EM Acoustics: Science in the service of art

Meet the tight-knit team powering the proudly independent British manufacturer – where championing local labour and demonstrating why ‘science in the service of art’ is at the forefront of loudspeaker design.

Borne out of a collective passion for music and technology, EM Acoustics was founded by high school friends, Ed Kinsella, and Mike Wheeler in April 2002. Now famed for creating solutions which move air particles for multiple markets, the Cranleigh-based company began life as a fledgling rental, recording and manufacturing outfit. “After 18 months, we realised we didn’t have enough kit to be a rental company and not enough demand for recording work, so we decided to focus entirely on the loudspeaker design,” Wheeler recalled. It would go on to be a wise decision some 21 years later with the company having registered its most profitable year to date.

This article originally appeared in issue #276 of TPi, which you can read here.

Words: Jacob Waite

Photos: EM Acoustics and TPi