KLARK TEKNIK Goes Public
In 1984, KLARK TEKNIK became a public limited company and was floated on the London Stock Exchange. This allowed the Clarke brothers to capitalise on their success to date, one of the benefits of being a publicly traded company is that finance was easy to obtain, and two years later the company was able to acquire Dearden-Davies Associates who were looking for investment for them to grow, perhaps better known as recording studio console brand DDA.
Under the auspices of Dave Dearden and Gareth Davies, DDA remained at their Hounslow site near Heathrow Airport and essentially ran as a separate business.
More Classics Are Born
This period saw the launch of two iconic products, the DN360 Graphic Equaliser and the DN780 Digital Reverberator. The original DN700 series digital delay lines were also launched during this time, replacing the older analogue bucket-brigade delay units. These new delay units were used at such notable locations as London’s St Pauls’ Cathedral and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
The Live! Award 1995