Dr. Rudolf Goerike and Ernst Pless founded AKG in Vienna in 1947 and soon became one of the biggest players in the world of sound. Today AKG is synonymous with good sound, stands for passion in music providing the highest quality and ongoing innovation in the world of music. Within months, the radio stations, theatres and Jazz-Clubs started to use the first microphones.

In 1949, the first headphones came on the market. Then, in the early fifties AKG made a breakthrough with several new products.

Worldwide expansion

With its growing success, the company also expanded geographically with a German subsidiary founded in 1955. By the end of the fifties, AKG’s worldwide distribution network had grown to other parts of Europe and abroad. In the sixties they successfully started exporting into former East block countries and Latin America.

The seventies: AKG innovations around the clock

By the end of the seventies the first endorsement contracts were signed with Frank Sinatra, Roger Whittaker, Falco and other artists. As the technological leader, AKG was first in perfecting the upcoming digital technology.

In 1994 AKG became a part of Harman International Industries, Inc. The following years brought a time of restructuring and sharpening of the product line and distribution strategy.


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