Mexico City, Mexico
|Esteban Valentín Rivero Garcia|
|Key Statistics & Information|
|HARMAN Brands Supported||
ARCAM, JBL, Mark Levinson, Revel
The HARMAN Luxury Audio Group is proud of the strong professional relationships we share with our dealer partners all over the world. This month, we spoke with Emanuel Franco from Arquitectura Aural in Mexico City.
How long have you been in business?
Arquitectura Aural has been in business 12 years.
How many locations do you have?
We have one location in Mexico City.
How did Arquitectura Aural get its start?
Designing the acoustics for a private home theater.
How many people are on the Arquitectura Aural team?
We have six people on our team, plus external installers.
Thoughts on the importance of training?
Training is an essential tool for us to determine the correct application of the wide number of products we offer our customers. This way, the installation process runs smooth, and the result is great sound and a happy customer.
What do you like most about HARMAN Luxury Audio products and which lines do you feature?
I like the retro look of some of the newer products. I also like the fact that we can deliver more adaptable products to our customers. Best of all we like the acoustic consistency in HARMAN products.
How do you think the luxury audio industry is currently doing?
While the industry has been hurt with the MP3 phenomenon, I think having such a big data base of music services and adapting this into great sounding systems is bringing people back to good sound. Active all- in-one systems like JBL 4305P can really deliver a great surprise in the sound and save space at the same time. We also believe that all systems must incorporate these streaming services.
What is Arquitectura Aural’s mission?
We aim to be recognized as the “go to” of audio lovers (production and
reproduction) that have consistent results in different environments and
You have the floor. Anything else you want to share with us about Arquitectura Aural that you would like the world to know?
Before this company started our Founder had been in the PA and DJ business where JBL and Crown and AKG had a great name in microphones and on the Hi-Fi end. He was influenced by an uncle who had a great Mark Levinson system. We have acoustics in our DNA and as such the research of Dr. Floyd Toole, Dr. Sean Olive and of today’s team are a must. Sidney Harman had great vision in bringing science into his company. And thankfully we see that being continued, and we want to be part of this. Great audio needs science and vision to get the best result.
You can learn more about Arquitectura Aural on their website at www.aaural.com.