Where we came from
Amina founder Richard Newlove is the inventor of the plaster-over speaker: the technological advancement from which all modern invisible speakers are derived. Located in Huntingdon, in the heart Cambridgeshire, the company remains where it was established in 1999.
A discovery in 1980s Britain
A team at the Ministry of Defence researches noise levels in helicopters. An accidental discovery leads to a helicopter simulator with lifelike sound.
A second discovery is made when a helicopter soundtrack is replaced with a music tape. The potential for a vibrating surface to reproduce music is revealed.
A new perspective and theory emerge
A connection between the MOD’s research and musical instruments is made. Modern computing techniques allow mathematicians to model a vibrational surface, leading to improved prototypes.
Picture Frames and Ceiling Tiles
The very first vibrational panel loudspeakers enter the UK market disguised as ceiling tiles and pictures.
The founding of Amina
Richard Newlove founds Amina, realising the potential of a specialised focus on vibration panel technology.
The Hi Fi market had begun to change dramatically. Multi-room audio had come to the forefront of the audio marketplace.
Amina is recognised as the world-leader in invisible audio technology. It continues to apply the scientific rigour which transformed a novel idea into a high-performance audio technology,