It was back in the early fifties that Sergio Montanari started to build his first sound amplification systems, at first under the name "Super MB", later "Montarbo". Our trademark, the one still shown on our products, was introduced in 1962.
The company continued to create new products in keeping with this philosophy of excellence, including a wide range of amplified mixers, followed in 1965 by the first self-powered speaker enclosures, and shortly after by the first quadriphonic mixers and by the bass amplifiers with separate head units. In the early eighties we were one of the first audio companies to design software-assisted effects processors.
Nowadays, we develop our technology using a two-path approach: first we test our products in the most demanding live-concert environment where operating conditions are much more severe than anything most of our users has to deal with, second we design and build our own digital tools for the testing and analysis of electroacoustic systems. Combining the best of both worlds, we can incorporate leading-edge technology in all our products, from the more sophisticated to the more economic. And each of our products, whatever its price, is clearly "professional grade".
Usability and user-centred design have always inspired our products. This is the reason why our products are both easy to install and to use, with a genuine open architecture interface.