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I'm Lukasz Fikus, born in Warszawa, Poland in 1965.

I graduated from Warsaw Polytechnic University - Electrical Engineering; speciality power distribution, and a major in High Voltage Physics. I also have an Executive MBA diploma from WUT School of Business in Warsaw in cooperation with London Business School, HEC Paris, NHH (Bergen).

I started doing audio projects as a hobby in the eighties and since then my adventure in this world has expanded.

In March 2010, after 19 years of working for one giant multi-international engineering company, I decided to quit and never ever again work in a corporate environment, sitting behind a desk from 9 to 5, unable to tap into my creative mind in any real way. I stepped down from the position of Poland General Manager. I liberated myself.

I registered my own company in July 2010 and maintain a manufacturing workshop in Warszawa, Poland, with 12 employees and tens of subcontractors. This workshop is already serving customers across all continents!

I do not want to betray my “Lampizator principle” which champions the individual, honest business and customer concerns. I want to continue researching, writing and following the quest of truth as always. Being a Prometheus and a salesman? Does it stand the test of integrity? I think that the answer is - yes !

The unique Lampizator products that we build are the outcome of my passion, experience, engineering skills and some degree of craziness too ! They are also strongly driven by the passion of all my team. We are all audiophiles after all.

Finally I want to thank my Master Guru Evgennyi Kreminski who taught me everything I know about soviet triodes. Please read my Archive Blog for anecdotes and blow by blow accounts of my evolution!


These people are the real heroes. Despite the decline of the world as we know it, despite high taxes, high costs, high hurdles in general - they don’t give up. They work! They continue and don’t resign, don’t move off shore and don't complain. They don’t go on pension or doll. They create jobs and beautiful products. They are my heroes.
Let’s see - Lampizator DACs and amps don’t come from nowhere and don’t grow on trees.

We are a modern 21’st century business. It just so happens that by using good old electrical knowledge we manage to beat - with our sound -

the so called modern technology, which has little to offer to the true music lover.

We design the products the good old way - with large transformers, with multiple power supplies, with large chassis, with a lot o point to point connections made with silver wires in teflon. We use hundreds of very good and over specified components from best known vendors and brands and we choose them by ear first. We carry enormous R&D efforts every day every week every weekend too, in order to outperform ourselves and competitors. Every one of our products has to undergo rigorous audiophile testing marathons.

If we have to compromise somewhere in our design - we tell you about it and we offer immediately a non-compromise solution at upgraded price.

Every product we build carries a serial number and is unique because we build it for you. It is like no other because we first listen to your requirements and we build a machine that will suit you best now and in the long haul. Every component is documented in our log-book of manufacturing for future reference, servicing and upgrading.

Every component carries a five years warranty that is unconditional and transferrable. We honor the warranty on every product bought by you second hand.

Every product can be upgraded in the future to any specs or level you desire. Any forgotten feature can be added later. After a product comes to our factory for repair or upgrade, we can negotiate “resetting” the warranty to new 3 years.

Anniversary Musings on the Horizon Project
Lampizator "Sound of Silence"
Lukasz Interview
Lampizator Horizon launch: Steve's party

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