Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, an MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science, when he became dissatisfied with his home speakers. Dr. Bose focused research on psychoacoustics and psychophysics led to many patents in audio, which laid the foundation for starting Bose. The company’s philosophy is that audio products exist to provide music for everyone, everywhere - that music, not equipment, is the ultimate benefit. Bose is known to develop and manufacture high quality audio systems, especially the Bose 901 Direct/Reflecting speaker, noise cancellation tech and automotive audio systems.
In 1947 an Elkhart, Indiana minister named Clarence C. Moore founded the International Radio and Electronics Corporation (IREC) which, over the years, has become better known as Crown Audio Inc. Crown Audio is an industry leader in amplified sound. Crown makes amps for cinema venues, installed sites, touring rigs, portable PA and commercial audio. With over 67 years of focus on innovation and providing the best user experience, Crown Audio is continually raising the bar in audio amplification. Acquired by Harman International in March of 2000, Crown has continued to move forward, producing numerous innovative designs.
JBL has brought music to life in a way people can feel for over 70 years. From iconic concerts to the world's biggest sporting events, our award-winning sound has powered the world's most epic musicians, athletes, and venues. We unleash the power of music so you can live life to the fullest wherever and whenever. We create unforgettable audio experiences that amplify any moment. JBL creates an immersive experience in the comfort of home with the latest JBL soundbars, loudspeakers, home speakers, and more.
Saul Marantz, the legend behind our audio experiences, was a true pioneer of Hi-Fi.Surrounded by music, Marantz found that a home music system that met his exacting standards in the early 1950's just did not exist. He envisioned a completely new architectural idea for sound reproduction, and employing his skill in electrical engineering, built the proof of his concept - the Audio Consolette, a Hi-Fi pre-amplifier designed for the home.In 1953, Saul's passion project became a business and the Marantz Audio Company was born from his home in New York.The spirit of Marantz has transcended geographies in the decades since. Our products are engineered by some of the most experienced in the world, and they are expertly tuned to the highest standards by the finest experts in Japan.
Martin Logan is a leader in electrostatic and planar magnetic thin film speakers. They design and manufacture floor-standing, in-wall, wall mounted and outdoor speakers. Martin Logan’s guiding philosophy is “Truth in Sound,” which means that speakers are designed to render the most complex musical passages as close to the original source as possible. With a large following of true audiophiles, Martin Logan continues to provide cutting-edge audio tech from it’s inception in the early 80s.
Monitor Audio is handcrafted using patented technology
since 1972 in England. Known for their iconic MA1 speaker, the company has a knack for details and innovation, along with a mission to make audio human. Speakers range in design to enhance musical and cinematic experiences. Available are speakers from free standing, architectural, custom install, to bookshelf and more for both indoors and outdoors.
Origin Acoustics is a leader in custom architectural speakers with roots going back to a stereo shop in Riverside, California started by the founders in the mid-70s. They were one of the first to recognize the need for in-wall speakers and begun experimenting with audio designs that quickly gained momentum. That company was eventually sold, but the original partners decided to form Origin Acoustics in 2014. Today the line up includes indoor and outdoor speakers that are packed with innovation. A 2019 CEPro Analysis Report, named them the second most popular brand in the industry.
Sonance’s guiding principals are to develop products that blend seamlessly into architecture, develop strong partnerships, and carry on a heritage of innovation. The company was started over 36 years ago and is well known for their high-end architectural
speakers, but has created products that go beyond audio. Other lines in the company’s portfolio include IPORT, an in-wall charging dock for tablets that turns mobile devices into system controllers and Trufig, a line of flush mounted power outlets and HVAC grilles. In 2019, Sonance acquired James Loudspeakers. Sonance also has a great collection of outdoor audio speakers.
Founders John MacFarlane, Tom Cullen, Trung Mai, and Craig Shelburne, conjured a daring vision based on technology that didn’t exist at the time. Fueled with the insight earned from success in the first phase of interned-based-business-building, they chose as their mission a new way to bring music to every home – wirelessly, in multiple rooms, from PCs and the Internet, with awesome sound. They hired an amazing team who built amazing products from scratch, and music devotees all over the world found a new brand to fall in love with. Sonos wireless speakers bring every room and everyone together with incredible sounds for music, TV and more.