Amphion Loudspeakers

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Amphion Loudspeakers Ltd
Private limited company
IndustryProfessional audio
Consumer electronics
Founded1998
FounderAnssi Hyvonen
HeadquartersKuopio, Finland
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsLoudspeakers
Studio monitors
Subwoofers
Power amplifiers
Websiteamphion.fi

Amphion Loudspeakers is a Kuopio, Finland based company producing high-quality home loudspeakers and professional studio monitors. In their designs, they emphasize controlled directivity to minimize the effect of room reflections on sound quality, they call this principle uniformly directive diffusion. The company signature design approach is the use of specific waveguide and very low crossover point (audio crossover); the low crossover point (at 1600 Hz) puts it outside the human's most critical hearing range (between 2000 and 5000 Hz) which makes the crossover between the tweeter and woofer undistinguishable. Waveguide is also used to align the drivers timewise and unify their dispersion throughout a wide frequency band. Amphion's home loudspeakers and studio monitors work as point sources and in phase coherent manner.

Amphion One18 passive near-field studio monitor

The company started in 1998, and in 2017 it had ten full-time employees.[1] Amphion's turnover in 2017 was 2,2 million euros.[2][3]

Amphion's model series, from the smallest to the biggest, are called Ion, Helium, Argon, and Krypton.[4]

Studio line-up includes five monitors and three bass extension/subwoofer systems.

According to the Managing Director and founder Anssi Hyvonen, Amphion speakers have been used by a growing number of world's best sound engineers, like Dave Pensado (1 Grammy, 4 nominations), Jacquire King (2 wins, 1 nomination - Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits), Jack Joseph Puig (2 Grammys, 4 nominations - U2, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer), Robert Carranza (4-time Grammy winner - Jack Johnson, Los Lobos, Marilyn Manson), Fabian Marasciullo (Grammy Award Winning mixing engineer - Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Sean Paul, DJ Khaled), Luis Diaz ( a multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning music producer, executive producer and mix engineer - The Baha-Men, P Diddy, 50 Cent, Juvenile, Beenie Man, Trick Daddy, Lil Jon, Beyoncé, Toni Braxton, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, Pitbull).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitkänen, Perttu: Suurin osa kotimaisista kaiuttimista tehdään Itä-Suomessa, Taloussanomat, Aug. 16, 2004. Retrieved Aug. 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Amphion Loudspeakers Oy, Yrityshaku, Taloussanomat. Retrieved Aug. 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Saarinen, Juhani: Suomalaisvalmistajien kaiuttimet leviävät olohuoneisiin maailmalla, Helsingin Sanomat 1.3.2014. Retrieved Aug. 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Tuotteet, Amphion.fi. Retrieved Aug. 17, 2014.

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