History & Work
Early musical impressions – educated at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
Hans Deutsch (hereafter HD) receives his professional calling after first encounter with commercial loudspeakers. ‘Study and Apprenticeship’ – study of acoustic subjects such as physics, musical performance, psychology, physiology and indoor acoustics at the Technical Universities of Braunschweig and TH Aachen. Following many experiments and developments of his own, HD develops Orgel.
1970 - 1973
Maestro Herbert von Karajan ‘discovers’ HD and encourages him to begin serious work on loudspeaker construction. Amadeus and Odessa are the results. HD constructions begin to draw the attention of a growing number of people. The first HornResonator is born. Amadeus and Poseidon are created, with the first midrange drivers featuring indirect radiation patterns. Though still relatively unknown to all but a few insiders, HD receives contracts, such as the planning and construction of the loudspeaker system at the newly-opened Gastein Convention Center. This phase culminates in collaboration with famous artists of the Salzburger Festspiele, such as Leonard Bernstein, John Eaton and Giorgio Strehler. Discovery of the Acoustic Active principle for achieving sound reproduction with a minimum of distortion.
1980 - 1982
Patent for ‘Spatial Sound Reproduction Using the Acoustic Active Frequency Filter’. Pedro Lume and Santo Domingo are from this period.Patent for the HornResonator. The HD loudspeaker series dell’arte comes into existence.
After more than 4 years of research and development, the final adjustments to the dell’arte 240 were made on Christmas Eve. The Antares loudspeaker inaugurates the M series.FT technology patented. Licensing begins. HD loudspeakers claim countless test victories and rave reviews in the hi-fi press. ‘Loudspeaker of the Year’ in Germany (HiFiVision). The system undergoes permanent improvements and establishes itself on the retail market, primarily in Germany, Italy and Austria. Light style series created. An especially successful Year for HD: following the light style 7, the Skyline 2 system is universally recognized as a state-of-the-art product.HD’s daughter Marlene becomes Managing Director of the company. Licenses are issued to industry and work is begun on specialized projects in the fields of acoustics and design.
Launch of the Second Generation HornResonator (with Acoustic Sound Boards). Following the development of Harley, VarioStar, Hammond and light style NEW, licensing and collaboration with the Bösendorfer Piano Factory in Vienna begins. The Bösendorfer VC series is born: crowning zenith and symbiosis of all HD-speakers.HD increasingly appears as charismatic promoter at international high-end events. With his Bösendorfer series he occupies a top position in the innovative high fidelity scene. Inventions & Design: ACT-System, PowerCable, SUB-System and ARO (Acoustic RoomOptimizer) Pilot project for Theatre & Concert halls: 4 VC7 are firing in the Great Festival Hall at Salzburg.
Brodmann-pianos group, a modern structured manufacturing Company, is the new Licensee for Hans Deutsch products (Joseph Brodmann was the teacher of I.Bösendorfer). To the VC-series comes the new series Belvedere and the Top-Model festival with the invention “The pure voice”.