Q&A with John Stronczer of Bel Canto Design

What ignited your interest in the high end? Did it come from the music side or the electronics side? It may seem counterintuitive for an electrical engineer, but my high-end audio interest has always been based on a love of music. It is my passion for engineering that motivates me to develop better electronics that improve the listening experiences and how we live with audio. What gear made up your first high-end system? After graduating from the University of Minnesota, I worked with a local dealer to purchase a Mark Levinson ML11/12 amp/preamp, Spendor SP1s, and a Denon DP80 in …