ABOUT REDBACK

Altronics is much more than a ‘dealer’ for Redback® products. Since 1974 we have been manufacturing Redback® public address products in Perth, Western Australia. Whilst many of our competitors have shifted production off shore we take pride in supplying the pro audio industry with innovative Australian Made product.

Initially, the brand was called “Redford” and upon moving to new premises on Roe St in 1986, the brand was relaunched as “Redback” as a new third generation of amplifier was manufactured.

Since the very beginning the Redback brand has offered innovative solutions for PA contractors, with a strong focus on solving common installation problems that cost considerable time. For instance, the Redback One-Shot speaker, first devised in the late 1990’s by Redback has changed the way speakers are installed into ceiling tiles and saved countless hours of installers time and money.

A Leading Innovator

Altronics has always strived to innovate within the public address audio industry, aiming to solve the problems of installers and consultants to reduce installation time. The One-Shot speaker revolutionised the way ceiling speakers are installed in building fire/evac audio systems.  The latching snap-fit design installed in seconds, securing the speaker in place without the need for screws or clips. At the time of release, the One-Shot speaker & grille combination was the fastest to install in the world, and we are confident to this day that no other design has bested it.

Redback amplifiers and mixers have also undergone a steady evolution as trends within the public address industry have emerged. The aim of Redbacks designers has been to allow set up of all features without the need to lift the lid, making it easy for changes in set up after the amplifier has been bolted into the rack.

The Redback Production Team in 2017
The Redback Production Team in 2017
Redback perth amplifier production floor
The Redback Amplifier Production Floor
Milestones

Brief History of Our Company

1974

Company Founding.

Jack O’Donnell starts a new business in Perth, building small commercial amplifiers in the suburb of East Perth under the name of Ampac Industries (this company still operates to this day!).

1976

Altronics store opens in Stirling St. The business branches out into retail electronics while maintaining its core manufacturing of PA products.

1982

The locally designed and manufactured Redford A 2000 model is released, a low cost 100V amplifier which became a staple of PA installers around Australia.

1986

Altronics moves to 174 Roe St, Perth with a retail showroom, warehousing operations & production facility.

2000

After several years of R&D and consultation with the pro sound industry,  the 4th generation of Redback and Redford amplifiers is released, dubbed the “Phase 4” series.

2004

Altronics builds new Sydney distribution centre & retail store in Auburn.

2005

Altronics opens new Melbourne distribution centre & retail store in Springvale

June 2011

Altronics opens new warehouse & retail store in Balcatta, WA.

September 2011

Redback releases new audio matrix mixer series.

January 2012

Renovations at the Roe St head office allows production to facility double in size.

August 2012

Altronics opens Brisbane warehouse.

September 2012

The 5th Generation of Redback amplifiers is released, predictably named the ‘Phase5’.

December 2012

Altronics opens new retail store in Cannington, WA.

December 2014

Altronics opens new retail store in Virginia QLD.