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Phonocar is an Italian company based in Reggio Emilia founded in 1972. It started with the manufacture of wooden car radio mounts and later specialized in the production of Hi-Fi speakers and amplifiers, audio/video equipment, security systems and accessories. Its products are distributed under the Phonocar, Sec, Mlife and Galileo brands.


Phonocar began making Hi-fi products at a time when the concept of quality music for the car was not yet widespread in Italy. Starting from the development of accessories, the company came to the design and manufacture of speakers and amplifiers, making, both European and Italian premieres, numerous innovations.

In 1972, it builds the first wooden car radio holder console with speaker and accessories. In 1976 he makes his first Hi Fi speakers for cars and in 1978 his first car amplifier, the Power Box. In 1981 Phonocar radically changes the layout of the hi-fi system, introducing wooden rear panels to the market that allow large speakers to be installed in the rear area. Develops and produces (1983) a series of micro-tweeters with small dimensions.

In 1989, he introduced an amplifier with a cooling fan to reduce the footprint and keep the temperature constant. Two years later, in 1991, he produced two products: an active electronic crossover and an 8-channel amplifier with electronic crossover, both adjustable from the driver's seat. A new tweeter mounting system for installation on uneven surfaces, with the possibility of orienting the speaker toward the listening point, was in 2001. In 2004 it exploits the use of a new high-compression molded fiberglass (HCF) membrane in the construction of the Pro Tech line. This allows for low distortion and a wide bandwidth. In 2007, he produced the OTTO Series, amplifiers that allow for infinite multiple amplification without the use of electronic crossovers. In the same year it released the PHV016, a stabilized voltage booster that allows the amplifier's power output to be doubled with the motor off.