Ocean Way Audio Fuels Growth Phase with Powerful Strategic Alliance

By July 1, 2015OWA News

Company continues to position itself for long-term growth with key staff appointments

BURBANK, CA, June 29, 2015 — Ocean Way Audio (OWA), a leading manufacturer of reference monitors for the audiophile and professional audio market sectors, announces a strategic alliance for the creation of new Ocean Way Audio products and technologies.

Musician, inventor and audio technologist Cliff Henricksen, who was recently appointed as Ocean Way Audio’s Director, New Technology.

Musician, inventor and audio technologist Cliff Henricksen, who was recently appointed as Ocean Way Audio’s Director, New Technology.

Allen Sides, Founder and CEO of OWA, announced a newly formed strategic business alliance with Cliff Henricksen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_A._Henricksen), joining the team as OWA’s Director, New Technology. In this new position, Henricksen will work closely with company founder Allen Sides and OWA President Rick Plushner to expand Ocean Way’s acclaimed range of premium speaker systems, as well as work to create a line of market-driven professional outboard audio equipment.

Allen explains, “Cliff has held numerous senior technical positions at many elite companies, such as Altec Lansing, Community Professional Systems, Electro-Voice and Bose Corporation – organizations where he was a key contributor to the invention, development and commercial launch of breakthrough technologies for over 40 years. He’ll be heading up our new products development team, building on the platform established with our No Limits HR series, to increase the range of products that deliver our remarkable sound.”

Cliff Henricksen comments, “I’m thrilled to collaborate with Allen, aligning our companies’ strengths for the creation of enhanced sound systems and new recording products. Combining Allen’s sense of audio aesthetics with advanced electro-acoustical engineering will result in something uniquely powerful. We will offer an assurance that our speakers will sound amazing, even ‘shocking,’ to quote Allen, in the customer’s listening space. This is the real core competence of the entire venture. No one has it but us, with a beyond-impressive track record of accomplishments to back it up.”

According to Rick Plushner, Ocean Way Audio President, “Cliff has developed a new, highly advanced ribbon microphone for studio applications that yields remarkable sonic performance. Under the brand name ‘Cliff Mics,’ (www.cliffmics.com) it will be brought to market through Ocean Way Audio’s growing dealer network.” Plushner continues, “We are excited to have Cliff on our design team. He brings an enormous amount of energy and experience with him that will greatly benefit Ocean Way Audio and our worldwide clientele.”

 Ocean Way Audio founder Allen Sides, pictured here with the RM1 Active Ribbon Microphone from the “Cliff Mics” brand developed by Cliff Henricksen, who was recently appointed as Ocean Way Audio’s Director, New Technology.

Ocean Way Audio founder Allen Sides, pictured here with the RM1 Active Ribbon Microphone from the “Cliff Mics” brand developed by Cliff Henricksen, who was recently appointed as Ocean Way Audio’s Director, New Technology.

About Ocean Way Recording and Allen Sides
Allen Sides, the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer who founded Ocean Way Recording, developed these renowned speaker systems. His studios and his Ocean Way Monitoring Systems have since helped artists like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Radiohead, to name a few, create milestone music recordings. His famed Ocean Way Monitoring Systems can now be custom tailored and installed in commercial recording facilities, private studios, home theaters and a variety of other critical listening environments.

Mr. Sides designed and built Ocean Way Studios Hollywood, Ocean Way Studios Nashville, Ocean Way Studio St. Barth’s at Eden Rock and Record One Studios Sherman Oaks. Together, these constitute the most award-winning and successful music studios in the world. Mr. Sides has also personally recorded over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. Albums recorded in Mr. Sides’ studios have sold hundreds of millions of copies. Mr. Sides brings a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design, and the Impact is the realization of this experience.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Clyne, Clyne Media, Inc. at (615) 662-1616

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