Our Story

We pay respects to the Eastern Marr people, and thank them for their custodianship of the environment we are surrounded by here in Cobden, Victoria.

At Alderwood, we are committed to carrying this care for our surroundings forward. We are mindful when designing each new product and take into consideration each and every material being used, and the longevity of all of our products. We design and manufacture here in Australia, for Australian conditions (and lifestyles) built to last, with as little environmental impact as possible.

 OUR STORY

Nestled in South West Victoria near the Twelve Apostles, there is a remarkable craftsman producing world-class speakers by hand.

Based in Cobden, in a 116-year-old building — the town's historical picture theatre and public hall — each speaker is crafted out of instrument-grade birch timber, taking up to a month to be finished.

Scott Wilkinson, founder and designer of Alderwood, has had a passion for audio since he was a child, with a remarkable legacy in designing exceptional products.

Crafting his products at the boundary of possibility, Mr Wilkinson has developed a range of innovative technology. His most compelling designs include a water generator run by the power of the sun, a low-frequency demolition technology used as an alternative to explosives, and a compact, focused, long-range vocal communication technology.

The explosion of Alderwood onto the audio scene created a shift in the possibilities of small speakers and rocked the traditional audio world. Their hero invention, the Eros PRO, is the most powerful speaker of its size in the world.

The company hand-picks the finest quality sheets of FSC approved timber and uses custom-designed CNC machines to precisely cut the raw material. Once this is completed, a long process of manually crafting the product begins. The entire process takes up to 30 days and is only approved for purchase once the product has passed Scott's stringent listening test and is hand-inspected for any visual imperfections.

Alderwood has achieved incredible things in a short time, gaining ground in the commercial, domestic and marine industries. Their products have found their way into The Ritz (6 star hotel in Melbourne), Government House, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Central, Federation Square, Comedy Republic (Melbourne), Lorbek Luxury Cars, St Huberts Cellar Door, Bar Carolina (Toorak Rd), Puss & Mew Distillery, accommodation spaces such as Arya in the Daylesford region and multi-award-winning Heytesbury House, along with community halls and homes all around Australia. Alderwood is also emerging as a secret weapon in the education field due to our vocal clarity (allowing students to retain more information). They also export marine products to New Zealand.

Alderwood Speakers HQ, dubbed Alderwood Manor, is located only a short drive from the picturesque Great Ocean Road (56 Curdie Street, Cobden VIC). Scott welcomes the general public to venture in and hear the difference for themselves, simply give him a call if you are in the region.

Book a Manor tour or demonstration and find out more information on our contact page.

Alderwood Manor