Philosophy Our way of thinking

It's all about the musical experience.


It's not only about the technology, it's also about the method.

One of the leading thoughts in all our designs has been to keep the natural musical relationship between music and signal intact.
This may seem logical and trivial, but it's far from that.

In analogy with building a high performance race car: controlling speed is relatively easy.
Controlling acceleration is more difficult but automatically implies perfect control of speed.

In music reproduction, controlling the frequency response is like controlling speed.
Controlling phase of a signal is like controlling acceleration.


If our amplifier were a race car, it would have perfect control of  jolt (change of acceleration).

One of the most important aspects of listening to music is perception, that's where the magic happens.
In our busy daily lives, we get a multitude of sounds from all directions at us. We subconsciously throw away more than 80% of it, or else we would get an information overload.
Only the sound we focus on, we hear with our full attention.
You can compare this to looking at an object, you pay attention to what you focus on, the rest is in peripheral vision and gets less of our attention. 

In our philosophy, our brain needs to have the freedom of selecting the information we focus on.
Everybody listens to different details in a musical reproduction.
Only when the audible clues fit the expectation of our brain, does it have this freedom of subconsciously filtering the signal for us.
If not, no matter how beautiful the music can be, it will lead to a lesser listening experience and in worst case listening fatigue.