Founded by engineer Lars Engström and industrial designer Timo Engström in 2008, Engström is a small Swedish family company. We believe that music should be enjoyed through pure & natural sound. We believe amplifiers are musical instruments, not tech gadgets.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF ENGINEER
Lars Engström was born in the small town of Lindesberg in central Sweden's mining district to an engineer father and fine artist mother. Curious from an early age about how things worked, Lars built his first tube amplifier at the age of 12. After a long engineering career designing radios, navigation equipment, microcomputer systems and most recently railway signalling systems, Lars returned to his true love in 2001 when he started work on a new tube amplifier that would become the critically acclaimed LARS.
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CO-FOUNDER, CEO & DESIGNER
Timo Engström is an industrial designer responsible for the Scandinavian exterior of Engström's amplifier family, and day-to-day company operations. Inspired by Scandinavian radio furniture of the 60's and 70's, Timo brings an elegantly functional aesthetic that makes the amplifiers unique in the industry.
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Purity is what defines our sound. Research has shown that slight impurities in reproduced music – what scientists all 'grey sound' – irritate the mind and cause stress and fatigue. Using unbalanced circuits or less-than-linear amplification devices is where gray sound begins.
The best way to eliminate gray sound is to design a balanced circuit with a linear construction. All components are then carefully selected to support this linear process, like our silver-plated wiring and solder. We use zero negative feedback and distortion in our amplifiers, and listeners often tell us that there is an instinctive rightness to our sound.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chakib Sbiti is a senior executive with extensive experience in the Energy & Technology sector. His career at Schlumberger, the number one energy services company, spans over 30 years and took him from Field Engineer to Executive Vice President responsible for all worldwide Operations and Technology Development. He has served as an Independent Director for SNC Lavalin, the leading E&C company as well as Genel Energy, a specialized Oil & Gas producer. Chakib holds a Masters in Engineering from France, where he graduated in 1978.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ihab Toma currently serves as CEO of Vantage Drilling. He also serves as Vice Chairman of AGR and is a Board Member of Drilling Systems and Bibby Offshore. Ihab's professional experience spans many positions at Transocean, the leading offshore drilling company and Schlumberger, the leading oilfield service company. Ihab holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University where he graduated in 1985. He has a deep passion for HiFi systems, wine, fine watches and golf.