SRS Labs USA based company that originally was an offshoot from Hughes Aircraft that marketed the SRS headphone surround technology but later branched into related fields. Mostly acts as a technology licenser but has some hardware and software products available including loudspeakers sold under the Klayman brand. Homepage:http://www.srslabs.com
Stahl~Tek USA based manufacturer of CD transports, DAC's and isolation cones. Distribution: In Israel by BG Sound and in Hong Kong by Audio Exotics Homepage:http://www.stahltek.com . Stahl~Tek, P.O. Box 125, Clute, Texas 77531, USA. Tel: +1 979 265 5114. Fax: +1 979 265 1211. E-Mail: info |at/ stahltek.com
StandAudio Slovakian manufacturer of high end loudspeaker stands and AV furniture. Homepage:http://www.standaudio.sk Distributed in the Czech Republic by Hi-Fi Store. StandAudio s.r.o., Zámocká 9, 901 01 Malacky. Tel: +0905 636 665. Fax: +034 772 63 66. E-Mail: info at standaudio.sk.
Stan White A small German company run by American inventor Stanley Fay White, makes very interesting loudspeakers that feature cones made out of glass and a valve amplifier. Speakers usually sold under the Shotglass trademark. Homepage:http://www.stan-white.org
Status Acoustics USA based loudspeaker manufacturer. Homepage:http://www.statusacoustics.com Status Acoustics, 382 Marshall Way, Layton, Utah 84041-7318, USA. Tel: +801 543 2200. Fax: +801 543 3300. E-Mail: sales at statusacoustics.com.
Stax Japanese manufacturer of high end electrostatic headphones. Founded in 1938 and historically made all kinds of transducer products including microphones, electrostatic loudspeakers and phonographic pickups but archived success in the west with their range of electrostatic headphones, the business was reorganised in 1996 and has concentrated on headphones since but note that the company has some support for their older products and product history page on their site. Homepage:http://www.stax.co.jp.
Steinholt Audio Danish manufacturer of high end loudspeakers, these are active units that feature DSP and what appears to be bending sound drivers. Homepage:http://www.stenholtaudio.com Stenholt Audio, Slotsgade 21, 3 sal, 3400 Hillerød, Denmark. Tel: +45 28 73 94 98. E-Mail: info >at< stenholtaudio.com.
German company that manufactures high end hi-fi separates and loudspeakers in addition to audio accessories and kits . The company was founded in January 2006 by the husband an wife team of Gabriele & Holger Stein and is registered in the UK although it operates from Germany. Note that the company often writes its name as one word but it is always two in official documentation and some newer products are branded as just "Stein".
Holger Stein started offering audio kits around 1990 under the HiFi-Studio Holger Stein name, nota bene not to be confused with the now defunct "HiFi Studio Stein GmbH" that was run by Manfred Stein of Quad Musikwidergabe fame that was active in a similar timeframe and by chance was based in nearby Koblenz. Hr. Stein gained some note in central Europe for amplifier kits called simply Steinmusic Stereo Hybridendstufe that feature an output section that uses a hybrid valve and transistor stage and got some positive reviews in the audio press. By the latter half of the 90's the company was still primarily a provider of kits although they had some fully built products and accessories in their catalogue, but were best known as a provider of CD and DAC kits and parts although amplifier products were still being made. By this time they traded as Stein Hifi Systems and had started to use the Steinmusic brand (then always used as one word).
In 2005 the Stein's started to place greater emphasis on fully built audio products, a new company was founded around the operation and a new brand was started that called Audiofino that is now used for selling the kits and parts the company offers. Please note that some of their accessories are only sold on the Audiofino site and the company no longer offers kits in the traditional sense but rather unfinished products such as DAC boards that require power supply and housing. Distribution: In Japan by Askom, in North America by Fidelis A/V and in South Korea by Sonoris High End Audio & Video Homepage:http://www.steinmusic.de -- Audiofino homepage Resources:An interview with Holger Stein on the Durob Audio blog -- A Youtube video partly explaining their intriguing harmonisers. -- Stein Music factory visit brought to you by The Stereo Times. Stein Music Ltd., Hingbergstraße 103a, 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Tel: +49 (0)208 32089. Fax: +49 (0)208 390938. E-Mail: info _at_ steinmusic.de
Steinway Lyngdorf/Steinway & Sons See --> SL Audio
Stenheim Swiss maker of high end loudspeakers. Distribution: In Canada and the USA by Audio Arts (NY) and in France by Sound & Colors Homepage:http://www.stenheim.com . Stenheim, Au Vieux Village 14, 1035 Bournens, Switzerland. Tel: +41 21 7315886. Fax: +41 21 7315887. E-Mail: info /at( stenheim.com
French manufacturer of high end cables, interconnects and loudspeakers, trades under the Apertura brand. Company founded in 2010 but the gents behind the company had been trading using the Apertura brand since the start of the century, initially as an amplifier specialists. Distribution: In France by GT Audio, in Romania by In Auditu and in Switzerland by Audio Synthese Homepage:http://www.apertura-audio.com . Stentor SAS, La Hamonais, 44 810 Heric, France. E-Mail: contact )at( apertura-audio.com
Stereostone USA based company that manufactures outdoor loudspeakers disgused to look like stones or hanging planters. Homepage:http://www.stereostone.com Stereostone Inc., 7470 Greenbush Ave., N. Hollywood, CA 91605. Tel: 800 350 7866 (USA only) or +951 244 9409. Fax: +951 244 8679. E-Mail: info at stereostone.com.
Stilexo Industial UK based manufacturer of audio and AV furniture sold under the Stil-Stand brand. Homepage:http://www.stil-stand.co.uk Stilexo Industrial UK Limited, Penallta Industrial Estate, Ystrad Mynach, Mid Glam CF82 7QZ , UK Tel: +(0)1443 816 777. Fax: +(0)1443 816 373.
STL Dutch trading house that owns the Supertech brand that they use to distribute budget portable, mobile and home audio with, the Sangean brand that is used for radio receivers, portable radios and the like, and licences the Lenco brandname which they use on home A/V and hi-fi gear. Firmly stationed in the bottom end of the market. Homepage:http://www.stl.nlLenco homepage, Supertech homepage, Sangean homepage. Distributed in Iceland by Heimilistæki.
French company that trades under the 3D LAB brand, makes high end separates including CD/SACD and DVD/Blu-Ray players alongside digital amplifiers and processors but is best known for their CD players. Homepage:http://3d-lab-av.com Strategie Informatique Et Audio, Allée François Coli - BAT-10, 06210 Mandelieu, France. Tel : +33 04 93 47 03 06.
Stridbeck HiFi Tiny Swedish manufacturer of some lovely handmade loudspeakers and monitors, homepage available in Swedish only. Homepage:http://www.stridbeck.com Stridbeck HiFi, Gibraltargatan 12, 411 32 Göteborg, Sweden. Phone: +46 (0)31 18 16 63. Email: stridbeck at swipnet.se
Studiosound Danish company that is primarily a retailer of high end audio products but does in addition manufacture a high end DAC/Digital amplifier combo under the Blue Cheese Audio or BCA brand, sell power cables under its own name and acts as the local distributer of Aether Audio, Amphion, Auto-Tech, Blue Jeans Cable, Earthquake, Oppo Digital and Quali-Fi locally. Company run by Karsten Elkjær. Homepage:http://www.studiosound.dk Studio Sound, Toftevej 10, 3250 Søborg Gilleleje, Denmark. Tel: +45 44 54 54 01. Fax: +45 44 54 54 09. E-Mail: ke at studiosound.dk.