The First Architectural Speaker
Ken Humphreys (Origin Acoustics CTO) & Ed Hasse (Origin Acoustics COO) develop and manufacture the first architectural loudspeaker.
The Origin of In-ceiling Speakers
Ken & Ed introduce the first flush mount high fidelity in-ceiling speakers.
On Speaker Tweeter Control
Ken & Ed design and introduce the first speaker with adjustable tweeter volume control.
The Origin of In-wall Speakers
Ken & Ed introduce the first in-wall speakers.
The Construction Industry is Revolutionized
Our founders design and patent first in-wall and new construction installation bracket.
We invent architectural subwoofers.
Our founders design the world’s first in-wall subwoofer system.
We put subwoofers into ceilings.
Our founders design the world’s first vibration canceling in-ceiling mounted subwoofer system.
The pivoting tweeter is born.
Our founders design the world’s first in-wall and in-ceiling speakers to use a pivoting tweeter to direct the sound towards the listener.
Introducing the fire-rated speaker enclosure.
Our team introduces the first UL fire-rated enclosure.
Another industry changing construction patent.
Our team patented the I-Beam mounting system.
We invent the aimable loudspeaker.
Our team patents the first “aimable” loudspeaker for in-ceiling installation.
We add aimable in-wall to our arsenal.
Our team patents the first aimable loudspeaker for in-wall installation.
The best tweeter ever made in patented.
Our team patents the axially stabilized DPSD® tweeter.
Origin Acoustics is born.
Jeremy Burkhardt, Ed Hasse, and Ken Humphreys began the process of revolutionizing the architectural loudspeaker.
The tool-less revolution begins.
The Origin Acoustics team applies for patents on Tool-less Mounting Systems.
The Director Series is introduced.
Origin Acoustics applies for patents on the Director Collection loudspeakers.
Origin Acoustics applies for patents on the Valet Amplifier.