Category Archives: Meet the Designers

Biographies of the most famous and interesting product designers in hi-fi

Loewe: A Brief History (Sort Of)

Siegmund Loewe with Manfred von Ardenne

Siegmund Loewe with Manfred von Ardenne

Loewe are a well established and highly regarded manufacturer of television sets and hifi products, having been designing and engineering many ground-breaking innovations for almost 100 years. While renowned world-wide for their impeccable build quality, stunning picture, immersive sound, luxurious design and overall futuristic feel; Loewe have a compelling history as an impacting force behind the development of consumer electronics industry as we know it today. This history is extensive, so I’ve tried to simple it out to some of the more impacting milestones.

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HifiGear: Chord Company Factory Visit

The Chord Company are a British manufacturer of high quality cables and interconnects, designed and engineered specifically for music enthusiasts by music enthusiasts. Chord build award-winning cables for hifi stereo systems, home theatre applications, high definition televisions/gaming, music streamers and for custom installation environments.

 

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Cameron and myself were recently invited down to the Chord factory in Salisbury, allowing us to put some faces to the names and voices we’ve befriended over telephone and email conversations, and also to get a real feel for the level of effort and care that Chord put into the design and construction of their award-winning cables.
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HifiGear: Bowers & Wilkins Factory Visit

Bowers & Wilkins factory visit, Worthing, UK

We were recently given the very special opportunity to travel to the Bowers & Wilkins headquarters in Worthing for some product training and a tour of the factory. Every room of the tour reflected a common atmosphere that made us feel warm and welcome, even in some of the more clinical (and highly impressive) laboratory testing rooms of the factory.

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