I am always struck by the magnitude of experience needed to design a state of the art high-end audio piece. Think of the lifetime of work invested in products designed by Dave Wilson, Bascom King, Arnie Nudell, John Curl, Steve McCormack, Richard Vandersteen, Jeff Rowland, Ray Kimber.
Each has poured their hearts and souls into their work.
I can think of only a handful of industries where years of passionate effort are invested into the products that define it.
Every time you crank up the tunes on your high-end system, what your hear reflects the life's experience of the designers who crafted it.
It's why so few of us are OK with buying into the nameless, soulless commodities that purport to capture the essence of music—clever marketing phrases that wind up being empty words.
It's this personal investment that keeps me motivated in what we do.