Kevin Fiske

Kevin Fiske was first a newspaper reporter and then, for 30 years, a partner in a technology communications consultancy specialising in business software, grid-scale electricity storage and telecommunications. 

He has been in love with live music since the age of eight when he attended a concert at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon. For Kevin, audio is a means to an end, rather than the end in itself. When evaluating new audio products, Kevin listens for the four pillars that support live music: dynamic agility; dynamic expression or power; tonal veracity and density, and, lastly, timing. 

He finds few products achieve a balanced and generous measure of these critical qualities, and when he finds one that does, he likes to write about it.

Reference system
PMC IB2se speakers
Bryston BP-17 Cubed and 4B Cubed pre- and power-amplifier
PS Audio Stellar Phono stage
Audio Note TT Three and PSU4, Audio Note Arm Three and Funk Firm FX-3 arms
Denafrips Terminator Plus DAC and Gaia DDC/re-clocker
Jay’s Audio CDT2-MK3 CD transport
Mac laptop, Samsung SSD and Qobuz subscription
SPL Phonitor HPA and Audeze LCD-5 headphone
Mains and speaker looms by Quiescent
Interconnects by AudioQuest, Gothic Audio and Quiescent

Kevin listens to opera, chamber, symphonic, be-bop, modern and fusion jazz.