In 2002 after a short illness Garth Murray, the founder of Theophany Loudspeakers, was admitted to hospital with a very serious infection. One doctor later commented that Garth only had one or two hours to live. This culminated in a life changing event that has permanently affected his memory. His former career in the aviation industry was no longer possible; in fact Garth was advised he would never work again so serious was the brain injury.
One of the side effects of this trauma was that he was having very vivid dreams; he would often wake as they were occurring. In one of these dreams Garth observed himself making a speaker. He saw the shape and dimensions of this speaker. As he was only on the verge of sleep when he saw this, he immediately got out of bed and wrote all of the details down. Over the next six months, with the help of his two eldest sons, he built the speakers. When tested by an independent company he was advised that they achieved audio results far beyond what was expected. A modern equivalent of this model is still being made today.