A true music fan’s system which places equal importance on CDs, LPs and streaming. It’s ultimately all about the music.
UPDATE: 2020 has brought many things into perspective. For many of our clients it brought an even deeper appreciation of the importance of quality music and movies in their homes. From the owner of this system:
SA Lockdown 2020
“My relationship with Audio Excellence goes back a long way. It began with me, hanging on to my dad’s coattails as he would enter into a realm so foreign and unknown to me. A world where instruments came to life and technology at its pinnacle was on show.
It began with sound – the quality and delivery of music like I had not heard before. Then I grew up, became an adult (there’s still some debate there, but 4 decades on this earth classifies me as one!), and wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps and venture forth to hear what music could offer me.
What began as an exploration into sound, soon because a passionate and an at least 15 year discourse into music. It stopped being about sound and it was all about music. Artists, albums and to-ing and fro-ing with my very dear friend Klaus. The music needed to sound as good as it could to my ears and my budget. And Klaus made that happen. Simply making the music that we both enjoyed tremendously, sound as an exploration into sound and nuance that I didn’t know existed.
The music then became conversations – I can safely say that not a few weeks pass without Klaus or I reaching out to the other. We chat about music, the world and another favourite pastime of ours – food! It has become a tradition that when ever we meet, we eat and Gillian looks on enviously! When it is time to tweak my system, Klaus, Brian and I break bread together. Why? Because when people play an integral part in your happiness, you share your idea of happiness with them.
Over the years it has taken to put a system together, I can safely say that I have my happiness. In a time such as this, where we spend so much time at home, what better way to spend that time than enjoying Blu Ray concerts in all their surround sound glory, or selecting a vinyl and giving it a spin – knowing full well that before the first notes resonate through your hifi, your mind is about to be blown away?
Music is powerful. It is entertainment. It is companionship. And at time like this, it is essential. And why does it sound so great? Because Klaus has always designed systems to suit my needs and my pocket. Taking years, and years to put things together making each CD a pleasure and an excuse for a chat. My wife and kids have become ardent fans of these projects and together we create memories with the soundtrack to our lives.”