The SA history
It was the year 1984. At that time loudspeakers had to be gigantic and technically complicated. This was when SA introduced its first loudspeaker, and the press was amazed and wrote: ”This loudspeaker sets new standards”. But this loudspeaker was not like the others. It was a compact speaker with big sound. A loudspeaker that was created in fascination of excellent sound – and not just technology. A loudspeaker that showed a new way.
A company with soul
It was Ole Witthøft, who founded System Audio A/S back in 1984. For a long time he had been looking for some really good loudspeakers and as a musician he knew how music should sound. Ole explains: ”There were no loudspeakers that could reproduce the music in a live way. Most of them sounded boring. If you do not hear the details of the sound or sense the feeling because the reproduction is too poor, then you will never experience how exciting music can be. I wondered why the loudspeakers were competing about the best technical specifications when it is the sound that matters”.
Therefore he decided to build his own loudspeakers. Within a few years the demand for Ole Witthøft’s loudspeakers increased and in 1984 System Audio A/S was a reality.
Today Ole Witthøft is head of the R/D department and constantly working to ensure that SA loudspeakers will keep on showing new ways.
The difference is clear to anyone
SA loudspeakers are sold almost worldwide. Our customers are people that love excellent sound for music and movies, but also recording studios, TV stations and musicians of all ages. Ole Witthøft explains: ”We do not only make loudspeakers for experts, everybody is able to appreciate good sound. Our aim is to make the difference so big that anyone can hear it.”
A company with attitude
We will not contribute to the confusion that loudspeakers are just about technology. To SA it is clear that true quality comes from the sound and the loudspeakers ability to function as a piece of furniture.
A confusing industry
When meeting the audio industry, the mega-stores will tell you that you should expect for your loudspeakers (in plastic) to be included for free in your music system and the price for such a system corresponds to the price for a pair of good shoes. Others will tell you that you should listen to the music on your computer because that is “good enough”.
Some will tell you that a loudspeaker is about design because you can't hear the difference anyway. You will be recommended to read hi-fi magazines where the ”journalists” magnify their personal ideas into truth. They will tell you that sound is a very complicated thing and in order to understand the subject, you have to read a hi-fi magazine.
Some will tell you that loudspeakers cost yearly pay and require that you re-arrange your living room or your house. Almost everybody will tell you that you must be interested in technology because this is where the real difference in loudspeakers is to be found.
SA does not agree to any of those attitudes. Our company that has no roots within the audio industry. We do not want to contribute to the confusion. We rather want to contribute to understanding.
Sound is a universal language
We know that all people have the ability of appreciating good sound. This is a human quality. Small children enjoy good music before they can read and write! You only need to listen to an orchestra for very few seconds before you can judge whether the musicians are in good shape today or whether the spirit is missing.
Music follows us through all of our lives, intensifies and emphasises feelings and keeps memories. Music is understood and used by all people and can describe meanings and feelings where words alone are not enough. And if you have tried just once to watch a movie without sound, you know that the sound is at least half of a movie experience.