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OoberPicks: Top Home Theater Brands of 2019 in India
The last few years have been great for audiophiles, cinephiles and home theater enthusiasts in India. There has been a steady influx of leading global home theater and hi-fi brands into India. Unlike a decade ago, the modern home movie buff is spoilt for choices in terms of both the content and the means to watch them. Customers no longer have to settle entry-level home theater and surround sound speakers from unknown, obscure and even knock-off brands. Here, Ooberpad shares a list of top home theater brands of 2019 in India that have made their presence felt in the last decade or so.
Bowers & Wilkins - The British Royalty 🇬🇧 🏴👑
Bowers & Wilkins speakers (a.k.a B&W), needs no introduction. Whether you’re a discerning audiophile or a beginner in the audio domain, the legendary British brand is royalty in the high-fidelity home theater segment. For nearly 5 decades, B&W has delivered some of the most innovative speakers the world has ever witnessed and there’s no stopping it now! B&W speakers have found a place in the hearts of audiophiles, cinephiles, acclaimed musicians, the iconic Abbey Road studios, and even luxury car brands such a BMW, Jaguar, Maserati, McLaren and Volvo. After making a mark in the home theater and professional speaker segment, B&W headphones and portable Bluetooth speakers are steadily claiming a top position that is rightfully theirs. In the year 2019, Bowers & Wilkins speakers and other hi-fi equipment are readily available in India via authorised dealers such as Ooberpad.
Elac - Renowned German Engineering & Craftsmanship 🇩🇪 📐
In the year 1926, Elac was established as “ELECTROACUSTIC GmbH” in Kiel, Germany. The roots of the company were in the field of underwater acoustics and pioneered a host of technologies and supplied many products to the German Navy and armed forces. After a long hiatus post the world war 2, the iconic brand was revived as a manufacturer of high fidelity home theater speakers and turntables etc. Since then, there's been no looking back for the company. Today, Elac speakers are synonymous with premium grade German engineering and craftsmanship. After recruiting Andrew Jones - the renowned audio engineer from Pioneer, Elac subwoofers & Elac bookshelf speakers are in high demand. Currently, Elac home theater speakers are easily available in India via authorised dealers like Ooberpad.
Denon - The Japanese Samurai 🇯🇵 ⚔
Denon is a Japanese audio company that was originally established in 1910 as a manufacturer of single-sided disc records and gramophones. Since its inception, the company was involved in the early stages of development of digital audio technology, while specializing in the manufacture of high-fidelity professional and consumer audio equipment. The Denon brand came from a merger of Denki Onkyo and others in 1939. Denon amplifiers are known the world over for their superior sound and affordability. Denon speakers and Denon AV receivers are regularly awarded as the best and the most cost-effective home theater solutions. In 2001, Denon was spun off as a separate company with 98% held by Ripplewood Holdings and 2% by Hitachi. In 2002, Denon merged with Marantz to form D&M Holdings. On March 1, 2017, Sound United LLC completed the acquisition of D+M Holdings. With a strong foothold in consumer, high fidelity, home theater and even professional audio electronics, the brand proves its mettle as a samurai from the land of the rising sun. In the year 2019, Denon AVR, speakers and other hi-fi equipment are easily available in India via authorised dealers such as Ooberpad.
Klipsch - The American Rockstar 🇺🇸 🤘
With its iconic horn-loaded tweeter design and copper hued drivers, Klipsch has carved a special place in the hearts of audiophiles, cinephiles, and home theater enthusiast across the world, including India. For nearly 70 years, Klipsch speakers are hailed and revered as pure American hi-fi products that still resonates with its fan. With bold designs and a bolder head honcho, Mr. Paul Wilbur Klipsch, the company has achieved somewhat of a Rockstar status among home theater system brands. After nearly 70 years of producing high-quality audio products, it is hard to believe that the company’s story began in a tin shed in Hope, Arkansas. By way of an eccentric spirit, ambitious character and a little bit of hope, Paul W. Klipsch began a mission to change the standard of sound forever. Today, Klipsch speakers manufacturers transducers and enclosures as well as complete loudspeakers for high end, high fidelity sound systems, public address applications, and personal computers. Currently, Klipsch home theater speakers are easily available in India via authorised dealers like Ooberpad.
Polk Audio - From America, With Love 🇺🇸 ♥
With their iconic heart ♥️ logo, Polk Audio has made a special place in the hearts of audiophiles, cinephiles and home theater enthusiasts around the world. For nearly 40 years, Polk audio speakers are ranked as some of the best in the business. Polk Audio was founded by Matthew Polk, George Klopfer and Sandy Gross in 1972. The trio met each other while attending classes at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Just a few friends freshly graduated university, they followed their passion for sound & and music. After graduating in 1971, the team collaborated on producing a sound system for a local bluegrass convention. In the year 2006, Polk Audio was acquired by Directed Electronics now known as DEI Holdings which is the parent company of Sound United - an audio company that owns Denon, Definitive Technology, Boston Acoustics, HEOS by Denon (under D+M Group) and Marantz. Polk audio subwoofers and Polk audio soundbars are known for their awesome sound and affordable pricing. In the year 2019, Polk audio home theater speakers and other audio equipment are easily available in India via authorised dealers such as Ooberpad.
We hope you liked our Ooberpad blog on the top home theater brands of 2019 in India. Which brands you think could be added to the list? Use the comment section below to share your suggestions and nomination.
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