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Bowers & Wilkins (B&W)

Bowers & Wilkins has a long history of technological innovation in its pursuit of the perfect loudspeaker. Whether it’s through the innovative use of materials such as Kevlar and Diamond, new solutions to complex engineering conundrums, or ‘eureka moments’ of brilliance, Bowers & Wilkins engineers constantly strive to produce the best possible sound.

Mission

AWARD WINNING SOUND

Mission has become a force to be reckoned with over the years releasing a bevy of award winning products, culminating with the introduction of the ‘Pilastro’ loudspeaker in 2001, which encapsulated decades of knowledge and experience into one high end loudspeaker. One of the finest loudspeakers in history, Pilastro became a statement product whose acoustic engineering advances have since been implemented on newer loudspeaker ranges including the highly acclaimed Mission SX series.

Monitor Audio

Monitor Audio Ltd is a British owned and managed global specialist in hi-fi loudspeaker design. For over 40 years we’ve been incorporating stereo and surround sound systems and a range of sonically matched architectural speakers for ultra discreet high quality sound around the home and outside.

Whatever your taste and budget you’ll discover a Monitor Audio speaker that answers your desire for great sound. Since hi-fi was in its infancy we’ve dedicated all our technical expertise, innovation and craftsmanship to the creation of world-class loudspeakers, which communicate the essence of our brand and reward the people who buy them. We want you to share and enjoy the blend of style, quality, performance and sophistication that makes Monitor Audio unique.

Our success is not simply a matter of excellent sound quality, although expert listeners around the world will testify to that. It’s more about how we deliver the sonic superlatives. By consistently refining and applying our technologies, Monitor Audio has become the world’s foremost expert in developing metal dome drivers. Metal is not the easiest material to shape, which is why many of our competitors choose paper or plastic. But it does have amazing properties for more life-like sound reproduction when treated correctly.

The Ceramic-Coated Aluminium Magnesium (C-CAM®) metal alloy driver cones used throughout our comprehensive range are very light, but very rigid and strong. Such a magical mix of properties allows them to reproduce the most delicate musical atmospherics as well as the dynamic bass excursions of movie action scenes or an explosive kick drum barrage. Our proprietary C-CAM® drivers can be much smaller than conventional designs and yet operate way beyond the limits of human audibility without distortion. This means that we can design slimmer more elegant cabinets around them, so you enjoy class-leading audio performance from speakers that better suit your décor and lifestyle. And since they all share a consistency of tonal accuracy our on-wall, in-wall, floor or stand-mounting speakers may be mixed for the perfect aesthetic and sonic result in any environment. In the strength and depth of our ever-evolving product portfolio, Monitor Audio continues to demonstrate the power of a high quality, high performance loudspeaker brand that serves every application, taste and budget – and every possible desire.

PMC

Our range of audiophile designs stretches from the miniature to the mighty, ideal for stereo or surround applications. All deliver the highest level of musicality; nothing but the essence of the artist’s intentions.

PMC’s vast knowledge of acoustic engineering gained from developing the world’s leading professional loudspeakers, has been distilled into the fact® range. Where as the twenty™ series is the next generation of simply elegant, handcrafted British loudspeakers that follow in the lineage of world-wide acclaimed PMC designs. The series contains the largest selection from the PMC portfolio, all of which have received accolades from the four corners of the globe and have firmly established themselves as the benchmark in the realm of the audiophile. Building on the state-of-the-art performance of PMC’s high-end three-way reference monitors (IB2, MB2, MB2 XBD & BB5), the SE range combines the finest traditions of British cabinet-making and cutting-edge acoustic research and development techniques. But if you require something more subtle, try our wafer series of discreet, stylish in-wall and on-wall loudspeakers.

Bryston

Bryston Ltd. has been designing and manufacturing state of the art specialty electronics to both the consumer and professional audio marketplaces for over 35 years.

Bryston has a major commitment in producing the most accurate and reliable product available by maintaining an extensive research and development division which is constantly looking for ways to improve the performance, value, and reliability of our products.

Bryston engineers are never constrained by design costs for functionality. On the contrary, Bryston challenges their engineers to create the finest products they can; to source and use the best components; to move Bryston equipment ever-closer to perfection, while maximizing performance and reliability.

Following in the fine tradition of artisan craftsmanship worldwide, every audio component is handcrafted by people who take tremendous pride in building the very best. Each component is hand selected and installed, every wire is cut and bent by hand, and every connection is hand soldered.

In the consumer market Bryston manufactures state of the art audio electronics intended to provide the owner with the most musically accurate and reliable performance available. In the professional market Bryston offers amplifiers for recording studios, radio and television broadcast facilities, and sound reinforcement applications such as stadiums and arenas, etc.

Each of Bryston’s fully assembled products is extensively tested before shipment. During 100 hours of continuous testing, Bryston amplifiers are monitored through a range of input cycles and thermal stress levels to duplicate a broad spectrum of operational loads. If any failures occur, Bryston will catch them during the manufacturing process, before you begin using the product.

Bryston’s dedication to creating the most reliable products is clearly evident in their 20 year analog and 5 year digital warranty.

