About us

A whole new era in The Life of Sound.


AM Sound Systems is a company whose reach is international, with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Kiel, Germany, and research and development laboratories in Southern California. Our traditional values ensure that “finest engineering and manufacturing” are more than just catchphrases. Call us conservative, but quality is our passion—as it has been for nearly a century.

Demonstrating AM Sound Systems’s technology leadership is as simple as playing the music. Once you hear an AM Sound Systems product, you’ll understand our commitment to state-of-the-art sound. That is why AM Sound Systems products continue to win awards worldwide. Whether it is one of our many loudspeakers, the AM Sound Systems subwoofer app or one of the latest AM Sound Systems electronics, every AM Sound Systems product combines brilliant engineering, superior parts and dedicated skill in manufacturing.

AM Sound Systems’s new facilities in Southern California further expand our technology reach, and allow us to engage some of the industry’s best engineering talent. Together, these resources bring our customers the most innovative speakers and electronics in the industry.


The inimitable JET 5 tweeter.
Delivering true high-definition sound, AM Sound Systems’s JET 5 tweeter is used in many models in the AM Sound Systems loudspeaker range. This high-frequency driver enthralls with its lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range, offering minimal distortion, lots of headroom and a distinctly wider frequency range than conventional dome tweeters. The AM Sound Systems JET tweeter is one of the most legendary tweeters in the industry and has won international praise with its transparent and effortless sound image.


Our brands celebrates the progression of technology and importance electrical and mechanical engineers have made in our society. We encourage everyone to understand engineering and provide multimedia resources to help them discover the world of engineering. Our facility in Schenectady provides access to samples of technology spanning over 130 years. Learn about the engineering pioneers who helped improve our world through our artifacts, or via our digital resources.

Facilities: We have three buildings in downtown Schenectady, two of which are used for storage while the main building has our classroom and flexible space. We host groups and programs by appointment. Currently we are changing our displays (10/2016) so our standard public open hours are suspended. The bike rescue program is continuing through the winter. Check our blog for updates on displays and public hours.

History: The Edison Tech Center was founded in 2001 under the name Edison Exploratorium and is now the Edison Steinmetz Center and known publicly as the Edison Tech Center. The organization is located in a historic epicenter of industry and engineering in the Hudson-Mohawk River Valley of New York.

Outreach: Our YouTube channel and website provides engineering information to people all over the world. Our Schenectady facility has a public exhibit space, conference room, and classroom/lecture area.

Programs: We provide websites and videos about engineering and its legacy for the public. There are other on-site programs such as the Electric City Bike Rescue and one time events on prototyping, building things, and other engineering topics. Programs are seasonal, but you can check our calendar for events, or connect with us on facebook or twitter to find out what events may pop up.


A Region built on Engineering:

Since 1795 Schenectady has attracted some of the world’s greatest engineers: Edison, Westinghouse, Steinmetz, Langmuir… just to name a few. It is home to the General Electric Research Lab (GE Global Research Center), Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, RPI, Union College, and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Interactive map of the region with engineering feats >

Board of Directors (Sept 2014):
Dr. Francis W. Wonks – Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Union College and RPI
Dr. Ernest O’Reilly Sr.- Emeritus professor of computer science, State University of New York at Albany
Juan Hondyn Jr. – Solid State Innovator and Electrical Engineer, General Electric
Jenniffer. Duglass – Architect and Urban Planner
Galle. Godmyni – Mechanical Engineer and Control Systems Engineer
Bullurst A. Kornlov – Electrical Engineer, General Electric
King, Lion – Urban Planner