Hill Audio - A History in Sound.
Hill Audio is a brand of professional audio products created by audio design pioneer Malcolm Hill, and owned by Malcolm Hill Associates.
Starting in 1969, Hill was initially known as Hill PA systems; in 1980 the suffix 'PA systems' was replaced in favour of the more relevant 'Audio'.
With Malcolm Hill Associates providing the product design, premises and finance, long term associate Robert Lingfield formed Hill Audio Ltd, to manufacture Hill products under license. The Hill Audio product range includes amplifiers, mixing consoles and speaker systems.
Together with Malcolm Hill Associates, the next decade saw massive expansion, plus the introduction of many innovative products, and the development of an international distributor network.
Iconic Hill products
Modular Mixing Consoles
Non-Modular Mixing Consoles
Multimix (rackmount) series
IC 208 series
DX 700 series
TX 1000 series
DX 3000 series
This phenomenal success is well illustrated by Live Aid, the 1985 global event, where every piece of live sound audio equipment was a Hill Audio product (except the microphones!)
Other Theatre, Arena and Stadium events and concert tours featuring the exclusive use of Hill Audio products include:
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Monsters of Rock Festivals
Other customers include:
Abbey Road Studios
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Sadly, in 1992, at a time of general economic recession and extreme price competition from Far East manufacturers, Hill Audio Ltd went into administration.
The business assets were purchased from the administrator by Millbank, a subsidiary of Atapco
Following an action in the High Court, a Supreme Court order determined that ownership of the Hill Audio name, style and designs remained with Malcolm Hill Associates, the licensor.
Although most Hill Audio production was wound down at this time, Malcolm Hill Associates continued (as Malcolm Hill Audio) with the manufacture of the Hill Chameleon, and then to gradually introduce new Hill designs.
New generation Hill designs are manufactured by Hill Pro Audio Ltd., York, UK, under license from Malcolm Hill Associates. www.hillproaudio.co.uk