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About Us

Digital Designs - from 1986 to 2013 - old and new logo

It is the goal of DD Audio to create the finest audio products possible, dedicated to the ultimate performance of the product no matter the lengths required of the design or manufacturing process.

Digital Designs Corporate Headquarters and Manufacturing Center in Oklahoma City, OKSince 1986, we have been building products for the Pro Audio Industry, Marine Industry, Mobile Audio, Home Audio, Industrial Applications and OEM Applications that are still in use around the world. We take pride in our role as an American design and manufacturing company, offering high quality products for everyone.

We spare no expense to create products that are built to last. Our woofers are assembled by hand in the USA using the finest quality parts in the industry. The components used to build our products are specifically designed to maximize longevity and sound quality. We do not make compromises to profit from substandard equipment.

Our innovations have set new standards for what quality audio is supposed to sound like.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

DD Audio drivers are among the most unique items to be found anywhere in the audio market.

It is the goal of DD Audio to create the finest products possible. We are dedicated to the ultimate performance of the product no matter the lengths required of the design or manufacturing process. We are a vertically integrated, one stop shop, we design and manufacture our own products. We keep our eyes on one goal, performance, and go to whatever lengths necessary to achieve that goal.

We custom manufacture top plates, pole pieces, baskets, cones and whatever else it takes to make the best drivers in the world, with the ability to respond quickly to changing market conditions and new technologies. DD Audio will strive to stay at the forefront, if not the leader in breaking technologies.

Our innovations and forward thinking designs have served as the blueprints for other manufacturers product lines. TheDD9500 may be the most copied speaker of all time.  The following DD Innovations have become industry standards: 

  • EROM Surrounds
  • Long gap motor design
  • Free Flow Cooling System
  • Direct Connect Wiring
  • Laminated Spiders
  • Laminated lead wires
  • Advanced Z motor technology

Although speakers can be broken down to all their various parts, and features can be described, explained and analyzed, a speaker is more than the sum of its parts. A speaker, or any product, is an idea or concept brought to life by someone or some company. That idea or concept is shaped by the elements that go into it, each contributing to the total performance. Much like a high performance engine, one performance feature helps another, which in turn helps another. The cumulative effect is more important than any singular component.

DD speakers are developed with their enclosures for an intended application. The speaker and enclosure form a system, so they should be designed and developed together for optimum performance. See our enclosure section for more info.

Years of working with sound engineers in the Pro Audio market taught us that high performance AND reliability must go hand in hand. We build our products to last, to serve their applications with the best possible chance of long term survival. We enjoy the endeavor of being a manufacturer, the creative process and working with our customers in putting together the greatest audio systems in the world.

TECHNOBSOLESCENCEPHOBIA:

THE UPGRADE PROGRAM:

We've spent years researching ways to make speakers more and more durable. If there's a manufacturing technique that will help, we implement it. If an improved material comes available, we try it. We are constantly researching and improving in order to build the best product we possibly can. Which leads us into TECHNOBSOLESCENCEPHOBIA.

Tired of buying that wondergigit and a few months later finding out your wondergigit is now obsolete, out of date and no longer wondrous at all. Technology moves fast these days and when improvements in materials prove themselves to be a benefit in performance, we incorporate them into the new models.

This improvement process led us into an innovative upgrade program in our studio line designed to keep our customers up to date with the latest technology. Technology changes, it's a way of life, either improve or fade away. Since DD Audio motor structures are precision machined, and they utilize state of the art design and engineering principles, most of the technological improvements are found in what we call the soft parts; cones, coils etc. When significant improvements come along that warrant implementation, we offer an upgrade package.

Our construction techniques allow us to change the frame and soft parts while keeping the motor intact. These precision motor assemblies represent a significant portion of the driver cost, which then lets us offer the upgrade at a reasonable cost. The customer receives what is essentially a new speaker but not having to pay for the motor twice. Have your cake and eat it too!

CHANGE FRAME SIZES AND COILS

Your audio system will very likely change in the future, so with the DD upgrade program, your speakers can be changed accordingly. You can downsize from 18s to 10s to fit that new sports car, or upsize if needed. You can change coil impedance on some models (1000 thru Z) to match new power requirements.

SPEND LESS MONEY

You'll likely spend less money in the long run by choosing DD in the beginning, and experience the benefits of higher technology all the while.