Story

1994
21/06/1994

The year was 1994 and it all began. Well sort of. Some years earlier, while studying Electronic Systems at University, Haider (one of the Sonneteer founders) had a band and Remo( the other Sonnet...

1995
14/08/1995

Things were very much running on Adrenalin. We didn't sleep much and worked a lot through the night trying to make sure things were just right with the new amplifier. We were given a chance to be...

1996
22/08/1996

We were starting to walk on our own two feet by now. The HiFi press had gotten a taste of us and we were exporting. The Campion had even reached the pages of the Strait Times in Singapore. The fi...

1997
14/08/1997

I [Haider] was sitting in our unit, a 3m x 4m sublet downstairs from our friends' Satellite dish and set top box distribution business, not in great mood staring and sometimes fiddling with this ...

1998
21/06/1998

Our own Vinyl revival started here. For the previous year we had spent some time dusting off our LP records and testing a bit of circuitry which we assumed was more likely to grace our own living...

1999
14/08/1999

The year a Sonneteer product became the marker to be measured by. What HiFi magazine in the UK, at the time the dominant audio publication, gave the Sedley a 5 star review. Ok that sort of thing ...

2000
27/07/2000

'Freed from the century' the Manic Street Preachers sang at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff and live to the world via TV as we sang with them (Haider and his troop were there) with little fear of ...

2001
15/08/2001

Brontë was to be a range. So it started off as an Amplifier and CD player. That's how it would stay till we finally put CD players to rest a decade and a half later. The Bronte CD player shared ...

2002
27/07/2002

Digital amplifiers, up till this point were considered somewhat of a novelty. Not many knew that as plasma and LCD televisions were becoming popular, just about everyone of them included a Class ...

2003
15/08/2003

Sound, CD quality, wirelessly. That's what we offered back in 2003. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where the big and the bold electronics and technology companies go to show off wh...

2004
16/08/2004

The year the Sonneteer Orton, dual mono, integrated amplifier was launched. 2004 in some way was the culmination of a decades worth of work. Essentially the Orton started with our original Campio...

2005
10/08/2005

One could say we got (a little bit)famous this year. Helped, perhaps, a little bit by the range of Bard products which were starting to get some attention. Saying that, our Bronte 'Digital' ampli...