In an exclusive interview with Audio Pro’s managing editor Andy Barrett at the 2010 NAMM show, Behringer founder and chairman, Uli Behringer disclosed the company’s intention to acquire a professional loudspeaker brand under its holding company, The Music Group.
“Behringer is a market leader in the low end and there’s no point pushing to be what it isn’t,” he said. “Midas is very high end and will continue to be, so next for us is to find a line of loudspeakers. We’re looking now – that’s what we want next.”
However, a source close to the firm indicated that The Music Group was in fact in negotiations with a leading brand and that a deal was imminent.
In related news, Behringer has also signalled its intention to establish a ‘centre of excellence’ for R&D in the UK, possibly in Kidderminster, the home of Midas Consoles, where it will employ British audio electronics engineers.
"This is part of our investment in MIdas," said Behringer. "This will give them the chance to develop as they deserve."