It was 1974, the Vietnam war was still raging, cyclone Tracy was whirling its way to Darwin, and David Bowie was singing about Diamond Dogs.
Listening to records on his own hand built stereo system, a young, bright-eyed, long haired, music lover, Scott Krix - who had just graduated from University as an electronic engineer - had an epiphany.
Getting together with a mate from his home town of Loxton, Scott opened the Acoustic Foundry in Goodwood, Adelaide.
He'd been making speakers for his family, friends, and mates of mates for years. He loved the sensation he got when dropping the pin on a new record, hearing the sound of it envelop the room, feeling his hair stand up on end. The way Scott saw it, there was always something to learn from sound.
His friend took the reins at the shop while Scott built the speakers and the place soon filled with HiFi obsessed hippies and uni students looking to 'design their own speakers' from the comfort of the Foundry's old 'Dentist Chair' foraged from a city night club. This was the birth of the Krix Home Grown (HG) series.
In 1978, the manager of Goodwood Road's Capri Theatre, noticed Scott's handiwork and commissioned him to design and build a new set of cinema speakers. Not taking the opportunity lightly, Scott went about solving an acoustic problem that had plagued the industry for years - inventing the world's first infinite baffle speaker system.
The Australian cinema industry soon got wind of the amazing sound at the Capri and it wasn't long before Scott was invited to build and install his infinite baffle speakers at every major picture house in Australia. Then the boom came.
Cinema multiplexes hit their stride in the 80s and 90s, and whether it was the ethereal sounds of Spielberg's ET at Adelaide's Hindley Street cinema, or the thriving synth of the Flashdance soundtrack at Sydney's George Street theatre, it was Krix speakers behind it all.
Trends came and went but one thing remained the same - the artistic pursuit of delivering the highest quality sound through the highest quality speakers.
It's now been 42 years since Scott Krix sold his first speakers, but the story remains the same. Scott and his band of brothers, engineers and designers, continue to innovate, creating Australian made and manufactured speakers for people who want to go from simply listening, to experiencing, sound.
Initially NAS was tasked with servicing the Sunshine Coast market exclusively by offering all of Krix's solutions. Over the past year the Sunshine Coast branch has secured 5 certified dealers for Home Cinema, along with numerous specialists selling Krix's Home Entertainment Range made up of Architectural and Timber speakers. As a result of our success over the past year NAS was recently invited to attend the Krix Dealer Conference for their top performers state wide, something we are incredibly proud of.
NAS now has the opportunity to replicate the coast success in our Brisbane, Cairns and Newcastle branches. As a team we are very excited by the opportunity to support a quality made Australian product like Krix, and will do our very best to service and support their amazing product. NAS, like Krix, is a family owned and operated business and share similar values when it comes to offering quality products at the right price, backed by exceptional pre and post sales service.
For background music and home theatre sound you can hear but not see, the Krix in ceiling range is the ultimate concealed speaker experience.
Almost invisible, tucked away in the ceiling, these speakers are ideal for distributing high quality audio throughout your home.
Sonically matched, the in ceiling range can be mixed with other speakers in the Krix home entertainment range for the ultimate home theatre experience.
Either fully or semi-enclosed, Krix’s in ceiling range are a far cry from a standard open-back in ceiling design. Perfectly tuned to the enclosure, the acoustic performance is controlled while protecting against dust and debris – for the ultimate in concealed sound reproduction.
Experience the fine nuances in a classical piece, or rock the room. Krix floorstanding speakers are designed to be all-rounders, ideal for immersing yourself in music and movies, but also high fidelity 2 channel listening.
Incorporating bass reflex designs, Krix floorstanding speakers give you efficient, powerful bass with tremendous clarity, balanced with spacious detail from the mid-range and high frequencies.
With quality gold plated dual terminals allowing bi-wiring or bi-amping, and sleek, slender designs which take up very little floor space, Krix’s floorstanding range not only sound amazing, the look great too.
In a commercial cinema, sound is heard but not seen, with a wall of speakers driving the dynamic soundtrack directly through the big screen for the ultimate sound experience.
As leading developers of commercial cinema speakers, Krix delivers the cinema sound experience to your home cinema with Series MX. These unique modular behind-screen speaker systems, designed to be installed behind an acoustically transparent screen, will conceal everything but the cinema quality sound.
Combined with matching surround speakers, Series MX truly delivers the excitement, presence and impact of real cinema, at home.
The Krix Infinite Baffle Wall, which has been installed in commercial cinemas since the early 1980s, is also replicated in the MX series. The thick, acoustic absorption material on the front baffle of the speakers minimises reflections and prevents sound leakage behind the screen, for a high energy sound you can feel. For large or cinema-scope screens, Krix’s optional low frequency absorption spacer modules can be used in pairs to ensure a wide, realistic soundstage.