultra-intuitive operation. Much like the Wii did for videogames consoles, Santiago wants to simplify the experience of purchasing and using high end audio equipment. He comments “We actually want the equipment to be able to start to learn what the user’s [expectation] is. The equipment should be smart.”
In addition to the capital required to start the company and manufacture their first offerings to the market – tweaked versions of the Aragon and Arcurus brands – Santiago is looking for an additional $600,000 in seed money to get things going. A launch in the second quarter of 2010 means that we could see the results of Indy Audio Labs’ work as early as CES.