The Next British Invasion
In 1982 the Group set up two arms:
TURBOSOUND Inc, to realise the sales potential in the US, and TURBOSOUND Sales Ltd to manufacture the products and cover the rest of the world. Behind the early move into the US market was the principle that if the company succeeded there, it would succeed anywhere.
It was in 1984 that, as the prelude to many prestigious installations to follow, TURBOSOUND Inc’s persistence paid off when Nashville’s Grand Ole Oprey decided to ring the changes with a new off -the-shelf sound system that would aim to extend the low frequency capabilities, and get more clarity and punch, than the original system’s honky “horn sound”. As country artists began to require more inputs and better fidelity, the Oprey wanted a system that would give them the sound they needed well into the future. The tightly-arced speaker cluster consisted of nine TMS-1s, seven TMS- 4s and two custom mid/highs for balcony coverage, and gave them a system that would keep abreast of the rapidly evolving country music.