Everything is music and music is everything!
Between sounds and people, there is a special connection. The human ear is one of the first fully functionally organs in the womb. And it is also the last organ that surrenders after death. According to far-eastern religious philosophy, we exist, the world exists and the universe exists as a collection of sound. When we enjoy music, we can experience extreme relaxation or extreme excitement. This is our vision for Sperling-Audio and the conception for our devices and the development of this binding process between our craft (our abilities) and our music (our passion).
Grimm Audio was founded in 2004 and is based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Our initial aim was to combine the mastery of the greatest minds of audio experts, and we continue to do so. All Grimm Audio products carry the joined insight of well known scientists in the fields of audio electronics, acoustics and physics, fused with an intuition build on the experience of many years of focussed listening, professional engineering and audiophile enthusiasm.
Antipodes Audio began in 2004 as an audio cable maker, based on our own proprietary open-lattice pure silver and pure gold wire.
In 2009 we began R&D on music servers and launched our first music servers in 2011 for the New Zealand and Australian markets. It is now 10 years since we began marketing our music servers internationally in 2012, immediately winning a 6moons Blue Moon award, and a little later a Stereophile Class A+ recommendation.
Since then we have been at the forefront of music server development, focused on delivering digital audio that excels in naturalness and musical expression, rather than technology for the sake of it.
In recent years our Oladra project has delivered significant breakthroughs and has reached a level of maturity where we decided to launch our new premiere product, the OLADRA. Oladra-based design means we design the electronics from the ground up for ultra-low noise interference, and this approach allows us to avoid noise filtering that would limit bandwidth.
Delivering the perfect square wave to the DAC chip requires zero noise and infinite bandwidth. This will always be an unattainable goal, but Antipodes’ Oladra-based approach allows our music servers to achieve unmatched levels of resolution, dynamics, naturalness and organic musicality.
Our philosophy - we want to design real novelities
"Everything possible to be believ'd is an image of truth."
"The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", Proverbs of Hell, Plate 8, AD 1793
In our perspective it makes little sense to design products which are just another competitor to add to the range of possible candidates.
What we are interested in are solutions - in the real sense of the word.
In any new project we first look for what is missing in todays available designs.
We search for the issues in an analog component - for the weak points.
Those issues not yet solved by existing components - or not yet recognized at all.
Then we address these issues in the most consequent way.
With a free mind and perspective - open to all possible technical consequences.
By following this clear path we arrive at unique results.
Every audio component we design does offer a new level of resulting performance.
A new level of analog sound reproduction.
In each of our products you will find all-new features never before available in this context.
MADE IN THE USA
Stillpoints are designed, machined, processed, and assembled in the greater Minneapolis / St Paul area. Our factory is located in Hudson, WI which is just across the St Croix River from the metropolitan area of Mpls / St Paul.
From MQA to DSD, FLAC to WAV, LUMIN can play all the high-resolution formats you could ever want.
Have a thirst for new music? No problem – LUMIN comes with native support for TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify and is AirPlay-compatible, giving you access to tens of millions of songs.
Located in Silicon Valley, our dedicated engineers and production specialists work to bring you the best in high-end audio. Combining elegant design thinking with a passion for lifelike reproduction, our close-knit team, led by brothers Jonathan and Daniel Gullman, build and curate a wide array of hifi products—DACs, transports and amplifiers—setting an industry benchmark. Designing DACs for more than 25 years has given us keen insights for future ready products. Now, more than ever, our product range has the most flexible architecture yet.
Jorma Design was founded on relationships. Jorma Koski single-handedly built up the company from 2001, developing partnerships across the world. He worked closely with Marten, collaborating and showing at several high profile shows. In 2016, upon Jorma’s request, Marten took over Jorma Design; today they continue to produce cables under the principles set out by the founder.
UNCOMPROMISING IN EVERY WAY
Vitus Audio builds audio equipment of superlative quality that endures for generations. Nothing is left to chance in our quest for perfect design and performance. No costs are spared in development, production or after-sales care. Our approach is uncompromising.
Vitus Audio products are predominantly manufactured at our own facility. Extensive investment has been made in design software, production robots, measuring and quality inspection equipment, and associated software.
This unique infrastructure enables us to guarantee for decades – you could say, for generations – the precision and performance of our products. They are quite literally built for the future. Consequently, a Vitus Audio product release is not an annual event.
HIGH-END LOUDSPEAKERS FOR THE PREMIUM HOME.
Marten have been reproducing music for the home for two decades. Our aim is to close the gap between the live and the home listening experience: letting you relive your finest musical moments. Our speakers are proudly designed and crafted in Sweden using exclusive technology and fine materials.