Most of you probably know Chad Kassem as the founder of Acoustic Sounds, Inc., the superb Analogue Productions record label, the Blue Heaven Studios recording studio, and most recently the Quality Record Pressings record pressing facility (there’s a nice overview on Wikipedia)
Thursday, when I went back to my office after a meeting, the light was blinking on my phone indicating that someone had called.
It turns out that Chad Kassem had left me a message, telling me that he wanted to talk to me about my Tannoy Westminster Royal SE loudspeakers, as he had been reading the content here at Jeff’s Place, was thinking about buying a pair of WRSEs, and wanted to set up a system similar to the one I have.
So I called Chad back and we had a really nice discussion about Westminster Royals, music, vintage McIntosh amplifiers (Chad already has a pair of MC30s ready to go!), my Garrard Project 2015 turntable, and some really special new record albums he’s working on (more about that in a moment).
I also told Chad how much fun I’ve been having doing ‘Real Sound’ modifications with Yazaki-san & Ron, and Chad said he’d like to stop in and visit with Yazaki-san at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and bring along some “really special vinyl”. Very cool!
That reminds me, if you get to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (it’s just two weeks away now), be sure to stop in and visit Chad at the Acoustic Sounds room, and Yazaki-san at the Tone Imports Room, and be sure to tell them “Hi!” from me!
I liked Chad immediately while we were talking music & audio, what a cool guy! Chad’s absolutely passionate about music!
Chad: “Will the Westminsters rock out?” Me: Yeah, man, you can blow the windows out with live rock levels, and they’re still articulate with jazz & classical!”
We had a lot of fun talking music & audio, and Chad is definitely a passionate music lover!
What I was really impressed with was Chad’s heart for music, musicians, music lovers, audio, and how he’s rolling his earnings back into Acoustic Sounds, Analogue Productions, Blue Heaven Studios, and Quality Recording Pressings, to make our audio & music world a better place.
It’s not just a business, it’s a passion for the world of music that drives Chad!
Chad’s passionate about making a difference in the fields of music & audio in ways that we can all benefit from, so know that when you buy records from Acoustic Sounds you are contributing directly to the cause of putting better records on your turntable, which I happen to think is a really great thing.
Oh, you know that comment I just made about that “really special vinyl”? Well Chad said he’s got some really special music on vinyl cookin’, and in a couple of weeks I hope to have more to tell you about it!
As always, thanks for stopping by, and from my home to yours, may the music playing make you happy!