While Sean attended college for several years, his education in physics has largely been self taught and tightly focused in the fields of acoustics, electroacoustics and electrodynamics. Husband and father of three. Born in 1970 and a professional in the audio industry since 1986 less a few years working with the late great Ron "Ogre" Griewe in the motorcycle industry. Life alongside audio consists of adventures; family, motorcycles, snowboarding, waterskiing and anything else the mountains of Ogden can offer up.
Most of us here at Zu have been "into it" for way too long. I picked up a pair of used Klipsch LaScala loudspeakers at the age of 14, worked my butt off trying to get them sounding just right, replacing caps, inductors, learning time-delays, even bi-amping and line-level processing, eventually looking at wire and cable and my grandpa's stash of U.S. military silver and silver plated wire stock. U.S. military surplus, ahhh, nothing like digging through racks and racks of super cool, perfectly good junk. And how is this for sick, I still remember what that 1/4" phone connector felt and sounded like when I first got the chance to help patch a sound system together. I like to think we're all sick like that here at Zu.
When an innovation and tangible products based company loses its "hands-on" connection with the thing it makes—choosing to maximize margin instead of product performance—originality is lost and the product debased. Take RCA, Tesla, Altec, and so many others; when product innovation and quality fails to be the motivating force, sayonara to inspiration and personal satisfaction.