About GROVER NOTTING®

Dr. Neville Thiele & Frank Hinton (Founder)Dr. Neville Thiele and Frank Hinton (Founder)

AN INTRODUCTION

We are a proudly Australian organisation. Our reason for being is to research and develop peak performance, application specific and general purpose critical listening systems, for use by artisans and discerning listeners throughout the world. Our products are authentically engineered, created with a no compromise philosophy, based on a first principle design approach. The result is a unique confluence of new and proven technologies and techniques. Our products are neither derivative, nor do they conform to contemporary design dictates. Product development is performed and funded in-house, with manufacture and testing conducted at our Melbourne, Australia facilities.

OUR PRODUCTS AND THEIR CREATION

The creation of our product is stimulated by interaction with end-users. Attention to practitioner feedback is invaluable; it often mirrors our own inclinations but sometimes points us in new and challenging directions. Our first principle design approach sees product performance criteria prevail over adherence to price point, convenience or aesthetic considerations. This discipline eliminates the potential for performance compromise. At an advanced development stage the product is presented to practitioners and interested parties in the form of field trials. Input from this process provides the validation, or otherwise, of a system or device. It can also facilitate final adjustment for approved products. From here the product passes from R&D into the production process.

OUR PRODUCTS AND THEIR MANUFACTURE

Whether acoustic systems or electronic devices, our products are hand assembled and manually as well as electronically tested by our skilled work force. Where possible we use Australian made components and materials. Whilst supporting our own community, it enables us to maintain a closer relationship with the supply chain, facilitating enhanced quality control system and method. In summary, our development process complemented by the high degree of attention in both manufacture and testing culminates in a unique handmade instrument - more a valuable work of art than another production line commodity.

OUR OPERATIONAL FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE COMMITMENT

Our organisation understands and acknowledges the need for positive outcomes; not only for its shareholders, but equally for its suppliers, staff and most importantly its customers. We aim to carefully manage our product portfolio, ensuring it remains relevant, compelling and never over-exposed or de-valued. We commit to the maintenance of a client friendly culture with an engineering and security focus, a de corporatised business environment.

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