The company history of Dual begins with the production of spring drives in 1900.

27 years later, an electric motor with reared spring drive, the combination motor was introduced - the so-called "DUAL-Motor", and so the DUAL brand was born.

- In 1937, at the World Exhibition in Paris, the DUAL turntable gets the first award.
- In 1949 the DUAL-record changer, model "1000" was introduced. DUAL produces an annual 200,000 drives by now.
- In 1952 there were the first own crystal cartridge box-turntables and box-amplifiers followed in 1955/56.  New developments such as tape recorders, tuners, amplifiers, speakers, and compact systems were equally successful.
- in 1971 DUAL took over the competing company PE. While DUAL in the 70s still imports its biggest gains.
- in 1982 came the surprising bankruptcy with the acquisition of THOMSON.
- In 1988 DUAL was then sold to the Schneider-Rundfunk Werke AG, which then added televisions to the range, too.
- In 1993, Alfred Fehrenbacher GmbH took over the production of the complete turntable program by DUAL.