Spica (spī'kə) was started by John Bau in 1978 and continued until its purchase by Parasound late in 1993. The February, 1988 interview with John Bau in Stereophile covers Spica's early efforts and the history of the company through the launch of the Angelus. In November of 1995, Parasound announced that it was suspending Spica development. In the announcement Parasound discussed the market pressures it was under, pledging that TC-60 production would continue through the spring of 1996.
This is the former Spica Headquarters on Bryn Mawr Dr. in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
January, 1979 SC-50 Launched at CES January, 1983 TC-50 Launched at WCES 1985 Servo Sub January, 1988 TC-50i began shipping revised TC50i (approx. s/n 7500) January, 1988 Angelus Launched WCES 1989 SC-30 Launched 1993 Spica Parasound Purchases Spica 1994 TC-60 Launched / Press Release 1995 Spica Parasound Announces End of Spica Development