At Blumenstein Audio, you will find that independently designed and handmade audio equipment is all it takes to find your best listening experience.

What sets Blumenstein products apart?

  • Our specialty is in creating full-range speakers, passive subwoofers, external subwoofer amplifiers, and cables from scratch to suit your style

  • Blumenstein speakers are made of just wood, glue, and finish. We use only the finest woods we can source, the strongest glue on the market, and the finest, most traditional finish we can find. This simple recipe produces a totally natural sound free from the typical anomalies such as frequency, phase, dynamic, and impulse response.

  • To ensure precision, for over 15 years, every step of production has been done with hand tools or hand operated power tools.

  • Paper cone full-range drivers with a large magnetic circuit yields high efficiency, excellent detail retrieval, and powerful room presence.

  • The unique high efficiency bass reflex cabinets create inherently clean, clear, and pure mid-range because of the materials and construction quality

  • You can find any experience from low volume (old style Orca full range speaker) all the way up to extreme volume levels with the Octopus Array HiFi/PA system. There are speakers as lightweight as 2.5 lbs each and as heavy as 45 lbs each.

  • All designs have become smaller and simpler in production and are able to describe a more complex sound, resolve detail, and communicate delicate musical detail to the listener like never before.

  • The full range speaker and subwoofer cabinet designs prove that the acoustic environment and presentation of far larger loudspeakers can indeed come from compact wooden speaker enclosures, when the materials and construction are sufficiently high quality and balanced in strength in order to reliably attain ideal acoustic behavior.

 

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The Mission At Blumenstein Audio

Set up your Blumenstein stereo and dance, listen seriously, or just sit back in your favorite chair and enjoy the calm ambiance. Find yourself happily enjoying the music.

Through the lens of an audio/music historian, I’ve carefully sought out the core engineering lessons from each major era of audio technology. Specifically, I would consider my audio design approach to be a synthesis of the two “golden eras” in audio history.

1930’s early American high-efficiency high fidelity now meets the miniaturization era of 1970’s Japanese “ultra-fi” audio design inside a Blumenstein loudspeaker or audio cable. In my own style, I have incorporated acoustic instrument building techniques in ways that are specifically tailored for high-efficiency speaker cabinets that need to be responsive enough for the kinds of challenging music made in the 21st century and beyond. Form follows function. I have chosen natural materials for every part that is possible to assure maximum longevity of my speakers’ groundbreaking performance - especially in terms of detail retrieval at low to medium volume levels.

Blumenstein Audio’s ongoing independent research into an extensive variety of simulation environments includes a survey of both digital simulation programs as well as numerous real world acoustic environments.

Every day production details are rounded out with a variety of traditional acoustic instrument building techniques such as solid wood, hand chiseled douglas fir internal braces, traditional (pre-industrial style) wood joinery and wood finish products.

Over the past 11 years, I’ve shipped my gear to music appreciators on every continent (Antarctica included). My audio designs stand apart in solidarity from the mass techno-mill of endless hype. Traditionally wired speaker designs are obvious to use and timelessly simple in aesthetic and long term maintenance.

The goal of my gear is to give back to you over the long haul. With basic care, the speakers and audio accessories you’ve purchased from me are going to bring musical enjoyment to your household for generations. Enjoy!
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