Our History


In November 2015, ESD Acoustic's founder, Mr. David Dai, conceived the idea of creating the world's most High-End Hi-fi audio system. He began communicating with top audio technology experts from the United States, Dr. Bruce Edgar and Mr. Sam Saye, to discuss technical cooperation.


In June 2016, Mr. David Dai personally acquired the technical knowledge, patents, and naming rights of horn design, speaker manufacturing, and other aspects from Dr. Bruce Edgar and Mr. Sam Saye.


Starting from July 2016, Mr. Jacky Dai began to learn and absorb the purchased technology from Dr. Bruce Edgar and Mr. Sam Saye, while also collaborating with them to design and create the first prototype.


In August 2016, Mr. David Dai and Mr. Jacky Dai established ESD Acoustic LLC in the United States to develop prototypes, order diaphragms, and other core components.


In November 2016, ESD Acoustic LLC received angel investment from Dr. Hua Guichao, the chairman of Inventronics Group, .


In May 2017, the development and trial production of the first pair of four-way, four-unit speakers was successfully accomplished.


In June 2017, ESD Acoustic LLC established "ESD Acoustic (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd." in Binjiang District of Hangzhou, with a registration capital of $1 million.


In March 2018, the first flagship system prototype "Dragon" was completed, and participated in the Munich High End Show, Germany, in May 2018, causing a sensation.


In the subsequent years of 2018, ESD Acoustic participated in various audio exhibitions including the Hong Kong AV·Head-fi Show, Guangzhou High End Show, Chengdu International Audio&Visual Show, Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest, New York Audio Show, Shenzhen Hi-fi Show, and so on.


In November 2018, ESD Acoustic participated in the New York Audio Show and received high praise. Four reviewers from the globally renowned audio industry magazine Stereophile published articles, giving most positive feedback. They highly praised ESD Acoustic's flagship "Dragon" system as "the biggest, most natural, most relaxed, and uncolored sound," among other accolades.


At the end of 2018, ESD Acoustic was selected for the "5050 Plan" in Hangzhou.


In May 2019, ESD Acoustic participated in the High End Munich in Germany for the second time and was awarded "Best in Show" and "The 1st" by the most renowned European audio magazine, Audiophile Magazine.


In May 2019, ESD Acoustic launched the "Phoenix," "Crane," and "Panda" series of audio systems, initiating a phase of product diversification and commercialization as the company ventured into a range of offerings.


In 2019, ESD Acoustic successively participated in the Shanghai International High-end Hi-fi Audio Show, Tokyo International Audio Show, Chengdu International Audio&Visual Show, Shenzhen HiFi Show, Beijing International Music & Hifi Show, Beijing International High-End Audio Visual Show, Guangzhou Audio and Video Show, Northeast International Audiovisual Exhibition, Singapore Iternational Sound & Sight Exhibition, Capital Audiofest in the United States, and New York Audio Show, receiving multiple awards.


In 2019, ESD Acoustic established a distributor in Singapore.


In October 2019, ESD Acoustic was awarded the status of National High-tech Enterprise.


In October 2020, ESD Acoustic launched its Bluetooth Player BT-1.


In January 2021, ESD Acoustic launched Kunlun audio electronics rack.


In 2021, ESD Acoustic launched the "Super Dragon" system and sold 8 sets during the months of June and July. The exceptional quality of the product received high praise from many renowned entrepreneurs, establishing a strong user base.


In June 2021, ESD Acoustic unveiled the design renderings of the "Aviator" entry-level audio system, which quickly got orders with prepayments totaling over a million. By December 2021, the "Aviator" was in full production and deliveries began.


In March 2022, ESD Acoustic successfully developed subwoofer with ultra-low distortion.


In October 2022, the "Aviator" Bluetooth speaker was listed on the 2022 FORTUNE China 50 Best Design List.


In December 2021, ESD Acoustic launched its first headphone Kirin, and its first headphone amplifier “Cloud” in the following month.


In January 2023, ESD Acoustic received official notification that ESD Acoustic won the 440-square-meter main exhibition hall at the 2023 High End Munich, Germany.


In May 2023 at the Munich High End Show, ESD Acoustic show for the first time its Chinese Lacquer Art Version Super Dragon system, astonishing the whole industry.


In August 2023, ESD Acoustic successively launched CDT-2B CD Transport, DA-2B DAC, DPA-2B Pre-amplifier, and BT-2 Bluetooth Player.


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