Posted on July 15 2019
I first met Stephen online through our mutual friend, Jenn from Atocha Design. Over our chats by email and Instagram, it was clear to me Stephen was a good person to know and learn from, with a clear love of good music and refreshing thoughtfulness and humor in his approach to world of hifi and vinyl obsession.
With over 2,500 records in his home collection, Stephen's work and play are both firmly in the vinyl-hifi world, but Stephen knows how to keep it real. Stephen explains, "Most conversations about "hi-fi" turn to money -- specifically, the crazy high prices of so much audio equipment. So, it's important to me that people realize that truly outstanding gear doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Anyone with a job and the interest can enjoy incredibly great sound quality. A few turntable brands that I always recommend are: Rega, Pro-Ject, U-Turn, and Music Hall. There are many, many others worth considering. Interested readers should check out Stereophile.com, Darko.Audio, and AnalogPlanet.com for other great recommendations."