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Q&A with Joel Sietsema of Marantz and Classé Audio

Q&A with Joel Sietsema of Marantz and Classé Audio

What was your first high-end system? 

My first “high-end” system was a pair of Sonus faber Liuto two-way monitors in cherry (with stands), and one of the original Peachtree Novas. Nice little rig for a 28-year-old. 

What kind of education did you receive? 

I have a BA in psychology and a minor in Spanish language from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Brand Strategy from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. 

What differentiates high-end audio from other forms of audio? 

I think it’s a passionate dissatisfaction with the status quo that differentiates high end from all other forms of audio. High end is continually fueled by the naysayers—it’s a belief that an additional 0.1% of realism is out there, right around the corner—that today still isn’t good enough. It’s easy to be romanced by high end once you’ve felt this passion. 

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