The Voice That Is – established in 2007, is a boutique ultimate high-end audio dealer whose goal is to build musical audio systems by finding a component’s voice. We focus on the importance of listening to music during the audition process. We understand that there are a multitude of products for you to choose from. TVTI offers personalized service and have carefully selected those we believe are truly special and convey the sound of music.

Our respected clients are often knowledgeable and experienced in audio, beyond a simple interest in specifications. They usually desire a long term relationship with their equipment. More importantly our clients clearly understand the importance of purchasing components for the music they reproduce. TVTI joins them in their quest for total musical enjoyment by combining and arranging these component voices to bring their cherished music into harmony.

Your system should be emotionally involving. Listen to just a sound so natural that you forget specs and are encompassed by music.

Isn’t this what it’s all about?


“Music is the most
powerful language we have.”

In my younger days, I played a bit of piano and later, drums. I was raised in a home filled with classic jazz of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan and Cannonball Adderley. In high school my band performed music of Jimi Hendrix, Mountain and Grand Funk. Later, after becoming a more proficient, I joined a new band that had desires for more gigs. Contemporary music of the day was our repertoire – pop and R&B, while continuing to play jazz/rock and fusion for personal gratification. Ultimately, I returned to my roots, listening to all forms of jazz, reggae as well as some classical music.

My personal sonic taste prefers accurate reproduction of the recording engineer’s and musician’s efforts where instruments have accurate tonality and texture. I frequent live concerts regularly and, having musician friends who perform nationally and internationally, this satisfies my suppressed need to play and more importantly, keeps me in touch with the reality of the live performance. It was when I stopped playing did I have the realization that my audio system was not true to the actual playing experience and my ears. That’s when my search began – visiting, and later, working in high end audio stores.

My first higher end audio exposure was the Marantz Model 9 receiver and Weather Report’s new album “I Sing the Body Electric” when my uncle came to live with us in 1972. Since then, years of experience working in audio stores, as well as personal ownership of many major brands, I understand what works. When listening to components we’ve chosen, you become aware of natural detail, transparency, and micro-dynamics, but in a true form – not artificial or tipped up.

All this is to share that my musical tastes are far ranging; therefore, my speakers, electronics, and cables must perform to a level of “correctness” to my ears. My preference is natural tonality (not nasal, tinny, muddy or veiled) with dimensional presence. Musical images should have realistic height and body, rather than flat and two-dimensional or bombastic and larger than life.

Speakers should exhibit dynamic ease and not sound constricted or congested no matter how loud or complex the music becomes. All nuances should be presented clearly and give expression to the music. I’ve chosen products with ability to sound as powerful and dynamic as large-scale music requires while, at the same time, be subtle with the finesse small-scale music requires.