Craft of Sherwood
History of Sherwood
The History of Sherwood
Sherwood Electronic Labs was founded in Chicago in 1953 to manufacture an amplifier designed by legendary audio engineer Ed Miller. Determined to design high performance audio gear and to manufacture it themselves, Miller and his partner John Snow created a company that has long set the standard for audio excellence and efficient manufacturing.
Constantly Improving the Sound of Sound
Throughout the evolution of advanced audio electronics, Sherwood's contributions have been invaluable. The world's first commercial FM stereo broadcast employed Sherwood technology. Sherwood was the first to introduce digital readout tuners and computer-controlled tuners. And, most significantly, the industry's first 100% all-silicon solid-state audio receiver came from Sherwood.
Breaking Sound Barriers Ever Since
Today the company's leadership continues. Not only is the Sherwood brand synonymous with high performance audio worldwide, but it is an industry secret that Sherwood is the actual manufacturer of nearly one-third of the world's high performance receivers. Many of the products we build are available with brand names which may be better known than our own. But none are built with the same sense of pride as those that bear our own name, nor are any better built or better engineered than those that bear our Newcastle badge. Newcastle is the best we build for anyone.
The Future Sounds Even Better
In the fiercely competitive and rapidly evolving field of consumer electronics where companies shift production sites from one low-cost country to another, Sherwood is a leading light, an international symbol of unsurpassed quality, and one of the few companies to manufacture all the products bearing its name. Fittingly, the company continues to be guided by Ed Miller's enduring philosophy: Design audio gear that offers only the highest levels of performance and make it yourself.
Consistent Award Winners
In our 50 years in business, Sherwood has won a long list of awards for our products and innovations. Here is a list of recent awards won by Sherwood:
January, 2003 - Sound and Vision magazine gave a rave review to the Sherwood RD-7108 6.1 A/V receiver. At the time of publication, the RD-7108 was the least expensive 6.1 receiver available. That it was also a top performer was completely consistent with Sherwood efforts for the last 50 years.
March, 2002 - Sound and Vision magazine gave a rave review to the $2,000 (SRP) Sherwood Newcastle R-963 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver.
January, 2002 - Innovations Design Awards from the Consumer Electronics Show for the Sherwood Newcastle R-963 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver.
April, 2001 - Son Video Magazine (France) named the Sherwood Newcastle V-756 DVD Player/Decoder to their REFERENCE class component list.
January, 2001 - Stereophile's Guide to Home Theater again placed three Sherwood Newcastle components on their list of recommended components. They are: Sherwood Newcastle R-945 MKII Audio/Video Receiver; Sherwood Newcastle AVP-9080 Tuner/Preamp/Processor; and Sherwood Newcastle AM-9080 5-Channel Main Amplifier.
January, 2000 - Stereophile's Guide to Home Theater placed three Sherwood Newcastle components on their list of recommended components. They are: Sherwood Newcastle R-945 MKII Audio/Video Receiver; Sherwood Newcastle AVP-9080 Tuner/Preamp/Processor; and Sherwood Newcastle AM-9080 5-Channel Main Amplifier.
January, 2000 - Innovations Design Awards (2) from the Consumer Electronics Show for the Sherwood Newcastle R-956 6.1 Channel AV Receiver and for the Sherwood Newcastle V-756 DVD Player/Audio Decoder.
December, 1999 - Audio Video International Hi Fi Grand Prix Award for the Sherwood Newcastle R-725 Matrix Audio/Video Receiver of the Year
December, 1999 - Stereo Review's Sound and Vision Reviewer's Choice Awards (2) for the Sherwood RVD-6090R receiver and for the WA-240 Lyceum Music System
February, 1999 - Stereophile Guide to Home Theater Editors' Choice Gold Awards (2) for the Sherwood Newcastle R-945 receiver. One Gold Award was received in the A/V Integrated Amplifier/Receiver category and the second Gold Award was received as Budget Product of the Year.
December, 1998 - Home Theater Product of the Year from www.audiorevolution.com.
April, 1998 - Audio Video International Hi Fi Grand Prix Technology Award for the Sherwood X-DTS80 Autosound decoder.
January, 1998 - Innovations Design Award from the Consumer Electronics Show for the Sherwood X-DTS80 Autosound decoder.
December, 1997 - Audio Video International Hi Grand Prix Product of the Year Award for the Sherwood HTS-2000 HTIB System.
December, 1997 - Audio Video International Hi Fi Grand Prix Technology Award for the Sherwood Newcastle R-945 receiver.
December, 1997 - 100 Best Award from Popular Science for the Sherwood Newcastle R-945 receiver.
January, 1996 - Integrated Home Theater Component of the Year from Video Magazine for the RV-5030 receiver.