A Letter From Mike Sanders

As the founder and owner of Quicksilver Audio I am first and foremost a music lover. I believe the equipment should serve and honor the music, conveying the emotion of the experience to the listener.

Simplicity is my approach to all engineering at Quicksilver Audio. For 35 years I have been involved in the audio industry, intent on reproducing music in its clearest form. By the time I founded Quicksilver Audio, I realized the fewer parts, connections, and wires that the signal goes through, the more the essence of the music comes through. This also makes great audio gear affordable and reliable.

Adjustments that are simple to use are also characteristic of Quicksilver Audio products. All of our current amplifiers come with built-in meters to check and adjust bias, or are self-biasing.

Each part we use is chosen for the specific application from the best quality parts available. We then hand wire our amplifiers to obtain the highest sound quality and to maintain the build quality that Quicksilver is known for throughout the world. Quicksilver Audio's transformers are custom built to my specifications. I personally check each amp and preamp before it leaves the factory to insure correct operation and so that you, our customer, will enjoy your Quicksilver Audio product for many years to come.

Our testing facility includes:

  • two Brüel & Kjaer 2033 High Resolution Signal Analyzers,
  • Hewlett-Packard 3580 Spectrum Analyzer,
  • three Sound Technology Harmonic and Intermodulation Distortion Analyzers,
  • two Heath IM 5248 IM distortion analyzers
  • three Tektronix Oscilloscopes,
  • Hewlett-Packard Harmonic Distortion Analyzer,
  • Panasonic Low Distortion Oscillator,
  • three Wavetek Function generators,
  • two Tektronix 570 Tube Curve Tracers,
  • two Tektronix Transistor Curve Tracers,
  • three custom-made Tube Burn-in Machines for burning-in and DC matching power output tubes,
  • General Radio Pink Noise Generator,
  • B&K Precision 885 LCR meter
  • SMD wideband impedance meter
  • Audio Control Third Octave Realtime Analyzer,
  • Computer controlled 24th Octave Realtime Analyzer
  • two Brüel & Kjaer 4133 Microphones, 2619 Microphone Preamps, and 2807 power supply

At Quicksilver Audio we have the knowledge and the equipment to ensure that all our audio gear is working optimally. This provides a solid foundation for the reproduction of music. From there we go on to the Quicksilver Experience.

Yours truly,
Mike Sanders