Bryston products allow you to enjoy a generation of sound, music, and incredible performance. Bryston is based in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, just northeast of Toronto, and is sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide.

Control 4

Welcome to the Control4

Smart Home

With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Press a “Goodnight” button that will put your house to sleep, turning off all lights and locking all doors. With Control4, your options are virtually limitless. Download our comprehensive buyer’s guide to learn how you can give your home the smart it deserves.

AudioLab

In the early 1980s Audiolab was founded by audio enthusiasts Philip Swift and Derek Scotland. The launch of their very first product, the 8000A Integrated Amplifier in 1983, was born out of their frustration that decent audio equipment appeared too expensive and was inconveniently sensitive to the system it was paired with.

The success of the 8000A Integrated Amplifier was followed by landmark products that built Audiolab’s enviable reputation for quality – the 8000S, a remote controlled amplifier which was both flexible and purist; the 8000T, which was one of the best FM Tuners ever made; the 8000PPA, a phono preamp for serious LP collectors, and the 8000M, which was one of the best monobloc power amps in the market during that time.

In 1997, Audiolab underwent major changes when the company was bought by TAG McLaren which re-introduced the line as the TAG McLaren Audio F3 range, with a new cosmetic design and internal improvements. Though there were major upgrades in the products themselves, they also became more expensive, which didn’t sit well with critics. The company also focused on producing AV processors, speakers and high end DVD players. Over its seven-year history, TMA expanded into surround sound products aimed at the high end home cinema market. A trio of AV processors appeared along with a range of multi-channel power amplifiers.

In 2004, the brand was transferred to IAG, which gave it back its Audiolab name and slimmed down the product line-up, maintaining all of the improvements in engineering and giving a fresh look to the classic no-nonsense Audiolab style. At present, with products born from fervour for music intricately engineered by a team of hi-fi specialists, Audiolab continuously seeks to achieve excellence in the quality and performance of its products whilst keeping true to its founders’ philosophy of creating well-engineered components that offer high performance sound quality and offer exceptional value.

Rotel

The products you are about to discover in the pages of this web site – CD players, preamplifiers, surround sound processors, power amplifiers, receivers and more – are unique.
They come from a 50 year old, family owned organization dedicated to the design and manufacture of the finest in affordable, high performance home theater and high fidelity components. We use the word “manufacture” advisedly. We make everything from core components to complete products ourselves. In our own factories. Under our own control.

Is this important? 

Extremely!

Sonos

In 2002, we set out with a goal – to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our vision was simple – fill every home with music and make listening a valued experience again. We’re making it easy for everybody to listen to the music they love in every room of their home. To hear the songs they love, to discover new music they never knew existed, and to appreciate it all with the highest sound quality.

We’re doing it all over the world – In more than 60 countries, in seven languages through thousands of retailers. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve the experience – with new products, new software and continually investing in ways to provide our customers with the best experience possible. We’re doing what we set out to do. Changing the way people listen to music – one home at a time.

Quad

The history of Quad is one of technical achievement in the field of sound reproduction. It is a story that began with the Quad 1 amplifier, which brought the benefits of 15 years knowledge and experience in professional audio and industrial products to the task of making the most accurate domestic audio amplifier of its age.

A few years later, in 1953, the product which set the standard for amplifiers was the Quad II Power Amplifier, the time of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation and the year in which Mount Everest was finally conquered. This amplifier pioneered the principle of cathode coupling through the output transformer to reduce harmonic distortion to almost negligible levels. Such was its clear superiority that this model remained in production for 18 years. Three years later, in 1956, Quad demonstrated the first true full-range electrostatic loudspeaker. This remarkable product (known later as the ESL 57) used a virtually mass-less plastic film as a moving diaphragm between two charged plates. Compared with moving coil loudspeakers, the ESL 57 was free of unwanted colourations and distortions. This landmark product remained in production, virtually unchanged, for 28 years.

Wharfdale

Britain has long been recognized throughout the world as being the home of loudspeaker technology in terms of innovation and quality. This reputation has built up over many years by some of the world’s most famous loudspeaker manufacturers. Wharfedale, established over seventy years ago has always been at the forefront of developing this reputation.

Now, with more than 75 years of setting the standards in perfecting loudspeaker performance, the most advanced research and development program, and the most integrated and thorough manufacturing and quality control process in the industry, Wharfedale, in order to remain at the forefront of audio, has dedicated a 1.5 million square foot of manufacturing operation in which every single product and process takes place in-house. This makes the design of any new loudspeaker an acoustic engineer’s dream. Instead of having to use off-the-shelf components from a catalogue as most other purported ‘hi-fi’ companies choose to, we are able to build a complete vision – to engineer every single component from scratch to achieve a harmony in performance and balance.

Crestron

You don’t need multiple remotes just to watch television, or a wall filled with switches and knobs that takes you 3 tries to find the right light. Take control of your home with just one button press from a sleek Crestron touch screen, designer engraved keypad or your iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or Android™ device. Select a movie to watch or music to enjoy from your favorite chair. Adjust your lights, shades, temperature and check on your alarm system without getting out of bed. The comfort and convenience of the ultimate technology lifestyle can be yours. The possibilities are endless, whatever you can imagine Crestron can do.

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