About PMC

About Us

emmy awardFounded in 1991 by Peter Thomas of the BBC and Adrian Loader of FWO Bauch. The combination of knowledge and a life-long passion for music led to the production of PMC’s first product, the BB5-A, an active main studio monitor. This design was snapped up by the BBC Maida Vale and Metropolis Mastering and remains the world’s reference, used by Prince, Stevie Wonder’s Wonderland Studio, Hospital HDTV Broadcast London and for renowned classical labels such as Decca and Harmonia Mundi. Many of today’s movie themes have been crafted using PMC, from such eminent composers as Henry Jackman, Thomas Newman, Tyler Bates and John Debney.

PMC are one of the very few companies who have been awarded an Emmy® for their contribution to recording excellence. With film, it would be easier to list the blockbuster movies which did not use PMC during the process of music production and post! But titles include: Titanic, Mission Impossible, Captain Phillips, Pearl Harbor, Game of Thrones – TV, Iron Man 1& 2, Skyfall, Spiderman 1,2,3 and Pirates of the Caribbean and many many more.

PMC reigns supreme throughout the leading mastering houses, broadcasters and much of the professional world.

We believe a good loudspeaker should be able to relay the purest intentions of the artist without colouration – The ideal solution for both studio & home.

design and development


All PMC loudspeakers are designed and hand-built in the U.K. using individual components that are matched to our reference model; this includes the structural integrity of every cabinet and the testing and recording of each component.

This guarantees it will be within our strict tolerances and ensures your purchase sounds identical to the original design. Each completed loudspeaker then undergoes a set of objective and subjective measurements - frequency response sweeps ensure that the design meets our exacting performance criteria, and then listening tests are conducted against the reference model using a wide variety of material, from a benchmark BBC speech test to classical music, pop and rock.

Computers don’t tell the full story. As well as a full frequency analysis, we listen to each speaker we make and run a benchmark BBC speech and music test on every single one. 

Read the interview of Peter Thomas and the history of PMC, by Kevin Fiske @HifiCritic Magazine. Download the Article