Ashly Audio Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

June 14, 2024

Ashly Audio is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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In 1974, Billy Thompson, a maverick engineer, founded Ashly Audio in Rochester, New York. Thompson’s vision inspired a group of friends to channel their sound engineering talents into creating durable, affordable, and innovative professional audio equipment. Ashly’s enduring legacy in professional audio is rooted in Thompson’s passion for design, commitment to functionality, musicality, and above all, reliability.

As Ashly Audio celebrates its 50th anniversary, they have expanded their presence at InfoComm for the 2024 show. Visitors to the booth can explore historical products, including iconic Ashly gear previously owned by famed musical icons. On the new product front, they are introducing the compact yet powerful AquaControl DSP Speaker/Zone Processor, the AQM408 and the Ecotour Series power amplifiers to their lineup. Ashly is also presenting a captivating video that encapsulates their history, vibrant present, and exciting future. A selection of historic Ashly products and highlighted technological breakthroughs will be featured on their social media channels.

“50 years ago, Ashly embarked on a mission to put professional audio products in the hands of those looking to bring the best to their audience,” said Noel Larson, General Manager at Ashly Audio. “As we recently pulled together stories from our first 50 years, we loved hearing about how loved our initial gear was and what a difference it made in the lives of those early tour rigs. And, if you want to see the beginning of the next 50 years, come to Booth #C9127 at InfoComm!”

Among the excitement of its 50th Anniversary, Ashly is hosting a social media contest which urges fans to show off their Ashly products. By following one of Ashly Audio’s social channels (Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn), liking the contest post, and sharing photos of their Ashly products, entrants will receive a free Ashly T-shirt. A weekly winner will receive a free custom Ashly vest and the grand prize winner with the most online votes will receive a $1000 voucher toward an Ashly Audio product. The full contest details are available at

Help Ashly spread the love by participating in the contest which concludes on July 31, 2024.

Ashly lighting social contest