Tegeler Audio Manufakturverifies its high quality products with ADAM studio monitors

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ADAM Audio S3H studio monitors in the show room of Michael Krusch's Tegeler Audio Manufaktur

CEO Michael Krusch talks about the development of his company, its products and why he decides for ADAM Audio monitoring

The Tegeler Audio Manufaktur (T.A.M.) in Berlin was founded by Designer Michael Krusch. Initially building audio equipment for his home studio, where he recorded his wife‘s music, he began by building clones of valve-tube-based audio equipment. He was eventually minded to start making his own designs since, as he pointed out: “I felt it was boring to simply build things which already existed“.


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Products designed to enrich and colour the audio signal organically to add a certain aesthetic to the music

After a while his acquaintances became interested in his inventions, so he started seriously using his passion for developing audio gear to then turn it into a professional concern producing equipment for musicians and audio engineers. His products are still based on valve tube-circuits, designed to enrich and to colour the incoming audio signal organically. The beating heart of his products is of course, analogue, but some, like his Schwerkraftmaschine-compressor, may be controlled digitally.

Equipment with tons of knobs and pots and LEDs or very linear and neutral sounding machines are definitely not to Michaels taste.  He prefers to add a certain aesthetic to the music. A module overburdened with options is considered by Michael symptomatic of a lack of decision-making by the designers! He prefers to listen, then pre-select a sound spectrum to work with, adding the minimum adjusting knobs to ensure the efficiency and efficacy of his inventions. This policy, he adds, aids the user to find the sound they need much easier and quicker.

Together with his two colleagues Michael assembles their products by hand in Germany in Berlins northern lakeside Tegel district. Their compressors, equalizers, summing machines and so on are then checked not simply by measuring and rigourous quality controls, but also by listening to them and assessing their functions with authentic musical input.

Particularly for this crucial musical input assessment, the T.A.M. requires extremely reliable monitoring-speakers. These monitors must possess both precision and musicality which Michael found within the ADAM Audio product range.  He chose a variety, or ensemble if you will, of ADAM Audio speakers. A friend of his had introduced him to the ADAM Audio range and after a listening-session he was very excited and was convinced that ADAM speakers could fulfill the complex task required of them at TAM.

He added: „All of our products are checked and tested using our ADAM speakers,“ Michael emphasizes.  „But aside from the ADAM speakers performing their primary task well, they are also simply fun to listen to!“  In other words Micheal doesn‘t only use them to analyse his products, but also to enjoy music for the sake of music which, in the end, is what really counts!

Find out more about Tegeler Audio Manufaktur: www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de