d&b audiotechnik has announced a new Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program that offers customers the opportunity to purchase remanufactured d&b loudspeaker systems and companion components.
The CPO program is part of d&b’s ongoing support of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 by UN member states and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Directive 2014/95/EU established by the European Union.
“The CPO program means our systems are more accessible than ever before,” says Amnon Harman, CEO, d&b audiotechnik. “At a time when the entire entertainment industry has been challenged, remanufacturing extends the life of a d&b system with all the benefits of buying new,” added Harman.
As part of the d&b remanufacturing process, each system goes through an exterior, mechanical and acoustic check. The exterior check includes a full-system inspection to confirm there is no damage, then all foam and seals are replaced and the exterior is repainted with the original d&b top coat. In the mechanical check pins, rigging, links, wheels, latches, frames and chains are all inspected for damage, tested, and replaced where necessary. Finally, the CPO program product goes through the same frequency and impedance checks as new systems and is subject to a listening test for performance qualities.
d&b’s first CPO program offering is the J-Series, a large-format system that continues to tour globally. CPO program systems come with new energy-saving amplification and electronics, accessories, service, finance and the same support customers receive when purchasing a new system, including a 2-year warranty and a 5-year factory warranty on all new parts.
“The entertainment industry as a whole consumes an enormous amount of energy, the new CPO program is just one part of d&b’s long-term commitment to sustainability,” concludes Harman. “Extending the life of our loudspeaker systems in a small but powerful way of providing premium audio while protecting the natural world.”
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