Davone is the brain-child of Paul Schenkel MSc. With a deep passion for music and industrial design, Paul set out to design and produce loudspeakers that make all your favorite music sound more beautiful. Including those old, but great musical recordings. With our 60 square meter acoustically treated listening space, called Værløse Studio, speaker development evolves with each product release. Together with the latest technology in 3D CAD design, we are committed to release many more exciting loudspeakers in the coming years.
The Grande being a cost-no-object loudspeaker, is an audiohile dream to develop. The new beryllium dome tweeter quickly revealed it's quality and in the diffraction free Grande cabinet, it comes to it's full potential. Probably too many listening hours were used to develop the new cross over. Beryllium can be very addictive to listen to. Just close your eyes and let yourself emerse in the music.
A small wood model was missing in the product line, but we did not want to make it small sound wise. So after some initial testing we decided to use a 7" woofer. Together with the high quality tweeter, the Studio became a powerful high performance speaker, hence the name Studio. And just like Mojo we designed a dedicated stand to enable the Studio's full potential.
The Vaerlæse Studio enabled a higher level of sound quality refinement. Countless listening hours led to the Grande, Ray and Tulip VS (A) upgrades. Learnings from each model flowing into the other. Also, with the VS series, the sound signature has become more consistent throughout the product line.
In the new facility we were able to set up a dedicated listening space. And because the company is located in Vaerløse, a small town north of Copenhagen, the studio is called Vaerløse Studio. This was ideal for developing the new Solo, which represented the next step in Davone sound quality.
With a basic product line in place, it was time to add colours (to the Tulip at first) and finally launch the long overdue stand for the Mojo. And again we had to move to a larger faility to accomodate the production.
The Tulip had its introduction at the Munich show 2014. With it's small statue and full sound, it quickly becomes a public favorite.
With three years under it's belt, it was time to update the Ray with the technology from Riva and Grande. The result was the Ray-S. Same on the outside, refreshed on the inside.
With Grande just off our plate, we quickly set out to develop an easy-to-position floorstander, called Riva. It is no coincidence that both cabinet construction and acoustic concept are very similar to Grande. From the start it was praised for its open and authoritative sound. At the same time we moved to a larger faility to accomodate the production off the now 4 models.
The public welcomes the Grande, the new flagship whose cabinet is reminiscent of a luxureous lounge chair and is the result of a painstaking 2-year-project. With its state of the art acoustics Grande impresses and quickly finds it first owners.
Though it was planned to introduce a flagship model next, due to its complexity this product took more time to develop than anticipated. So out came Mojo first. This compact omni directional loudspeaker caused a buzz on the hallways at the CES introduction at january 2012. It has been a favourite for anyone looking for big sound from small speaker since.
How to follow the success of the Rithm design? The pressure was on. After a long development period, Ray was introduced in June 2010. Following the coaxial tradition of Rithm, it got an immediate following. And judging from the massive press interest, Davone was on the right track.
The 20th of August 2006, Davone becomes a company. Production, though limited to the different evolutions of the Rithm, commences in a small workshop in Hillerød, about 30 km north of Copenhagen. Actual sales starts in December 2007. The Rithm design was an immediate success and the coaxial driver was able to equally impress.
While working among other as an acoustic researcher during the day, in spare time the desire to build the Rithm loudspeaker never faded. But not before meeting Klavs Bro Olesen, a highly skilled church organ designer, became the first Rithm prototype a reality. From here on Klavs is a permanent member of the Davone think tank.
Already in 1997 the first product, later to be called Rithm, was born on paper.