How It All Began. . . Again

Some time after Gayle Sanders entered “retirement,” he once again picked up his paper and pen and began tinkering with ideas. “I found myself missing our industry—the people, the excitement, the creative process of designing—it pulled me back,” Sanders said. “I still love learning about new technologies, diving into research, and exploring the possibilities of putting it all together.”

After examining several evolving digital technologies, Sanders saw an opportunity to return to the market with a new approach that would be a complete departure from his previous electrostatic loudspeaker designs. He began to explore the improvements in digital signal processing (DSP) and new amplifier technology, and opportunities to provide a complete package for discerning customers who desire a simple approach to high performance.

Once again, he began designing and building prototypes in his garage. Eventually, through several prototypes over four years, Sanders refined their industrial design and improved their performance. The result is the Image1. Today, Eikon occupies a dedicated workshop in Norwalk, Connecticut, where the Image1 speakers are hand-built, tested, and refined.
“I’m a bit of a curator,” Sanders said. “I’m utilizing some of the new DSP technology, which has vastly improved over the last few years, and putting it together with my own engineering. It’s a perfect solution designed to work together in perfect harmony in any environment, and it wasn’t ready for prime time until recently.

“I’ve always been obsessed with the purity of sound, and passionately explore new opportunities to create a true musical experience,” Sanders said. “I want to make this technology accessible to everyone.”​​