Just outside Birmingham in the UK, a magnificent manor house can be found nestled within a 45-acre country estate. A former residence dating back to the mid-19th century, Hampton Manor is now an acclaimed hotel complete with Michelin star restaurant, named Peel’s Restaurant. When the owner of the hotel contacted Jens Henriksen at Audio Pro in his search for speakers with distinctive designs, the Swedish speaker manufacturer felt confident that they would find a solution befitting this noble setting.
When James Hill, CEO of Hampton Manor, told him that he is a big fan of Audio Pro speakers, their design and their ability to create appealing sounds, Jens Henriksen, CCO at Audio Pro, affirms “I was of course very happy that such a famous hotel wanted our Scandinavian design, and believe that James was absolutely right in choosing our products to furnish this already grand building. Our speakers blend nicely into this context, and the characteristic award-winning sound he was looking for can now be enjoyed alongside the most majestic backdrop. Beautiful sound for a beautiful setting.”
James Hill confirms that he already knew Audio Pro well; “I have for a long time associated Audio Pro with high quality sound and a unique, appealing design, so my decision was quite simple. And now the products have been installed, I am very pleased with the result. The effect of creating a certain mood and ambience in a room by using good sound should not be underestimated.”
The appealing sound is spreading throughout Hampton Manor not just via the regular consumer products. Recently, speakers from the Audio Pro Business segment were also installed - the part of the company's range intended more specifically for restaurants, hotels, shops and other commercial buildings. Speakers mounted on ceilings, walls, or as in this case; outdoors in a kitchen garden or by the fantastic fireplaces where guests can appreciate the sensational sounds whilst warmed by evening firelight. The wireless sound from Audio Pro Business makes installation much easier, as it eliminates the need for large numbers of cables, something that James Hill believes has greatly facilitated their environment; “I actually did not know about the Audio Pro Business segment until I came in contact with Jens. I did not even know that a wireless speaker system existed for the business market. It seems very practical indeed.”
“We’ve spent 12 years lovingly restoring our historic estate, finding an audio partner that puts the same passion and love into creating their product was a dream come true. We love working with Audio Pro because the aesthetic and the sound have the same loving attention... it is a perfect fit.” concludes a satisfied James Hill.
Audio Pro is a Swedish company with strong roots in the early HiFi industry. The company has designed, developed and manufactured speakers since 1978 and is today available in over 55 countries globally. Audio Pro launched in the 70’s a range of active speakers with advanced technology and high sound quality, that have become milestones in the history of speakers. Today Audio Pro is still a strong and innovative company, managed with high entrepreneurial spirit, and the active speakers have now been equipped with wireless, multiroom and smart voice-control features. Since 2012 the company have also entered the commercial segment with a range of products for retail and hospitality. The brand Audio Pro Business offers wireless speaker systems for stores, restaurants, hotels etc. In recent years, Audio Pro has increased its focus on more sustainable solutions, by e.g. prolonging the life span of its products.