History of the company K.M.E.
Klingenthaler Musikelektronik GmbH was founded prior the First World War. At this time accordions and harmonicas were made. In the early 1960s, the production of musical instruments switched to electronics for sound reinforcement. The still private company F.A. Böhm developed and produced amplifiers and speakers on a world market level. Well known brands from this time are Weltklang, Böhm Regent and Böhm Electronic. Like almost all comapnys in the GDR, F.A. Böhm 1972 was not spared from nationalization and was formed into a state-owned combine. From now on, VEB Musik Elektronik Klingenthal produced electronic sound systems under the Regent brand. Also under trademarks such as Echolette, Falkon, Matrix or Sound City they were exported worldwide.
The reunification of germany in 1989 and the monetary union offered the possibility of change for the company. With a management buy-out, the production of OEM products was discontinued in 1992 with the founding of the limited company which began with the establishment of its own brand initially under the name MEK and later K.M.E .. The new product portfolio was established in germany and german-speaking countries. At the end of the 1990's, K.M.E. expanded to the european countries Greece, Italy, Ireland and Benelux, but also to Russia and the Asian market. Today K.M.E. is an internationally known brand that stands for outstanding sound, excellent workmanship, durability and value stability. One thing has not changed since the beginning:
Made in Germany is not just a label in Klingenthal but lived reality!
The corporate philosophy of K.M.E.
Set your own standards, make your own decisions, not content with the existing and the achievements, this is K.M.E. Our products reflect the urge to implement groundbreaking quality and performance. K.M.E. product designs are always focused on the whole - sophisticated system solutions with creative details. Intuitive operating logic and ergonomically designed products simplify handling and expand their application options and flexibility. Recent innovations include the completely digital generation of audio systems. This high-end technology and the use of neodymium loudspeakers ensure absolute reliability of the systems.
Currently, a team of 30 employees in development, production and sales is working on the success of the company. In a modern audio competence center with optimized, lively acoustics, the K.M.E. systems are demonstrated under practical conditions. Extensive investigations of sound sources with regard to directional characteristics and frequency/phase characteristics are carried out in the anechoic chamber.