T.L.A. was founded by Velissarios Georgiadis back in 1995, but its real origin goes back much further than this. It was back in 1957 when Velissarios' father Aristomenis, a transformer technician, started his own company, with the aim to make transformers under order for telecommunications, broadcast, medical, military and industrial implementations. It was just after 1980 when Velissarios, who was already experienced in transformer building having being taught all his father's know-how, he started to apply the additional knowledge which he gained from his university degree on Chemistry and Electronics as to develop transformers that would excel in audio applications of reference standard.


Velissarios continuously developed his audio transformers, while at the same time researched on Single Ended triode circuit topologies and has built and tested over, COUNTLESS of amplifiers before he transferred all this experience in T.L.A products on the year 1995. The name True Life Audio was chosen to underline the target market of T.L.A. The search for True Life sound, where the listener would experience music at home as never before, In a True Life manner!

In the year 2005, young Aristomenis Georgiadis the second (the son of Velissarios named after his grandfather), finished his studies in Electrical Engineering and having received in the meantime all his grandfather's and father's experience in making audio transformers and amplification circuits that would excel in performance, joined the company as to assist in further improvements and the achievement of new levels for realistic sound.

"When we come with a new product, we make it for ourselves first" Velissarios says…  A T.L.A. amplifier starts its life with the innovative circuit it integrates being tested in the lab and optimized. Then, after the lab tests have been finalized and we are sure that our creation measures up to reference standards if compared with hi-end devices from other makers that are established in the marked for their quality, we proceed to the next level which is to transform this same electronic device, into a musical instrument. As a consequence, our creations are made so that they age to improve all the time... much like a bottle of good wine... or a gorgeous guitar of the 50s... Clearly, TLA devices are more related to the art of creating "XActive sound reproduction instruments" than to audio products.