Understanding the BSR
BSR (British Sound reproduction) was established in the United Kingdom in 1932. It mainly produced automatic changers.
In 1971, it delivered 8 million autochangers to the world market, and in the first half of the 1970 s, it seems to have secured second place among the 200 best companies in the UK.
All BSR autochangers were made in the United Kingdom and shipped to the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand through wholly owned sales companies and to Japan and other major markets through affiliates. In the early 1970 s, BSR autochangers accounted for 70% of the world market.
In Japan, more than 500000 units were used every year by manufacturers such as Matsushita, Sony, Toshiba, Sanyo, Funai, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, General, and Onkyo. However, they were not sold in Japan as an auto changer because they were incorporated into stereo sets and exported overseas. Later in 1972, BSR Japan was established as Japan's first wholly foreign-owned audio manufacturer and sold in Japan. BSR Japan sold ADC products in 1975 and dbx products in 1980 s.
BSR was sold to the CTI Group in 1988 and changed its name to CTI Japan, then changed its name to Herp in 1990 and to Well in 1997. In 1997, Herp was established as a subsidiary of Well Corporation.
Herp currently manufactures and sells laser turntables.