After it’s been a public secret for a while that the founder of the Densen brand Thomas Sillesen has been on the look-out for a buyer of his HiFi company, it’s been announced two new partners have taken over the brand which was founded in 1993 in Esbjerg, Denmark. 

 Casper Reinhold and Ditlev Leth has taken over stock and IP-rights from Densen. Ditlev Leth has worked for Thomas Sillesen for a number of years, while Casper Reinhold is a perennial Densen fan and owner of the EMS company ‘Tridane’, who therefor have an extensive expertise within electronics development and manufacturing.

The Ambitions for Densen are large, and the ideas for the future are many, but the old virtues of Densen are not forgotten in the past. Densens trademarks with incredibly well-build amplifiers, and the idea of a 100% Danish brand with everything developed and build in-house in Denmark, will not be changed – Densen will be kept a “made-in-Denmark” brand.

It’s no secret that Densen has never been a market-leader on the digital input front, which is why this will be the focus area for the next few months. The first new product is expected in the fall and will be a new DAC expansion-board which will be compatible with existing Densen units. The new DAC board will of course offer optical and coax connectivity, but also USB and HDMI eARC inputs, which will turn a Densen pre or integrated amplifier into a Swiss army knife of a high-end stereo.

With all that said, Densen has always been very strong on the analog part and will remain true to the idea of an incredibly well build class A/B output stage in their amplifiers. The Densen sound is the Densen sound, and that is also how it will continue to be.

Utilizing Casper Reinholds production capabilities in Tridane, Densen will once again move every step of the production in-house, after parts of the production has been outsourced for some years. Everything from the first resistor placed on the PCB, to the final screw in the cabinet, will be done in-house by Densen technicians in the Northern region of Jutland in Denmark. Though the outsourcing was done with internationally recognized Danish companies, moving everything back in-house will allow for even tighter quality control in every single step in the production line, which further improves the production quality.

Densen is an internationally recognized, acknowledged and strong brand with a solid foundation, which has brought many hours of musical enjoyment to it’s fans around the world. The time has now come to take the next step with Densen, and further secure the brands position among the very best of what Danish Hi-FI design has to offer.