Lindemann audiotechnik was founded in 1992 by Norbert Lindemann. The fledgling company's very first product, the AMP1 integrated amplifier, quickly established a reputation for the Lindemann brand in its home market. As the subsequent AMP2 and AMP3 models appeared, the company began to build a considerable following of quality-conscious hi-fi enthusiasts and specialist journalists.
The first breakthrough came with an international group test published by AUDIO in February 1997, when the AMP4 became the first integrated amplifier ever to be awarded 100 points. “Musically, it is more appealing than any other product in this price class.” Since that time, the AMP4 has gained many friends and, over the years, has maintained a strong position in the market for audiophile integrated amplifiers.
In 1999, Lindemann audiotechnik was one of world's first manufacturers to introduce a CD player incorporating upsampling technology. With its “analog” sound, the CD1 revolutionized the market for CD players, a feat acknowledged by the German magazine STEREO when it awarded the player 5 stars in its own group review. This exceptional CD player -- later to be further refined in the SE Version -- gained wide approval in the German hi-fi market and was soon to become Lindemann's best-selling product. International customers were now becoming increasingly aware of the Lindemann brand and the first successful contacts were made with export markets.
Lindemann was a front-runner with the new audiophile medium, the Super Audio CD. Thanks to its partnership with Sony, the company was able to launch the very first German SACD player in February 2002. It was not long before the Lindemann D680, with its superb reproduction of Super Audio CD, CD and HDCD, was hailed as one of the world's finest digital sources. The proprietary resampling technology (HiDRA®) used in this player delivered a clear step forward in the quality of the CD platform -- an achievement that was to gain the company international recognition.
The new loudspeaker line, comprising models B60 and B90, was launched in Germany in autumn 2002 and enthusiastically received at the HighEnd 2003 in Frankfurt. With their extremely natural, dynamic and transparent sound, Lindemann loudspeakers display the same characteristics as the company's electronics.
With the introduction of the 820 Super Audio CD Player in August 2004, Lindemann succeeded in improving upon its own D680, reconfirming its position as a manufacturer of superlative digital source equipment. Today, the 820 maintains its status as a reference player for CD and Super Audio CD.
At the High End 2005, Lindemann created a stir with its excellent amplifier designs, a new specialist area for the company. The 850 Dual Mono Power Amplifier incorporates a groundbreaking analogue power amplifier design concept. Also brand new, the 830 Stereo Control Amplifier combines uncompromising sound quality with excellent user-friendliness and the superb styling that marks out the entire 800 Series. The completely revised B605 and B905 speakers perfectly complement the outstanding performance of the Lindemann electronics.
Today, an increasing number of Lindemann products are finding their way abroad and the company is currently represented in 16 countries. The company's long-term goal is to develop a comprehensive line of great-sounding products across a wide range of price categories.