mandag den 21. september 2009

Part 2 of "How it all began"

Part 1 was published September 17th. So please scroll down in case you missed it.

"What's your story?" Steen demanded... I replied, I had seen his writings on the net and was quickly stopped by the question "How old are you?". "20". Steen found this to be impossible seeing as my voice was much to deep for a 20 year old, which he explained to me in greaaaaat technical detail for a good 45 minutes...

As we (Steen) eventually reached the compromise, that my parents were probably keeping something from me, and I was at least 10 years older than I thought, I got to ask if it was possible to show up for a meeting in the audio society, "Sure! Come by my workshop Thursday at 7 pm".

When Thursday came I convinced a friend to accompany me, telling him they would probably have some High End system there, we could listen to. What eventually transpired turned out to be quite different.

The date was December 13th, and it was freezing. When we got to the address, there was no name on the door just 7 steps down to an entrance to a cellar, with a sign saying OPEN. Inside, the room was pitch dark except for a small line of light coming out from a door slightly ajar placed diagonally to our left.

Opening the door I looked into a basement like room about 40 m2 in size with a ceiling so low I had to slightly bow (I'm 198 cm), the space was filled to the brim with weird machinery old audio apparati, loudspeakers, capacitors, inductors, resistors and drive units from Scan Speak, Peerless, Vifa, Lowther etc. etc. Inside, a rather husky Santa Claus dressed in blue overalls looked directly at me. Stating my name blue Santa Claus remarked he could easily recognise my voice confirming him as Steen Duelund.

End of part 2

Frederik Carøe
Duelund Coherent Audio

lørdag den 19. september 2009

We're currently doing a 74 uF cap, that we will bring to Rocky Mountain in the start of October. Should you go, you get to see it along with quite a special inductor.

See you there!

Best regards,

Frederik Carøe
Duelund Coherent Audio

torsdag den 17. september 2009

How it all began…

Not so long ago in a small country above Germany below Norway and Sweden.

I thought I’d take the opportunity to use my first posts to tell you how everything got started with regards to our small enterprise Duelund Coherent Audio.

11 years ago I had just begun my education at the University of Copenhagen. Since most classes take place in large auditoriums with a professor doing a solo performance with very little actual involvement of the students other than the gratuitous taking of notes, this provided me with ample time to visually eat up the many glittering audio ‘zines I brought with me.

As most of you will recognise reading audio magazines is not a means to an end. Rather, it results in you endlessly roaming High End shops, shows and the home of fellow aficionados for that next upgrade, improvement or even sidestep you could provide your system that day.

Audiophilia Nervosa was flowing through my veins and I was doing my best to feed it.

I will not bore you with details about my system at the time. Suffice it to say, that I had amassed quite a few of the “expensive” usual suspects in my living room, to the mutual chagrin of both my girlfriend (now wife) and my bank.

As is prevalent in life you seek out the ones who are afflicted with the same interests as yourself. My partner in crime is a childhood friend. For ease of writing we’ll call him M in this post. I no longer remember who of us actually introduced the world of audiophilia to the other, but knowing us both we’re probably equally culpable.

Spending a lot of time discussing on various audio boards that were popping up all over the net. One day I stumbled upon a newsgroup called dk.teknik.lyd ( Here, a fiercely argumentative poster called Steen Duelund was doing the rounds. Reading the heated debates, I wasn’t really able to supply much to the discussions, but did learn that Steen was involved with something called the Copenhagen Audio Society, so I wrote him asking if I could simply show up at a meeting. Within 5 minutes he called me…

End of part one

Frederik Carøe


Duelund Coherent Audio

We are live

Welcome to the new blog of Duelund Coherent Audio, hopefully we'll be able to supply you with interesting tidbits about our little part of the world.

Frederik Carøe
Duelund Coherent Audio