Following the closure of the AKG offices in Vienna, we set out to create something new, challenging, and respectful to our heritage. Opening our doors in July 2017, Austrian Audio was born.
Armed with a wealth of experience and a mission to make passion heard, our team of experts were ready to take on the industry giants by striving to produce products that embody the sound and engineering excellence one would expect from a company with our history.
We started with a core team of 22 former AKG personnel from management, acoustics, electronics, test and measurement, mechanical design, RF/wireless, and software and firmware – and are continuing to grow.
We may be relatively new, but the skill, knowledge, and tradition lives on at Austrian Audio, backed by over 350 years of cumulative engineering experience. And we’re not only focused on heritage: keep an eye on where our journey is taking technology, audio, and us.
Making Passion Heard
At the heart of Vienna is a deep tradition of love for music, which is why at the heart of our revolutionary OC818 and OC18 microphones you’ll find an equally passionate commitment to sound and engineering excellence. Nestled within each large diaphragm condenser (LDC) microphone is a carefully handcrafted Austrian Audio CKR12 ceramic capsule, designed and constructed by our team of experts, right here in Vienna. Making your passion heard is what drives us to create the most exquisitely engineered products available today. Whether you’re a musician, singer, engineer, producer, or performer, we’ll equip you with the best-sounding classic tools on the market.
Austrian Audio is also responsible for patents and proprietary technologies in audio, acoustics, transducers, noise canceling, and measurement tools, as well as specialised technologies in the aviation and telecom industries. Our innovative products and processes are used throughout the world across many vertical markets.
Our expertise doesn’t end there. We also work with select industry leaders on feasibility studies, technology, and full product- development. We offer testing, qualification, screening, certification, ODM and other development services within our core competencies of acoustics, mechanical engineering, electronics, DSP, software, and test and measurement. And we’re not only focused on heritage: Keep an eye on where our journey is taking technology, audio, and us.
We value our close-knit team; each person here is integral to the company. With a nod to our manufacturing heritage, Austrian Audio is carving out a new engineering initiative, committed to building instruments that embody a purpose and sense of longevity. Our respected engineers are now free to unleash their creativity and deliver the finest in audio tools and instruments for the forward-thinking and more traditional engineer, musician, and producer.