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ONIX AUDIO to OA21
Our Journey 1984 > > 20XX

ONIX to OA21 - our Journey with A music TIMELINE

 

Onix Audio formed with 2 engineers and a sales man.
Adam Worsfold,Tony Brady & Craig Hill

The ONIX OA20 created by these guys and was sold in the UK


Products launched - OA20

Queen was " the in band " famous for the 1985 
LIVE AID  Concert

1986 >

1990 the company now a 100% owned by Adam Worsfold for past 5 years.  ONIX was producing the BWD 1 and had a new product range envied by all, the company was world known. When Adam Worsfold sold the company in 1991 he kept the brand  ONIX , he had built it and he retained his brand. This being a new style of corporate sale in the 90s
ONIX continued under limited licence agreements


Products Launched - OA24 , OA601 , OA801

Sting was at his peak and his music was getting better


 

1995 >

After the Chinese owners did little to make any impact & their products had none of the original ONIX qualities following none of the ONIX paths set by the founders
ONIX was not British or a true audiophile company during this era, and It really cannot be considered
ONIX AUDIO


Products Launched - NONE

ONIX was a victim of time lost. Pink Floyd say it best 

2010 >

In 2020 the world was hit by Covid 19 , no one knew how it would change people or their lives . In 2020 the founder of ONIX chose to assign "some" IP rights to the same Chinese Company that used it in the 1995-2010 timeline. It was a peace offering for past confusion in Asia and Europe. Adam created ONIX  - the brand will always be his creation, but its time to move over and create a new era. We are the original Onix Audio in the UK with all its DNA  but with a younger more vibrant team of people using the brand now of our legacy "OA21"
We have new direction and a new drive.


Products Lunched - DNA 101 / OA21 Legacy



Ed Sheeran redefined how music is marketed and how music sounds, we are doing the same with OA21

< 1984

The brand "ONIX" was registered in the UK for the very first time by Adam Worsfold, now the sole owner since 1985 . The new OA21 was selling along side the original OA20 and was now overtaking sales 2 : 1 ONIX started international sales .

Products launched - OA21 & BWD1

Anita Baker was the album of choice for quality and demo

< 1990

 MP3 a compressed music format that has less than 20% of the original sonic content ,it took hold with a drastic reduction of quality when the consumer embraced MP3 in pursuit of convenience . The new owners used the name ONIX on cheap Chinese generic Audio Products ...
Dark Days Indeed


Products Launched - NONE

  Oasis were " The " band that seemed unstoppable

< 2009

After ONIX "the brand" and its DNA had been virtually lost, Adam Worsfold , the original owner stopped the unlicensed use of the brand on Chinese products and regained its ownership . ONIX AUDIO then returned to it`s core values with a new range of products designed by Adam then launched in 2016. ONIX was always loved by thousands now again on the map . The original classic ONIX OA21 was still the reference for so many with sonic qualities being the corner stone of the ONIX OA21, even if things had changed with the world

ONIX was back

 

Products  launched - DNA 50 and DNA 45

Adele defined the decade from 2010

< 2020

20XX

The team that built the new 2010 - 2020  ONIX product range ( DNA50 - DNA45 -OA21 Legacy - DNA101  n the UK ) , when Covid 19 hit the world were well on the way to setting up ONIX OA21 to breath new life in to a company for a new generation  . Adam Worsfold ( the original founder of ONIX AUDIO  UK )  agreed to help us but assist us to create a own direction , after assigning some of the ONIX IP rights. 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 now live in.  We are a company with 40 years of DNA and will take our first orders in Q3 2022, when and only when we have made them the way they should be, with the quality and service our products demand with ability to make our Amps the best British amps ever. Forever.
 
OA21 ltd will make the new OA21 Legacy and the DNA 101 Ultimate,  and all the British amps that were made as ONIX 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 news for you.
 
We look forward to the future and working with people that know HIFI with unrivaled quality. We welcome our new direction.

 
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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AGELESS 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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