Resistor Mag is a leap I took when I was let go from my previous gig and was staring into a pandemic-centric future. I figured being your own boss has plenty of upside, and if I couldn’t make a living running the site and the PDF magazine I plan to publish twice a year to accompany it, then I could always make it a labour of love and classify it as a side hustle.
So, what is Resistor Mag? Well, it’s not a traditional hi-fi site for starters. It’s an open concept that will grow and follow a path over time as more and more stories, features and reviews are published. It is not a fully-formed entity, it is and hopefully always will be, a work in progress – reflecting the changing times.
When first asked to describe what I wanted to create with this site I told a friend it was going to be like a Brian Eno album… or sitting down to lunch with Chuck D and Gordon Gano. We laughed, but the sentiment stuck and started taking on a more corporeal form as time went on and I committed to starting up online.
So, Resistor Mag favors cultural over commercial impact; handbuilt craftsmanship over effective branding. We will remain fairly indifferent about measurements and specifications, while placing a premium on the more enduring aspects of arts, culture and the musicality of playback from hi-fi.
We realize that design and architecture are about more than just aesthetics. We are more inclined to venerate the things we love than to disparage those we do not.
More specifically, think of Resistor Mag as the tape on a reel-to-reel for laying down the tracks of writers, photographers, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs who are resisting the temptation to be basic and will work towards a shared goal of being interesting, inspiring and humorous.
While this post will come and go, some of these words will remain for easy reference moving forward on our About page.