OUR HISTORY

MUSICAL ROOTS MEET ENGINEERING ROOTS

A NEW PHILOSOPHY OF SOUND

BORN OUT OF THE LEGENDS OF MUSIC

TOGETHER WE CAN BE REVOLUTIONARY

RIVA started with innovation, not iteration. It’s about pure sound, it’s as if you are hearing your favorite music for the first time. It’s about true originality and unbound imagination that follows no one and defies convention. It’s about beauty of design, of features and of function for our modern lifestyle.

RIVA is a revolution, a bold new standard and a defiant rejection of the idea that people cannot afford great audio and therefore must accept the bland experience of today’s tin-can wireless speakers.

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At RIVA, we design the world’s best audio products for people passionate about music seeking great performance, value and enhancement of their modern lifestyle.

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MUSICAL ROOTS

RIVA’s DNA comes from our founder’s work in creating the audio for what are now the legends of modern music and staging many events that led to the rise of their greatness. Artists such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, The Who, RUSH, Guns n’ Roses and many, many more have trusted our team to deliver their music to millions around the world for over 45 years.

The RIVA team, with over 100 years of combined experience in creating truly cutting edge audio experiences, drives to deliver amazing, dynamic and powerful music to a generation that is currently listening to a diluted, over-processed, unkind reproduction of what was supreme in its writing, recording and performances. We have successfully married the technical and experiential sides of audio to bring you speakers that deliver truly epic performances to enhance your modern lifestyle.

ENGINEERING ROOTS

The audio engineers of RIVA have a rich DNA as well with eight patents, and more pending, in the audio field, world record titles for performance speakers, and designed the #1 selling sound bar in the U.S. as well as the top three rated sound bars in America as reported by Consumer Reports. This same team developed Trillium™, our proprietary audio technology that enlarges audio image while allowing the signal power on the audio to be reproduced without excessive compression.

What does this mean for you? You get true audio reproduction of your music with a 300 degree sound field that can’t be found anywhere else. Nothing can or will get in the way of our desire to get you as much music as you can handle. One listen will clearly validate all of the above.

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THE ROOTS OF RIVA

Rikki Farr, Founder of RIVA Audio, talks about the inspiration behind RIVA and our audio products.

ISLE OF WIGHT, 1970

Rikki Farr discusses his famous rant featured on the Documentary about the 1970 Isle of Wight festival.

STUMBLEDON

Rikki Farr tells the story about a tennis game at the Isle of Wight between John Lennon, George Harrison, Steve Winwood, and Bob Dylan.