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ONIX AUDIO - OA21
Our Journey 1984 > 20XX

ONIX to OA21 - A Journey & music TIMELINE

 

Onix Audio began with a salesman and two engineers who were just 21 Years old ( Hence the name of the Classic OA21 - OA21 ONIX AUDIO 21 Amplifier )  Onix  started from two rooms above a shoe shop in Brighton England . ONIX AUDIO made amplifiers by hand, and every single one was listened and tested when complete before dispatch. All were built by the people that designed them. They loved life, music and they loved what they did, each one of them lived and existed for the pursuit of perfection in sound and quality. A few beers and plenty of girlfriends just put icing on the cake . Sound ruled their lives they literally  lived for music . It was an era gone and not forgotten, extremely enjoyed and treasured.  Queen was the rock band of the day

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1986 >

By 1986 the company and the brand was 100% owned by only one of the founders. In 1991 to progress his personal life he sold the company but kept the name/brand ONIX . The job was done the company was built.  New owners had different ideas and it seemed the right thing to do. The ere was changing, ONIX was now a brand not just a company . Our founder retained & owned the brand ONIX so under an agreement the  company he built was allowed to use it . He still owned the name ONIX all seemed set it would carry on . Sting was making awesome music

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1995 >

Used by the Chinese company the Brand did little to make an impact , their products had none of the original qualities and followed none of the ONIX path set by the founders. The ONIX brand ethics had been lost along the way to became an OEM brand like so many since then . It was not British or a true audiophile product  made by the Chinese company. It was a mix of everything like the music of 2009

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2010 >

In January 2020 the world was hit by Covid 19 , no one saw it coming and no one knew how it would change the world and people living through it  . In 2020 The founder of ONIX chose to sell some IP rights to ONIX, the same Chinese Company that used it in 1995-2010 timeline . He did this as peace offering for past brand confusion in Asia and Europe. He created ONIX  - the job was done , the brand will always be his creation but its time to move over let others that have learnt gain from his knowledge, let them start a new era with a new brand OA21 . Ed Sheeran has redefined how music is marketed and how music sounds we have done the same with OA21

< 1984

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These guys Invented the classic half size amplifier called the ONIX OA21 and it was launched in 1984 eventually selling thousands in just 7 short years. These amps were so British and loved by everyone, with 50 watts of pure RMS power. and only three knobs .ONIX sold them via dealers and distributors worldwide finally into 28 countries including Japan and  most of Australasia . The years passed and ONIX boys grew up, they changed as did the era they helped create.  Anita baker made music and listening pure pleasure

< 1991

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The world of music changed when MP3 arrived, MP3 a compressed format that has less than 20% of the original sonic content, this  drastic reduction of quality took hold  with the consumer embracing it in pursuit of convenience . ONIX had to find a new direction quality was being forgotten. The then owners  stripped the assets and sold the brand  that they didn't really own being the property of the founder . The brand passed to the Chinese illegally & unknown to them by someone that had no right to sell it . They were unaware of this and it was returned to us in 2014 . Oasis were a band that seemed unstoppable

< 2009

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After the brand and its DNA had been virtually forgotten, Onix returned to it`s core values with the original owner who is a pure  sound perfectionist. A new range of products was designed by him and launched by Onix in 2014. ONIX HIFI was remembered and loved by thousands. Particularly the original classic ONIX OA21. People had changed understanding of what it takes to create quality. Sound quality had made way to demands of features, forgetting that great HI-FI must give priority to sound not features. Vinyl records and CDs have virtually disappeared in 2010 , and downloads of music were ruling the way forward.  It was the right time to come back and enjoy sound again. ONIX was relaunched  with vision and dedication forgotten by the original founder . Onix Audio was back but now with the music of the great Adele

< 2020

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20XX


We are the team that built the new 2010 > > ONIX product range ( DNA50 - DNA45 -OA21 Legacy ) in the UK .  When Covid 19 hit the world we were well on the way to setting up OA21 to breath new life in to our products for a new generation  . Adam ( the founder of ONIX AUDIO  )  agreed to help us, after selling some of the ONIX IP rights to the Chinese. OA21 Ltd was created  to keep a real UK HIFI tradition going . Creating a completely new brand - OA21  - with a younger drive and focus , embracing the world we all will live in with a new direction .  We are a new company with 40 years of DNA and will take our first orders in 2022, when and only when we have made it happen the way it should, with the quality and service our products require but rarely need.
 
OA21 ltd will make the new OA21 Legacy and all the British amps that were made  in the UK. Just to keep British HIFI alive with products now to be branded OA21  . We are focused on reality, with efficiency, we are a team within the company working for people that care about  music and HIFI . Making HIFI for people that know why we feel about it the way we do .  The original 1984 ONIX founder is with us , but we are OA21 ltd for the year 2020 and on,  we know what we need to do and that's good for you.
 
We look forward to the future and working with people that know HIFI and unrivaled quality.. Fortunately

 
Welcome to OA21 ltd & the British Legacy OA21  >  Real coming of age in 2022  with - OA21

 

BRIGHTON in 2021 where ONIX AUDIO was born in 1984 by our Founder A Worsfold
BRIGHTON in 2021 where ONIX AUDIO was born in 1984 by our Founder A Worsfold

Music was on the streets and ONIX was in the making of a great era

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BRIGHTON Sea Front 2021
BRIGHTON Sea Front 2021

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BRIGHTON Where ONIX was Born
BRIGHTON Where ONIX was Born

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BRIGHTON in 2021 where ONIX AUDIO was born in 1984 by our Founder A Worsfold
BRIGHTON in 2021 where ONIX AUDIO was born in 1984 by our Founder A Worsfold

Music was on the streets and ONIX was in the making of a great era

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TIMELESS DESIGN

When the OA21 was designed 35 years ago we simply did not know a classic was actually born. No one knew that the simple three knob minimalist design and unique sonic audio design would stand the test of time and become a part of so many families . All electronic designs have changed over and over but the OA21 was truly a timeless classic . Like a classic Rolex watch, or Rolls Royce silver shadow , pure , perfect and built with passion by people not machines  - The OA21 was built to last  for generations not years. 
We at OA21  will make sure nothing changes the heart that goes in.
 
Behind every design there are an important structures for how it is created, people do that ,computers don't.
We are Manufacturers, its in our DNA , we know it's important to understand what you are buying and why.

1984 Set the rules
1984 Set the rules

BWD 1 and Soap 2 from 1984

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Brighton UK
Brighton UK

UK Seaside Town of OA21

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Its called power
Its called power

Transformer 400VA DNA101

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1984 Set the rules
1984 Set the rules

BWD 1 and Soap 2 from 1984

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