The SpeakerCraft company was created in 1976 in the USA by a group of enthusiasts involved in the custom production, debugging and sale of audio equipment. The company’s activities were based on the invention of several models of wall-mounted acoustic systems by one of its founders. Thus, SpeakerCraft began as a small retail store, subsequently developing and bringing to life more and more new models, particularly camping speakers.
The start of sales of independently produced products showed that embedded systems are in good demand. They allow you to get high-quality sound and at the same time do not take up any space in the room. In fact, this moment became the birth of an entire industry, later called “architectural acoustics.” This fact also served as an impetus for the rapid development of the SpeakerCraft company. The decision was made to finally leave the retail market and begin producing OEM products for some of the well-known brands in the audio industry at the time.
In 1994, SpeakerCraft released a full-fledged series of built-in speaker systems under its own brand, and after another 10 years, in 2004, it became part of the large corporation Nortek Inc., engaged in the production and supply of equipment for building automation systems. Over the years, SpeakerCraft has developed and improved its product range, using new technologies, testing different components and materials. One of the iconic new products was the WavePlane™ line of ceiling acoustics with an active system for improved high-frequency reproduction. Another innovation, the rotating tweeter, was truly revolutionary. This technology allows you to change the direction of sound, thereby providing the most comfortable listening area. Subsequently, it was further developed in the famous SpeakerCraft AIM™ and SpeakerCraft TIME™ series in the form of acoustics with the ability to rotate the entire speaker unit.
The advantages of in-wall speaker systems, where SpeakerCraft began, are that no additional mounting hardware is required to mount the system, which makes installation much easier. Subsequently, the systems began to use cutting-edge magnesium and aluminum alloys, which made the sound of SpeakerCraft speakers even clearer and richer. To improve sound quality, the company’s engineers created a special filler that reduces the resonance of plastic cases. In turn, to reduce wall vibrations and better bass response, SpeakerCraft uses its own multi-layer AcoustaCell™ sealing inserts. In order to improve transient characteristics, more expensive crossover filters use Mylar coils and capacitors.
SpeakerCraft has been designing and manufacturing in-wall speaker systems for over 30 years and has accumulated a wealth of experience in the field. This is confirmed by the quality of our products and a lifetime warranty on most models. Today, SpeakerCraft is the world’s largest supplier of high-quality in-wall speaker systems. The range of products includes more than 1000 items. Among them are speaker systems, power amplifiers, wall regulators and control panels, base stations for connecting iPod and iPhone to multiroom systems. The company’s products are successfully distributed through a developed network of distributors and dealers in more than 80 countries around the world.