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Master List of Speaker Companies

sweetchaos

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-=List of Speaker Companies=-

I created a master list of speaker companies around the world. :D

Who's this list for:
- Home (Theater and Music)
- Studio (Mastering and Recording)
Legend:
A = Active speakers = self-powered = no amplifier required
P = Passive speakers = unpowered = amplifier required
ID = Internet Direct = can be purchased online, without a dealer
Sneak Peak:
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Please let me know if I made a mistake or you would like to add something.
 
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If I liked your post, it means I added/fixed my spreadsheet!

SPEAKER COMPANIES IM NOT INCLUDING
- OEMs and parts manufacturers (Tweeter and woofer drivers) => This list could be in the thousands, and I will not be creating this!
- Car Audio => Different market
- Outdoor Audio (for patios, gardens, etc) => Completely different design criteria, as they must be waterproof and shock/damage-proof
- Soundbars => Google it
- Subwoofers => Google it
SPEAKER COMPANIES I MAY OR MAY NOT INCLUDE
- Speaker companies with missing/dead websites =>I will include if they are active on social media platforms
- PA (Public Address) speakers =>Professional Audio is a different beast =>I will include if some speakers are made for indoor use (as studio monitors)
- Small bluetooth speakers =>I might include some that look like traditional speakers
- In-wall or in-ceiling speakers =>I will include if they make some on-wall speakers or regular speakers
SUGGESTIONS REJECTED
1. Link to spinoramas for each model, please! @MediumRare => Too much work
2. What would be incredibly useful is a boolean column indicating if the manufacturer gives measurements (at least on and off axis FR) of their products. @q3cpma =>I don't see the value, only a handful of companies will have this, 99% won't have it.
3. @ pozz . Add precise location, like cities. Too much work and impractical to keep track of.
DATABASES LOOKED THROUGH AND ADDED TO MY LIST
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_loudspeaker_manufacturers
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_studio_monitor_manufacturers
3. https://www.aktives-hoeren.de/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17
4. https://hometheaterreview.com/audio-video-brands/
5. https://www.ranker.com/list/best-speaker-brands/ranker-shopping
6. https://wiki2.org/en/List_of_loudspeaker_manufacturers
7. https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/121332-comprehensive-list-loudspeaker-manufacturers.html
8. https://trendblog.euronics.de/audio...e-150-deutsche-lautsprecher-marken-53360/amp/
9. https://www.stereophile.com/content/recommended-components-2019-fall-edition-loudspeakers
10. https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=100022
11. https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=84302
12. https://www.crutchfield.com/m_11999/Home-Speakers.html?tp=34
13. https://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/20...7351-list-canadian-speaker-manufacturers.html
14. https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/list-of-speaker-brands.247879/
15. https://www.chuckhawks.com/loudspeaker_manufacturers.htm
16. http://forums.audioreview.com/speakers/canadian-speaker-makers-list-14164.html
17. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/top-picks-compact-speakers
18. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/top-picks-floorstanding-speaker
19. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jq4FP-YVxsTHV4_IDzIXx1UMhMZIYA2yDXd9wjUEW9c/edit#gid=0
20. https://audio-heritage.jp/
21. http://www.milliondollarstereos.com/speakerlist.php
22. https://www.hifiengine.com/manual-library.shtml
23. https://www.hifiengine.com/database/hifi_database.php?model_type=speaker&make=&mdl=
24. http://www.audiocircuit.com/Home-Audio/Sort/Dynamic-Speakers/A
25. https://audiohistory.com/companieslist.php
26. https://hifi-products.com/loudspeakers/
27. https://www.audioholics.com/how-to-shop/internet-direct-comparison
28. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-s...orite-internet-direct-id-speaker-company.html
29. https://forums.audioholics.com/forums/threads/best-speaker-brands.24925/
30. https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/best-selling-speaker-companies.728619/
31. https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/list-of-speaker-brands.247879/
32. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1144916-exhaustive-list-speaker-manufacturers.html
33. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1161141-bookshelf-speakers-not-made-china.html
34. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1170134-speakers-made-u-s.html
35. https://mynewmicrophone.com/full-list-loudspeaker-studio-monitor-brands-manufacturers/
36. https://www.europages.co.uk/companies/loudspeakers.html
SPEAKER COMPANIES (FOR QUICK REFERENCE AND GOOGLE INDEXING):
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Israel
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Macedonia
Norway
Pakistan
Poland
Russia
Scotland
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Vietnam
CHANGELOG
2020-02-01
: # of Passive Speaker companies: 80, # of Active Speaker companies: 37
-Added "Countries" section on how many speaker companies are in which country, expressed as a percentage over total number of companies
-Added which year each company was founded
-Added parent companies
2020-02-02: # of Passive Speaker companies: 273 , # of Active Speaker companies: 88
-added colour code to table, based on different countries
-sorted table based on countries
-added country map
2020-02-03: # of Passive Speaker companies: 395 , # of Active Speaker companies: 99
-changed country-map from markers to colour-coded
2020-02-04: # of Passive Speaker companies: 459 , # of Active Speaker companies: 100
-rearranged column country from 4th to 1st
-combined links for active and passive into one, and created 2 new columns, P=passive, A=active (which makes my job easier to maintain, and is visually easy to understand)
-got rid of ??? and replaced with "blank" => items that i need to fill out
-got rid of N/a and replaced with "-" which is visually easier on eyes
-added "Legend" tab
2020-02-05: # of Passive Speaker companies: 476 , # of Active Speaker companies: 102
2020-02-06: # of Passive Speaker companies: 498 , # of Active Speaker companies: 102
2020-02-07: # of Passive Speaker companies: 544 , # of Active Speaker companies: 119
2020-02-08: # of Passive Speaker companies: 550 , # of Active Speaker companies: 124
2020-02-09: # of Passive Speaker companies: 572 , # of Active Speaker companies: 136
-added # of speaker companies (active and passive) in "Countries" tab
-added section to "About" tab, called "who's this list for"
2020-02-10: # of Passive Speaker companies: 602 , # of Active Speaker companies: 141
2020-02-11: # of Passive Speaker companies: 626 , # of Active Speaker companies: 141
2020-02-12: # of Passive Speaker companies: 654 , # of Active Speaker companies: 143
2020-02-13: # of Passive Speaker companies: 664 , # of Active Speaker companies: 144
-added a section for "Internet Direct" companies
2020-02-15: # of Passive Speaker companies: 667 , # of Active Speaker companies: 152
2020-02-17: # of Passive Speaker companies: 670 , # of Active Speaker companies: 154
2020-08-01: # of Passive Speaker companies: 685 , # of Active Speaker companies: 157
2020-10-03: # of Passive Speaker companies: 693 , # of Active Speaker companies: 159
2020-10-09: # of Passive Speaker companies: 694 , # of Active Speaker companies: 162
2020-10-16: # of Passive Speaker companies: 695 , # of Active Speaker companies: 163
2020-10-31: # of Passive Speaker companies: 705 , # of Active Speaker companies: 169
2020-11-02: # of Passive Speaker companies: 721 , # of Active Speaker companies: 173
2020-11-03: # of Passive Speaker companies: 735 , # of Active Speaker companies: 175
2020-11-04: # of Passive Speaker companies: 749 , # of Active Speaker companies: 183
2020-11-05: # of Passive Speaker companies: 758 , # of Active Speaker companies: 185
2020-11-06: # of Passive Speaker companies: 766 , # of Active Speaker companies: 187
2020-11-08: # of Passive Speaker companies: 777 , # of Active Speaker companies: 193
2020-11-09: # of Passive Speaker companies: 783 , # of Active Speaker companies: 196
2020-11-10: # of Passive Speaker companies: 788 , # of Active Speaker companies: 196
2020-11-12: # of Passive Speaker companies: 813 , # of Active Speaker companies: 198
2020-11-13: # of Passive Speaker companies: 824 , # of Active Speaker companies: 199
2020-11-13: # of Passive Speaker companies: 841 , # of Active Speaker companies: 203
2020-11-14: # of Passive Speaker companies: 846 , # of Active Speaker companies: 205
2020-11-15: # of Passive Speaker companies: 850 , # of Active Speaker companies: 208
2020-12-30: # of Passive Speaker companies: 851 , # of Active Speaker companies: 208
 
