I integrate the very best (arguably) drivers in
acoustically correct cabinets to provide an ear opening audio experience for
the refined newcomer and veteran audiophile. My products recreate the live event without the retail brick and mortar
markup, $40/hr shop fees, glossy advertising, or grotesque half-truth rhetoric
prevalent in the marketplace. My products are
founded on firm science, solid craftsmanship, and many hours of listening.
This is currently a hobby for me. My loving wife tells me that I spend
slightly too much time with it. I am not making any profit, nor do I
intend to make any profit in the near furture. My mission is to build a
reputation and business based on outstanding products and service during the
next 6 years that might then become profitable after I retire from
the Air Force. If
I do make any profit before retirement, it will be donated to Christian charity organizations (i.e.
Focus on the Family, Catholic Charities, KLOVE
I have three solid assets in this endeavor. I have excellent woodworking background, a good electronics
am married to an encouraging CPA who also has very good ears. I was blessed with a step-father
who was a cabinet maker/finish carpenter for my woodworking education. He was a true craftsman with a
keen eye, sharp tools, and spiritual approach to his work. I
have seen multi-million $ homes and have only seen door trim/cabinetry as good in one place - my oldest
step-brothers home. I watched my step-father often and wish I could have learned more from him before he died - even though I did learn a good
amount. At age 13 I started using the
tools in the basement (i.e. miter box, table saw, drills, joiner...). We had
a respectable woodworking shop at home.
I made some tables, shelves, and speakers too (bad ones).
I never learned how to make a good speaker in my youth. I couldn't seem
to find anything better than Radio Shack information.
This has changed dramatically. Texts from Vance Dickason, F. Alton
Everest, and Speaker Builder magazine provide very solid information. A
good measurement setup will cost about $1500. After several thousand hours
of eduction I can build a speaker that
decimates the commercial competition. I still enjoy making sawdust.
The creation of sawdust and beautiful music is sublime! Also, my wife likes the smell of
sawdust better than 75w90 gear oil. Hence, she is very encouraging of my
hobby and accepts the thousands of hours I have spent learning about
I am also fairly adept with electronics. From 1985 to 1989 I worked as a Patriot Missile System
Technician in the Army. Initially I
was pretty inept, but by the end of those 4 years I was quite competent.
A few college electronics courses followed. Electricity is just like
water. It goes from high pressure to low pressure. The flow of
electricity has a systemic purpose. Troubleshooting and design is
quite logical after reasoning through the basic concepts.
My wife is my most important asset. She keeps me "in line" with all of
the business rules and has incredible ears. Most businesses fail because
their leaders don't know anything about business. In the year 2000 a wonderful speaker designer (Paul Hales) based
in California went under. He produced an excellent product. He had
excellent design principles, innovation, but he failed financially.
I don't have to worry about this. First, as noted above, I don't intend to
make any profit for many years. Second, my wife Julie is a darn good CPA.
She keeps me straight. She also has phenomenal ears. Julie can sit
before a full orchestra and hear the French Horn playing slightly flat.
She can do the same with a set of speakers. My wife is a blessing more
precious than rubies - for this and many other reasons too.
My company is run by, well... God. My wife has the CPA and I have
fun, but all good things come from the Lord. As long as God gives me
motivation and fascination I will continue to make sawdust, and