A Brand New Monkey
"Exciting!" I replied. "I was hoping you’d say this."
"I love it," he said. "It's one of my favorite parts of the job, but it's really difficult."
I wasn't taking notes, and it's been four days and fifteen coffees since, so I can't give you all the special little details and all the perfect words, but what's causing John DeVore all the trouble and excitement is a brand new monkey a new loudspeaker, that is, in his Gibbon line, to fill the obvious gap between his $4000 Super 8 and his king of the jungle Silverback, and to be introduced at the 2007 CES.
I cannot wait to hear them. Listening to these speakers will be a top priority. I hope to give you more information on the process the passion and pain of designing a loudspeaker after my visit to the DeVore Fidelity factory next week.
I noticed that John had finished his Stella. I gulped down the rest of my coffee, and asked, "Wanna go listen to some music?"
Now at John's Lower East Side apartment ("This is the last unrenovated unit in the building.") with its claw-foot tub beside the old kitchen sink, its small bathroom stall ("Turn on the light by pulling the string."), its large wooden plank floors, its in-wall LP shelves and its sliding glass doors, separating the listening room from John's wife's office ("This," he knocks on the glass, "was very important for our marriage. It's sound-proof.") we proceeded to listen to some of the finest, loveliest music I've heard in quite some time.