自1973年以来，Outline（欧浪）一直将这种意大利的激情和设计天赋应用于设计扬声器系统和相关技术的科学。 我们公司的根源在于我们的创始人Guido Noselli，作为一名年轻的音乐家，他对传递给观众的音频质量不满意。 他对声音改善的雄心壮志伴随着70年代中期迪斯科舞台的出现以及随后对意大利"超级俱乐部"的强大全频扬声器系统的需求。 Outline（欧浪）诞生了。 1976年，Guido在公司发展中招募了一位关键人物，Giorgio Biffi（现任我们的首席执行官），他担任国际销售总监。 Giorgio的商业技能和对伟大音响的持久热情，再加上Guido的设计和工程辉煌，使我们公司在国内和海外蓬勃发展。
一路走来，Outline（欧浪）已经开创了一些产品和技术，以增强我们自己的产品，以及我们现代的产品技术。 "ET系统" 就是一个很好的例子，它是一个电脑控制的转盘，极大地简化了扬声器极性色散特性的测量。 该设计原本仅供公司内部使用，此卓越的设备（于2008年升级为ET 250-3D）已被许多世界知名的扬声器制造商以及各大学、研究机构和跨国公司声学领域采购。
同样，Outline（欧浪）工程师开发和完善了用于压缩驱动器隔膜的Unimetal®概念。 Outline（欧浪）所特有的这一工艺通过将音圈和悬架结合到单个部件中而产生非常轻薄但仍保持必要的结构刚性的膜片。 它们非常快速地散热，并且在将电能转换成声学输出方面也非常有效，使更自然和动态的显著再现。
我们的总部设在意大利北部米兰附近的布雷西亚，是公司所有的主要业务的经营地。 我们的生产设施包括一个配备最新数控机械的大型木工车间，以及一个现代金属加工中心和我们自己的消声室。 我们的电子和软件开发设施都在公司内部，与我们的管理、销售、营销和客户服务一起。
虽然我们许多现代的人将其部分或全部制造业转移到海外，但所有Outline（欧浪）产品仍由我们自己的员工在意大利100％生产。 我们的大部分分包商和供应商也位于我们当地的地区，这种方法使我们能够完全控制我们的设计被转换成实体产品的方式。 这与我们100％的质量控制和检验工作是人工完成的事实相结合，使我们能够提供出色的一致性和质量的产品。
公司的所有权完全由Giorgio Biffi和Guido Noselli的两个儿子Michele和Stefano担任，他们分别是信息传播和生产部门的董事。 我们的客户享有对公司行政负责人及其指导人员的直接联系，这能排除我们最高层人员和客户之间取得联系的障碍，客户是我们持续成功的关键。
当Outline（欧浪）接近45岁的生日时，我们决心实现Guido Noselli的梦想比以往任何时候都更加强烈。 我们仍然致力于研发和设计专业工具和技术，使创意人员能够在任何地点向世界各地的观众传播他们的艺术。
我们的Grand Touring Outline (GTO) 系列线源系统继续成为我们不懈追求完美的一个很好的典型系列 - 一套完整的配套产品和配件，为忙碌的生产厂商提供完整的音频"工具箱"。 全新的STADIA系列正在为体育场声响设定标准，而全面的VEGAS产品系列代表了我们现代各种不同应用的扬声器解决方案。
History and Philosophy
Italian individuals and companies have led the world in certain disciplines for centuries. In automotive and industrial design, in cuisine and wine, in fashion, in culture, in architecture, in art, in science and of course in music, 'Italian Passion' continues to inspire the heart and delight the senses.
An introduction to our company
Where We Come From
Since 1973 Outline have been applying that Italian passion and design flair to the science of designing loudspeaker systems and associated technologies. The roots of our company lie with our founder Guido Noselli, who as a young musician was dissatisfied with the audio quality being delivered to his audiences. His ambition for sonic improvement coincided with the emergence of the disco scene of the mid-70s and the subsequent demand for powerful, full-range loudspeaker systems for the Italian 'super clubs' of the day. Outline was born. In 1976 Guido recruited a pivotal figure in the development of the company, Giorgio Biffi (now our CEO), who joined as International Sales Director. Giorgio's commercial skills and abiding passion for great audio, combined with Guido's design and engineering brilliance, enabled our company to flourish both at home and overseas.
