A.E.B. Industriale has been designing and manufacturing electronic and electro acoustic products for the the professional audio industry for over 25 years under its trademark dBTechnologies.
Over the years, dBTechnologies products have gained substantial recognition for their technological innovations, as well as their inherent standard of quality.
1974 – Arturo Vicari founds A.E.B. (Acoustical Engineering Bureau) Industriale s.r.l in Bologna (Italy). The mission of the company was to
develop earphones for the broadcasting market. One of the first customer was Italian
Public Broadcasting Company RAI. In the
following years, a continuous research in high-end electronics technologies
drove A.E.B. to develop loudspeakers and radio microphones for the
Musical Instruments market.
1990 – A.E.B starts to operate in the professional
audio market under the new trademark dBTechnologies. The main goal under
this project is engineering sound reinforcement systems through advanced
2000 – The brand’s internationalisation process drives to the foundation of the subsidiary
company dBTechnologies Deutschland G.m.b.H in Koln, Germany. Today, the Company
distributes the brand in Germany, Austria and BeNeLux.
2002 – dBTechnologies launches the first complete Opera series,
which establish itself as a
break-through product in a very challenging professional market, where only few
company offered polypropylene 2-way speakers. Starting from that very moment, A.E.B focuses in designing powered systems, building
a strong expertise and establishing itself as an early player in a rising
2004 – Launch of Fifty Line, the first powered system
on the market equipped with a built-in microprocessor. A.E.B enhances its R&D
facilities and HR, focusing on a process that will lead to the release of
celebrated Digital Vertical Array DVA series, a break-through concept aimed to
set new standards in the sound reinforcement industry by bringing line array
technology to a much wider base of users.
Launch of DVA T4, the first active polypropylene line-array module in the
professional audio market. Equipped
with premium components, advanced electronics and designed to obtain maximum
power packed in an exceptionally light enclosure, DVA T4 is an international
success and a milestone in the history of the brand. During its 10-year history, more than 30.000
units of this active line array system has been sold all over the world.
2008 – The
development process for proprietary amplifying technology DIGIPRO® is started.
2011 – dBTechnologies
approaches larger professional applications market with active line array
system DVA T12. Equipped with the
second generation Digipro G2® amp technology and proprietary networking
protocol RDNET, DVA T12 is able to deliver an incredible output and definition
despite its compact size, light-weight and unprecedented user-friendliness.
2013 – The DVA Series welcomes the new DVA T8 which
packs even more power in compact dimensions while maintaining all the advantages
of the previous models of the series. DVA T8 is a new milestone in the
brand’s history and a turning point for AEB Industriale commercial network and export
2015-2016 – Launch
of the new generation of Opera, ES
column system, B·H, and new concept
speaker Ingenia series.
2016 – Launch of the new family VIO, a fully powered, wooden line array and sub series intended for larger sound reinforcement applications: the series includes the VIO L210 system with its complement VIO S318 subwoofer. In 2017, the VIO S118 subwoofer system also became part of the VIO family.
2018 – Launch of the VIO L208, the small format line array system that expands and completes the application possibilities of the VIO Series sound reinforcement products. In the same year, the VIO L212 system is made available worldwide as the first large format dBTechnologies line array system specifically designed for large applications/tourings, which is later joined by the VIO S218 subwoofer system.
2019 – The VIO L212, VIO S218, VIO X and VIO L208 systems won the 2019 Reader's Choice Awards and the VIO Series won the FOH award for "Best New Line Array Family".
Every year A.E.B releases new dBTechnologies equipment,
widening its offer while covering all audio professional requirements. From Headquarters in Crespellano, Bologna, in 2016 A.E.B employs more than 100 professionals
designing, developing, manufacturing, communicating and selling professional
audio equipment under the brand dBTechnologies, as well as managing a
distribution network covering more than 160 countries worldwide.