In 1992 I took part for the first time in an auto-hifi competition. Somehow I was fascinated by the hobby-car-hifi from the outset, since all my interests were addressed in this design: cars, listening to music, hi-fi systems and modeling. After the first time I won the German Auto Hifi Championship with a friend’s car in 1994, I wanted to make more of my hobby and start a company. At this time, I was still a student of electrical engineering, thinking first of all only about an activity next to my studies. On 27.12.1994 I founded the company Automagie in a small double garage in the small village Düppenweiler in the Saarland. The advice, the sale and the professional installation of car hi-fi components, navigation systems, hands-free systems, alarm systems, positioning and multi-media systems should not let me go now. From the beginning I took advantage of my acquired knowledge from the various car Hifi competitions and, of course, from the studies for the realization of different individual customer requirements. In doing so, I have always placed great importance on the sound optimization of the installed systems and decided to use the latest PC-based measurement technology in 1995. What was initially thought of as a “secondary activity” thus developed into a fulltime job within a very short time.