1. B & W (Bowers & Wilkins)
Bowers & Wilkins, founded in 1966, is the top British audio brand. Over the years, it has been focusing on the manufacture and research and development of speaker technology. With its clear and pure sound quality and simple industrial design, it is highly respected by music lovers and professional recording studios. Since the birth of Bowers & Wilkins, John Bowers, one of the founders of the brand, has always believed in the faith of the true voice. From high-fidelity speakers, home theaters, new media products to car audio, every Bowers & Wilkins product is designed to make every note and every flavor untouched and flow out in an authentic and immersive way. Hearing enjoyment.
B & W's speakers are very beautiful, both high and low end are very eye-catching. Its high-end speakers are magnificent, gorgeous and charming. However, due to the large number of products, the low-end speakers are basically theater speakers. And many people don't like B & W's too outgoing and brilliant sound (including the author).
In 1926, the Tulsemere Manufacturing Company was established in London. In March 1932, the company's founder, Guy R Fountain, registered "Tianlang" as a trademark. "Tannoy" is an abbreviation for "tantalum alloy".
In the late 1940s, an engineer named Ronnie Hastings Rackham who worked with Fountain developed Tianlang's first coaxial driver. Its high-frequency sound pressure unit diffused through the center of a large bass cone. It may not be the first coaxial driver in the world, and the US Altec Lansing 604 duplex mode switching speaker with similar working principle was launched in 1944. However, Tianlang's coaxial drive unit was hailed as an unusual improvement in the sound quality of speakers of that era, marking that Tianlang has entered the well-known high-fidelity market.
The basic design principle of the Tianlang coaxial drive unit developed nearly 70 years ago has been retained to this day, and it has been continuously improved for many years. "People think that Decca bought the first six coaxial driver mono speakers to be used as studio monitors," said Tim Lount, vice president of marketing for Tianlang Home Speakers. The single variant produces a full range of home speakers, many of which use the design of folding horn speakers, which can be placed in the corner of the listening room. There are many classic models, such as Ascot, Buckingham, the GRF (From Guy Fountain), Lancaster, Windsor, etc. Some of them are still in use today. The original product is now a precious collectible. In use and still very popular all over the world. "
Compared with the original design more than 50 years ago, the materials used in today's "Noble" series of speakers have been greatly improved, and their drivers are more complete. Although the original speakers didn't have the resolution and speed of modern speakers, they still sound absolutely pleasing, "Tim continued." Our skilled artisans are making walnut, teak and mahogany Beautiful speakers, they will become cherished furniture in people's homes. Yes, these speakers are labor-intensive and very expensive, but for many music lovers, they are the ones they will eventually buy. "
3.KEF Gyor Peak
KEF was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke MBE (1925–1995) and was originally based in Kent Engineering & Foundry, UK, hence the name KEF. Innovation makes KEF unique. It is the original intention of KEF and the reason why KEF always attracts the most talented sound engineers in the world.
KEF is recognized as an important driver in the development of speakers, with countless engineers and experts dedicated to the development of audio. Since its establishment, KEF has accumulated more than 150 patents, drafted more than 50 academic papers, and won more than 300 awards. KEF has published several papers in professional organizations such as the Audio Engineering Society and the Institute of Acoustics. These studies have passed on many respected speaker designers over the past 50 years with unreserved contributions.
In the early days of its establishment in the 1960s, KEF first explored the stability of Bextrene and used it as a cone material to drive a series of drive units to be used in advanced high-fidelity audio. A few years later, KEF became the first company to introduce computer technology in speaker testing and design, and used this advantage to match speakers in pairs with an accuracy of less than 0.5dB. Products such as the Model 104A / B and Model 105 have won plaudits worldwide. Uni-Q coaxial common point technology is KEF's signature technology. By using a high-efficiency neodymium magnet to control the size of the tweeter so that it can be installed at the acoustic center of the midrange unit, it can make sound from the same point source, and achieve a wide diffusion range.