bob’s devices

AXPONA 2017: A Place In The Market

May 7, 2017

A photojournal by Eric Franklin Shook “Success is 5% perspiration and 95% getting your name out there.” -Albert Einstein Often the reason I get from dealers and manufacturers who have already “arrived” at their place in the audiophile market [...]

Going analog without breaking the bank

August 3, 2016

Going analog, without breaking the bank This is what I currently use as front end: A Garrard Classic 401 idler drive turntable, bought new old stock, fitted on a massive Baltic birch plywood plinth, sitting on top of a block of limestone. Instead of [...]

CAF 2015: End of Line

September 20, 2015

The Sixth Annual Capital Audiofest was, according to my formal and scientifically rigorous polling, the best to date. Everyone I spoke with marveled at the sound that the intrepid were wringing out of their rooms here at the Hilton. To my mind, [...]

Newport 2015: That’s a wrap

July 29, 2015

The Car of Life can go awfully fast, and I often find myself blinking and missing another precious turnoff, and subsequently, another moment to spend time with those who matter to me. Those turnoffs on the road I travel – with a group of select [...]

AXPONA 2014: Bob’s Devices and VPI

May 1, 2014

I’ve recently had a chance to fiddle about with one of Bob Sattin’s hand-wound legendary step-up transformers, the Cinemag 1131. That experience was, in a word, great. But it was also instructive — I learned, for example, that [...]

CAF 2013: Bob’s Devices

August 2, 2013

Bob Sattin of Bob’s Devices has this great big white lab coat he wears around audio shows. It’s sorta funny, sorta serious, but the idea is that Bob is the guy that’s gonna fix your analog setup. Sort of. Say rather, he’s [...]