Tortuga Audio is a privately held audio designer and manufacturer of handcrafted audio products for the discriminating audiophile and home stereo audio enthusiast.
Our core products are a line of digitally controlled (software driven) preamp controllers with stepped attenuation (volume control), input switching and interactive visual display with remote controls. Future versions may also include remote control with smartphones and tablets via WiFi.
Our preamp controllers function as a stand alone passive preamp volume controller and can also be integrated into new or existing active preamplifiers in lieu of conventional potentiometer based volume control.
Tortuga volume control technology includes the use of analog light dependent resistors (LDR) to achieve subjectively superior sonic performance. Our preamp controller platform can also be adapted to work with discretely switched logarithmic attenuators that employ high performance thin-film or low noise Vishay metal foil resistors for the ultimate in measured performance.
We offer our preamp controllers as components to the DIY community as well as OEMs. We also integrate our preamp controllers into our own line of finished passive and active preamps.
Based in south Florida, we presently sell exclusively online through our website at www.tortugaaudio.com but will consider selective partnering with dealers in key world markets.
While Tortuga Audio procures it’s raw materials and components from both domestic and international sources, 100% of our production and assembly is done in the United States. In fact because high performance audio is inherently a niche low volume market, we do nearly all of the fabrication and machining of our enclosures within our own facility in order to keep our costs down.
Tortuga Audio was founded in 2010 by Morten Sissener, a senior engineering executive with extensive experience in a broad range of technology and business development and a lifelong lover of audio gear, music, cats, dogs, boats and warm weather.
Hello and thanks for reading all the way down here. I’m in this business first and foremost because I have a passion for the music! Music that was painstakingly written, produced, recorded and mastered. I believe great music deserves high performance audio gear at viable prices without compromising quality. Value is achieved when technology, aesthetics and attitude combine to create distinctive products that both sound great and you can be proud to own. Everyone at Tortuga Audio is committed to engineering excellence and to treating our current and prospective customers with fairness, integrity and respect. I invite you to try our stuff and enjoy! – Morten
You can read more about me and Tortuga Audio in this article published in AudioXpress.