#part_1 beginning of www.linearaudio.pro // linearpro™
* 2019/12/22 translated story from facebook
As for myself, since my earliest years in Lviv, Ukraine, I have been passionate about electronics and computer science, and encouraged to explore the topic by my Dad. At that time also my interest in art was born - I loved spending time painting or taking pictures. Later on I continued my technical adventure in Poland where I moved, at the age of 16, to start studies at the Warsaw University of Technology, which was possible thanks to the Banach scholarship.
In 2018 we received a 3.9 million PLN grant (1 million USD) for the Enhanced Hybrid Energy Storage (EHES) project [POIR.01.01.01-00-0289/18] from the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR). We started elaborating it with Greg and the investor. The project was promising. I was responsible for the idea and marketing and Greg for the electronics. Unfortunately, the cooperation with the main investor did not work out as expected, so we decided to sell out 4 of 13 "patents" and to retain our marketing strategy and business plan for the future. This experience has made us aware that it is worth cooperating with partners who offer not only financing and administration, but also share our PASSION for the project.
Thanks to the funds obtained from the sale of 4 "patents" we were ready to start our most advanced audio-idea. However, it wouldn't have happened without one extraordinary person that fate had brought into our path...
It was Damian Pietrasik who called me one day. We didn't know each other at the time, but as it turned out later, he was widely active in the music world and a man of many talents, including sports. Silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 100m backstroke. And GOLD medalist at the 2009 IPC European Swimming Championships. He is a blind person, but he does not see any obstacles in taking many actions and achieving goals. He plays Hammond, piano and Rhodes. He graduated from music school in Laski and has been running Quality Studio since 2010. He has worked with, among others, Edyta Gorniak, Leszek Mozdzer, Piotr Zabrodzki, Michal Kupicz, Sasha Strunin, Magda Tul, Nika Grann and many others. He even plays and promotes ping pong for the blind. I encourage you to read more about Damian's story and watch the video below - Interview with Damian on Polish Radio (at the moment only in Polish):
Damian is the founder, pianist and composer of the Polish-French band "AveNue":
Nothing happens by accident... Damian heard about our project and found out, among other things, that Greg designed electronics for well-known audio equipment manufacturers: Lipinski Sound and Mytek Digital USA. Encouraged by this, Damian ordered studio line audio monitors from us, which at that time, existed only in our imagination and dreams. He paid 100% in advance... and waited.
A year ago Damian received our first speakers and I published this photo on the 22 December 2018 on Facebook. At the time NOBODY knew what was behind this (www.fb.com/photo.php?fbid=2348747115167351):
Prototypes of active hybrid loudspeakers have been installed in Damian's mastering/recording studio in Warsaw, Poland (Quality Studio www.fb.com/studioquality):
These prototypes, which already have been known in a slightly larger group, have been kept a secret for a wider audience, further tested and improved.
Finally, almost after a year (11 December 2019), we could say "WE GOT IT" ! The final 2.0 version of the speakers, model "M" was ready. The first recipient was of course Damian.
Damian officially said:
main creator Marian #mlodnicki
... 6 days after (28 December 2019) the publication of the above post, a contact from Korea appeared. In March 2020, our speakers have already arrived in Seoul (South Korea) and New York (United States of America). In 2021, people from 6 continents are already watching us. We have followers in Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood :)