About

Becky and I met at Baylor, where she earned a degree in journalism. Later, in what she refers to as her mid-life crisis, she got a master’s in technical writing from Mercer University in Atlanta, which resulted in our move to California. Becky retired after almost 30 years of writing and managing content and websites for global software companies. The Audio Beatnik will combine her talents and my interest in audio in a site where we hope to give our readers more first-hand access to the people and companies that are shaping today’s audio industry.

Jack’s Audio Journey

I’ve reviewed audio equipment for years for Dagogo before starting The Audio Beatnik. My audio journey started when I was in my teens. I ventured into high-end audio without even knowing what an audiophile was. I think my audio history begins with the first speakers I purchased. I’ve been on quite a ride with electronics also, starting with a Kenwood receiver. As my love for music reproduction increased, I tried McIntosh, Quad, Threshold, and Goldmund; but I quickly discovered I love tubes. But like any audiophile, my system continues to evolve, so check my reference system page for the most up-to-date list of what’s in my reference system.

Becky’s Background

When Becky retired after almost 30 years of writing and managing content and websites for global software companies, we started The Audio Beatnik as something that combines her talents and my interest in audio. While I will still primarily review equipment, Becky hopes to give our readers more first-hand access to the people and companies that are shaping today’s audio industry.

Becky, on the other hand often describes herself as musically illiterate. That’s not true, but believe me, she thinks pictures would definitely make listening to music more enjoyable. She does enjoy live music from Broadway to symphony orchestra performances and live jazz, which we are fortunate to have access to in the Bay Area. And, she has been very patient with my hobby for almost 42 years, which is saying a lot. 

We’re In This Together

Please provide feedback on what you’d like for us to cover on The Audio Beatnik, and we look forward to seeing many of you in person. If you would like to advertise or sponsor our site, please contact me at jack@theaudiobeatnik.com. Proceeds from this site will enable us to attend more shows and make more road trips, so your support is very much appreciated. We would also really like for you to subscribe to our Beatnik Newsletter, which will help you keep up with what’s going on with us. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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