In the world of pro audio, AKG microphones and headsets have been synonymous with excellence for 70 years. Founded in 1947 in Vienna by Dr. Rudolf Goerike and Ernst Pless, AKG soon became one of the biggest players in the world of sound. Within months, the first AKG microphones were being used in radio stations, theatres and Jazz-Clubs. With its growing success, AKG also expanded geographically with a German subsidiary founded in 1955. By the end of the fifties, AKG’s worldwide distribution network had grown to other parts of Europe and abroad.
In 1984 AKG went public and started a new phase of enormous growth. In 1985 the US subsidiary of AKG was founded, followed by other expansions such as the acquisition of dbx Professional Products in 1989.
In 1994 AKG became a part of Harman International Industries, Inc. The following years brought a time of restructuring and sharpening of the product line and distribution strategy.This successful path continued throughout the nineties: AKG presented product innovations like the WMS 60 Multichannel Wireless Microphone System, the AKG Hearo Series or the C 4000 B the world's first dual large-diaphragm electret microphone.
AKG microphones and headphones have a long history on tour and in studio with international musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Anastacia, Eros Ramazzotti, Kanye West and Simply Red.
Today AKG is synonymous with good sound, stands for passion in music providing the highest quality and ongoing innovation in the world of music.
As part of the Harman Professional Division, AKG remains dedicated to innovating professional headphones and microphones and is able to draw on the technologies of its sister companies who make up the famous family of Harman brands which include: AMX, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL, Lexicon, Soundcraft, Studer, and Martin Professional lighting.
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