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Valve Magazine Joins Enjoy the


Enjoy the, a leader in consumer electronics audio equipment and music reviews for approximately 15 years, has partnered with vintage DIY specialty magazine VALVE (Vintage Audio And Valve Enthusiasts). As the sixth print magazine to join Enjoy the, this further enhances the vast knowledge of high-end consumer electronics content already available to millions of readers worldwide. This new alliance further extends the ability to reach enthusiasts in virtually every facet of high-end audio.


“We are happy to be working with Enjoy the on this venture,” says founder Dan Schmalle of VALVE magazine and Bottlehead Corporation. “Editor Steven R. Rochlin and his online magazine have always been supportive of DIY tube audio community events and developments. VALVE magazine was a seminal DIY tube audio publication in the pre-Internet days, and we appreciate the ability to bring more exposure to the new wave of DIYers with some of the early explorations and experiments that led to the growth of Bottlehead as a leader in tube audio kits.”

“Having VALVE magazine join forces with Enjoy the is a continuation of efforts to bring high-end electronic consumers, from the DIY hobbyist to those seeking finely-crafted cost-no-object finished products, to find the information they crave for on a continual basis, “said Editor Steven R. Rochlin of Enjoy the “Joining our currently available content that encompasses thousands of reviews, over 100 show reports and so much more, VALVE is now firmly planted with a proper audience. While many online sites might focus on a small niche of high-end audio, Enjoy the achieves that and so much more. I have found that many consumers may enjoy finished products, yet desire the joys of building their equipment from well thought out kits. On the other hand, kit builders highly respect the craft and engineering prowess of top-flight audiophile gear. Each benefits from the other in a harmonious convergence as the end result is the same. The result being to further their life’s pleasure though the enjoyment of music. Like Sound Practices, hobbyist publication VALVE will be part of the Enjoy the Review Magazine midmonth update.”

Founded years ago by Dan “Doc B.” and “Queen” Eileen Schmalle, Dan was owner of Classic Radio of Liberty Bay that specialized in the restoration and custom modification of antique radios and vintage audio equipment. Fast forward to today and Doc B is responsible for the Vacuum Tube State of the Art Conference (VSAC) show and a manufacturer of tube audio kits and finished products aimed at the high-end audiophile and recording studio markets. Kits ranging from simple preamplifiers to exotic state-of-the-art single-end vacuum tube amplifiers, plus unique finished products including custom tape recorders, can be purchased directly from Bottlehead. Tape recorders are co-designed by Doc B. and the highly respected Paul “PJ” Joppa, with consultation from music industry giants like Grammy winning mastering engineer Paul Stubblebine, microphone maven Klaus Heyne and acoustics analyst Bob Hodas.

About Enjoy the
Enjoy the has been the web’s leading information site for audiophile music and equipment consumers since 1995. Over the years the site has received critical acclaim from worldwide Web surfers and other like-minded audio publications both on the Internet and in print. Being affiliated with three prominent print publications while also offering its own Review Magazine, Superior Audio, DIY Magazine and Classic sites — with 120 show reports online to date — Enjoy the has become the leading Internet authority for diverse information serving both audiophiles and music lovers worldwide. Enjoy the is also the only specialty audio site with its own Internet browser and mobile device site so their readership can easily find information they desire. Enjoy the is currently official Internet partners with The Absolute Sound, hi-fi+, The Audiophile Voice, The Sensible Sound, Sound Practices and VALVE magazine.

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