Hi there! My name is Alex, and I created HiFiOcean to make DIY audio easier to build and enjoy.
I built my first radio receiver back in 1980s when attending the elementary school, then took a 20 year leave from electronics to pursue a successful business career.
In 2009 I returned to DIY audio by building a tube power amp kit. Over the 10 years that followed, I came to realize how much of DIY audio is based on convention and belief. I learned from my own experience how these conventions and beliefs sometimes help but sometimes stand in the way of both building DIY audio gear and enjoying music.
My intention is to explore issues that are critical to audio performance yet are rarely discussed and often neglected, then design great sounding DIY audio gear that is consistently reproducible by a casual builder.