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.

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 
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.
Absolutely one of the nicest guys in the audio business, knowledgeable in all things audio. A fun time always whether speaking on phone or in person. When I look back at all the great guys I met in the audio biz, John is at the top.
Counting the days until they open again...want another listen to the Belles Aria for my ProAc Response D2s...