I was born in the small town of Lindesberg in central Sweden’s mining district. My father was an engineer and my mother was a potter and painter. I have fond memories of them both singing in the house, my mother playing the piano, my father the violin. You could say that very little has changed in my life since; it still revolves around science, engineering, art and music.
My father encouraged me to be curious about how things worked, and that quickly translated into building things. My first project was a simple radio called Radioman. Next I built a one-tube VHF receiver: Ike 1. At the age of twelve I started work on my first amplifier, a 3W mono tube amp, followed by a 10WPC stereo kit. My summer holidays as a teenager in the 60’s were spent repairing radios and TVs at a shop in Stockholm.