Falcon Electronics was founded in 1972 as by the first employee at KEF Electronics Ltd., Malcolm Jones. As KEF's Senior Development Engineer, Malcolm was responsible for most of the design and development of the legendary KEF drive units - the B139, B200, B110, T15, T27, and the speaker systems in which they were incorporated. After 13 years of success with some of the world's most fabled speaker designs, he left KEF in 1974 to work full time at what would then become Falcon Acoustics Ltd.
▲ Malcolm Jones (Left) with KEF founder Raymond Cooke (Right)
Starting as a small family business with Malcolm Jones and his wife Valerie as directors, Falcon Acoustics initially formed to supply the retail DIY market with a range of components and items needed for building a speaker system. Growing from their kitchen table in Bexhill, England, Falcon eventually became the inductor manufacturer for over 2/3rds of UK speakers through the 80's and 90's. Falcon has always been recognized for their quality and prestige.
▲ Hand winding inductors circa 1976
In 2006, Valerie retired from Falcon, and she sadly passed in 2008. In 2009, Malcom fully retired from his leadership role at Falcon and passed the torch to his dear friend Jerry Bloomfield, who brought Falcon to Oxford as Falcon's new owner and Managing Director. Malcolm still carries on his long association with the Falcon name as Technical Consultant for their ongoing projects.
▲ Malcolm Jones & Jerry Bloomfield with Falcon L3S/5a
In 2014/2015, Falcon Acoustics released their now famous Falcon Acoustics Classic BBC LS3/5a monitor loudspeaker, and has since expanded the number of systems to include the R.A.M range, and the technologically advanced Reference range. Today, Falcon Acoustics is the largest UK supplier of drive units and UK Distributor for most major brands, as well as manufacturing the Falcon Acoustics range of drive units all designed by Malcolm Jones.