The Artist

Ask Ron Sutherland about beauty and his mind travels to the tall grass prairie in the flint hills of Kansas. In those flowing waves of tall grass, Ron sees the elegant patterns of life. The purity of simplicity and the essence of design.

The Technical Areas of Concern Are?

  1. Avoid electronic colorations by keeping signal path uncluttered and straightforward.
  2. Refine the circuitry and layout for one audio channel. Then build it twice for stereo
  3. Keep the clutter of options out of the signal path and off the circuit board.
  4. Keep contaminating AC power line noise out.
  5. Use the best components in a conservative manner, for long life and effortless performance
  6. Design and build with a sense of instrument grade craftsmanship

Technology

There is an almost irresistible urge to add complexity to any endeavor. The result is a tangled knot of disparate good ideas. Because there is always more that could be added, there is never an opportunity for long-term satisfaction. Never enough.

 Sutherland offers a different vision – it may be more closely aligned with your values. It is a very disciplined approach that refines design to the essential elements – and then executes the design to perfection. There is no allowance for superfluous clutter. Nothing extra will be allowed between you and the music.