History of AudioFan
26th of September 1988
a small group of audio equipment fans, led by Piotr Wójcicki, who had
been running one of not so numerous services of professional audio equipment
at that time, decided to establish a company that would make their dreams
AudioFan - that was how the company was named - during first few years based
its activity on servicing high end audio equipment, as well as designing
technical projects and solutions for professional applications destined for
retail sales and audio equipment distribution.
AudioFan was the pioneer who introduced many prestigious brands to Polish
firms were chosen according to certain pattern: their offer, which would
allow to address and embrace the topics in the area of AudioFan interests.
These were complex solutions for radio stations, TV stations, recording
studios, conference systems, closed circuit systems (wire broadcast), sound
amplification for concerts, stage equipment for musicians and tape
duplication systems and HiFi and High END systems.
AudioFan has become an authority for competitors.
They have been observing
and learning how to run the company, what methods of customer service to
apply, how do the products work and how to link them in systems.
AudioFan became the reference in relation to modus operandi and pricing
In its way AudioFan created a new situation on the market for trading
companies: the role of a pioneer -teacher.
AudioFan is a creative company and requires a high level of professionalism
from their foreign co-operators as a must.
Their main goal was not merely to purchase and sell the machinery with the
brand name of a given company, but to establish partnership with a foreign
associate who is able to guarantee now and in future technical backup
services, access to new technologies, breakthrough novelties, high end
equipment and spare parts for these.
The headquarter' premises consist of 400 square meters of office space, 800
square meters of warehouse space (including bonded customs house and 2 demo
studio-recordings), 250 square meters of showroom space, 150 square meters
of service department space (altogether with testing and measurement rooms),
modern means of transport and communication.
There was created a test studio for listening and evaluating specific
loudspeakers and connecting equipment in sets, matching the customers needs
Professional set of measurement and service equipment (of total value over
100,000 USD) that has been completed in AudioFan still remains not available
for competitors in measures of completeness and quality standards.
AudioFan employees designed literally hundreds of projects for private radio
stations from 1994 (the onset of private radio stations licences in Poland).
Up till now we have executed
185 commercial radio station
installations (literally from the scratch: antenna and transmitter,
recording studio, emission/broadcast studio, and reporters' equipment).
It is AudioFan who has promoted such
DAT tape recorder (we were the first to present it and sell the
accessories as early as 1990)
RDS (Radio Data System; we distributed and made it popular)
While driving a car we can see the information on a receiver's screen
such as a name of the station, its frequency and telephone number,
little do we realise that it is AudioFan who introduced the system to
the market and made it popular.
radio link for reporters’ cars and radio stations’ mobile transmission
cars in the range 300-400 MHz
offer the biggest dealers network as far as high quality consumer and
professional equipment is concerned. It provides continuity of deliveries,
24 hour service, technical design assistance and complex solutions.
Because of the long-term policy
became the biggest company in Polish audio business.
We know everything
about audio market in Poland
Besides the distribution department which supplies the whole Polish market
with home audio equipment - there are a few specialised departments within
the company: technical service of the above mentioned firms, professional department (distribution), design
department (customised projects for TV stations, radio stations, recording
studios, sound amplification for Cultural Centres and theatres, concert
[road-shows] sound amplifications, all types of conference systems and
closed circuit systems (wire broadcast)... virtually everything connected
with audio technique.
The type of activity resulted in encounters of professionals as well as
audiophiles at the AudioFan premises and the music milieu found its meeting
place: the place where musicians, audiophiles, and Television and broadcasts
Radio stations employees.
The majority of our customers become our friends, so the AudioFan family has
considerably grown and created a circle of fans of audio technique.