Audio Engeenering Components
A.E.C. was founded in 1972 at a time when the graphic equalizer made its way from the sound reinforcement and professional market to the audio consumer. Always keeping an eye on the state-of-the-art and understanding the importance of new developments, A.E.C. realized the potential for this new tool, but also saw the problems confronting those attempting to utilize this new technology. Consequently the company designed and marketed various real-time analyzers to demonstrate and educate people to the effects of components, room interaction and sound architecture. This led very quickly to the development and production of further specialty components in this field of consumer electronics, the first being a state-of-the-art equalizer and then an equalizer-preamp. Looking at other links in the chain of sound reproduction, A.E.C. in a cooperative effort with Decca Special Products, designed a range of quality phono cartridges, which in combination with an arm best suited for these cartridges was perfectly matched to the A.E.C. C-81 turntable. Next, A.E.C. looked at amplification; and brought test equipment construction, and new design approaches of John Curl to a truly professional amplifier technology. This resulted in the AEC C-11 preamp and C-21 power amplifier combination, which served the needs of the professional market for over three decades, now being updated to eliminate feedback distortions. Never sitting on their laurels, the engineering team at A.E.C. continued not only in refining production methods, but also looking into new, or revisiting old ideas that might otherwise have been overlooked. In the era of vacuum tube designs, it was accepted practice, for example, to look for the shortest most direct path between the source and the transducer, to reproduce wave-forms with careful attention to the retrieval of space, and, also to not rely on feed-back for correction of a non-linear design. These older ideas were infused in new FET designs by A.E.C. resulting not only in a patent in the world of audio amplification, but a new level of “see-through” transparency, one that pushes the envelope in reproducing live-sounding events.
A.E.C. did not stop there. In one of the company’s most stunning achievements we brought a new and practically mass – less transduction of sound to the world of loudspeakers. This was in form of the A.E.C. Monitor, a speaker that revolutionized the audio market in 1983 and is still un-surpassed today. Once again development did not stop. A.E.C. continues to use its evolving position as a market leader in the design and use of innovative new test equipment to change the way we think about what it is that we hear. This is still very much moving forward; and professionals in different fields from different parts of the world are getting tuned to new ideas, using A.E.C. in one form or another as a benchmark to see and understand the phenomena that have only heretofore been perceived as sound by human hearing. With the turn of the new millennium, a much broader and more calculated look at nature allows us view and understand things in ways that we only dreamed of. A.E.C. is committed to playing an integral role in framing this new picture. We invite you to review our component offering in what may be your own personal search for the state-of-the-art. We would be proud to be part of the process.