Robert grew up with a professional musician for a father and followed in his footsteps by taking music classes in college where he had a small recording studio. When Robert realised that he was better at dealing with the electronics that made the music than being a musician, he focused his life in that direction instead.
Robert started building audio gear in 1991 while working at Alesis Studio Electronics. In the early 2000s, he was working with an equaliser and began to experiment with inductors. Robert realised that they produced great sound and began thinking that I could implement the same idea in a phono preamp. Looking at available preamps with LCR (inductors, capacitors, resistors) configurations then, he couldn't believe the prices and started building his own as a hobby, which soon became an obsession.
After selling over eBay and revenues slowly built up until they became good enough to make a viable small business. Roberts wife Daniela, who had always supported him in his efforts, joined a couple of years ago. She organises, takes care of the accounting, vendor relationships and much of the assembly which they do manually one PCB at the time. Utilising machining companies in LA and Washington they can safely say their product are made in the USA.
Each preamp is QC tested, measured and played through a turntable (their standard test vinyl is The Beatles - Please Please Me). They regularly attend music concerts from all genres to keep their musical memory for live acoustic performances fresh. This care and commitment produce excellent products and their support for dealers and the end user is constant.