linearaudio.proMarian Mlodnicki

#part_1 beginning of linearpro
* 2019/12/22 translated story from facebook
   (remastered 2021 edition)

… I would like to share my story with you. For now, it is only a short version but expect more soon! Many details have been skipped for clarity but I couldn’t skip the heroes of this story, especially one of them - Grzegorz #jankowicz ! Our friendship has been going back 15 years when Greg (as they call him in the U.S.) has become known as an amazing "brainiac", a great specialist and a silent legend of the world of pro audio electronics. What you are going to read below is largely due to him. I met him in my Scientific Club M² at the Warsaw University of Technology.



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.

EHES

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 is a man of many talents, including sports. Silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics in the 100m backstroke. And GOLD medalist at the 2009 IPC Swimming European Championships. He is a visually impaired person, but he does not see any obstacles in taking many actions and achieving goals. He plays and composes for keboard instruments, such as Hammond, piano and Rhodes. He graduated from a music school in The Educational Centre for the blind of Laski and has been running Quality Studio since 2010. He has worked and collaborated with, among others, Edyta Gorniak, Leszek Mozdzer, Anna-Maria Jopek, Piotr Zabrodzki, Michal Kupicz, Sara Jaroszyk, Sasha Strunin, Magda Tul, Bartek Sosnowski, 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):


Ave Nue


Damian is the founder, pianist and composer of the Polish-French band "AveNue":
www.youtube.com/AveNueOfficial
and soundcloud.com/avenuemusique



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):


2018

Prototypes of active hybrid loudspeakers have been installed in Damian's mastering/recording studio in Warsaw, Poland (Quality Studio www.fb.com/studioquality):


Damian


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 said:

Absolutely brilliant, linear speaker system - this is THE BOMB! The best monitor for mix & mastering I've ever owned.

Then we had to move on. I quickly created a website www.linearaudio.pro, which contained only simple graphics and 5 lines of HTML code. There were only links to Facebook and Instagram accounts. I started sending invitations to the Facebook fan page to all my friends and watched, with satisfaction, as the "likes" from the outside of the audio world began to flow. It was a nice experience. Our enthusiasm fueled the further work. There was still a lot to be done - descriptions, cost estimate... and time was running, because it was less than a month before the planned preorder sale in January 2020.

main creator Marian #mlodnicki



6 days after the above post was published (December 28, 2019) a client from Korea showed up - and bought "blindly", like Damian, paying 100% upfront via Western Union // SHOCK!



In the first quarter of 2020 our speakers arrived in Seoul (South Korea) and New York (USA)...



After that it was UPSSS // COVID... In the third quarter of 2020, the first purchase in the young brand's history was made by a woman - she chose a prototype (Model S)... In 2021, people from 6 continents are already watching us on social media. We have followers in Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood ;)




I will write more about the amazing adventures of linearaudio.pro™ in some
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