Jason Kennedy

My first exposure to the differences between audio components came in my early twenties when I heard a vintage system with a Decca London cartridge on a Garrard 301 turntable, Leak Stereo 20 tube amp and Quad ESL 57 louds

I’m a musical nomad with passion for syncopation and harmonies who has stayed in the hi-fi industry to satisfy my insatiable addiction to music.

Born and raised in rural Lancashire, I went on to train as an architect in Manchester in the mid 1960s.

My addiction to music and audio equipment music really started when I was about 12 years old and someone gave me a record player with two cartridges, a mono and a stereo one.

Richard Barclay

My earliest recollection of ‘hi-fi’ is kneeling in front of my father’s stereo as a three year old in 1989.

Music was my first love. Both my parents were music lovers and in our community they were among the first to own a stereo system.

Sound and the transmission of sound has fascinated me since I was small.

Music has been an integral part of my life virtually since I was born. My father was a very keen amateur violinist (initially) before ‘graduating’ to the viola.

As a teenager in the late sixties I became totally immersed in the music of that era, much of wh

When I was growing up in the 1970s, my parents had a small collection of singles and LPs they had bought in the previous decade. But the Dansette-style record player we had had long given up the ghost.

Kevin Fiske was first a newspaper reporter and then, for 30 years, a partner in a technology communications consultancy specialising in business software, grid-scale electricity storage and telecommunications. 

I was introduced to music and playing records at the age of three. I still remember my dad going up to the loft and throwing down these strange little black discs.