These flat speakers were born from the meeting of two men passionate about acoustics: Gilles Douziech and Eric Poix. From a first prototype made in 2001 as part of an exhibition of contemporary art, they made many experiments, on materials, shapes, components, assembly processes, to develop a high-end speaker in the service of musical emotion. As result of their aesthetic and sound requirements, each Diptyque is an exceptional handcrafted object.
Since his adolescence, Gilles Douziech is passionate about loudspeakers and high fidelity. At 19, during his studies of electronics, he decided to cross France to do an internship with Marcel Rochet, designer of Mulidine speakers. This passionate acoustician gave him fundamental notions about harmonic resonances but also the design of distribution filters. Then he continued his studies with an internship at the acoustic laboratory of the Toulouse university. Without ever ceasing to conceive loudspeakers, he realized for ten years a career in medical electronics in hospital.
He specializes in ultrasound and trained by the largest companies: Hewlett Packard, Siemens, Philips and General Electric. Then he chose teaching and at the same time created his first ribbon loudspeakers to broadcast his sound creations in the context of contemporary art exhibitions. His meeting with Eric Poix will be crucial to develop the high fidelity Diptyque Audio speakers.
Eric Poix has been a hi-fi enthusiast since his youth, and has never ceased to develop his listening system, in search of great musicality without giving in to fads and gimmicks. His skills and know-how in mechanics and metalwork have led him to create loudspeaker stands and high-fidelity electronics of the highest acoustic and aesthetic quality. He designs and draws all the mechanical elements and tools needed to manufacture diptyque loudspeakers. Thanks to him, these unique loudspeakers have a highly sophisticated mechanical structure that gives them extreme rigidity. As a result, diaphragm tension is perfectly controlled, a decisive factor in the acoustic quality of these flat loudspeakers.
A golden team
d&p audio continues to expand in response to strong growth and export development. Today, Gilles and Eric are surrounded by a young team who have come to take part in this great adventure. Each of them, through their skills and acquired know-how, has enriched the diptyque audio project to guarantee very high quality manufacturing.
Anthony Henry: He started at d&p audio as a trainee during his Masters. Today he is responsible for a wide range of tasks, including design, technical drawings and communications. He also masters all the stages in the manufacture of diptyque loudspeakers.
Mickael Bernard: Machining technician, he uses the numerically controlled milling machine to produce all the internal parts of the diptyque loudspeakers. The quality of assembly and bonding is the essential starting point for guaranteeing impeccable manufacturing quality.
Aimé Feret: Technician and assembler, he is a master of precision work, making windings, tensioning membranes, fitting leather and all the stages involved in assembling diptyque loudspeakers to exacting quality standards.