This is Benno Baun Meldgaard. He’s our chief designer and, since 2015, also our CEO.
In recent years he’s been nick-named ‘the best ears in the business’ and ‘the hi-fi whisperer’. If you want to know why, come along to an event and watch him set-up and fine-tune a system. Basically, he’s both obsessive and compulsive. Obsessed with music and compulsive in his attention to the details of audio performance.
Fortunately, he’s also a really nice guy. So when he’s not bent over a system, you’ll find him getting out and about to hi-fi shows and dealer events to meet fellow music lovers for a good old chat.
If you meet him along the way, you can rest assured that he’ll spend as much time listening as he will talking, since he firmly believes that there’s no such thing as ‘being the best’ or ‘getting it done’.
“If you observe nature, you’ll notice that life’s always looking to learn and evolve,” he says. “And so are we. Every peak reached reveals a fresh horizon and a raft of new possibilities.” Then he pauses for a moment, suddenly thoughtful. Something profound, perhaps? “Not quite,” he says, grinning. “I was just trying to imagine what my soundtrack might be if I was climbing an actual peak!”