Designing the ultimate sound experience
NNNN is here to create world-leading speaker systems that redefine pro audio. With crystal clear audio replication, versatile applications, and beautiful design – we ensure that artists not only have audio equipment that enhances their artistry but enables them to express their sound, always. From producing, to studio recording, till presented on stage.
Our speakers meet the real needs of artists, technicians and listeners alike, not settling for the status quo in pro audio today, but raising the standard because the world deserves great audio experiences.
NNNN was founded in 2016, in Oslo, by a team of forward-thinking pro audio enthusiasts with a shared background in creating industry-changing audio-video equipment for world-leading brands. Having expertise in pro audio and sharing ambitious goals for the future of audio, the founding team set the course for NNNN.
Today, headquartered in the Oslo area, we are continually developing an expanding portfolio of pro audio equipment based on our principles of uncompromising audio reproduction, bleeding-edge hardware and software with iconic Nordic design.
Torkel Mellingen CEO and co-founder
Previous to co-founding NNNN, Torkel has worked with several market-defining actors in the Audio Video industry. With a masters degree in Industrial Design, he climbed up the ladder of Tandberg and Cisco – where he became the first-ever vice-president of design. After co-founding the innovative company Electric white and creating market-altering products, he was ready to team up with the rest of NNNN’s co-founders and take on the pro audio industry. Torkel has years of experience in design and design leadership, as well as a passion for audio. We dare say that’s a winning combo for a CEO.
Rune Skramstad CTO and co-founder
Ever since his acclaimed final project at university college, Rune has been on a mission to redefine and rethink the fundamental principles of acoustics. His first company, Paragon Arrays, launched his original subwoofer designs to a slew of high-profile installations, such as Lerkendal and Bislett Stadiums. Simultaneously, Rune was granted his first patent for the solution of the fundamental challenges of horn-loaded speakers. He began designing speakers and audio hardware for Tandberg, and eventually Cisco in the Audio Video industry. Continually pushing the envelope with speaker designs and patents, and acquiring a specialized network. Rune has a deep understanding of audio technology and the audio industry. Combined with his strong devotion to acoustics Rune is vital in pushing NNNN forward, making him the perfect CTO.
Lars Johan S. Hereid CFO and co-founder
Before Lars Johan co-founded NNNN, he spent five years in UPS Supply Chain Solutions in various Financial positions in both Norway and Switzerland. Further Lars Johan shares a background also working for Tandberg, later acquired by Cisco before he joined the start-up Acano – also acquired by Cisco. In the latter, Lars Johan was both responsible for key integrations in people operations, supply chain, and finance. In all of these companies, he held leading positions in finance, R&D, manufacturing, and logistics. LJ is recognized for being both a technology and cultural evangelist. His innovative mindset has led to several key projects being established in both Cisco and Acano, making an impact on product development and employee onboarding. These are qualities we value in a CFO, making Lars Johan the perfect person for the job!
Lars Eirik Mobæk Co-founder
Prior to co-founding NNNN, Lars joined Tandberg as a hardware engineer after completing his masters degree. At Tandberg and later Cisco he architected three generations of video conferencing products selling for more than a billion-dollar per year. Further, Lars co-founded Electric White on the idea of an innovative touch-based video conferencing product. Electric White joined forces with Acano that was later acquired by Cisco. Lars is currently splitting his time between NNNN and Vaion.
Want to be a part of changing the game in pro audio?
We’re a passionate team of engineers, explorers and music-lovers on a mission to transform the pro audio industry. We’re looking for talented people who share our passions, and we’re hoping you’ll join us.
Send us an open application at email@example.com and we’ll see what we can create together.
by the Horns
by the Horns
We have never been more awe-struck over what innovative Norwegians can achieve
Our speaker systems set a completely new standard for loudspeaker performance and reinvent the format of pro audio equipment. Horn loaded speakers have for a long time been seen as an accessory to conventional speaker designs. Until now. Our patented breakthroughs in horn speaker design allows less driver moment. From smaller more agile drivers, higher sensitivity with natural amplification and radical directivity, we are creating truly revolutionary speaker systems.
Consequently, there are no direct competitors to any of our products in the market today. Our patented audio technologies aim to secure this leadership for the foreseeable future, and we are excited to keep pushing the boundaries with our ever expanding portfolio of pro audio equipment.
We are a brand with global reach currently looking to build a matching partner network in distribution and production with people that share our values, who want quality and are eager to sell a differentiated story. This could be in Hi-fi, PA, Club or studio.
Audio that matters
– for people and planet
Audio that matters
– for people and planet
NNNN was created to combine acoustic quality with sustainability
NNNN acknowledges that we have a responsibility to contribute to a more sustainable pro audio industry and a better planet. Sustainability to us is creating great audio experiences today, without compromising future generations. Therefore, sustainability is embedded in every decision we make, and we are continually looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint; from the materials we use, to the audio engineering, the production methods, recycling and so much more. Crucial in making this possible is the collective sustainability awareness present in our team and our shared interest in the future of our planet.
We noticed a void in the market for pro audio equipment solving obvious problems tied to both audio quality and environmental issues and decided to act on this. The world deserves great audio experiences, today and in the future. By making the best pro audio equipment in the market with audio quality never heard before, with a clear Eco advantage, NNNN is filling this void. We are making pro audio equipment that matters for people and for our planet.
So far, we have been awarded the title of Green Guardian from IQ magazine, a spot feature on The Explorer, and named startup partner of the year at By:Larm 2020. We are aiming ever higher and we will continue astonishing our peers and competitors for a long time to come.
Our company is more than our products, and we strive to provide a high level of service and support. With product warranties and services to aid in the choice and setup of speaker systems, we are tailoring the order to meet the exact needs of our customers. We are committed to being a company trusted not only to provide high quality speakers, but easily accessible service and help as well.
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