CADENCE was founded after years of research into electrostatic transducers and hybrid speaker designs. In the early 90's, a revolutionary breakthrough was made: the hybrid electrostatic AMAYA (ES MK II) loudspeaker made its spectacular appearance. Following soon after this came the pentode- based hybrid valve amplifier, the VA-1.
CADENCE is a unique company in the hi-fi world. Its three founders have placed excellence above everything else. Ajay Shirke is an industrialist in Pune, India, and a serious audiophile. Mahendra Dave has the best respected music store in town. Shanti (Walter Schmid) is not only an electronics wizard but has a phenomenal musical ear. He is the genius behind the radically innovative designs. He had opted out of the commercial hi fi world and was working in private in Pune. The formation of CADENCE brought these talented individuals together. The three committed themselves to