History of the HFA website
This site was originally started with the intention to provide short review summaries and an info-database for audiophiles with tips and tricks, using the experience and knowledge that I gathered from my beloved hobby. Extensive reviews with a fresh new approach were added later, made to my own ideas of what a review should look like, including lots of photos and as many cross-comparisons with other equipment as I could squeeze in. Currently, I write about audio equipment either driven by my personal interest at any given moment or as a result of requests from distributors and manufacturers.
Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, I am 100% devoted to writing the most extensive and in-depth audio equipment reviews for hifi-advice.com. Besides my work for HFA, I also write reviews for Dutch audio magazines HVT and Music Emotion.
Above: Christiaan and Jeff Rowland at Munich High End
Point of view
Naturally, there is no such thing as a purely objective review. My reviews are also colored by my subjective opinion, but I always try to approach things from various angles, involving an ever-changing range of other equipment. I never make a secret of my opinions but also try to provide perspective in every review.
My fascination for audio equipment is pretty eclectic. That’s why you will find reviews of cost-no-object items such as CH-Precision amps, Marten speakers, and Artesania racks, as well as Apogee magnetostatics, rare tube amplifiers, classic Philips CD players and classic tangential turntables.
It is my continuing aim to offer more and more in-depth reviews in any category, as long as the item is interesting, exotic or otherwise special. I hope that you’ll enjoy your reading on hifi-advice.com!
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