Innovation Never Sounded So Good
A local Alberta company is shaking things up on the world-stage, quite literally.
PK Sound is a Calgary success story working in sound manufacturing, touring, event production, and sound equipment rentals. Their brand of audio system is well known for its full bodied and intelligible sound; a result of implementing high efficiency components, new technologies and focusing on the current demands of artists and event attendees.
What truly sets PK Sound apart from its competitors is their innovation. Consider their next-generation speaker system, known as Trinity. This new technology allows users the ability to sculpt a sound field in all three dimensions, achieving precision and accuracy. Trinity provides audio engineers with a new set of tools to overcome the challenges they face by reducing setup times without compromising acoustic integrity.
This kind of success didn’t happen overnight, though. PK Sound has been in business since 2009 and has evolved to be one of the most respected suppliers of sound equipment in the world. Along the way they sought out business expertise from Alberta Innovates’ Technology Development Advisors (TDAs). From there, PK Sound received support from Alberta Innovates’ Micro-Voucher, Commercial Associate, and Product Demonstration programs. PK sound has grown from a staff of 2, back in 2009 to 23, today – with the hopes to expand in the future.
If you ask Jeremy Bridge, the President of PK Sound, he credits some of their success to that early support that Alberta Innovates provided. “When we were starting out, the business advice, financial-support for key personnel, and funding programs were incredibly important us. It was external validation that we were on the right track and that our business fundamentals were solid.”
Today, PK Sound loudspeakers are used in venues, productions, and shows around the world. Hamilton, the incredibly successful Broadway hit, even uses their equipment. Alberta Innovates is proud to have played a role in this Alberta-built success story.
Recently, PK Sound was covered by the Calgary Herald. Read that story here.