OUR COMPANY

WHY COUNTRYMAN?

WHY WE’RE THE BEST OUT THERE

Over fifty years ago, Carl Countryman started crafting custom gear for touring rock bands and performers. Today, our family business is an industry-leading manufacturer of legendary direct boxes and ultra-miniature microphones, with the same goal of serving audio professionals all over the world with personal attention and exceptional quality. Our wide range of direct boxes and highly customizeable earsets, lavaliers, instrument, hanging, and podium microphones are all designed, manufactured, and rigorously tested at our facility in Menlo Park, California.

HISTORY

HISTORY

Through the 60's and 70's, Carl Countryman engineered a multitude of custom electronic equipment for arsists, including the electrostatic piano pickups for the Grateful Dead used in their Wall of Sound. After founding Countryman Associates, he continued to develop electronic sound equipment, including the Type 986 Phase Shifter and Type 85 Active DI Box, and the E6 Earset.

PIONEERED PRODUCTS

PIONEERED PRODUCTS

Countryman has a rich history of innovation, having been the first manufacturer of the earset microphone and active DI box.

OUR COMPANY

WHY US

QUALITY / SUPPORT

QUALITY / SUPPORT

PRO AUDIO DNA

PRO AUDIO DNA

MADE IN THE USA

MADE IN THE USA

THE LATEST

PRESS

News

Countryman Microphones Assume a Prominent Role in Tim Azzaria’s Production Work

EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier, B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier, E6 Earset, and ISOMAX mics address a wide range of production challenges   San Francisco, CA – July 2018… As any production professional knows, having versatile and reliable gear capable of handling a variety of production challenges is a crucial part of being—and staying—in business. For engineer and audio […]
News

Countryman Associates Expands Engineering Department

New hires reflect growing demand for innovative products and a commitment to the future of professional audio   Menlo Park, CA – August 2019… Countryman Associates, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of miniature microphones and direct boxes, is pleased to announce the recent Design Engineer appointments of Brian Hillenbrand and Benjamin Lacasse. These new […]
Knowledge Base

Countryman Debuts A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone

New microphone ideal for a wide range of podium-type applications   Menlo Park, CA – InfoComm Booth #6049… Countryman Associates, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of miniature microphones and direct boxes, is pleased to introduce the A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone. Based on Countryman’s award-nominated A3 Podium Microphone, the A3 Halo includes an ultrabright LED […]