Alfred & Partners, the Tallinn based design studio and think tank, is not simply a business but a dedication, a dedication to a single, heartfelt idea - the production of Instruments, Sound Diffusers, Sculptures - capable of unveiling the rich, emotional tapestry of music in a personally involving way.
For more than 25 years, the designer and founder, Alfred Vassilkov, has been designing loudspeakers - achieving success both in design and patents - with developed products, in Europe. A decision was made - that to establish his own brand based on his gathered experience and knowledge.
Such dedication carries with it the implicit responsibility of a wholly uncompromising approach to audio design. Pride of craftsmanship shares equal footing with sonic innovation. Their visionary achievements, their quest for musical truth, continuously pushing the envelope - the result is a product line that offers unrivaled musical revelation packaged in designs of unparalleled beauty.
More importantly, we hope that their efforts can, in some small way, offer a key that assists listeners in unlocking the vast structure of emotion that is - music.
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For Estelon, the new brand, the visionary development started in 2006 when Alfred started to analyze materials and technologies for producing cabinets with streamlined shapes that could not only reproduce the best sound but also assimilate into an interior, with their elegant “sculpture” look. Years of work had led him to a proprietary, crushed marble based composite. The material having excellent stiffness and damping factors, as well as technical features that allowed for the creation of cabinets with a design that enhances the sound reproduction capability of the system as a whole.
The special E-lon shape of the loudspeaker creates ideal conditions for sound reproduction. Its rounded form excludes corner reflections. A narrowing of the tweeter area - the front panel sculpted - to achieve 0 phase at the listening point, while its larger radiuses maintain their excellent influences on the direction diagram. The cabinet becomes wider and deeper at its base for both stability and to allow for the volume required for effective low frequency reproduction.
Finally, every loudspeaker produced must pass Alfred & Partners extreme level of quality control - each pair of loudspeakers is assembled, tuned and then listened to individually. AND lastly, all the products are handmade in Estonia, to their exacting standards.