Audio-Technica Always Listening. In 1962, with a vision of producing high-quality audio for everyone, Audio-Technica’s founder Hideo Matsushita created the first truly affordable phono cartridge, the AT-1 in Shinjuku, Japan. Since then, Audio-Technica has grown into a world-renowned company devoted to Hi-Fi Audio Excellence at every level. Audio-Technica’s commitment to the user experience and their devotion to only the highest quality design, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution has placed them at the forefront of the industry for almost 60 years.
An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and individuals who have spent our lives in the music industry. Our founders helped pioneer HiFi in the 70s – innovation and the pursuit of perfection in audio runs deep in our collective DNA. Bluesound’s sole mission is to create innovative wireless audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-live performance music reproduction possible, utilizing the most advanced, state-of-the-art digital technology.
At Cambridge Audio, we’re for people who listen. Since 1968, we’ve pursued one simple goal: to engineer products that bring the Great British Sound into your home. Nothing added, nothing taken away. With design and engineering based in London, we’ve pioneered many technologies at the forefront of audio innovation. From the use of toroidal transformers in the iconic P40 amplifier, to the award-winning StreamMagic music streaming platform, we constantly seek to improve your listening experience. However you listen, whatever your budget, we will give you the best possible sound at the fairest possible price.
In 1910, Denon started as the first domestic phonograph manufacturer in Japan. Since then, Denon has created products that combine the highest standards of sound quality and reliability to convey the passion and emotion of music and movies. For Denon, audio-video reproduction is not just a business. The creation of products that can deliver total quality enjoyment to others is a fundamental driving passion and the reason they exist. As digital streaming grows in prominence, quality becomes increasingly more important. Denon is passionate about developing and leveraging technologies so that in any format, they can bring purity of sound quality and joy to their customers' lives. Denon’s solution, whether it’s a simple hi-fi mini system or a full home theatre system, is to stir the listener’s soul and make the experience feel real and alive. Their products will reproduce at home the same air, energy and the sensitivity felt at the stage or in the studio.
In 2017, a small group of time served industry professionals with over 200 years’ combined experience were on a mission to create ground-breaking loudspeakers that deliver the heart, soul and passion of music from every genre. With this desire and significant investment from the Scottish government, Fyne Audio was born. Located in Scotland with its premium ranges manufactured in-house at its Glasgow factory, Fyne Audio started with a fresh design brief and vision in new technology becoming a top-tier loudspeaker brand within a few short years. Available in over 50 countries Fyne Audio boasts an enviable portfolio of 5-Star reviews, Best Buy accolades and Awards from Hi-Fi journalists around the world.
Built upon legacies that span decades, the International Audio Group (IAG) brings together some of the world’s finest audio companies with a singular focus: to deliver unparalleled entertainment to music lovers everywhere. IAG’s brand family is steeped in British audio history – Audiolab, Castle, Leak, Mission, Quad and Wharfedale are among the most famous names in hi-fi, not just on these shores where they built their reputations, but globally. Another brand, Luxman, has the longest history of all, founded in Japan in 1925. IAG is the custodian of all these illustrious brands, deeply respectful of their rich heritage and wholly focused on continuing the pursuit of sonic perfection they began many decades ago. The cream of British and European audio engineering talent is employed to deliver class-leading products in concert with the core values of each of the British brands, at their headquarters in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire – the traditional home of British audio. Luxman, meanwhile, remains based in Yokohama, continuing to exemplify Japanese audio design at its finest. The entire brand family benefits from IAG’s purpose-built factory complex – one of the largest and most vertically integrated custom-designed consumer electronics manufacturing facilities in the world.
Born in England in 2012 as the brainchild of ultra-hi-fi company AMR, iFi audio was conceived to deliver portable and desktop audio products that addressed the growing trend of computer-based audio. iFi was one of the first companies to manufacture high-performance DAC/headphone amps for portable use, thus delivering a superior sonic solution for the age of music streaming via computers and smart devices. Nowadays, iFi’s product range encompasses all manner of devices to enhance the pleasure of music-listening, whether the source is digital or analogue. From portable devices to home hi-fi components and accessories – and even all-in-one audio systems. With a vast and continually growing collection of awards, iFi is now a true global leader in high-performance audio – delivering music to your ears in full and vibrant colour.
KEF is a proud pioneer of excellence in sound. Since 1961, from our UK home, we have created remarkable speakers that win awards and impress audiophiles the world over. But it is for those who simply enjoy listening to music that KEF continues to strive. Our commitment to progress is balanced by our rich heritage, our deep roots reflected upwards in the highest branches of blue-sky thinking, our obsession with design in harmony with the most innovative engineering. From our ground-breaking Uni-Q technology to our bar-setting LS50 Wireless, KEF exists to fill rooms with music as it was made to be heard, to move souls with truly authentic soundscapes.
Mission has built a world-class reputation for advanced audio design since the company’s formation in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire in 1977, with an engineering-led approach to product development that has resulted in some of the most popular and iconic loudspeakers ever devised. Three things have always characterised Mission speakers. First, the cabinets and drive units benefit from proprietary innovations and sport a distinctive, modern appearance. Second, the sound they produce is eminently engaging. Third, they deliver excellent sonic and material value for money. Today, Mission continues to stretch the boundaries of what can be achieved at specific price points, pioneering technologies to create fresh, new designs. The brand now benefits from the unrivalled manufacturing facilities and global reach of parent company IAG, with all the component parts of every speaker made in-house. Yet the company’s roots remain firmly entrenched in Huntingdon, where Mission’s R&D, industrial design, servicing and technical support is carried out (and, from 2021, some manufacturing returns to Huntingdon, too). This, coupled with a design team brimming with homegrown talent, ensures Mission speakers remain as impressive today as they were when the company first established itself at the forefront of the burgeoning British audio scene some 44 years ago.
MQA Ltd is a research, development and licensing company, pursuing technologies to achieve excellence in all aspects of audio entertainment: from sound recordings, to content streaming and broadcasting, right through to consumer playback devices. Our first product is a breakthrough suite of technologies that delivers the original sound of the studio in a format that is small enough to stream. MQA’s award-winning technology is licensed by leading labels, music services and hardware manufacturers worldwide.