On 4.07.1981 Leonhard Schwarte founds a hi-fi shop on Feidikstraße in Hamm, on the outskirts of the Ruhr area. Unconventional for those times and equally classical from the Latin: the name "Auditorium". The lecture hall. The audience.
So, from the very beginning, the Auditorium was not only about passionate music listening, but also about listening, with the aim of offering the customer the best possible solution. And there were already many solutions in the selected range from the very beginning. Then as now in the range: hi-fi highlights, for example the "most expensive radio in the world" McIntosh MR-80.