Timeline

The evolution of Airpulse

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1954

Phil Jones was born in London, England.

1968

Phil Jones builds his first bass guitar, amplifier and speaker cabinet..

1980

Joined the historic Vitavox Loudspeaker Co. as production engineer making high performance cinema sound and home audio loudspeakers.

1981

Started sound reinforcement company in London using his own proprietary designs. First in the world to develop subwoofers in sound reinforcement systems and first to discover the phenomenon of power compression in audio transducers. Pioneered the use of Ferro-fluid technology in PA compression drivers.

1987

Founded Acoustic Energy and designed the famous AE-1 near-field monitors; used in Abby Road Studios among many others.

1990

Designed Boston Acoustic’s premier Lynnfield Series loudspeakers.

1994

Founded Platinum Audio designing and manufacturing hi-fi speakers and monitors.

1998

Designed and produced Air Pulse loudspeaker system which sold for $275,000 per pair. Praised by Japan Audio Society winning the Golden Sound Award as best loudspeaker developed in 100-year history of loudspeakers.

1998.2

Founded American Acoustic Development (AAD) for pro audio, home and mobile. Current products include hi-fi, guitar amplifiers and PA systems

1998.3

Opened manufacturing facility in China producing every component including drivers and cabinets. 200 employees, 300,000 square foot facility.

2002

Pioneered use of 5″ drivers for bass guitar amplifiers after 10 years of research.

2002.2

Founded Phil Jones Bass developing hi-fi amplifiers for bass players.