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Unparalleled Experience


In 1972, when true high fidelity in an automobile was considered an unrealistic goal, Reus Systems began designing and installing component audio systems establishing audiophile quality within the mobile environment.

Those systems were built utilizing separate woofers, component tweeters and a Crown 150 watt amplifier modified for mobile use. Recalibrated Lear Jet and Delco AM-FM tape players provided extraordinary sound reproduction. One year later, a three channel version of the design, with built in equalization, would influence several auto sound executives, through Reus, to steer the industry in a new direction... leading to the golden era of car audio where most of the creative engineering and design concepts were actually developed.

Our resume of innovations either set or raised the standards of what is now taken for granted in the mobile audio industry. Concepts such as:

Adjustable Equalization - Vehicle Specific Band Pass Enclosures - Close Coupled Woofer Systems - Polymer Transducers - Electrostatic Speakers - Phase and Time Aligned Configurations - Adjustable Azimuths etc. were explored or developed by Reus Systems years before they became applicable to the mobile audio mainstream. 


Reus Systems continues to master the new era of high tech car audio. To fully appreciate the depth of the passion and intensity, for what we do, is to understand our connection to the history of mobile audio.


Today, our deep-rooted instincts... evolving through decades of experience... guide the development of audio systems considered a reference standard for performance, while remaining "in sync" with the technology of today's software driven vehicles.


Our own history of design innovations and patents is listed below. The Reus Systems Team hopes that learning more about our past will lead you to join us in our shared future… We love music and want to share The Reus Audio Experience with you.


First Production System

Launched the first production 150 watt, component audio system for the Chevrolet Camaro... followed by the rest of the GM line.


First 3 Channel System

Launched the first 3 channel, 7 speaker 190 watt, calibrated audio system for distribution through Chevrolet and Pontiac dealerships.


Custom Calibration

Introduced the recalibrated version of the AM-FM 8 track tape players at 7.5 ips.


First Mobile FM Equalizer

Introduced active FM de-emphasis circuits to be installed in all Reus audio systems. This was first equalizer designed for mobile use and directly led to the development of the Clarion 100 EQB which became one of the most successful products in car audio.


Polymer Speakers for Mobile

Began the development of their polymer speakers which after finalized, were launched several years later.


RTA Based Designs

The 3rd octave real time analyzer became the standard instrument for calibrating all Reus designs. Years later, the RTA became fashionable in pro­moting the industry.


Production System

Introduced their first aftermarket production speaker system for the Mercedes-Benz. Installations number in the thousands.


Door Pocket Tweeter

Introduced the door pocket tweeter... later becoming standard in all Reus in­stalled systems for Mercedes, BMW and Audi.


Electrostatic Speakers

Tested system designs featuring electrostatic speakers. Although never released for production, the knowledge gained influenced later speaker designs.


First Adjustable Azimuth

Designed the first adjustable azimuth for the Concord cassette deck, enabling audiophile clients to precisely match their tapes to the audio system. This concept was shared with Nakamichi and later incorporated in their head units.


First OEM Designs

Contracted by the Clénet Coachworks, Inc. to design and supply audio systems for the Series III vehicles.


First Focused Soundstage

Developed and produced their first phase and time aligned speaker systems focusing on depth and image of the soundstage.


Nakamichi Featured

Negotiations with Nakamichi commenced to place them as the featured head unit in all Reus Systems designs. The Nakamichi TD-1200 even today, remains among the finest audio products ever made.


Band Pass Woofers

Introduced their first dual band pass woofer designed for the Mercedes SL and Porsche 911. Several years later, band pass designs became an industry reference standard. 1987-CD-Changer.png


First CD Changer Housing

Released their first thermally controlled and suspended CD changer housings initially launched for systems in Mercedes-Benz with other vehicles to follow.


First OEM LOOK CD Changer Design

Introduced their first completely OEM type aftermarket CD changer system for the Mercedes-Benz S Class.


Opened in Hong Kong

Expanded the company into Hong Kong to satisfy demand in the Asian Markets.


Lexus Upgrade Launched

Introduced their first aftermarket fully plug and play OEM systems for Lexus automobiles. Every Reus System since has followed the OEM spec plug and play configuration that the industry is now trying to emulate.


SST System for R129 SL

Launched the SST system for the Mercedes SL R129.


R&D Modular Designs

Began R&D of advanced modular designs for the Porsche 993 and Ferrari vehicles... later launched in 1994.


Began Negotiations

Negotiated terms with Chrysler Corp through Mopar to develop and supply OE audio systems starting with the Jeep Wrangler.


R.J.C. is OEM Division

Established R.J.C. a sister company focused on developing audio systems exclusively for automotive manufacturers.


R.J.C. Patent Granted

Granted US and foreign patents for systems designed by RJC for Daimler-Chrysler.


SST for Porsche and MB

Launched the SST audio systems for the Porsche 996 and Boxster while expanding the SST concept to all models of Mercedes-Benz.


Tunnel Woofer Developed

Developed the tunnel woofer to be incorporated in the Porsche 996, Boxster and Ferrari systems - later expanding to Lamborghini. This was the first woofer to produce fundamental deep bass response in small interiors without taking usable space.


SST for R230 SL

Launched the SST system for the Mercedes-Benz SL - R230. Combined with the prior R129 version, several thousand were installed.


First Reus Class AB Amp

Launched the Reus RS100 mini module high power monoblock. The first of many proprietary Reus designs, it featured a fan cooled Class AB technology where its performance equaled or exceeded much larger amplifiers and was years ahead of the current Class D craze.


Reus RS200 Audiophile Amplifier Released

Launched the Reus RS200 discreet class AB amplifier... an absolute "no compromise" design, it was and still is, geared for extreme audiophiles... later becoming the flagship amplifier in all Reus installations up to 2012.


Low Profile Woofer

Jointly developed one of the very first low profile woofers with a Detroit engineering firm. Testing of servo controlled versions followed. Years later flat woofers became commonplace within the industry.


Advanced D/A Development

Began R&D to develop and configure systems with advanced digital to analogue conversion laying the groundwork for the Reus SOTA systems that followed.


Musical Class D Systems

Introduced the first Reus Class D powered system... no cost was spared in its configuration to create the efficiency of Class D with Class AB level performance.


SOTA Digital System

Launched the SOTA dedicated super high resolution audio systems beginning with the design for the McLaren. Vehicle specific versions were later launched for Ferrari - Rolls-Royce - Mercedes-Benz - Bentley and Audi vehicles.


Flex Digital SST Systems

Developed and later released their initial Flex Digital SST Systems designed to minimize the complexities of the tech oriented (CAN and MOST) factory head units.


Continued Innovation

Reus Systems continues to launch newer technologies that are still ahead of the mainstream industry. Targeting solutions which allow Hi-Res music files (MQA, FLAC, WAV etc.) to coexist with lossy audio sources (such as a phone connected via bluetooth) through advanced “D/A” conversion is among many of the concepts we are integrating into mobile audio. They not only refine earlier designs, but allow a much smoother integration of today’s convenient technology when it is judged useful, safe and productive for the end user. Just as when the company was founded, proprietary techniques in design, applied technology and installation techniques continue to set a benchmark which much of the industry will attempt to emulate over the next several years.

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