We got the idea to build our own loudspeaker systems a long time ago. However, there remained the question of how to make them stand apart from the thousands of other “black boxes” already on the market, while at the same time offering a reasonable price-to-sound ratio without the typical “voodoo” found in many speaker Systems.
The vital spark came when Robert’s girlfriend bought a new, fairly high-priced subwoofer/satellite system whose sound almost made them cringe. As a communications engineer with many years of experience in sound engineering, and as a former part-owner of a successful Vienna recording studio, Robert simply couldn’t believe his ears and knew it was time to take matters into his own hands. His first pipe speaker prototypes were pretty much “cobbled together” and used a compression driver. But, lo and behold, they delivered stable, undistorted and realistic sound throughout the room
Robert and his girlfriend could finally enjoy music and films together again without their ears “bleeding.”
When Robert presented his quite uncommon-looking speakers to Markus, the latter immediately knew he was on to something. As a plastics, production and development engineer, Markus’ response was simply: “LET’S DO IT!”
After trying out several different designs, we determined that it would be best to use a stable cylinder. And drain pipes were a perfect fit, since they offered virtually unlimited design possibilities. Soon it was clear that our speakers sounded awesome and the rest is history:
StandardSoundSolutions was born.