Compact Loudspeakers was established in 1993 in Southern China – Guangzhou, the heart of the Chinese Hi-Fi industry by local audiophiles with the desire to create China’s own high end speakers in the 1990s, in response to the very expensive western designed speakers.
The about-to-get-wealthy Chinese then were still very cost conscious and a few thousand dollars spent on a pair of loudspeakers was still beyond many audiophiles’ wildest dreams. Compact Loudspeaker is the first Chinese manufacturer started to work with world leading speaker driver design companies to deliver high quality yet reasonably priced speakers to the Chinese market.
With China’s vast pool of fine carpentry talents, it did not take Compact Loudspeakers long to bring out beautifully finished cabinets. Along with western designed drivers, Compact soon became China’s top speaker OEM destinations for western brands.
Compact’s very first model CS-20 bookshelf speaker released in the 1990s was so popular that Compact Loudspeakers received its nick name "Cyclone", meaning its loudspeakers literally swept the whole Chinese market with beautiful cabinets and stunning sound like a cyclone.
Over the past decade, Compact has worked closely with Tymphany (who used to own Vifa, Peerless and Scan-Speak brands and operates its manufacturing facility near Guangzhou – in 2009, Scan-Speak has been bought back by Danish management team) to custom design speaker drivers for all Compact speakers. Compact Audio has also been involved in numerous OEM projects to make many of the world’s highest quality speakers, including developing and building the renowned Pioneer TAD speaker series which retailed for over $100k.
15 years of OEM experience has built Compact a solid team of speaker designers with technology know-how. Now it’s the high time for Compact to bring their own innovations to the western world. Grant Fidelity has visited Compact in the past two years and tested various models from the factory. Now we are proud and ready to roll out their top of the line speakers to our fellow North Americans.
Below are a few shots of the Compact Loudspeaker manufacture facility and office:
Production Line & R&D department
Danish Scan-Speak visit Compact in 2009 to secure future business