Ever since it was founded in 2002, Active Audio has been a people-driven venture. That venture began when Xavier Meynial, then Professor of Room Acoustics, created the company in 2002 to promote both his own research and the work of the Acoustics Laboratory of the University of Le Mans. The DGRC patent was filed in 2005 and quickly spawned the StepArray range.
Active Audio’s DNA took shape when the company decided to focus its core business on delivering sound reinforcement solutions for acoustically-challenging environments. Leveraging its expertise in room acoustic issues and investing considerable resources in signal processing, Active Audio began pioneering, developing and manufacturing products designed to improve intelligible speech.
A new chapter was added to the company’s history books when new shareholder Régis Cazin took over management of Active Audio and provided the resources for reducing the product development cycle. Active Audio continued expanding and developing its presence in the international marketplace, with an array of products increasingly acclaimed by its customers, led by the Ray-On range.