Our (short) history
2007 – The early days: Back in 2007 the idea of manufacturing loudspeakers began in the city of Valencia (Spain). At that time, the founder of Sottovoce Audio S.L., Jorge Mata, started to dismantle and rebuild old loudspeaker cabinets from the 1970’s decade. It is fair to say that with more interest than knowledge. The first contact with cabinet building materials, loudspeaker drivers and crossovers showed that every component has its key role, and that every little detail can be very significant.
2010 – The milestone: The beginning of postgraduate studies on acoustical engineering, at the Politechnical University of Valencia, in 2010, made a real milestone into Jorge’s career. Then, a broad and scientific knowledge on signal processing, room acoustics, transducers and amplifiers was acquired, and a new world of possibilities turned the (at that time) personal project into a professional one.
2014 – The birth: After four years of continuous experimentation and training, the project got a real maturity so it was impossible not to take a new step. So, by the end of 2014, the company Sottovoce Audio, Sociedad Limitada was created and legally registered for the research, development and manufacturing of high performance loudspeakers. During the following months, the administrative background and future commercial and product strategies were also defined.
2014 – Dealership agreement with Dirac Research AB: Sottovoce Audio S.L. and Dirac Research AB signed a commercial agreement for the distribution in Spain of Dirac Live Room Correction Suite, an advanced room correction software developed by Dirac Research AB.
2016 – Dealership agreement with Minidsp Ltd.: A new dealership agreement was signed between signal processors manufacturer miniDSP Ltd. and Sottovoce Audio S.L. Thanks to it, the Spanish market can get a direct access to the innovative products of miniDSP with a direct support service.
Nowadays, the company is highly dedicated to the final development of their first product lineup. Also, a new and improved website has been published, with a new corporate image.