Tours and Interviews

World of McIntosh

Approaching the artistically painted door, on a non-assuming 5-story townhouse building on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan, doesn’t prepare you for what lies inside, home to WOM or World of McIntosh.

Cascade Record Pressing

Cascade Record Pressing

Yes vinyl is alive and well. At the time of this writing Cascade has 15 full time employees (and co-president Mark Rainey is no longer working the assembly station). With each trip I take to my local record shop (Music Millenium in Portland, OR...

Legacy Audio Factory Tour

Looks like this is a month of factory tours for us here at SECRETS. I happened to be visiting family in Springfield, IL this week and my son-in-law reminded me that Legacy Audio was located across town.

MK Sound/ABT Electronics Tour

It's been two years since MK Sound arose phoenix-like from the ashes of the former Miller & Kreisel, one of the most respected brands in the professional audio industry. MK Professional speakers are still used in many film studios...

Triad Speakers Factory Visit

Tucked away in a non-descript office park near the airport in Portland, OR is Triad Speakers. Looking at the outside of the building you would never imagine that inside the building is a complete speaker design and manufacturing company. Once you do enter you find a company where every speaker is made to...

A Video Interview with Andy Ton from Win Analog

After seeing the Win Analog preamp and power amplifiers at the California Audio Show a few weeks ago, I drove to the Win Analog offices in the San Francisco East Bay and interviewed the designer, Andy Ton. These amplifiers are very unusual, especially the power amplifiers, which use a single radio transmitter triode as the output tube in single-ended configuration, with an output of 100 watts rms in Pure Class A. Click on the photo to go to the interview to see why he used such a tube rather than a more conventional audio tube.

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Meet the Industry Professionals

Welcome to the Secrets page called "Meet the Industry Professionals". Here you will be able to see and hear the company executives who design and sell home theater and audio components. This will let you put a face with the companies whose products you buy. Secrets is the first A/V publication anywhere in the world to have such a page. Clicking below will take you to the companies we have interviewed at different times.