THE HERITAGE & HISTORY OF
|1947||Acquired Peerless Electrical Products Company. Tenth Anniversary record album produced, with Bette Davis, Bob Hope, Jean Hersholt, and others.||1958||First Altec contractor sound engineering seminar. First complete Altec home stereo system. Altec supplied sound systems for Thor missile launching sites worldwide.|
|1948||Model 101 high fidelity tuner introduced, Peerless 20-20 transformers. Bell Labs developed transistor.||1959||
Inc., acquired controlling interest in Altec Companies, Inc. First Altec New
Products Clinic. University Sound Products acquired by LTV. Giant Voice®
|1949||First Altec microphone, model 21 condenser. Acquired Western Electric Sound Products Division and began producing Western Electric product lines.||1960||
microphone line. First integrated sales and marketing force formed. New line
of Peerless heavy duty, high power transformers announced.
|1950||Altec moved to new facility in Beverly Hills. Won Electrical Manufacturing Certificate of Award for condenser microphones.||1961||
transistorized compressor amplifier, also new line of telephone products.
Altec teleconferencing system installed at Disneyland.
|1951||Entered acoustical instrumentation market with 21 BR measurement microphone.||1962||
introduced, along with Watchguard® system for Giant Voice® testing. First
Altec FM receiver introduced.
|1952||First Altec broadcast console, model 250, became broadcast standard and was used exclusively by Armed Forces broadcasting. Peerless pioneered hermetically sealed power transformers.||1963||Introduced 203B multicell horn, first Playback® amplifier. University Sound moved to 100,000 square foot factory in wheat field in Canadian County, Oklahoma. Acquired Gonset Inc., manufacturer of transceivers.|
Voice of the
Theatre® became world standard, approved by Research Council of Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Developed first stereophonic theatre sound
systems for: This is Cinerama, House of Wax, and The Robe.
national contractor sound engineering seminar. Acquired Cinema Engineering, Inc., formed it into Audio Controls Division.
Inc., to build theatre stereo equipment. Introduced model S-15 theatre
stereo amplifier system.
||1968||Acquired Standard Systems, Inc., formed it into Altecom telecommunications product line. Introduced Acousta-Voicing® filter sets and test equipment. Introduced A8 Voice of the Theatre® loudspeaker system.|
First Voice of
the Theatre home loudspeaker, model 820A. Peerless produced communications
transformers for Cape Canaveral. Tech Letter #1 published.
||1969||Acousta-Voicing® seminars conducted nationwide.|
trading of Altec stock. Entered telephone products market. Altec featured in
television documentary "Success Story of Altec Lansing". Purchased orange
grove in Anaheim, California, for new factory.
||1970||Introduced biamplified loudspeakers for home use. University Sound becomes part of Altec Division of LTV.|
|1957||Moved offices and factory to new plant in Anaheim, California.||
Corporation formed from parts of LTV, was publicly traded on American
Exchange. Altec assigned long-term liabilities of LTV acquisitions of Allied
Radio and Escon.