Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in designing and manufacturing quality signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The philosophy they established from the very beginning holds true today: to offer only the highest quality audio tools at an affordable cost to the professional user. Thirty-four years later, Ashly remains committed to this principle. Before Ashly started manufacturing audio products, it was a 60's era sound reinforcement company founded and run by five individuals. Contrary to many rumors and myths such as 'named after a pet dog', 'anagram of initials', or 'a girlfriend', the real origin comes from Larry Ashley, one of the founding five. Larry's last name was chosen for the alphabetical advantage when listed of course. To add some mystique to the name and to avoid conflict with another company, the 'e' was dropped. None of the original five pursued the thrill of manufacturing, but two people in the company, Bill Thompson and Dave Malloy thought it was worth the effort, adopted Ashly Audio for the name and started manufacturing pro audio gear.