EMT - Founder Wilhelm Franz was born 1913 in Bremen.
His professional way led him first to Berlin, where
he was involved with the measuring instrument development
and the sales. Afterwards he went to C. Lorenz AG who
gave him the possibility to collect as deputy directors/conductors
of the measuring laboratories a rich wealth of experience.
With only 27 years he created then
1940 in Berlin his own company "Electrical Measuring
Technology William Franz KG". Highly sensitive control
and measuring instruments for the messages and radio
technology secured for the company soon a good reputation.
Short before end of WW 2 the company relocated to Dingelsdorf
at the Bodensee and briefly later to Lahr in the Black
Forest. The end of war brought also for EMT the disassembly,
and so only at the beginning of 1948 the enterprise
could be taken up gradually again.
Began off there a time, which in
co-operation with considerable companies, e.g. STUDER,
to a worldwide sales network and outstanding developments
on the broadcast sector led. Of it the today most well-known
products are probably the record players of the row:
EMT 927 with a platter searched
by a diameter of 44 cm, a 12"arm and a total weight
of 41kg, today extremely rare and
The EMT 930 the broadcast record
player of which for decades in 24 h 7 day use was
and today still serves in private use
EMT 950 the first direct driven
EMT - equipment with its successors
EMT 948 and EMT 938 as well as
all the pick-ups (Tondose).
O-series for mono records (horizontal
TSD 15 mc-system, for the employment
in all EMT tonearms
XSD 15 mc-system with tonearms
with SME standard connection
Other equipment lines were in addition,
just as important as reverberation devices, compressors
and Limiter, in order to call here only some. Many of
these devices set yardsticks at their time and partially
also today still are in the use.
William Franz had died 1971, Erich R. Vogl resumed,
during many years the company with large success. 1989
took place then the sales of the EMT to the Belgian
company BARCO and the company arose afterwards under
the name BARCO - EMT at the market. In consequence many
activities of the EMT were stopped. After the development
department close down, the company headquarters served
the selling of the BARCO products.
Only a small core team of the earlier
EMT remained active for devices in the production and
the service by the pick-ups as well as the EMT –electronics.
August 2003, EMT was sold by BARCO
to Walter Derrer, who comes from the pro audio range.
Together with all rights also the "core team" was taken
over, i.e. the “Tondosen” know-how carrier with.
The “new” EMT started activities under the name EMT
Studiotechnik GmbH. Our core business is appropriate
further in the audio - technology. On the one hand the
care of existing products, on the other hand the development
of the offer pallet of further are advanced: Most pick-ups
are still manufactured and new systems are in the development.
Likewise we accomplish devices service and repairs for
nearly all EMT.
Here we differentiate between the
ranges of application:
selling and service of the legendary
service for all EMT devices
new developments by complex products
and systems, e.g. the "Phoenix 5,1", a system for
spatial perception with headphones of which this
selling of 3rd party products
of the companies Maycom, SATCOM easyLINK, Media
engineering and psi.
Audiophile/ High End Products
selling and service of the "legendary"
service for all EMT record players
and their periphery
new editions of development within
the similar range.