NOW WE ARE
At Amate Audio we have always been at the forefront of innovation, pioneering the use of numerous new technologies in professional sound.
Throughout that time many of our ground breaking designs and engineering firsts – some of them deemed crazy at the time – have gone on to become industry standards. Now, with more than 45 years of experience, Amate Audio continues the evolutionary journey started by Amate Electroacustica and its Master Audio trading brand; reaffirming a commitment to our heritage and to be recognised in the future by the name of our founder.
Our passionate commitment to audiophile sound and uncompromising engineering design, ensures it will be a future full of new possibilities, new ideas and yet to be imagined solutions to ever greater challenges, in pursuit of our vision of perfect sound in any application.
A future we want to share with you.
Amate Audio, great sound from Barcelona since 1972!
More than 44 years of advanced sound systems
Juan Amate at 1972
Juan Amate nowadays
It all started in my youth when I began modifying old radios, trying – not always successfully – to improve the power output and achieve a better sound. I had developed a passion – maybe even an obsession – to do something to enable the beauty, power and nuance of a musical performance to be heard in a more perfect, natural way.
It was the time of hi-fi and vinyl records, and of the beginning of large-scale concert sound, in concert halls and outdoor festivals, in ever bigger venues and outdoor festivals. I had begun experimenting, designing and manufacturing PA speakers and power amplifiers capable of true musical fidelity even and higher power.
In 1972, as Amate Electroacústica, we gathered together a group of professionals who were passionate about music and sound, and went into production with our first speaker and amplifier designs. These were sufficiently successful to let us know we were on the right track.
More than 45 years later, our vocation remains the pursuit of the best possible professional sound, and in this we remain true to our founding principles:
Innovation; quality; service. This is our way.
Juan Amate, Founder and CEO.
At Amate Audio we are convinced of the importance of research, teamwork and the application of cutting edge technology.
In our Research and Development department, a team of passionate young engineers and researchers painstakingly works towards perfecting our sound systems; integrating the latest processing technologies and acoustic components, in designs that provide innovative solutions and exceed performance expectations.
Our test laboratory features the most modern tools, both for the creation of new design concepts, and for quality control and product analysis. Our facilities are equipped with two anechoic chambers, enabling us to achieve and maintain the highest standards of performance; one is dedicated to quality control and the other exclusively to research. The latter is one of the most modern in Europe, in terms of its size and its automation and control systems, and won us the 2009 Innovation Award from the Terrassa Chamber of Commerce.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
In addition, we collaborate closely with experts from local universities and technology centres in many fields of engineering development, allowing us to continually acquire knowledge of the latest experimental research.
Constant trials and testing of the application of materials and resistance of components are carried out day to day, to obtain the highest possible electronic and acoustic performance.
The Amate Audio product catalogue provides solutions to cover the vast majority of possible system requirements, across the widest range of conventional applications. Amate Audio also offers consultancy and product customisation for specific client applications.
Smart design is key for us. our products must deliver optimal acoustic performance and simultaneously enable easy, successful application.
We are growing, We are expanding
Amate Audio is an international company, recognised in 50 countries around the world where more than 90% of our products are sold.
As well as countless installations in clubs, bars, theatres and auditoriums, Amate Audio provides sound systems for stadiums in the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey. We have equipped vast churches in South Korea, and two of the largest, synchronized music fountains in the world; in Montjuïc in Barcelona and Goyang, South Korea. Our systems can be found in mosques in Syria and Indonesia, amusement parks in Germany, dance clubs throughout the Mediterranean and across South East Asia, and in university auditoriums and education centres in Latin America; as well as in numerous other commercial, hospitality and enterprise environments.
Special mention must also be made of the many rental companies who operate their businesses on the basis of the trust they place in Amate Audio products.
90% overseas sales, 50 countries distribution
Live events, installations, restaurants, nightclubs, karaokes, festivals, stores, parties… On the beach, on the snow, on the mountain, on the streets, on the sky…
We are there, have a look:
To democratise professional audio: putting high quality sound within reach of audio professionals worldwide.
To create high performance, price competitive professional sound solutions, through advanced design and smart technology.
To deliver exceptional user experience, client service and optimum return on investment (ROI).
It is our vocation to help you create the highest-quality audio environments with advanced sound systems.
You are an essential part of that process.
You drive our passion. You who work, sing, perform, listen and – above all – enjoy: you are Amate Audio!
Thanks to you, our efforts come to life through sound!