Backnang, Germany (August 18, 2020)—d&b audiotechnik has introduced a new Certified Pre-Owned program, providing remanufactured d&b systems for sale to customers interested in owning systems with a reduced carbon footprint due to remanufacturing.
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,” said 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.”
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, an established large-format system which continues to tour globally. CPO program systems come with new energy-saving amplification and electronics, according to the company, as well as accessories, service, finance and the same support that new systems get, including a 2-year warranty and a 5-year factory warranty to all new parts.