Many people ask questions about AktiMate’s heritage.
It all began in 2006 with a discussion in a beach-side cafe in Collaroy on Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the Australian summer. Epoz, the company behind AktiMate, was itself relatively new and had been established in late 2005 to distribute two British hi-fi brands. With traditional hi-fi as part of the company’s DNA but its management definitely a part of the iPod generation, it seemed logical to combine the two. iPod docks were beginning to appear but primarily as single pieces. The possibility to produce a seriously good pair of hi-fi stereo loudspeakers, with a built in amplifier together with an in-built but elegantly concealed iPod dock sounded like a great idea.
The sun, surf and general ambience increased the enthusiasm!