Nestled in South West Victoria, near the 12 Apostles, is a remarkable craftsman producing world-class speakers by hand.
Based in Cobden, in a 113-year-old building which used to be the towns picture theatre and public hall, the audio products are made and crafted out of instrument grade birch timber, taking up to a month to finish each one.
Scott Wilkinson, founder and designer of Alderwood, has had a passion for audio since he was a youngster and has a remarkable legacy in designing remarkable audio products.
Driven by curiosity around what is possible, Mr Wilkinson has developed innovative technology such as a water generator run by the power of the sun, a low frequency technology for the demolition industry to use as an alternative to explosives, as well as compact focused long range vocal communication technologies.
The company hand picks the finest quality sheets, of a very special grade of timber, and uses their custom designed CnC machines to precisely cut the 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 Scotts stringent listening test, and is hand inspected for any visual imperfections.
Alderwood has achieved incredible things in a short time, gaining ground in the venue, home and boat industries. Their products have found their way into Government House, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Central, Federation Square, Lorbek Luxury Cars, Carolina Bar (Toorak Rd), accommodation spaces such as Arya in the Daylesford region and multi-award winning Heytesbury House, along with community halls and homes all around the state of Victoria. They have even starting exporting 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). If the weather is shining you will generally find the doors wide-open and soulful sounds spilling out onto the street. Scott welcomes the general public to venture in and hear the difference for themselves.
Alternatively you can book a Manor tour/demonstration, or if you would like more information, by emailing us using the below form.