At an AES conference in 1973, Dr. Matti Otala presented a paper describing a distortion that he termed Transient Intermodulation (TIM). Attending this conference was Svein Erik Børja, a Norwegian record and broadcasting producer and a great audio enthusiast.
The next 3 years went to further research and design improvement. During this time Electrocompaniet had to develop a new “language” to translate what we were hearing, into practical design parameters distortion, frequency response etc.) A new mathematical equation was developed to better describe the AC (music) characteristics of the transistor, rather than the normal DC characteristics.
The result of this work culminated in the launch of the first 2 x 25W unit, “The 2 Channel Audio Power Amplifier”.
Since these early days, Electrocompaniet's designs have been continually improved and our product range has steadily grown. Today Electrocompaniet is represented in more them 40 countries worldwide and our products are considered to be among the very best in the audio industry.