The long road …
I have yet to meet someone who said “when I was a child I wanted to design speakers”. This is something that people just fall into, through personal discovery and growth they discover an ability they never knew they had. And such is the case with myself. I always though I’d work for the National Weather Service, and even received a degree in Atmospheric Science. Then life happened and best laid plans don’t always pan out. I’m still a Meteorologist and like to show that with the names I choose for designs.
Music has always played an important role personally. If you’re reading this you likely understand what I mean – most people listen to music, some experience it. The way music can speak to your soul like nothing else is what has always motivated drive toward bigger and better creations. Success is defined by giving the listener an emotional connection to the music, just as the performers intended.
Vapor Audio is pushing the boundaries of price vs performance. Look up and down our full line and you’ll see, we simply offer more than anyone else. Not only do we consistently use better drivers and crossover components than the competition, but our cabinets are in a league of their own! The “Inversion Layer” material we developed with the Cirrus Black has been adapted to every model in our lineup, and results in tangible performance improvements across the board. CNC’d stacked ply cabinets were also developed for the Cirrus Black and are used in the Sundog, Arcus, and Joule models as well, addition of multi-layer phenolic/aluminum baffles has taken performance to another level. And the curved, pre-tensioned walls of the Aurora and Nimbus are unlike anything seen from any manufacturer, and at real-world prices.
The core of Vapor Audio is Pete Schumacher and myself, Ryan Scott. Together I must say we are a formidable team, experienced and educated, with equal parts art and engineering. Put with that our other cabinet builders, notably Ed Rosenquist, finishers and painters and we’re poised for growth and innovation into the coming years.
Frequently Asked Questions
By far the most frequently asked question is warranty on our speakers. All speakers carry 1 year parts and labor warranty including cost of return shipping if needed. This guarantees against defect in the finish for all speakers delivered to Continental US addresses. International orders and Alaska/Hawaii are not warranted for finish imperfections due to variations in temperature and humidity that can be experienced during transit. All speakers then extend that to 3 years parts and labor, and then 5 years parts.
How we handle refunds – with the Breeze and Stiff Breeze full refund will be given if requested within 30 days. That is unless they have a custom veneer, but the standard Black/Maple/Cherry options can receive full refund. If a custom veneered pair, then the full cost of the base speaker price will be refunded. With all our other speakers that are custom built to order, your deposit is a contract. Please respect the fact that once you order, we begin working on YOUR build. We do not keep stock of cabinets in order to keep overhead down, and pass the best cost onto the customer. We only build when an order is placed, and our time is at a premium and valuable. If we begin working on your behalf, we cannot give a full refund should you need to cancel your order. We simply cannot work for free. However we do not want to discourage custom orders, so refunds will be issued minus 10% once a new buyer is found for your build.
More FAQ’s coming soon