Audio equipment manufacturer Wheatstone has acquired the assets and intellectual property of sound console maker Pacific Research & Engineering (PR&E) from GatesAir for an undisclosed fee.

The purchase includes audio consoles, the networking system, the furniture lines, all designs, trademarks, engineering files and tooling.

Wheatstone chief executive Gary Snow said: “PR&E consoles were considered the Mercedes Benz of consoles at one time, and today, the name PR&E still stands for quality.

“Our intention is to not only restore the PR&E brand, but to grow it and give existing as well as new customers the mobility to easily transition to IP networking.”