We make recording gear for people who understand that great sound requires attention to detail and quality engineering. We only make and sell products that we would want to use ourselves.
Over the past ten years, we have seen and serviced over 3000 microphones dating from the 1920s onwards. In those days things were built to last and, with a little love, can sound every bit as good now as they did when new. We want to bring back the quality and spirit of these antique instruments for today’s musicians, producers and recording engineers.
Stewart and Adam have known one another for 15 years, working together on various artistic and commercial projects. Their joint obsession with vintage recording equipment led them to set up Extinct Audio.
Our logo is inspired by a local legend. In the 7th century AD, Abbess Hilda of Whitby (later to become Saint Hilda) cast out a plague of snakes and turned them to stone. That’s why the beaches around the North Yorkshire coast are littered with snake-stones! In reality, these are fossil ammonites, which were often carved with heads to make them look more like the mythical snakes.
EXTINCT & the ammonite device is a registered trade mark of Extinct Audio Limited in the UK and the EU.