As I wandered the halls looking for the next audio fix, a friendly voice with a thick Swedish accent called out to me. Since I'm pretty new at the magazine, I wondered who might be calling out my name let alone who might be calling out name that's from Scandinavia. It turned out it was Timo Engstrom, the maker of The Lars two-chassis, tube integrated amplifier that Art Dudley wrote about
in June 2009. Somehow Timo read my badge and knew I was covering amplification at CES for Stereophile
he must have good eyes. He invited me in to have a listen to the Lars.