“I strongly support Save The Stereo Project and urge my fellow stereo industry friends to do the same. Supporting Save The Stereo is really about saving the music! Children brought up in a home with a quality music system are much more likely to comprehend the beauty and benefits of music.” – Gene Rubin, Gene Rubin Audio
“I heartedly support Save The Stereo Project. Our industry is being assaulted from many different directions and we need to make every effort to reverse this trend if high performance audio is to survive. In my experience, most music lovers, when exposed to a well set up high performance system, will appreciate the nuances that they can reveal and the enjoyment that adds to the experience.
We have seen, in recent years, the almost total extinction of the brick and mortar stereo store, so getting that experience has become difficult at best. This is something we need to address now! Gordon has the journalistic experience to help make this happen. Come on, everyone!” – Bill Thalmann, President, Music Technology, Inc.
“We heartily agree with the Project. Young people are always surprised when they hear music through our Nola loudspeakers and associated electronics. “WOW!”, they say, “I never thought it could be this good!” – Marilyn Marchisotto, VP/CFO, Accent/Nola Speaker
“Bravo, Gordon. Your efforts to advocate for quality reproduction of music are sincerely appreciated.” – Richard Schram, President, Parasound Products, Inc.
“Brilliant! The efforts of Save the Stereo Project are timely and much needed. We at Veloce Audio look forward to helping in any way we can.” – Mark Conti, Managing Director, Veloce Audio
“The power of music is subliminal. Have a bad day? Turn on the stereo and it’s instantly better. Why settle for subpar quality, then? Do we settle for a subpar car when we can afford a better one? Music touches every part of our lives. We listen to it in our cars, our homes, at work, and on the go. It gets rid of worries, it relaxes us, is with us when we celebrate. We owe it to our ears. We owe it to our souls.” – Jim Aud, CEO, Purist Audio Design
“Finally, someone realized that we as an industry need to do something to prevent extinction. Hope that influential industry members can/will pull together.” – Vade Forrester, Contributing Writer, The Absolute Sound
“Music is like a time machine. It can transport you to places from your past. High performance audio greatly enhances the trip.” – Ron Mintz, former Owner of The Listening Room, Inc.
“Jolida supports the Save the Stereo Project” – Jerred Dunkerson, Manager, Jolida, Inc.
“I wish Save The Stereo Project the greatest success in their efforts to bring this wonderful hobby and lifestyle to a broader market, particularly to our young people. Other great hobbies are suffering from some of the same problems as the stereo industry.” – Robert Martin, Owner, Audio Boutique
“I will do anything that I can to support an organization that will try to educate consumers on the benefits of high quality audio. More folks need to be exposed to audio that is truly better and offers a better experience. Music brings the soul to life!” – Tim Sorrentino, Owner, Sorrentino Design Group
“I fully support the effort of Save the Stereo Project. I also encourage you to do the same.” – Vincent Solbes, Owner, Voce Audio
“I wish Save The Stereo Project every success.” – Steve Daniels, President, The Sound Organisation
“I love the idea to promote, reach, and educate not just the audio lovers, but also to advance the appreciation of the music we try to reproduce.” – Ernie Fisher, Editor, The Inner Ear Magazine
“I highly endorse the efforts of the Save The Stereo Project. It is essential that this segment of the audio industry receives the research and funding necessary to allow the audio industry to prosper once more. All Hi-Fi and stereo enthusiasts will benefit.” – Peter Duminy, Managing Director | CEO – Peter Duminy Loudspeaker R&D (DLC) Consulting Group
“I love this concept. Too many people are settling for low quality audio. This must be changed. My company features high quality stereo and multi-channel audio. We have a passion for it. Why? Because music makes everything better. Great sounding music makes the experience even better. Thanks!” – Dave Gilbert, Sr. Vice President, Hi-Fi Sales
“The love of music is universal. After forty-four years in this business, I say our problems are bad dealers, bad manufacturers, and bad music. You could replace the word bad with lazy. Not enough local promotions and dealer events. Shows are okay if they create new business, but do they? More reviews? We’re reviewed to death and what do we have to show for it? I know this all seems negative, but how did we get from an A.C.Nelson rating service of 47% of household having a component stereo system in 1979 to 8.7% today? There are more households today with motorcycles. We should be working together not trying to pick each other’s pocket. The typical high end customer has been trained to look for the biggest discount they can get, and sound quality, support, and pride of ownership second.” – Albert Schippits, USA Sales Manager, Synthesis Audio of Italy
“Providing a source and motivation for the younger generation to experience high-performance audio is the only way to ensure this wonderful experience is alive and well long after we are gone.” – Nick Holmes, President, Smart Holmes, Inc.
“The home audio has gone through many phases over the years; some good, some not so much. I believe everybody should have access to the best sound possible.” – Jason Stromberg, C-Note Audio
“This is a very positive move for the industry. I wish the very best for Save The Stereo Project.” – Tony Barnette, President, Ellington HIFI
“As a salesperson and system designer, it is apparent that the vast majority of people want better quality music. But most people are also unwilling to sacrifice convenience in order to attain this. I am excited to see how we can show people that high quality and ease of use are not mutually exclusive.” – Dana McKissick, Hermary’s LLC
“Great idea, I sincerely hope we all can get together spreading the word. Listening to music is one of the greatest ways to decouple and relax, be it live or from a great music system.” – Peter B. Noerbaek, President, PBN Audio LLC – Montana Loudspeakers
“Save The Stereo Project is an important step in the education process to help bring back the drive to achieve the highest quality sound possible. Today’s technology allows us to produce better quality audio for live performances, recordings, and playback then ever before, yet we are experiencing serious abuse of the technology – over-amplified and poorly EQ’d live sound, over-processed and dynamically compressed recordings, playback systems with deliberate linear distortion, and pseudoscience marketing. Consequently, few music listeners, and too many sound engineers, have lost their ear for good and natural sound quality. We are missing out on the full power of music. The highest return on investment from those efforts: the joy we get from pure listening to music.” – Odo Galli, Parallel Audio
“I am a long time audiophile. I am in the process of filing for a patent for a new type of crossover. I have always loved music and audio systems. It is encouraging to not feel like the last stereo lover left.” – Al Moccia, President, Sound Impressions, Inc.
