Geoffrey Blundell founded Audio Ltd in 1963 to make radio microphone systems for the film and television markets. These early systems operated in the 72 MHz band. The receivers used valves and the transmitters used some of the first transistors on the market. Geoffrey passed away in 2003, but left a strong legacy, ensuring that the highest audio quality in all designs.
Over the years numerous feature films, including the 1968 release of 2001: A Space Odyssey used Audio Ltd systems. Later productions using Audio Limited include the Oscar-winning movies: Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, and Titanic, as well as the Emmy award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones.
In 2015, Audio Ltd previewed the 1010 digital system after several years of research and development. The 1010 accomplished the goal of a fully digital system with the lowest end-to-end latency of 2 mS. It also exhibited better RF range and audio quality than the best analogue systems. Based on the engineering work done for the 1010, in 2017 Audio Ltd introduced the A10 Digital Wireless System, available for sale worldwide.
Sound DevicesIn 2018, Sound Devices, LLC announced the acquisition of Audio Limited. Audio Ltd., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sound Devices, continues to operate out of its Watford, UK offices with Kishore Patel and Lee Stone continuing as managing director and technical director, respectively.