Ain't got no speakers
Audio and video endeavors
The passion to homebrew and tinker,philosophy and resources
My grandfather,Frank H. McIntosh,was founder and longtime president of McIntosh Laboratory,Inc.,one of the oldest producers of high-end audio equipment. McIntosh was one of the pioneers in the industry,and still holds a very high reputation for well-engineered,marvelous-sounding gear that lasts forever. My childhood was full of trips to the office with Grandpa. I got to wander around the factory,talking to the employees and watching them put together the gear. The Old Man,as he referred to himself,always liked to listen to music,and listen to it loud. I learned to appreciate good music and its accurate reproduction from him.
Music has always been a big part of me; equipment to reproduce same is thus of vital importance. I guess you could say it's in my blood (as mentioned above). Anyhow,I fight a never ending struggle between the contrary goals of flawless high fidelity in the listening room,and a positive balance in the checking account. Here's a couple of resources that have been invaluable in reconciling what I hear with what I want to hear:
Main system - in the family room
Second system - in the office
When we lived in the old house...