Allison Acoustics

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  • Allison Acoustics,LCC
  • 470 Stanford Road, Danville, Kentucky 40422, USA
  • Official website
  • 859 236 8298
  • 877 813 5878


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Allison Acoustics manufactures or has manufactured the following equipment (click to expand models list):

Dynamic Speakers
Solid State Amplifiers

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Scott (December 20, 2004): Allison Acoustics begins with service to our customers, best accomplished through a partnership with our associates that empowers them to create, to innovate and to serve. Customers service driven by empowered associates serves the shareholders and stake holders of Allison whose contributions fuel future growth and enable continued service to Allison customers.


Allison Acoustics website (October 8, 2006): In 1972 Roy Allison, who had just stepped down as President and Chief Acoustic Engineer of A.R. (Acoustic Research) after having created the most lauded loudspeakers of his generation, began extensive research into room surfaces to determine how changes in loudspeaker design could produce the greatest fidelity, clarity and imagery possible. Not content with speakers that tested right in an anechoic chamber, Mr. Allison wanted to build speakers that would reproduce recordings in the kind of rooms people live in.

Mr. Allison studied the effects of corners, ceiling height, room dimensions, windows, furniture and even people, on the sound produced by various loudspeaker designs. Two years later, predicated on that research, Allison Acoustics was born.

For the next fifteen years, Roy Allison's company produced what critics called the best loudspeakers in the world. Today, many of those loudspeakers are still in service to owners who say they would never part with them. A loyal, incredibly devoted following has surrounded the work of Roy Allison and his legendary speakers such as the Allison One, Allison Two, Allison Three, Allison Four and Allison CD-9.

Last year a group of audiophiles, business people and sound engineers came together in Danville, Kentucky, just south of Lexington, to purchase the assets of Mr. Allison's original company. They wanted to reproduce the audio excellence that had been the stock-in-trade of Allison Acoustics. The group quickly realized that their job of recreating that amazing clarity and imagery would be a great deal easier if Roy himself were part of the effort. A search was begun and Roy Allison was located, living in West Palm Beach, Florida in relative obscurity. Coaxed out of retirement, Roy agreed to once again take the role of Chief Acoustic Engineer.

The 55,000 square foot Allison Inc. factory in Danville is now humming with the production of Roy Allison's patented loudspeakers. The first group of Allison One speakers is now ready for distribution to fine quality audio dealers everywhere. They have the same dual tweeters, dual mid-ranges and dual 10" woofers each as the original Allison Ones as updated by Mr. Allison in the 1980's to accommodate the needs of digital technology. Only the enclosures have been changed, reflecting an updated yet classic design in a variety of fine furniture wood species.

The initial offering of these exceptional loudspeakers will be sold as Allison One Signature Loudspeakers. Each will be signed and numbered by Roy Allison and the initial offering will be limited to 300 pairs. When this commemorative edition has been sold, the company will continue to offer Allison One loudspeakers with the same incomparable fidelity. The enclosure design will be somewhat different but will still feature fine furniture wood species in a variety of finishes.

Allison Three Loudspeakers should be used in a room corner. If it were to be moved away from the corner along one wall, the missing side wall could be replaced by another Three System placed side-by-side against the first one. The radiated sound pressure from each system would have the same effect on the other system as would its own reflected pressure from a corner side wall and the performance of the pair along one wall would be the same as that of a single system in the corner. Allison Threes will be available early in 2002.

Allison Four Loudspeakers remain one of the most popular high end bookshelf speakers produced. The upward firing 8" woofer and dual tweeters and mid-ranges create a dispersion similar to that of the Allison Ones but require far less space. The Four is a two-way system with a single woofer and two tweeters. But its extreme low frequency response and its moothness in the high frequency range gives the Four outstanding clarity. The system should be used with its back close to a room wall and with the woofer radiating upward into at least 10 inches of unobstructed space. These speakers will be available by summer of 2002.

Allison Theater One Systems, consisting of two Allison Ones for flat wall placement, Two Allison Threes for rear corner placement and a Center Channel speaker (with the six 10" woofers proved by the Ones and Threes, no sub-woofer is required) will also be available in 2002. The extraordinary finishes and exquisite attention to detail combined with the legendary Allison clarity, dispersion and imagery, make a home theater audio system
from Allison unlike any other.�

Scott (December 20, 2008): Allison Acoustic is once again out of business. 12/2008

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