Direct Pro Audio was started in 2003 on the belief that the founders could do a better job of bringing knowledge and great customer service to the world wide web. After having worked in pro audio since 1988, Jason, one of Direct Pro Audio's founders, decided it was time to go out on his own. With this thought in mind, he turned to his trusted friend and co-worker John, to see if he wanted to make a go of it. We decided to do it in December of 2002, borrowed $30,000 from a old friend of mine and we opened for business on March 3, 2003.
The 2008 recession has taken a bunch of our competitors out of the market and thinned the crowd in pro audio quite a bit. Those of us who remain, fight on against large box stores that stock tons of product, but rarely have a staff that possesses any real knowledge of the pro audio and lighting gear they are trying to sell. In addition, people think they can make a quick buck by getting into the pro audio business by selling on eBay or Amazon out of their basements. Direct Pro Audio is a real store, with a real commercial address, that pays taxes and has insurance. We are here to stay and are not out for a quick buck.
If Direct Pro Audio can solve your audio or video problem over the phone without selling you a new shiny product, that is what we are going to do. We have every confidence that you will come to us when you actually do need to buy something. In closing, I thank you for finding out a little bit more about who we are, and I look forward to serving you in any way possible.
Jason - Managing Partner, Direct Pro Audio, LLC