DGC GmbH changed its name to Dual GmbH and is located in Landsberg am Lech in Germany. A new generation of turntables designed or made in Germany was introduced. The top model, called “Primus Maximus“, is limited to 100 units and only made to order.
Dual returns to the IFA Berlin exhibition after a long absence period.
Dr. Josef Zellner takes over the DGC GmbH.
DGC GmbH issued a non-exclusive license to the Alfred Fehrenbacher GmbH to produce and sell turntables under the Dual brand name.
The first products were released under the Dual brand again.
The parent company was restructured and sold the brand Dual to the department store chain Karstadt AG. For several years they released their own products under the Dual brand with a new retro-logo. Only the brand rights for turntables remained with Schneider.
Dual dipped into the red again and the last Dual factory in St. Georgen in the Black Forest shut down. All turntables were now made for Schneider by an external contractor, the Fehrenbacher GmbH. All other products were simply bought in.
Introduction of the “Golden Stone” turntable. This model had the same gold plated metal components as the “Golden 1” along with an artificial stone plinth.
“Schneider Rundfunkwerke AG” became the new owners of Dual and introduced television sets under the Dual brand.
A new reference model was released. The “Dual Golden 1” combined the technology of the Dual CS5000 with a black high gloss plinth and 24k gold plated metal components. Because of the pressure of competition Thomson-Brand had to cut more and more jobs in St. Georgen.