The 1970s also witnessed the start of the modern professional sound reinforcement business, as large music festivals grew in popularity alongside the development of what we now know as the international concert touring circuit. As the need to deliver quality audio to ever-increasing numbers of people grew, Outline refined and developed many of the design concepts from their club-oriented products into sophisticated, portable loudspeaker systems capable of delivering the power and audio quality necessary for major events.
Along the way, Outline has pioneered a number of products and technologies that enhance our own products as well those of our contemporaries. A good example is the 'ET System', a computer-controlled turntable which greatly simplifies the measurement of the polar dispersion characteristics of loudspeakers. Designed originally for in-house use only, this remarkable device (upgraded to the ET 250-3D in 2008) has since been purchased by many of the world's best-known loudspeaker manufacturers as well as various universities, institutes and multinational companies working within the field of acoustics.
Similarly, Outline engineers developed and refined the Unimetal® concept for compression driver diaphragms. This process, unique to Outline, produces diaphragms which are extremely thin and light yet retain the necessary structural rigidity by incorporating the voice coil and suspension into a single component. They dissipate heat very quickly and are also extraordinarily efficient at converting electrical energy into acoustic output, resulting in a noticeably more natural and dynamic reproduction.
Guido Noselli sadly passed away in 2006. His spirit and his enthusiasm for audio continues in the company he founded four decades ago, and is encapsulated in his personal motto:
'We listen to our customers so that we can create the true audience experience'.
Outline's dedication to listening, to research, to innovation and to the never-ending quest for perfection in professional audio technology is his legacy.
Where We Are Now
Our headquarters in Brescia, near Milan in northern Italy, houses all the principal activities of the company. Our manufacturing facility includes a large woodworking shop equipped with the latest in CNC machinery, as well as a modern metal fabrication centre and our own anechoic chamber. Our electronics and software development facilities are all in-house, alongside our administration, sales, marketing and support departments.
While many of our contemporaries have moved some or all of their manufacturing offshore, all Outline products are still 100% manufactured here in Italy by our own staff. The majority of our subcontractors and suppliers are also located within our local region, and this approach gives us total control of the manner in which our designs are converted into physical products. This, combined with the fact that 100% of our quality-control and inspection work is done manually, allows us to deliver products of extraordinary consistency and quality.
Our dedicated R&D team includes professors and graduates in both acoustics and physics. Their deep theoretical expertise is balanced by the Decades of hands-on experience of their colleagues, resulting in designs that combine valid acoustical theory with real-world practicality.
The ownership of the company rests wholly with Giorgio Biffi and Guido Noselli's two sons, Michele and Stefano, who are Directors of Communication and Production respectively. Our clients enjoy a unique degree of accessibility to the people who have executive responsibility for the company and its direction, and this deliberate removal of barriers between our most senior people and our clients is a key to our continued success.
Outline products are sold via an international network of over 65 distributors, and our client base now numbers many production companies and venues of all kinds all over the world. Our international representatives are fully empowered not only to represent us and our products, but to facilitate the critical feedback paths that keep us tightly connected to the changing dynamics of our various markets.
Where We Are Going
As we approach our 45° birthday, our determination to realise Guido Noselli's dream is stronger than ever. We remain absolutely committed to researching and designing professional tools and technologies that allow creative people to deliver their art to audiences of every size in any location.
Our Grand Touring Outline series of line-source systems continue to be a great example of our restless pursuit of perfection – an integrated suite of complementary products and accessories that provide a complete audio 'toolbox' to the busy production company. The all-new STADIA series is setting the standards for stadium sound while the comprehensive VEGAS product family represents our contemporary loudspeaker solutions for a range of different applications.
Similarly, the all-new NEWTON FPGA-based series, a complete re-imagining of DSP audio controllers, is another quantum leap forward from Outline that combines state-of-the-art loudspeaker management tools with audio signal routing and signal synchronisation, resulting in new levels of system control.
Outline – designed and manufactured without compromise and created with Italian passion for people who care as much as we do.