Hivi is a world renowned speaker manufacturer with almost two decades experience in the high end audio industry. The company’s origins began in high end loudspeaker driver manufacturing in the early 1990’s but have since grown to encompass the following product categories:
High End Audio
HiVi is the owner of internationally acclaimed loudspeaker brand Swan Speaker Systems since 1997 and has retained its original founder Frank Hale as Chief Design Engineer. Today HiVi’s design and engineering is still done in California, USA where it has maintained it’s head offices for the past decade.
HiVi’s core goal is to create a better quality of life through music and theater: seamlessly integrating high definition music and sound into every aspect of daily life.
HiVi is a leading manufacturer of stereophile quality audio systems. Employing some of the worlds’ finest electro-acoustical technicians and craftsmen, the company established state-of-the art R+D facilities in Toronto, Canada in 1994 and was fueled by early successes with innovative driver designs. In 1997, HiVi merged with highly-regarded speaker manufacturer Swans Speaker Systems and opened corporate offices in Monterey Park, California. Respected audio designer Frank Hale, former president of Swans, continues to serve today as Chief Designer for HiVi Speaker Systems.
HiVi’s proprietary driver technologies including Planar Ribbon Tweeters are employed by many of the audio industry’s top brands. With focused re-investment in research and development, HiVi continues to advance the art and science of electro-acoustical engineering. The merger with Swans provided the opportunity for complete system research and design. Within a few short years, the company’s steadfast commitment to uncompromising audio performance was receiving noteworthy recognition and critical acclaim:
2000 T.H.E. Show: “Exceptional Value Award” - HiVi Swans Diva Speaker Cabinets
2002 T.H.E. Show: “Award of Excellence” - HiVi Swans F1HT
2002 T.H.E. Show: “Best Value Award” - HiVi Swans M4000HT
2003 CES: “Best of CES 2003 High-End Audio Finalists” - HiVi Swans 2.2 HT
2003 CES: “Best of CES 2003 High-End Audio Finalists” - HiVi Swans T600F
2003 T.H.E. Show: “Excellence in Design & Engineering” - HiVi Swans 2.2HT
2003 T.H.E. Show: “Most Innovative Speaker Design” - HiVi Swans T600F
2004 T.H.E. Show: “Excellence in Design and Engineering” HiVi Swans M20000HT
2005 CES: “Best of CES 2005 High-End Audio Finalists” - HiVi Swans S600HT
2006 CES: “Tech award” – S200A
2009 CES: “Innovations: Design and Engineering Award” – M200MKIII
2009 CES: “Innovations: Design and Engineering Award” – HiVi Swans 2.3BHT
2010 CES: “Innovations: Design and Engineering Award” – HiVi Swans 2.6HT
2011 CES: “Innovations: Design and Engineering Award” – HiVi Swans X4
HiVi’s range of drivers and complete speaker systems have been established in niche European, Asian and North American markets for the past two decades. HiVi wholly owns 300 retail stores across Asia, with direct retail presence in an additional 700 locations. With critical success has come substantial growth, and HiVi’s markets continue to expand globally. The HiVi product range has also grown to serve these markets to include high-quality car audio systems, custom home installation speakers and multi-media systems along with home theater systems and drivers.
HiVi founder and president Hong Bo Yao continues to drive the company to new heights. Ongoing research and development programs continue to produce innovative products and technologies - raising the bar on what is possible in high-quality audio reproduction. HiVi is capitalizing on these technologies and extending product offerings successfully into new markets and new categories - converting listeners to audiophiles with uncompromised excellence.
HiVi USA Headquarters
Main corporate office coordinating research, design, and sales across North America.HiVi, Inc.
11630 Goldring Road
Arcadia, CA 91006
Tel (626) 930-0606 Fax (626) 930-0609
HiVi International Sales Department & Production Base
Production base in charge of home audio and multimedia products. Overseas export office coordinating global
sales and marketing.Guangzhou HiVi Co., Ltd.
No.13, Sansha Road, Dongchong Town, Panyu District,
Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China
Tel +86 20 3490 1866 Fax +86 20 3491 8060