The idea with the prize is to give something to a person who has been succesfull and also made a great contribution to the business most exibitors are a part of.
To recieve the prize, the following criterias must be filled:
1 - Must have a positiv force in the Swedish hifi business
2 - Been commersialy successfull
3 - Be well known in the business
4 - Have let other people take part of his or hers business via distribution, stores etc
5 - Have the main part of the life achivement behind him or her (years counted)
6 - To be alive, but not necessarily active in the business.
The laureate will automaticly take a seat in the jury for the next hifi show.
2008: Tommy Jenving, (1945 - 2011) For his life long achievement who has spread world wide. An innovator and entrepenour who has tried everything on the map, from store owner to manufacturer of Supra Cables.
2008: Jan Erik Persson, (f 1948)A living legend in the world of recording who has been in the industri in different constellations, mostly with Opus 3.
2010: Leif Häggmark.(f 1943) For many people in the world he is ”Mr High End” of Scandinavia. A local superstar with his company Audionord.
2012: Stephan Wänqvist (f 1945)A life long hifi achievement and most people equals his name with Audio Pro. Psycho acousticly knowledgeable with a superb educational abilty.
2014: Percy Davidsson. For a lifetime in the service of hifi, which started in the mono section. Percy has done everything in the business and is one of the founder of Canseda.
2016: Peter Lyngdorf. For his many years and achievement with ”Hifiklubben” and commitment to ”war on loudness”.
2018: Josef Svalander. For a lifelong commitment as a trader, entusiast, writer and a never ending curiosity on how to enhance the sound.
The prize itself is made of massive stainless steel in Armco 17-4PH quality. For most of us that does´nt mean anything. But in reality it means that it will still be here long after mankind is gone. You can call it very resistant...