Phonic Corporation

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Phonic Corporation
GenreAudio equipment
FoundedTaiwan (1977)[1]
FounderStephen Minlie Wang[2]
Number of locations
3 (Taipei; Shanghai; Tampa, Florida)
Area served
Key people
Huiyuan Yu (Director; Finance Manager); Qihong Bai (Director; Deputy General Manager of Research and Development); Yingtai Le, Huizhen Li, Jinshu Pan, Xiande Xu (Directors)[3]
ProductsAudio equipment
RevenueNT$740.4 million[4]
OwnerStephen M. L. Wang[5]
Number of employees
598 (September 2008)[6]
SubsidiariesPhonic Group, Ltd.[6]

Phonic Corporation is a Taiwanese public company that manufactures and sells professional audio equipment, including mixing consoles, loudspeakers, studio monitors, and digital recording devices. Established in 1977,[7] Phonic provided original equipment manufacturing to various audio companies during the 1980s.[8] Shares of Phonic Corporation are publicly traded on the Gre Tai Securities Market.


Helix Board[edit]

The Helix Board series is a range of mixers produced by Phonic Corporation that provide USB or IEEE 1394 audio interfaces for digital recording with a personal computer. Phonic offers 5 different Helix Board models: Helix Board 12, Helix Board 17, Helix Board 12 FireWire MKII, Helix Board 18 FireWire MKII and the Helix Board 24 FireWire MKII. At the 2006 prolight+sound show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tastenwelt Magazine awarded Phonic with a Cordial Achievement award for innovation and excellence for their Helix Board FireWire mixers.[9]

Personal Audio Assistant[edit]

The PAA3 is a handheld audio analyzer, with built-in microphone, for the measurement of SPL (30 to 130 dB), RT60 (up to 30 seconds) and a 31-band RTA.[10] The PAA3 is the third generation of hand held audio analyzers from Phonic, and has been highly praised for its low price[11] and narrow learning curve.[12]