Fried Audio Bud Friend Tower Loudspeaker System – $2,995 US Retail. The Bud Fried Tower by Fried Audio is a outstanding floor-standing two way speaker based on many of the ideals espoused by Bud Friend in his loudspeaker designs: Soft Dome Tweeter: Bud Fried earned a reputation for utilizing the best price/performance drivers in the […]
Fried Audio Loudspeakers
Fried Audio's mission is to preserve, protect and advance the art and science of loudspeaker design first pioneered by Bud Fried. They are committed to incorporating the latest technology to build upon Bud's legendary design concepts and philosophies in order to develop audio loudspeakers that advance the state of the art. At the suggestion of Saul Marantz, the IMF (Irving M Fried) trademark was registered in 1961, a trademark that was eventually applied to many advanced developments in music reproduction: cartridges (IMF - London, IMF - Goldring), tone arms (SME, Gould, Audio and Design), amplifiers (Quad, Custom Series), loudspeakers (Lowther, Quad, Celestion, Bowers and Wilkins, Barker, etc.) In 1968 a British branch of IMF was opened. This combined Anglo-American company produced the now legendary IMF Monitor, the first truly wide band loudspeaker the world had seen. In 1975 the English and American divisions of IMF were split, and the trademark FRIED was thenceforth used on all of Bud's designs. The new designs were based upon the same inexorable laws of acoustics that had created the IMF Monitor in addition to new technology as it became available. FRIED benchmarks include the Model H System, the first modern satellite/subwoofer system, the Model M (1977), the first satellite transmission line subwoofer in one unit, the SUPER Monitor (which many still consider to be one of the premier speakers of our day), and the B satellite series (1976 to 1979).