1935 – A manufacturing cooperative RET (Raadio-Elektrotehnika Tehas) was established in Tallinn.
1959 – RET established a branch focused on production of transformers, contact systems and cabinets pressed parts of cabinets for radio equipment.
1985 – Production of ESTONIA loudspeakers and drivers was transferred from Tallinn to Jõhvi. Simultaneously manufacturing methods were modernised in a joint effort with GENELEC OY of Finland.
1992 – AUDES replaced ESTONIA as the company trademark.
1993 – AUDES began own production of loudspeaker cabinets.
2005 – The company's management system was found to be in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001 : 2000.



AUDES TIMELINE

1958

ESTONIA 2 – a compact tube radio-gramophone.

1962

ESTONIA 3 – a tube radio-gramophone with a separate loudspeaker.

1966

ESTONIA 4 – a tube radio-gramophone with a separate loudspeaker and a pullout turntable.


1969

ESTONIA 5 – the first tube stereo radio-gramophone. The turntable of the system was placed in a standalone enclosure.


1978

ESTONIA 8 – a solid-state stereo radio-gramophone with active loudspeakers.


1982

ESTONIA 10 – a set of Hi-Fi equipment containing a turntable, a tuner, a preamplifier, a power amplifier and loudspeakers. The turntable featured a direct drive mechanism, automatic adjustment of the tonearm and possibility to select tracks. The loudspeakers used drivers designed and produced by ESTONIA: dome type tweeters and midranges, and honeycomb woofers.


1995

SYMPHO loudspeakers – a unique stereo system with a separate low frequency unit – a passive subwoofer. The unit was equipped with a pair of 8" woofers: one for the right and one for the left channels.

Loudspeakers with a slim profile had a wide frequency range starting at 150 Hz. SYMPHO used carefully selected outsourced midrange drivers and modified AUDES tweeters. This solution made it possible to install the bass unit at a distance from the main loudspeakers giving more options in interior design.


2001

POSEIDON – a prototype of High-End loudspeakers – designed specially for CES 2001.

A four-way loudspeaker consisted of four separate cylindrical sections optimised for each driver. Each section had a horizontal offset in order to achieve a constant group delay of the signal across the entire frequency range. Side panels, which resemble sails, acted as a supporting frame. USA audience nicknamed the speakers BATMAN.

POSEIDON featured 6½", 8" and 10" drivers designed and produced by AUDES. The former was created specially for this system. Later a modification of this driver was used in ORPHEUS. MILLENIUM, which was the best SEAS driver at the time, was chosen for the role of the tweeter. MUSICAP capacitors were used in the crossover. A ribbon acoustical cable made from especially pure silver was employed for internal connections.

The most impressive sound was achieved with POSEIDON once combined with a METRONOME CD player, LAMM amplifiers and SILVER SMITH cables.


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