About Altec Lansing

sound comes first

From sleek wireless systems that go where you go. To headphones that make your music even more personal. To speakers that keep your phone charged, so you never miss a beat. It’s what we’ve been doing since our first breakthrough in 1927: Connecting people to sound through our innovative speaker designs.

When moviegoers first heard actors’ voices, Altec Lansing made it happen. When 450,000 people packed a farmland in Woodstock, N.Y., Altec Lansing delivered the soundtrack. And when generations of music lovers have wanted to get lost in sound, Altec Lansing is the name they choose. Again, and again. Because we get that music may change, but its power to move us never does. Which is why people who know audio know Altec Lansing.

OUR HISTORY
1927

THE SOUND OF MY HISTORY

Motion picture sound is introduced with the release of “The Jazz Singer”. Engineers at Western Electric develop the technology and would later go on to form Altec Lansing.

1941

THE SOUND OF MY HERITAGE

Altec Service Company buys Lansing Manufacturing headed by James B. Lansing (JBL), the pioneering audio engineer and designer. Altec Lansing is formed.

 

The Sound of My Ingenuity

Altec Lansing launches its first microphone, the legendary 639 “Birdcage”. This would set the standard for broadcast recording technology for years to come.

1969

THE SOUND OF MY LEGACY

Altec Lansing is the sound system of choice for live entertainment, including when the Beatle’s played Shea Stadium, the Monterey Pop Festival, and at Woodstock.

1973

THE SOUND OF MY CREATIVITY

Billboard Magazine announces there are more Altec Lansing in studios all over the world, including Abbey Road, than all other brands combined.

1984

THE SOUND OF MY WORLD

Altec Lansing is called on to supply the best sound systems around the globe including the Ontario Motor Speedway, EuroDisney, and the 1984 Olympic games.

1995

THE SOUND OF MY INNOVATION

Altec Lansing conquers the home audio market. Anticipating the future, engineers work with IBM and Apple to create the first computer speakers.

2008

THE SOUND OF MY TECH

Altec Lansing is at the forefront of the mobile entertainment revolution and develops the first Iphone docking speaker the T612.

2015

THE SOUND OF MY LIFESTYLE

Altec Lansing has always imagined new ways to experience sound. Our innovations have rocked music history and given a voice to generations.

2016

THE SOUND OF MY FUTURE

Our exclusive collaboration with Nick Jonas ushers in new and innovative audio products for the next generation of music fans.

2018

THE SOUND OF MY SPORTS

Altec Lansing begins strategic partnerships with the NHL’s Rangers and the MLB’s Cardinals, Red Sox, Twins, and more.

2020

THE SOUND OF MY GAME

Altec Lansing launches into gaming, offering innovative headsets, keyboards, mice, and more.

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