Harro’s son, Ralph Heinz, joined the company early on as a trained mechanical engineer who Harro says “has a natural talent for understanding acoustics.” Patents for innovations such as TRAP (True Array Principle) and CoEntrant technologies reflect the truth of that statement.
Ralph is also credited with developing some of the most advanced digital beam steering solutions on the market today. Renkus-Heinz developed the very first Unibeam – an algorithm that crafts asymmetric beams and utilizes the entire array for all frequencies. This allowed for louder beams that could be cast further in a room – and allowed for a more manageable setup.
These innovations, along with other unique concepts like Complex Conic horns and Reference Point Arrays, are the foundation of Renkus-Heinz’ well-established reputation for sonic excellence today.
An Ear to the Market
Another key ingredient in the Renkus-Heinz story is the company’s unique ability to deliver customized, built-to-order products on an off-the-shelf time schedule. This is made possible through keeping a manufacturing facility operational at the company’s headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California. Renkus-Heinz still designs, prototypes and manufactures the vast majority of its products in house.