HISTORY AND MISSION
Hill Audio has the standing of being one of the first British professional audio brands to gain an enviable global reputation for the use of its products in high end live music applications as well as every day commercial environments, over a period of more than 30 years. The company was founded in the early 1980’s and the Hill Audio name quickly became synonymous with prestige events and top-class installations. Notably our highly acclaimed power amplifiers, mixing consoles and outboard equipment were put to good use across the world during the heyday of live music with its emerging need for reliable quality audio equipment. Many of these ground-breaking installations continue to use some of the first Hill products to this day, and there will be few veteran audio professionals who do not have a story to tell about their use of Hill Audio products over the last three decades.
Smaller format boards gave Hill Audio the accolade of being the first manufacturer to invent and produce 19 inch rackmount mixers, as seen in Multimix, Rackmix and Stagemix boards in the 1980’s.
The rich history and name of Hill Audio speaks for itself and although the world is populated with many brand names that have emerged since the 1980’s, Hill Audio continues to prove its worth in producing quality and innovative audio products for the discerning professional, thus extending its fame and reputation into the 21st century. Today our design team in the UK produces designs that are affordable, reliable and flexible to suit a large variety of professional applications, with a strong focus on multi-purpose applications and commercial venues. Like many manufacturers in this day and age, we keep our price/quality balance competitive by using latest design principles and techniques, as well as using state-of-the-art offshore manufacturing, solely carried out in our own facilities to give us full leverage about product quality.
With a vast legacy in stage sound, and the specific knowledge of designing compact, yet easy-to-use and reliable audio products for professional applications, Hill Audio has positioned itself as a leader in venue sound systems, which we see as a unique category combining foreground and background sound reinforcement requirements.
As a result, our product range focuses on installed and portable professional sound products for venues which require ultimate versatility; this ranges from audio mixers which work well in pubs where background music is played during the week while a DJ gets to work on weekends, to zoning mixers which combine stereo main zones with mono auxiliary zones, and finally to amplification and speaker systems which can work one day for speech reproduction at a conference occasion and the next day as a sound system for a band. The versatility of our products, combined with the audio quality and ruggedness, makes Hill Audio a prime choice for the hospitality industry, retail outlets, fitness facilities and rental companies.
Istalling and playing background music systems on multiple ambients of a restaurant or a bar, a sales surface like a shop or a supermarket or an audio distribution systems in working places has never been so simple and affordable as it is with Hill Audio solutions. Very interesting zone mixers that are able to route background music and foreground speeches originated by a microphone or playback a recorded digital .mp3 file.
Hill Audio offers a full line of updated tech media player capable to playback music and voice from multiple sources like USB key , Bluetooth connected devices, Wifi network drives and all kind of radio service from traditional FM radio to latest DAB and WEB digital radio transmission .
Great attention is also given to small places by a space minimizing product design for installed modules. Flagship item of such inspiration is the new IMA-202 wall mount media amp , a single device with minimal space consumption featuring an amplifier, a media amp and mixer function in one unit.