Jeff Rowland has sought musical truth through his leading design work for the last 25 years. Rowland pushes the state of the technological art, not as a sterile goal by itself, but as a means of raising the artistry of the possible in reproduction of musical beauty, while remaining consistent with long held personal esthetic ideals.
The Rowland house sound evolves steadily, together with the state of the technological art. A quarter century ago, by challenging the limits of the possible in audio engineering, Jeff Rowland imparted his creations with their classic musical footprint: a tremendous staging and dynamic power, matched by a unique intimacy and grain free musical presentation, together with just a touch of warmth. As new technologies become available, Rowland selects the most promising among them. He harnesses their full potential as basic building blocks in a continuous artistic quest of evolving his creations’ ability to extract ever subtler harmonic and dynamic nuances from music recordings. Through the application of the most advanced technologies, Jeff Rowland continues to increase dramatically the control over speakers of any load, resulting in even superior staging and image resolution, while frequency extension, linearity, and transparency today reach levels not possible with legacy technologies.
The Model 625 class A/B stereo power amplifier, the Criterion and Corus linestage, and the Continuum 500 integrated amplifier, owe their sonic magic to Jeff Rowland’s consistent commitment to his long held technological and artistic ideals. They yield a neutral yet sensuous musicality, that lets the listener reach deep into the emotions of the musical experience more than ever before, while they remain true to the classic JRDG hallmark of a grain free presentation, complemented by superior imaging and authority.