WHAT WE ARE ABOUT...
Founded in 2010 by British inventor Davies Roberts, we spent our formative years as a pro audio manufacturer and hire company re-inventing the loudspeaker, drawing praise from music industry luminaries including Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley and producer ‘Flood’ in the process.
Our big innovation and mission is to minimise all types of distortion from all audio designs, believing that the less distortion the better the connection to the music.
From our experience in the live music industry we have learned and understood flaws with the traditional approach used to create loudspeakers and have developed patent pending technology to create pure audio in any sound-producing device.
Confident that our technologies could be miniaturised, in 2015 we launched our first consumer earphone via a crowdfunding campaign. The success of the campaign propelled us forward and soon after came our Isolate® ear protector raising over £2 million via crowdfunding campaigns. We now have an armoury of audio products that have won commendations from highly respected audio professionals and artists: Tony Visconti (Grammy Award winning producer, David Bowie, T-Rex), Julian Lennon, James Rhodes (classical pianist), Fran Healy(Travis)...
We now ship our ear protectors and earphones to over 170 countries and have gone from a small team of three working from a garage in a back garden to a company of 26 working from Flare HQ on the south coast.
All Flare products are built with the principle of Waveform Integrity: the signal that goes in is precisely replicated by the sound wave that comes out.
This uncorrupted sound retains all of its definition; it couples more efficiently, disperses evenly, enables maximum throw and is more controllable.
Our product line is centred on three patent-pending technologies: Space™ enclosure construction technology, Vortex™ pressure abatement technology and Nanoflow™ driver alignment technology.
"Natural sound has asymmetry differences; vocals and brass instruments are habitually asymmetrical, whereas most wooden instruments produce symmetrical waveforms. If a speaker is to produce accurate sound, then it must be capable of re-creating accurate waveform balance."
Founder, Flare Audio
IN YOUR EAR
Flare made its name in the world of professional audio, where our ground-up reinvention of the loudspeaker has drawn praise from music industry figures including Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey, Art of Noise’s Gary Langan and U2 / The Killers producer ‘Flood’.
Having filled concerts, festivals and even cinemas with our ultra-low distortion, we took to Kickstarter to raise awareness of the miniaturisation of our flare technology, with an innovative range of in-ear earphones enabling us to bring the company’s award winning innovative ‘pure sound’ technology to the listening public.
Nearly five years after the last album was recorded at this historic venue, the legendary Olympic Studios was reborn as a new two-screen Dolby Atmos cinema complex, complete with live music room. Equipped with Flare Audio speakers the venue’s full Dolby Atmos sound system delivers the very latest in great, immersive sound.
Today, Screen 1 is a 130-seat luxury cinema, featuring state of the art digital projection, comfortable reclining seats and, of course, the Dolby Atmos surround sound.
"Yes, we wanted comfy seats, that was a given; yes, we wanted great picture quality; but we wanted to do something a little bit special with the sound. Olympic was always known for experimenting with its sound - it was the first place in the world to have a four-track recorder; the Helios desks were built specifically for Olympic... It just seemed important to do something special with the Sound."
Owner, Olympic Studios