Milestones

Since its beginnings over thirty years ago, Dana Innovations has continued to invent, lead, reinvent; creating new categories and pushing the boundaries of technology and design. With over twenty game-changing world-firsts under its belt, Dana Innovations is not only regarded as a founder of the custom installation industry, it is a driving force.

2013

Sonance introduces new High Output, SONARRAY, Architectural Series, Visual Performance, and Original Series

2012

Sonance introduces IS Series, world's best sounding invisible speaker

2011

iPort introduces Launchport

2010

Sonance introduces Landscape Series

2010

SA2 invisible speaker inducted into the CEDIA Hall of Fame

2009

TRUFIG established

2008

Sonance I inducted into the CEDIA Hall of Fame

2007

Sonance introduces Visual Performance Series

2006

Sonance introduces Architectural Series

2005

Dana Innovations acquires Sound Advance, inventor of the world's first invisible speaker 

2004

iPort established

2002

Scott Struthers presented with a CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award

2000

Sonance premiers the world's first In-Wall THX select freestanding subwoofer

2000

Virtuoso, with the world's first in-wall concentric tweeter/ midrange array, is introduced

1999

Sonance introduces the world's first THX select home theater speakers and the Sonance Silhouette 

1998

Sonance introduces world's first THX in-wall speaker system

1997

Sonance patents first amplified volume control for distributed audio

1996

Sonance introduces the T-Series and C-Series

1995

DL800, DL1000, and DL1200 subwoofers developed with soft knee limiting circuitry

1995

Sonance develops MCR 100 and the first water-resistant volume control, VC51WR

1995

Sonance receives the UL approval on the VC101, VC51Q, and VC51- an industry first

1994

The Director 20 introduced as the first Home Theater speaker with a pivoting tweeter

1994

Flagship D-Series line introduced

1993

First dual-voice coil woofer introduced

1993

Sonance develops the patented FlexBar mounting system

1993

Staple Template designed

1993

Sonance introduces the first automatic level-switching (DuaLevel), powered subwoofers, the DL10 and the DL15

1992

M30v, world's first magnetically-shielded, In-Wall speakers introduced

1992

First pivoting-tweeter speakers, directing sound towards the user, are introduced

1991

Sonance introduces world's first distributed audio amplifier

1990

Color-coded and sequentially-marked quality speaker cable introduced

1989

Sonance develops the Sonance 45, the first In-Wall speaker with adjustable treble control

1988

Sonance develops the VCA1 - the first three-channel "room amplifier" designed for home use

1987

Sonance develops the first autoformer volume control specifically designed for the audio spectrum, featuring safe, non-shorting "break before make" switches

1986

Sonance introduces the world's first in-wall subwoofer

1985

Sonance introduces the Sonance I, the world's first in-wall speaker for residential

1985

Sonance develops and patents the first construction and retrofit in-wall speaker bracketing systems

1985

Sonance debuts the Sonance II and the Sonance III at the Consumer Electronics Show

1984

Sonance established

1984

First in-wall speaker designed and marketed

1983

Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer establish Dana Innovations

1983

As Home Technology Systems, Sonance develops the first prototypical, in-wall speaker for high fidelity installations, Sonance I 

1981

As NTLM, Sonance pioneers many sophisticated designs for integrated audio, video, residential, and commercial systems