Sunday, April 02, 2006

Pro Audio Company Names

Pro Audio Company Names: What They Mean

TANNOY - A term coined by founder Guy Fountain in 1926 based on the metals "tantalum" plus "lead alloy" which he used to create a better electrolytic rectifier.

KORG - Keio + Organ Founder Mr. Tsutomu Katoh, along with Mr. Tadashi Osanai, started Keio Electronic Laboratories in 1962 named after the nearby railroad line. They liked the name because Keio (pronounced kay-oh) also represented the first initials of their names. Years later when they decided to manufacture organs designed by Fumio Mieda, the name was changed to Korg, a derivative of Keio Organ.


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