when we speak of our company we are often reminded of a quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “When all is in agreement it gives us peace of mind, but the contradiction is what makes us productive”. In actual fact, we embody key contradictions and opposing characteristics.
This already begins at home. We are located less than an hour away from Frankfurt Airport, the international hub of Germany, yet still in the heart of the scenic, picturesque Odenwald. In our small village of Lautertal with its 7.189 residents, it‘s old natural beech grove forests, tender grass fields and cultivated acres. In other words exactly in a place where you would least expect to find a high-tech company with international customers from all around the world.
Or lets have a look at the people. The idyllic rural ambience give ease and composure. Both so indispensable to shape and realize great ideas. But at the same time they are gifted with the resoluteness to ignore prevailing opinions and to get them to fight for their convictions.
Not to hide behind the anonymity of the global markets is one of these convictions. We seek for the personal contact to our customers. Ultimately we all have the same passion, which is worth sharing. Our customers should know where and by whom their speakers are built and we respect them for their faith and the trust which they have placed in us.
Another conviction is our existence as a 100% family owned company. We would very reluctantly accept being driven by the share value on the stock market. We would rather use all our liberty and independency to enforce our claim: building the best speakers in the world.
Finally we reach the point of transcendence of all contradictions: our speakers. Each of them tells an inspirational story full of fascination. It is a story of the longing for a singular solution. And it is a story about groundbreaking innovations. About the excitement of experiment for the scientist and about the intentional restraint of the minimalist. A story about the goal oriented addiction of the creator and the quest for sustainability of the purist.
From this fertile merging of contradictory claims and desires, our speakers have sprung to life. They are the fascinating outcome of the duality where “Purity meets Performance“. They capture all of our commitment, dedication and enthusiasm.
Just as this website will hopefully capture your interest in the most ingenious principle of sound transduction.