“This is an excellent initiative – I need to be a part of this.” – Evan Bunner, Owner, Bunner Audio
“Being a member of the High-End audio retailing community for over thirty years has allowed me to witness first hand the changes in our industry. I feel it is imperative to reach a younger audience and stress the importance of high quality music in their lives. I applaud the efforts of the Save the Stereo Project in their efforts to do this!” – Robert Bruce, former Manager; Soundfx, Kansas City, MO
“I believe Save The Stereo Project needs to involve the creation of music as much as it does the technology used to reproduce it. High resolution audio, for example, is only one component. Exposing people to affordable playback technology is also very important.” – Robert B. Schulein, President, ImmersAv Technology, RBS Consultants
“I listen to high end audio and music for the health benefits and relaxation it offers. Plus, there is always another genre or musician to learn about. Audio is a lifelong hobby which has brought me enjoyment since I can remember. Get in front of a pair of speakers and see just how much more amazing your music can be!” – Doug Small, Sales Director, Surreal Speakers
“High fidelity stereo enjoyment lives on through Save The Stereo Project!” – Adam Johnson, Madisound Speaker Components, Inc.
“I support Save The Stereo Project.” – Charlie Schnyder, St. Louis Stereo
“I support your effort wholeheartedly.” – Walter Liederman, Underwood Hifi Inc. and Emerald Physics
“Awesome project by guys with a passion for great audio. Someone needed to do it! Thanks for taking the initiative. Together let’s go forward.” – Jim L Bowman, Manager, Glick Audio & Video
“I support and applaud Save The Stereo Project initiative.” – Joseph Kwong, Napa Acoustic
“Save The Stereo’s mission of introducing the next generation of music lovers to the benefits of high quality music reproduction in the home is a great thing. Most people don’t know what they are missing.” – Joe Pittman, Owner, Kosmic.us
“Great idea! Glad to be a part of it.” – Greg Roberts, Owner, Volti Audio
“I wholeheartedly support the project and will assist where possible.” – Doug White, President, The Voice That Is
“This is just the thing needed to promote and encourage the next generation of high fidelity music listeners.” – Craig Sypnier, Owner, Audio Renaissance Turntable Shop
“We support any endeavor that aims to bring fresh ideas and advanced technology into an accessible form to allow a whole new generation of people to listen to music. We need an avenue for new blood and new ideas that reshapes high-end sound into a user-friendly and user-affordable addition to their lives.” – Michael Bettinger, Owner, GAS Audio Restorations
“The project really is a great idea, and I look forward to being involved with it!” – Linette Smith, Mrs Hifi Pig, Hifipig.com
“I want to see the Save The Stereo Project succeed since it promotes high quality music reproduction which, in my opinion, is the only way to listen to music and really enjoy it.” – Athanasios Moraitis, Editor, High Fidelity magazine, Greece
“I, like many others, have enjoyed two-channel HIFI stereo systems all my adult life. I would like to see the next generation enjoy it too and am sure, with the right promotion, this is achievable. This is why I and HIFI Enthusiast support Save The Stereo.” – Richard Chantry, Content Manager, HIFI-Enthusiast, UK
“The best reproduction of music is only possible with the real stereo. I am with you. Let’s all go forward together.” – Owner, Sigma Electronics Ltd., Turkey
“Great initiative. I hope we can revamp the industry by bringing new and more excited costumers. If they can appreciate the beauty a good quality system brings to the day-to-day struggle, we sure are in the right direction.” – Fabio Storelli, Main Partner, German Audio Ltd., Brazil
“I support Save the Stereo Project.” – Felix Avalos, Fono Acustica
“There is creative destruction in the air within the audio industry. Old firms, product categories, and doctrines are collapsing and making space for new entrants. The future of audio gear lies in more holistic understanding of user needs and their everyday life context. The time of tunnel-visioned focus on performance only is over. Home decor, industrial design, and usability can no longer be disregarded. I am happy to be part of this change.” – Tuukka Kingelin Lead Designer Uploud Audio Helsinki, Finland
“Count me in, this is important.” – Holger Barske, Chief Editor “LP” magazine
“I want to congratulate Save The Stereo Project for having the initiative many surely had thought of, but hadn’t had the guts to start. You have my full support on Save The Stereo Project. Just let me know what can I do for you.” – Julian Baquero, Industrial Designer, Sonus Entia AV SAS, Columbia
“Astonishing idea! We want to be a part of Save The Stereo Project.” – Hakan Cezayirli, Stereo Mecmuasi, Turkey
“I believe in gathering stereo enthusiasts in order to exchange ideas as to promote high end audio in the future. I`m looking forward to many discussions.” – Gregor Rothensee-Siles, Aura HiFi, Essen, Germany
“I wholeheartedly support the idea of providing the people with opportunity to learn more about good music and equipment they could use for this purpose.” – Igor Tyulkin, Manager, Nuklon, Kyiv, Ukraine
“The digital age has taken away the passion for the love of music. Because music is available everywhere – mobile phones, computers, media players – we as people have no need to have a place at home to listen to music from a stereo system. The industry needs to re-educate the public and make music and stereos exciting again, just like the 1970’s era.” – Rob D’Angelo, RV HIFI, Australia