Our founder was an audiophile legend and classic bootstrap success story. With decades of wins in the speaker business—and renewed ambition to realize his potential as a California movie producer—1990 was the year he decided the home cinema experience demanded a high-end speaker that captured the million dollar sound he sought with relentless fervor… an unmatched sound engineered to revolutionize the entire audio landscape.
His passion for entertainment and precision sound is what allowed him to surround himself with other like-minded individuals—engineers, designers, and classically trained musicians—who also were compelled to create speakers fashioned for detailed, full-range audio. As a result of these combined efforts running parallel with the digital audio revolution of the early 1990s, Definitive Technology was born and quickly rose to prominence as the number one premium speaker brand in the country.
A healthy obsession with sound requires a high level of intelligence to create forms that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to ear. Our design ethos is purposeful and rational—every detail you see serves a higher purpose. We don't do flashy nor whimsical. Sophistication and precision are the tenets we live by to exceed your unrelenting expectations. Yet, as we aspire to a look that’s sharp and precise, this method never undermines the emphasis we place on forward-thinking audio technology in everything we make, so the sound you hear is just as clean as the look you demand. In the end, bringing Definitive Technology into your home is the intelligent choice.