vacuum tube electronics are designed by John Atwood,
Schroder coming in to contribute his
turntable design, the SA-1 turntable.
"The focus was to create audio equipment of the highest quality ... by
applying the best of traditional vacuum tube technology with modern control
and power supply circuits."
John Atwood has done chip and logic design for Intel, taught
college-level classes in amplifier construction, and for several years was
the technical editor of
Vacuum Tube Valley
magazine. As quoted by Jonathan Scull - "Tubes is where it's at . . .
they communicate the nuance, detail, and emotion of music." Atwood fell in love with "glass audio" after hearing
a tube amplifier. A three-month stint of meditating in a Buddhist
temple in Thailand culminated in a commitment to devote his life to tubes.
He hasn't regretted the decision. "Tubes make music in a way that
solid-state gear will never match," Atwood said.
And Frank Schroder ... well, he needs no introduction ... but if you
still haven't heard of him, then