As we enter our third decade, Empirical Design would like to thank the many customers who have kept returning as they have continued to upgrade and improve their music systems. Many of you have graciously shared your enthusiasm with others; personal "word of mouth" endorsements from satisfied customers are the ultimate testament to our ongoing efforts. With a lift of the bottle to Bartles & Jaymes, I will simply say "Thank you for your support."
January, 2009 – New Contact Information
Empirical Design has a new address for all mailing, payment, and shipping operations, as noted on the Contact Us page. Due to lack of use in recent months, the Empirical Design FAX number has been decommissioned, since most people have now shifted to using e-mail for routine communication. If you must send a message via FAX, please call our phone number and arrange for a temporary manual FAX connection.
October 10, 2008 – Rocky Mountain Audiofest – Denver, Colorado
Karl Schuster, President of Empirical Design, contributed his expertise to the Let's Get Digital panel discussion, moderated by Robert Harley, editor-in-chief of The Absolute Sound, launching the 2008 Rocky Mountain Audiofest Digital Pavilion Seminar Series.
June, 2008 – Second Consecutive Golden Ear Award in The Absolute Sound
The Absolute Sound has again bestowed a coveted Golden Ear Award on Empirical Design cables and power cords! Hopefully the full text of the awards feature from issue #182 will soon be available online. The essence of the laudatory comments therein can best be summarized in equation form: musical truthfulness plus extraordinary value equals ongoing satisfaction.
January, 2008 – T.H.E. Show – Las Vegas
Empirical Design's cables and power cords maximized the performance of an impressive system showcasing Daedalus Audio's Ulysses loudspeakers, Gill Audio Design's Elise D/A converter & Alana preamplifier, and Clayton Audio amplifiers. Craig Fitzpatrick of The Stereo Times clearly enjoyed his visit.
October, 2007 – Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
At the fourth annual Rocky Mountain Audiofest, Empirical Design shared an exhibit room featuring the new Reference Series speakers from Daedalus Audio, driven by Art Audio's exquisite tube electronics. Stereophile's Jason Victor Serinus appreciated the wonderful synergy of this system, which he enthusiastically described in his Show Report.
August, 2007 – Golden Ear Award in The Absolute Sound
Empirical Design is proud to announce that our complete line of cables and power cords has been selected to receive a Golden Ear Award in issue #173 of The Absolute Sound. On page 62, Senior writer Alan Taffel explains why he has chosen Empirical Design as his reference for over a decade. Follow the highlighted link to read the full text of the article.
October 20-22, 2006 – Rocky Mountain Audiofest
Empirical Design exhibited at the 2006 Rocky Mountain Audiofest, held at the Marriott Tech Center Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Thanks to everyone who stopped by Room 1030, which we shared with Daedalus Audio, ModWright Instruments, and Red Dragon Audio.
Empirical Design is honored to have been selected to provide Interconnect Cables and Speaker Cables for the Studio Cafe Concert Series during the RMAF show. We enjoyed some wonderful live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, played through an extraordinary high-end sound reinforcement system.
March, 2007 - Empirical Design Cable Review on AudiogoN
A long-time audiophile and member of the online AudiogoN forums has posted an engaging, insightful description of his personal journey into the world of system fine-tuning and cable selection. His down-to-earth, rational approach and straightforward observations are well worth reading: Audiogon Review
October, 2006 – 213 Speaker Cable Reviewed in TONE Audio
Check out the exciting (and impeccably presented) new online audio magazine, TONE Audio. Issue #6 contains a succinct, on-the-money review of Empirical Design 213 Speaker Cable (page 86). Many thanks to Lou Hinkley of Daedalus Audio for encouraging Jeff Dorgay to audition Empirical Design cables during his review of the Daedalus DA-2 loudspeakers. We're looking forward to further comments on the 422 Interconnect Cable in a future issue.
May 8, 2006 – Rave Review of 118 Digital Cable in TAS
Read the cover story review of the Goldmund SR Digital System in the June/July 2006 issue (#162) of The Absolute Sound. Towards the end of the review, the author describes in exquisite detail the "transformative" effect that he observed when substituting 118 Digital Cables for the radically more expensive Goldmund cables. Of course this isn't really news to the many folks who have been enjoying the tremendous value of Empirical Design cables, but it sure is reaffirming to read such unequivocal praise in the high-end audio industry's premier journal.