1. Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself?
3. Why are you enthusiastic about audio?
My journey actually started with some old Yes cd’s and a cheap boombox. My parents had a cd collection and I would experiment as a child with funk, disco, prog, and pop. Music is a beautiful form of expression, and I’m very glad I have always found myself indulging in it. Nobody can take music away from you once you’ve listened to it- it’s always there.
4. What audio gear do you use?
Amps- Sansui ba 200 and a Face Audio F250TS
Preamp- Sansui CA-2000
Tuner- Sansui TU 717
Turntable- Technics SL-D2
Reel to reel player- Teac x10r
Cd player- Sony ES 209
Speakers- Wharfedale E90’s and Acoustic Research AR-3A
5. What would be your perfect audio gear setup?
Amps- 2 bridged Sansui Ba 5000’s
Preamp- Sansui Ca- 3000 (I’m a big fan of Sansui)
Turntable- A Nakamichi Dragon Turntable.
Speakers- Vandersteen Model 7’s
Reel- Studer A77
6. What is your favorite format for audio and why?
Vinyl. Cd’s are easier, sonically superior, and never wear out. The reason I like vinyl so much is because I feel like it’s rewarding. I mean, vinyl is rubbing a glorified nail on a plastic surface and scratching out sound. However, you get to clean it, hold it, and watch it spin. You work to keep it clean and it rewards you with clear sound. Vinyl will never have sonic superiority, but it has some sort of magic behind it that people are still scrambling to describe. Music has taken care of me most of my life so I feel obligated to take care of it and keep a dying physical format alive.
7. Would you like to share some photos of your audio gear?
Yes! I would love to post some pictures. I will put them up and tag them for everyone to see! Thanks for the interview!
Interview conducted 19/06/2014