By 1999, Tanner was ready to present his first unit for the new company. The GTQ2 dual channel microphone preamplifier was deemed an instant classic. Such a powerful package was rarely seen in the pro audio world. Two channels of classic Class A sound plus one of the most flexible, musical, and useable equalizer in a 1U enclosure. With the company growing and demand increasing, Tanner and Dickson knew some accommodations had to be made. David Langford decided to retire and Tanner wanted to solely focus on designing and manufacturing pro audio gear with Dickson. As a result, a name change was in order. Dickson and Tanner renamed Phoenix Audio to Aurora Audio. They felt this could show people that Tanner wanted to transcend his past roots and take his designs to new heights and have the ability to introduce new products like the GTC2 Compressor, GTQC Channel Strip, and GTP8 8 Channel Preamp. Geoff Tanner and Aurora Audio use the best of the past to take you into the future and beyond.