Well, it’s been nothing if not interesting.
In trying to more or less single-handedly start my own audio company, I have discovered something: I have absolutely no clue how to market and sell a product! No doubt it is obvious to those with sales and marketing savvy that a designer might be ill-suited to this task. Such being the case, I will transition Hephaestus Audio from a commercial site to a site devoted to those who love audio and audio electronics. Really though, it’s been that all along…kind of like the Tin Woodman and his heart.
There will be some changes to the website soon. I will change the product section to a project section that shares various projects I have worked on, such as the HMA-1000 monaural amplifier and the VK-1 dipole loudspeaker. Also, I will keep chugging away with audio-related posts and articles at my relatively glacial pace. I hope these are useful and enjoyable for my fellow audio enthusiasts. You can still reach me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or just to chat about this great hobby.
We tend to be good at what we’re passionate about (or is it the other way around?) so I’m going to stick with what I’m good at: audio design. Who knows, maybe someday down the road I’ll be fortunate enough to meet up with somebody who shares my vision, has a gift for sales and marketing, and is just crazy enough to love the audio industry. Anything is possible. 🙂