On Site

Tour of Zu Audio

Tour of Zu Audio

Hi-fi isn’t just about boxes and wires – it’s about people.

Meet Christian Drecksel – paint shop guru and today’s tour guide of Zu Audio’s factory floor. I’m here to talk Union, a new loudspeaker that’s pitched sonically closer to Zu’s A-game Soul Superfly (right) than their entry-level Omen (left).  I’m keen to see the build process from woe to go.  First up: Drecksel drives me ’round to meet one of the local box cutters.

Zu outsource the cutting to a triumvirate of woodshops.  A rigid three-ply composite is cut to strict build specifications. CNC cutting tables ensure precision.  I get a sense that error-tolerance amongst team Zu is super low.  The factory itself has a feeling of long hours spent in the pursuit of high standards – everyone seems dedicated to a team outcome.  Music is nearly always playing downstairs and rarely does five minutes pass without my hearing someone, somewhere laugh hard.

For the rest of John Darko’s journey, please click here…..