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.
Kevin Fiske’s reference system
PMC MB2se speakers
Icon 4Pro balanced line stage
Quiescent T100MPA monoblock power amplifiers
PS Audio Stellar Phono stage
Audio Note TT Three and PSU4, Audio Note Arm Three and Funk Firm FX-3 arms
Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC
Jay’s Audio CDT3-MK3 CD transport
Grimm Audio MU1 music player/Roon/Qobuz
Burson Soloist 3X GT HPA amp and Audeze LCD-5 headphone
Mains and speaker cable looms by Quiescent
Interconnects by AudioQuest, Gothic Audio, Tubulus and Quiescent
Quiescent Peak Mains Modules, Peak Speaker Modules and Apex Component Couplers