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Bryston in Canada
 

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Mostly monitor companies with most of the company links attached.
What would be even more interesting is if you made a list of the parent companies as well. I don't know the industry very well from that perspective. Sennheiser owns Neumann for example.

Would it be easier to have a column which says active/passive? That way you won't have to have a separate tab with repeat entries.
 

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I had some thoughts on next update:
1. Add the year of which the speaker company started (assuming I can find the year, that is)
2. Create graphs on how many companies belong to each country
3. Lifestyle speakers (separated from others)
4. Bluetooth Portable Speakers
Do you guys want to see these?
1 & 2 yes.

Using Tableau you could code locations to a map.
 
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Would it be easier to have a column which says active/passive? That way you won't have to have a separate tab with repeat entries.
I thought about that, but since Google Sheets doesn't allow you to sort entries, when a user opens the spreadsheet and they're thinking of just finding active speakers only, then it would be mixed into the passive speakers, thus making finding companies much harder.

Hmm...I think it's the right approach for now.
UPDATE:
I was having problems maintaining 2 separate lists, so i added Passive and Active links next to each other.
I think it's a better compromise.


In the future, i'll try Tableau, which will solve this easily.
 
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This would be so interesting as a historical research project. There's no good, comprehensive source or book available so far.
 

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Link to spinoramas for each model, please!
There was a project started by @Aprude51 to record all known speaker measurements before. I think it was abandoned at some point: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...ting-sources-of-loudspeaker-measurement.7791/

I'm not sure if this site is active either, but the idea was to record all known spinoramas: https://speakerdata2034.blogspot.com/2019/02/spinorama-cea-2034-2015-ansi-data-format.html (actual data here: https://speakerdata2034.blogspot.com/2019/03/all-spinorama-data-index.html)
 
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