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In Wake of Aphex Acquisition, DWV Makes Moves

Support of broadcast lines to continue

DWV Entertainment, new parent of Aphex, has announced consolidation of its two Utah operations. But the Aphex operation will maintain Los Angeles-area facilities.

In May, DWV — a company launched by David Wiener and Robin Sibucao that makes luxury consumer audio electronics — acquired Aphex Systems Ltd.

Its existing DW Collection line has incorporated Aphex technology into products including a tri-amplified speaker system, iPod dock and wireless music transmission systems.

Aphex brands familiar to radio users include the Aural Exciter, Compellor and 2020MkIII audio processor. In response to an inquiry, spokesman Daniel Keller told Radio World this week that Aphex “will absolutely continue broadcast market support. Existing product lines will not be compromised.” He said the company’s expansion plans for Aphex include “other vertical markets” like MI, commercial and consumer electronics.

The DW Collection division of high-end audiophile technologies is relocating to Salt Lake City, into DWV Entertainment headquarters in Park City. That facility “will be home to DWV’s research and development, product design and sales and marketing staff, integrating the departments under a single roof to streamline operations,” it stated. “The recently-acquired Aphex facilities in Los Angeles will continue to host additional engineering and operations staff, as well as handling production and shipping.”

The company also recently announced an alliance with Dean Guitars; its processing will be a feature in “Aphex Enhanced Dean Acoustic-Electric guitars.”