A wealth of knowledge and experience which has grown and been consolidated over time to create the “CIARE sound” and make the company synonymous with reliability, efficiency and effectiveness.

 

 

 

 

1951

Dino Giannini founded “Costruzioni Italiane Altoparlanti Radio Elettronica”, the company known to everyone as CIARE, which for the first thirty years of its activity focused its research and production on the industrial sector, with speakers for radio and TV, cars, public address systems and Hi-Fi.

 

 

1980

The brand Electronic melody is created, offering a permanently available product catalogue dedicated to home and car HI-FI enthusiasts, with a customer service department supporting those who wish to build their own professional audio systems.

 

 

1990

The Twin Driver speaker is launched. Composed of a midrange and a tweeter unit with separate structures but with coinciding sound sources, it is the jewel in the crown of the SEC (Selected Audio Components) range, a real leap forward towards the creation of point-source sound and is covered by numerous international patents.

 

 

1993

The Sub Otto project, a car subwoofer which uses eight CW 131 units in a symmetrical push-pull layout, obtains great success

 

 

1996

Planet, a 360° revolving car mid-tweeter, is released; its innovative design simplifies installation and improves sound quality, and has been copied by manufacturers all over the world

 

1997

An innovative idea from CIARE designers leads to Compak, an ultra-compact 160 mm mid-woofer, designed to simplify speaker installation and assembly

 

1998-2004

This year sees the launch of Kit Chorus, a horn transducer specifically for car audio which signals the start of the development of the unbeatable CIARE front soundstage. The CSW4000 is released, the first 4-coil subwoofer with neodymium magnets designed for SPL car audio competitions.

 

 

2005-2009

CIARE uses neodymium magnets for the first time in a door speaker for SPL competitors: the CM200ND leads the way for the later CM165NDA and CM205NDA. With the CT385ND, the company begins using high-performance neodymium magnets for high-frequency reproduction as well.

 

 

 

2010

The CSW8000 is launched, a dedicated SPL competition subwoofer which successfully uses innovative materials and technological solutions, unlike its competitors.

 

 

2012

Electronic Melody and Ciare Speakers merge to form a single company.

 

2015

The company becomes part of the 18Sound family: a new era begins for CIARE which will see it involved in increasingly innovative projects and products.