– Arturo Vicari founds A.E.B. (Acoustical Engineering Bureau) Industriale s.r.l in Bologna (Italy). The mission of the company was to provide broadcasting earphones; in fact, one of the first customer was the Italian Public Broadcasting Company R.A.I.. In the following years, a continuous research in electronics technologies led A.E.B. to develop loudspeakers systems and radio microphones for the musical instruments market.
1990 – A.E.B starts to operate in the professional audio sound reinforcement systems
with the new born trademark dBTechnologies.
2000 – The Company dBTechnologies Deutschland G.m.b.H is found in Koln (Germany) increasing the brand’s internalization process. Today the Company distributes in Germany, Austria and BeNeLux area.
2002 – dBTechnologies launches its first complete polypropylene 2-way speakers series Opera. Starting from this point, A.E.B will be focused in designing powered systems, building a strong expertise and establishing itself as a top player in this rising market segment.
2004 – Launch of DVA series (Digital Vertical Array), 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.
2006 – Launch of DVA T4, the first active polypropylene line-array module of the professional audio market worldwide. Equipped with premium components, advanced electronics and designed to obtain maximum power, the module is packed in an exceptionally light cabinet. DVA T4 gains an international success and becomes a milestone of the brand’s history.
2008 – Starts the development process of the original amplifying technology DIGIPRO®.
2011 – dBTechnologies approaches larger professional applications market with the active line array system DVA T12. Equipped with the second generation Digipro G2® amp technology and the networking protocol RDNET, DVA T12 is able to deliver an incredible output and definition with a compact size and dimension and user-friendly solutions.
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.
2015-2016 – Launch of the new Opera’s generation, ES column system, B·Hype, and the new concept speaker Ingenia.
2016 – Launch of VIO Series, a fully powered, wooden line array and sub series designed for large sound reinforcement applications: the series includes the VIO L210 system with the 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 expanding 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 Series 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".