Writers

Jason Kennedy

My first exposure to the differences between audio components came in my early twenties when I heard a vintage system with a Decca London cartridge on a Garrard 301 turntable, Leak Stereo 20 tube amp and Quad ESL 57 loudspeakers.

I’m a musical nomad with passion for syncopation and harmonies who has stayed in the hi-fi industry to satisfy my insatiable addiction to music.

Born and raised in rural Lancashire, I went on to train as an architect in Manchester in the mid 1960s.

My addiction to music and audio equipment music really started when I was about 12 years old and someone gave me a record player with two cartridges, a mono and a stereo one.

My earliest recollection of ‘hi-fi’ was kneeling in front of my father’s stereo as a three year old in 1989.

Music was my first love. Both my parents were music lovers and in our community they were among the first to own a stereo system.

Sound and the transmission of sound has fascinated me since I was small.

Music has been an integral part of my life virtually since I was born. My father was a very keen amateur violinist (initially) before ‘graduating’ to the viola.