History of the HFA website
This site was originally started to provide short review summaries and an info database for audiophiles with tips and tricks, using the accumulated experience and knowledge 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 provide and look like, including lots of photos and descriptions of the product under review and comparisons to other products.
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.
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 with audio equipment is pretty eclectic, includes digital and analog, and covers both the recent and the past. That’s why you will find reviews of cost-no-object cutting-edge technology items as well as coverage of Apogee magnetostatics, rare tube amplifiers, classic CD players, and classic tangential turntables.
My continuing aim is 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!