Mike's an experienced audio guy with over 25 years’ experience in the Hi-Fi, Home Cinema and Smart Home industries, from running a retail store to being the Director of a specialist importer and distributor (us!), Mike's enthusiasm for this market has never weakened.
Self-confessed audio geek with a particular interest in good old LPs, a collector of records, CDs and indeed knowledge about all the various brands within the industries: their merits and their pitfalls.
Mike's first passion has always been music and throughout the many incarnations of his own hi-fi system the goal has always been to get more of the music that he loves! This has extended into home cinema systems and whole house audio.
Phil started his career over 25 years ago as product designer for one of the oldest names in British hi-fi, Richard Allan Audio. He was responsible for many award-winning hi-fi loudspeakers and the development of THX approved speakers for multiplex cinemas. He was subsequently marketing manager with KEF before setting up a marketing consultancy. He currently sits on the board of The Clarity Alliance, the hi-fi industry trade association, as well as holding the position of marketing director for Connected Distribution.
Phil is a self-confessed music-phile, whose tastes range from modern jazz, through classical and onto prog rock and heavy metal, via everything in between. When not listening to music he can be found banging the drums.
The bridge between work and personal life can be seen, as he is both a passionately keen guitar and banjo player and a music lover with eclectic musical tastes spanning classical, folk, heavy rock and anything a little under radar!