ATC Loudspeaker Technology intensely saddened to announce death of owner and founder Billy Woodman


ATC Founder Billy Woodman

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ASTON DOWN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK — AUGUST 10, 2022: British loudspeaker drive unit and complete sound reproduction system manufacturer ATC Loudspeaker Technology is intensely saddened to announce the death of owner and founder Billy Woodman.

Billy Woodman passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on July 21, 2022, aged 76. His principles, philosophies, and absolute commitment to engineering excellence spanned almost five decades, creating the bedrock upon which ATC is built.

Under his leadership and guiding hand, ATC has continued to grow and succeed as a family business with Will Woodman, his son, as Managing Director supported by fellow Director and lifelong friend Bob Polley.

Billy was an extraordinary man — not only gifted as an engineer, but also as a jazz pianist and restorer of vintage cars. As a true gentleman, Billy led his life with courage, kindness, and generosity, and he leaves a remarkable and inspirational legacy.


His loss is profoundly felt by his family, friends, and the entire ATC family that he created.

About ATC (
Formed in 1974 by Billy Woodman to manufacture custom drive units for the professional sound industry, ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) is a specialist British manufacturer of loudspeaker drive units and complete sound reproduction systems, including all associated electronic equipment. Such systems and components are designed and built in-house to achieve levels of performance far in excess of the industry norm by adopting a thoroughly professional engineering approach to the issues of basic design, materials science, and production technology. The company’s groundbreaking soft dome midrange driver technology was originally developed in 1976 and is still featured in the company’s critically-acclaimed SCM25A Pro High Performance Active Loudspeaker, SCM45A Pro High Performance Active Loudspeaker, SCM50ASL Pro Professional Series Monitor, and (now) top-of-the-range SCM100ASL Pro Professional Series Monitor siblings. Similarly, the SL (Super Linear) technology found in its Professional Series Monitor bass drive units is arguably the most significant development in transducer design in the last 15 years, epitomizing the company’s commitment to sound quality. Indeed, its accuracy in reproducing piano and male vocals remains unique. Ultimately, the company’s commitment to multi-channel mastering and its direct involvement with leading players in the professional audio industry — including Sony Music and Telarc — has readily resulted in its products being installed in some of the world’s most prestigious multi-channel studios and auditoria.

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