Audio Connection/Johnny Rutan

Hello all, I just wanted to say a few words about my experience with Mr. Rutan over the weekend. I have read numerous threads on how helpful he is and what a nice guy he is. I want to take this opportunity to confirm everything is TRUE to the highest order. I spent most of Saturday afternoon on the phone with Mr. Rutan with him helping me trouble shoot a problem with an Aesthetix pre-amp I purchased used from an individual, he had no stake in the deal. He very patiently walked me many scenarios to find the problem, which he did. I would have never figured it out on my own and am deeply grateful for his help and guidance. He is without a doubt one of the best in the biz. Sincerely Allen Sill  Wichita, Kansas.

Bought my Rogue Audio Sphinx from John. Great guy!
Another happy Audio Connection customer. I met John in 1994 when I moved from NYC to Maplewood. Before John my audio dealer was Andy Singer. Honestly I got along well with Andy but John was so much more interested in helping me get the sound I wanted from my system. He came out to the house, listened to my system and made the appropriate recommendations that helped achieve the sound I was looking for. Before meeting John I wasted a lot of money churning gear that didn't work well together. John taught me about system synergy and introduced me to a lot of great new music. On the analog front, Nick is the best turntable setup guy I have come across.

I have changed gear a bit as I moved a few times and my priorities changed. John helped me through the changes and always helped me maintain the system sound that worked best for me. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Built my system entirely on recommendations from John Rutan.  Vandersteen VLR, Belles Aria and Audioquest cabling.  Never have met in person, but every conversation is a treat.  First call for future system upgrades.  Must visit in person once the dust clears 
I know John for many years and he's always been that way.  ..the best.
There is something about this guy that is different than the garden variety hifi sales dude. He has a ton of experience and he genuinely treats his customers like their satisfaction is a high priority. He's a cool cat with a sharp wit and an even sharper ability to summon all of his considerable attributes in the service of figuring out what will work best for each individuals needs. He talks to you like a real human being, not some hipster wise guy with an agenda and an inflated ego. He cuts through the clutter and the chaos in a way that brings clarity and sensibility to the table. I wouldn't drive 3 1/2 hours, one way, to hob knob with just any audio dealer, or anybody period. If you love music, and you want the right gear to transport you to audio nirvana, then give Johnny R a visit. You won't regret it.