Lindos Electronics makes reliable, user-friendly audio test sets, famed for their unique sequence testing. Our products are used by companies including Sony, BT and the BBC to test the performance of their audio equipment. A small British firm, Lindos is passionate about high quality audio and dedicated to providing excellent customer support.
The Lindos Story
The Lindos story began in 1979 with the design of the LA1 Audio Test Set, and founding of the business by Pete and Tricia Skirrow. Initially conceived as a unit for aligning tape machines this turned out to be the ideal unit for testing the newly launched local radio stations throughout the UK. Links were formed with the IBA quality control section at Crawley Court (now disbanded) and many BBC and BT departments, which were to influence future work.
The success of the LA1 funded work on a new microprocessor-controlled Audio Analyser, the LA100, which came to fruition in 1984, incorporating the novel and flexible sequence testing system that was to become widely used by broadcasters. Ahead of its time, it was one of the first battery operated products to use a microprocessor. It was also one of the first instruments ever to use a graphic LCD, which enabled it to show graphs of frequency response. Graphic LCDs are everywhere now, but in 1984, they were a brand new concept.
Once again sales took off, and this time it was television companies that found the product especially useful, though the unit was soon to become something of a standard throughout broadcasting organisations and studios worldwide.
In 2003, after graduating in computer science Chris Skirrow (son of Pete and Tricia) took over the running of Lindos. In 2006, Lindos launched the MiniSonic MS20. Like its predecessors the MS20 is unlike anything else on the market. It is also one of the first devices to use a graphic OLED display, which are not only brighter than LCDs, but also consume much less power. In creating the MS20 we aimed to combine the convenience and simplicity of the original LA1 with some of the smartness of the LA100.
In 2012, Lindos developed the MiniSonic Mic Kit, which incorporates the technology developed for our measurement microphone into a general purpose audio recording kit. Small diaphragm omni-directional electret microphones are free from colouration, smaller than the wavelength of 20kHz and effectively able to sample pressure at a point; in many ways they are the ideal microphone.
For more than 40 years, Lindos Electronics has been proud to serve our discerning customers who share our passion for precision in audio.