History of Pinnacle Speakers

+ What This Site is All About

No, not THE Pinnacle Speakers – but I’m thrilled that you recognize the name. 

Fair warning, I’m about to call you old, but don’t take it personally.

I’m merely making a point here – and a welcoming one, at that: 

If you’re old enough to have fond childhood memories of Pinnacle Speakers that date back to the early 1980s, welcome – you’re going to feel right at home here.

Okay, to kick things off, I’ll be the first one to admit: 

There was a special place for a pair of Pinnacle’s classic PN5 bookshelf speakers in my childhood home. I even convinced my dad to get the legendary OC HT 1 on-ceiling speakers. Mom wasn’t as sold on the idea, but you know how moms usually are. 

Eventually, though, they were up there, thundering away, too. Oh, the memories!

Come to think of it; I might be getting old myself.

In any way, I grew up to be a self-proclaimed stuck-up audiophile, and I – partially – blame Pinnacle Speakers for it. 

But oh, how the times have changed: 

After being around for four decades straight – 1976 was a long time ago, folks – the story of this family-owned and operated business finally came to an end in 2016.

And let me tell you something – it was an end of an era, indeed. 

While Pinnacle Speakers is no more, the legacy lives on – us audiophiles are making sure of it.

Barry Allen

Hi, I'm Barry. Nice to meet you! 

That’s where this version – my version – of Pinnacle Speakers come in.

We’re all living in a world of fast-changing, ever-advancing technology, and the speaker industry is no different. 

Regardless, an audiophile’s highly-refined, hard-to-meet standards of sound excellence always stay the same.

That, combined with the experience and knowledge I’ve gathered over the years, is what I consider to be my secret weapon.

Feel free to browse around, and you’ll discover:

Modern, Top-Notch Home Theater Speakers

This is where I'll introduce you to (and teach you all about it) home theater setup variations, possibilities, and various tips & tricks which revolve around setting up the utmost audio experience in your home.
I'll try to answer all possible questions and educate you on your way to a perfect setup.

Computer Speakers
that will fit right in your desktop setup

Here's where we'll familiarize & learn about computer speakers - the way they work, best ways to pair & connect them, how to use them to get the best performance, and a lot more. You get the point

I'll try to answer all possible questions and help you create your perfect desktop setup.

that will drastically improve your TV’s audio performance

This section is reserved for soundbars - those thin yet incredibly powerful pieces of audio hardware only true enthusiasts know about.

Just stick around and learn all there is to know about these bad boys - movies will never sound the same again!

Party Speakers
for all your outdoor get-togethers

These speakers are all about portability and energy - they're perfect for any type of outdoor event. If you (or your friend) have ever considered getting one,  this is what you absolutely need to visit!

Bluetooth & Wireless Speakers
for rich sound on the go

This category fits into anyone's pocket - literally.

The market has exploded lately, and these handy speakers are taking it over like a storm. If you're interested in getting such a speaker, here's where you'll learn how to select the best one for your needs! 

A wide range of Subwoofers for all your car audio needs

If your car audio is flat & lame, the first thing you'll need is a powerful, yet suitable sub.

In this section, I'll teach you how to select one that will make your windows wobble, and your passengers tremble. Without breaking your bank. Promise! 

The whole point of me starting this website – and naming it the way I did – was to keep the Pinnacle Speakers’ tradition going.

And sure, I’m worlds away from designing my speakers or turning it into a business, but I can do you one better: 

I can teach you how to recognize a well-made speaker when you see one. Plus, I’ll give you all the tools needed to find something that works for you – performance and budget-wise. 

You’re free to call this a fan site if you will – I know I sometimes do. 

Or, maybe, it’s a homage of sorts to a legendary speaker manufacturer that was Pinnacle Speakers. Either way, I wanted to not only keep the memory alive but continue the tradition, too. 

And I did it the only way I knew how: 

  • Taking the time to read up on all things sound-production-related 
  • Doing my research methodically and thoroughly 
  • And lastly, presenting it all in a way that’s both informative and entertaining – not just to my fellow audiophiles, but to your average, music-listening, movie-watching Joe, too 

Although the means have changed, the mission remains the same: 

Bringing „sterling sound“ as they once put it into home theaters and sound systems worldwide. 

That’s what I’m striving to achieve here, in my rendition of Pinnacle Speakers. 

And the best that I can hope for is that what I’m doing here is enough to live up to that legendary name.  

My search for well-defined, rich, and room-filling sound is never over – and I’d like to invite you to join me.

Whether you’re after bone-rattling bass or well-balanced speakers to add to your surround sound system, you can

start your search here!

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