Friday, 10 July 2015
Coffman Labs, located in the Pacific Northwest, has developed a loyal following, and for good reason. The products are handmade, designed and tested the old fashioned way, by ear, and they are works of art. I spent quite a bit of time with the Coffman G1-A tubed preamplifier and was smitten with it’s organic presentation, dead quiet operation, and fanatical build quality. It has found a permanent place in my reference system, and I plan a bit of tube rolling in due time.Damon Coffman, the driving force behind Coffman Labs, graciously agreed to an interview in which we discuss his colorful background, design philosophy, his methodology, and what he has in store for the future. Coffman is a bit of a throwback in that he believes in trial and error, coupled with solid engineering, with industrial design taken into consideration.Coffman’s ...