Beyerdynamic

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beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG
Type Private
Industry Audio electronics
Founded 1924 in Berlin
Headquarters Heilbronn, Germany
Key people Eugen Beyer, founder
Board of Directors
Wolfgang Luckhardt, MD
Products Specialist manufacturer and engineering company with a specific focus within the Conferencing and Transducer -headphones / headsets & microphones market segments
Employees approx. 300
Website http://www.beyerdynamic.com/
Headphones by beyerdynamic: DT 880 PRO, DT 770 M, DT 770, DT 990 PRO.

Beyerdynamic (stylized "beyerdynamic") GmbH & Co. KG is a German audio equipment manufacturer, which produces microphones, headphones, wireless audio systems and conference systems. Beyerdynamic remains a family owned company since it was founded in 1924. Beyerdynamic is one of the oldest audio companies, along with Shure and RG Jones Sound Engineering. Most of their products are made in Germany.

History[edit]

In the 1920s in Berlin Eugen Beyer believed that the cinema presented a new opportunity in communication media. The first products he produced were loudspeakers for film palaces in 1924.[1] At the end of the 1930s Beyer developed the first pair of dynamic headphones.[2] World War II temporarily froze production, however, in 1948, beyerdynamic sought new beginnings in Heilbronn. The "Stielhörer" DT 49 became a popular item of "Plattenbars” (Record-Bars) in the 50’s.[3] The "transistophone", the company's first wireless microphone, went into production in 1962.[4] The Beatles 1966 German tour used the E-1000 microphone.[3] Elton John, Abba, and Stevie Wonder all sung into sound transformers produced by beyerdynamic.[5] In 1985, Beyerdynamic acquired its then-North American distributor, Burns Audiotronics, which became its North American subsidiary, which remains headquartered in Hicksville, New York.[6]

At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul all media reporting sites were equipped with headsets from beyerdynamic.[7] In 1999, the new Bundestag in Berlin was fitted with beyerdynamic's digital microphones.[8] The reporters from the Football World Cup in Germany use the DT 297 headset.[9] Most recently, the TG1000 digital wireless system has been introduced.

Products[edit]

  • Headphones – hifi headphones, in ear headphones, mobile headphones, headphones for studio and stage, headphone amplifiers, accessories;
  • Headsets – aviation headsets, gaming and multimedia headsets, intercom and broadcast headsets, accessories;
  • Microphones – microphones for stage and studio application, microphones for vocals and instruments, microphones for film and broadcasting, presentation, accessories;
  • Conference Systems and Technology – voting systems, tour guide systems, installed sound and wireless microphones, tele and video conferencing, headphones and headsets for broadcast, commentators and interpreters, multimedia systems, conference and recording software, mixers, amplifiers and accessories;

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ beyerdynamic: About us
  2. ^ "Listen Closely: A History of Headphones". Random History.com. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Beyerdynamic- Einst und Heute.". beyerdynamic.de. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  4. ^ I.P.C. Business Press Limited (January 1975). Wireless World 81: 394 http://books.google.com/books?id=NL4pAQAAMAAJ&q=beyerdynamic+transistophone&dq=beyerdynamic+transistophone&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XrGxUJPpJsaYqQHEpYCQCg&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAA |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dynamic Headsets From beyerdynamic". Truly Gadgets. TrulyNet. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Beyerdynamic Inc. at nycompaniesindex.com
  7. ^ "A History on dynamic headphones". The Audio Circuit. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "BeyerDynamic History". TousLesMicrophones.com. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Right in the thick of the action thanks to technology from beyerdynamic". beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 

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