Who would have thought that a small owner-operated family business which creates high-quality speakers and amplifiers from Germany’s Lautertal is able to defy the likes of Apple with their designs? Prize-winning Avantgarde Acoustic seeks to build the best speakers in the world – and it’s very close to achieving this goal. “Important things first: we can totally focus on our vision to build the coolest speakers in the world,” Holger Fromme, founder and owner of Avantgarde Acoustic, explains. “We are an owner-operated family business and this makes us free. We aren’t bound to any investors so that we can focus on our vision and our customers,” he adds.