PMC 30 Years Making Music

 

Research & Development

WHAT DRIVES US

At PMC, we believe that music is what really matters; it’s what moves us and gives us the passion for what we do. The company was founded because we felt there were no loudspeakers transparent enough to convey all of music’s expressive power — and we knew we could remedy this using advanced engineering and a holistic design approach. This is harder than it sounds. It is often easier to create loudspeakers that colour or flatter music, adding their own sound — but that is not the PMC way. The quest for sonic neutrality and transparency has always been our obsession, in the interests of reproducing music as vividly and faithfully as possible, just as the artist intended. As we like to say, loudspeakers are where science meets art — we take care of the science so you can connect with the art.

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Peter Thomas, Owner, and Oliver Thomas, Head of Design

THE LINE WE TAKE

From PMC’s beginnings, our designers discovered that the only way they could meet their own exacting standards was to custom design everything themselves. Ever since, our products have been the result of solid engineering principles coupled to painstaking design, construction, and testing standards. We consider every element and its audible effect, hand-select every component, hand-build every speaker, and test and listen to every finished product. We also have an open-minded approach, incorporating innovation from other industries and disciplines. Our recent products make use of design concepts adapted from F1 aerodynamics, cutting-edge laser-based test and measurement techniques and materials science, all to push the boundaries of loudspeaker design. Today the success of our approach is clear. Our customers include countless distinguished names in the world of professional music composition, recording, broadcast and film, as well as discerning audiophiles.

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Our ground-breaking partnership with the UK’s NPL (National Physical Laboratory) resulted in a pioneering acousto-optic mapping process. It uses lasers rather than microphones to analyse the propagation of sound, creating a 3D map and animated model of the sound produced by the loudspeaker — so we can see exactly what you can hear.
 

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