About Volti Audio
I started Volti Audio back in 2009, building upgrade parts for Klipsch Khorn speakers – still a part of my business today. “Fixing” my own Khorns led me into this business, and the parts that I developed for my Khorns led me into my first complete speaker design, the Vittora. The Vittora has been a success beyond what I ever expected, and I am very grateful for all of those people, past and present who provided me with the knowledge and information I needed to develop such a great product.
From the outside looking in, it looks like Greg Roberts is a one-man-show. But that is simply not the case. My wife Laurie (married to her since 1982, I think I’ll hold on to her) is an integral part of Volti Audio, with a never-ending list of “Laurie Jobs”. There have been dozens of people over the years who have provided everything from engineering work to helpful advice – and how could I ever have done everything I’ve done without them? Where would I be without my mentor Gary Dews? Probably not in business! I cannot overlook the contributions made by one of the Giants of our industry, Mr. Paul W. Klipsch, a person I never met, but who has influenced me greatly. When it comes right down to it though, no person is more important to the success of Volti Audio than each customer I build speakers for. My customers are the lifeblood of my company, and what would be the point of anything I do if not for them?
Volti Audio is a small company. I do all the design, nearly all the manufacturing, nearly all the marketing, and all the sales. I build 10’s of speakers a year, not hundreds or thousands. Even though Volti could easily become a company producing hundreds of speakers a year, in a factory with 40 employees, it’s not going to happen under my watch. I’m at a point in my life where I like not knowing what time I got up this morning, because it doesn’t matter. And if I choose to walk out into my shop at midnight and make sawdust, that’s what I’ll do. I like working. I don’t like managing other people. I know I won’t make a lot of money running my business this way, but I’m happy, and that counts for a lot more I think. Some of you older guys reading this are nodding your heads in agreement.
Yes, I’m passionate about what I do. I love my work. I would do this work even if I wasn’t paid for it! I like the marketing – the website work and the shows. I like designing speakers, even though it can be frustrating at times. I like making things with my hands. I like creating and making beautifully built things. I like customer relations – helping my customers enjoy the excitement of music in the same way that I do. I’m very fortunate that I’m at this place in my life where I’m able to do something I love and make a living doing it.
So there you go. Now you know a little more about the person you’ll be buying speakers from.
Greg Roberts – Volti Audio
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