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Zanden Audio Systems
Japanese manufacturer of high end audio electronics.
Distributed in Hong Kong by Audio Exotics, in the UK by Audiofreaks and in the USA by Bertrand Audio Imports.

German manufacturer of some (very) high end products including their well regarded S4 turntable.
E-mail : zarathustra at

German manufacturer of high end loudspeakers. Company traces its history to the “Firma Dr. E. Podszus & Sohn” that started making loudspeakers under the Zellaton brand in the 1930’s.
Distribution: In Greece by Ultra Audio Group, in Japan by Zephyrn and in South Korea by Sonoris High End Audio & Video
Homepage: .
Zellaton GmbH, Am Maasfeld 17, 81829 Munich, Germany.
Tel: +49 89 4541 9105. Fax: +49 89 4541 9189. E-Mail: sales #at#

Zen Amp See --> Decware

USA based company that manufactures AV consumer goods including some audio products, part of the Lucky Goldstar (LG) group.

High end manufacturer based in Singapore, makes mostly valve based amplifier products, but also make some interesting accessories like plinths for classic turntables. Official homepage.

ZenSati ApS
Danish company that makes high end cables and interconnects, note that the company handles the distribution of products in Denmark, Finland and Sweden by itself. Sister company to MJ Service & Agentur.
Distribution: In Greece by Ultra Audio Group, in Israel by Igal Sabo High End and in South Korea by Sonoris High End Audio & Video
Homepage: .
ZenSati ApS, Kirkevej 27, Blistrup, 3230 Graested, Denmark.
Mobile: Mobil +45 29 92 29 79. E-Mail: contact $at/

Zero One
UK based manufacturer of high end digital audio products.

Zero Surge
USA based company that makes surge protection systems for home and pro applications popular amongst USA audiphiles in locations prone to lightning storms. Note that these are not power conditioners but are simply surge protectors that go into the power line before the power conditioner (if any) and that these are sutable for use in North America only.
Zero Surge Inc., 889 State Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ 08825, USA.
Tel: 800 996 6696 (Toll free - USA and Canada only). Fax: +1 908 996 7773. E-Mail: info {at}

Zhanjiang Huayun Electronic
Chinese manufacturer of audio electronics, these range from audiophile amplifiers and CD Players through pro-audio amplifiers to multimedia components. Products usually sold under the Huayun brand in China but in the West under a variety of OEM names.
Worldwide distribution is handled by Hi-Fi Tone.
Zhanjiang Huayun Electronic Co. Ltd., 72 RenMing South Road, Zhanjiang, GuangDong, China.
Tel/Fax : +0086 759 2233188. E-Mail : huayunpro at

Zhongshan Unichina Electric Technology Co.

Chinese company that makes home theatre systems and loudspeakers under the U. C. brand, mostly as an OEM, company often referred to as just Unichina, note that like most OEM’s, they do not have a homepage but we verified that they were still operating in late 2011.
Zhongshan Unichina Electric Technology Co., Ltd, Baishawan Industrial Park, East District, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China.
Tel: +86 760 832 8951. Fax: +86 760 832 8952..

Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment
Chinese manufacturer of mid and high end audio separates, mostly sold in the West under the Cayin brandname but the company is also active as an OEM.
Distributed in in Austria by Audiophil , in Denmark by Interceptor Audio, in France by DEA International, in Germany by and Cayin Audio Distribution, in Hungary by Premium Audio, in Switzerland Audio Arts, in the UAE by mmaasMedia and in the USA by VAS Industries.
Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment Co. Ltd., 5th floor Catic Building, No. 1195 East Jiuzhou Av., Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, China.
Tel : +86 0756 3828711. Fax : +86 0756 3828722. E-Mail : info at

Maker of high end horn loudspeakers, based in Italy.
Distributed in Germany by Envouge 24, in Israel by Arama Audio, in Japan by Continental Far East, in Malaysia by Centre Circle Audio and in Holland by Analogue Audio.

A German manufacturer of mid/high end loudspeakers. Also performs "tuning" on a wide variety of equipment.

ZK Diora See --> Diora Świdnica

Zon (Multiroom products) See --> Oxmoor

US maker of Hi-Fi furniture.

