Introduction to Shinjitsu Audio
This is our first blog post so, its pertinent that we discuss our history and goals.
Our founding member and CEO Morris Emerick, a veteran of the Air Force was educated in electronics and Mil-Spec build quality as an Aircraft Weapons Specialist. Extensive experience with critical systems and quality control is an important aspect in this regard.
How does this translate into audio?
One of my favorite quotes is "dissatisfaction breeds success". I found that despite spending thousands of dollars I had a gap in my audio satisfaction. I tried various speaker designers and was seeking a non colored, dynamic speaker that provides accurate sound reproduction. Its ironic that the most important component in the audio chain is usually the most flawed in its performance.
One can find phono cartridges with flat and mainly accurate response, (my favorite being the Audio-Technica AT150MLX) and most certainly DAC's amplifiers and other source components. I've tried and owned several types of speakers: electrostats (colored, rolled off treble needs help in the bass frequencies), Planars (lack of focus, poor dynamic range, power hungry), ribbon/dynamic hybrids (discontinuity between ribbon and dynamic main driver, poor dynamics), open baffle speakers (weak bass, weak midrange due to the large woofer size need for bass reproduction, line arrays( poor imaging, comb filtering issues, and of course standard 2 and 3 way dynamic speakers with the woofer-mid-tweeter arrangement ( boring sound , poor dynamics, and lets face it - nothing new there).
Next post will discuss our design choices and how we overcame the deficiencies noted above.