Visiting Kharma, maker of the world’s most desired speakers, Pt.1

As I was going to be in the Netherlands this Summer, I asked Kharma’s US Marketing manager that I met at THE Show, Vivienne van Oosterum, if I could possibly visit the Kharma factory while I was local. She was gracious enough to invite me. Graciousness, by the way, is often rare in HiFi, and Vivienne as well as Gerard van Ooijen, the Production Manager, and also the rest of the Kharma team I met at the factory were gracious, down-to-earth, and quite open about the company, the products, the marketing, and pretty much anything I asked about.

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Jason Stoddard of Schiit Audio on Being Green (pt.2)

I was rather impressed with Jason’s candid answers. I was also impressed with the fact that the manufacturing does indeed follow the kind of green thinking that this website believes in. After some more discussion with Jason about the headphones I own, the music I listen to, and my interest in keeping things green, he recommended I try out one of his amps.

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Jason Stoddard of Schiit Audio on Being Green (pt.1)

I met Jason at T.H.E. Show in Newport. I had read about Schiit Audio in passing, but didn't know too much about the company, the products, and what makes them so unique. Unlike most of the other rooms at the show, I actually wanted to enter this room - it wasn't stuffy, no one frowned at me for letting the door close too hard behind me, and I didn't feel like I was entering a temple and meeting royalty.

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