Zsolt Audio See --> Heed Audio

Zvone Raspor Speaker Lab
Slovenian company that makes high end loudspeakers under it's own name although usually shortened to ZR Speaker Lab and valve based amplification under the Raspor brand.
Zvone Raspor Speaker Lab, Rozmanova 24i, SI-6250 Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenija.
Tel : +386 (5) 7144 082 or +386 (5) 7141 593. E-mail : zvone.raspor at or info at

ZU Audio
USA based manufacturer of loudspeakers, cables and interconnects, their loudspeakers are extremely efficient typically over 100dB.
Distributed In Austria and Germany by TCG Handels, in Hong Kong by Hit Audio, in Monaco by Sound Galleries, in New Zealand by Reference Audio Systems, in Saudi Arabia by Jeddah Audiophile Club, in Sweden by Audio Concept and in the UK by Musicology.

ZunBao See --> Guangzhou Baiyun ZunBao

ZVOX Audio
USA based manufacturer of a loudspeaker that creates a stereo image from a single source.

ZYX Co. Ltd.
Japanese manufacturer of mid to high end pick-ups, company is run by noted designer Hisayoshi Nakatsuka and was originally better known as an OEM, the company does not have a hopepage so the listing points to their export agents site.
Distribution: In Japan & world-wide handled by Sibatech, in Australia by Pure Music Group, in the Benelux countries by HiFI Matters, in Germany by Black Forest Audio, in Greece by Solid Foundation, in Israel by Maestro Audio, in Italy by Hi-Fi Center, in New Zealand by Reference Audio Systems, in Portugal by Imaginaria, in South Africa by Stereo Musicality, in South Korea by Baik Woon Electronic Corp and in the USA by Bertrand Audio Imports
Homepage: .
ZYX Co. Ltd., 128-10, Funaki, Nagara-T, Chiba-P 297-0207, Japan.
Tel: +81 (0)475 35 1193.

ZZcoustics See --> Michael John Wigle

1 Limited
English R&D shop that designs advanced audio products and licences them to third parties.

11 Horns See --> 11 Horns

1388 Technology
A company based in Singapore that makes a audio enhancer cum headphone amp.

2M Kablo
Turkish company that manufactures wires and cables, especially strong in the market for power cables, their products are normally sold in bulk under their own name but the company also has a separate brand called Lookab for their high end interconnects and loudspeaker, power and AV cables..
2M Kablo San. ve Tic.Ltd.Sti., Evren 1 Oto San.Sit., 1585 Sok. No: 1, Esenyurt, Istanbul, Turkey.
Tel: +90 212 672 73 14. Fax: +90 212 672 73 12. E-Mail: apekel [AT]

3A See --> Reference 3A

3D Acoustics
Actully a trademark run by UK distributor Real Hi-Fi who uses it to brand Shenzhen Shanling based equipment that the company claims are modified to suit the UK market.

3D Lab (High end separates) See --> Strategie Informatique Et Audio (SIEA)

4 Steps Ahead See --> Audio Selection Creaktiv

47 Laboratory
Japanese full-line producer of high end audio products known in Japan as AudioLabo 47, run by industrial designer Junji Kimura an (ex-Kyocera, Luxman, Trio and Pioneer). 47 Labs are known for their unusually minimalistic hi-fi gear that features some very unorthodox designs externally, mechanically and electronically. The name of the company comes from the colour coding of resistors, 4 and 7 are yellow and green, ki and mura-saki in Japanese, eg they spell out the name of the designer, Ki-mura. For more info on the background of the company see the factory tour. The company also holds out a kit brand known as 47 Treasure.
Representation in Asia and the Pacific is handled by Sibatech while European representation is handled by Konus Audio. Distributed in the Benelux countries by X-Fi, in China, Hong Kong and Macau by Audio Evidence, in France by Technology, Science and Art, in Austria, Germany and Switzerland by Black Forest Audio, in Greece by Music Lover, in Hong Kong by Audio Evidence, in Indonesia by Danumuri Adhika, in Israel by Maestro Audio, in Monaco by Sound Galleries, in Russia by Metex, in Singapore by Audio Note Singapore, in Ukraine by Dream Audio and in the USA by Sakura Systems
Homepage: .
47 Laboratory Inc., Higashi-cho 1-10-2, Kichijyoji, Mushashino, Tokyo 180-0002, Japan.
Tel: +81 (0)422 23 1316. E-Mail: info !at!

6sonsAudio (Cables & interconnects) See --> Gary Clarke

8th Nerve See --> Eighth Nerve

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