The story of Certon begins in the early 1980s, when a young student, audio enthusiast and electronics hobbyist designed and built his own power amplifier. Discouraged by the poor performance, he decided to put the project aside for a while, but his desire for audio perfection and interest in electronics remained strong. His thoughts frequently returned to the challange of overcoming mediocre sound quality.

By the late 1990s he was more experienced, and his thoughts had developed into ideas for an improved amplifier design, which a few years later resulted in a prototype embodying novel technology. The audible results were so promising that in 2006, Certon was founded to commercialize the technology.