Laboratory was established in 1977 with one goal in
mind, to create the best musical experience in the home.
Ken Shindo and his wife Harumi have been hard at work
six days a week for almost 30 years quietly designing
and refining what they refer to as "The music mind".
It takes more than just a degree from electronics school
to create the highest level of realism from hi-fi; It
takes passion, skill, an open mind and a life long quest
When the first Shindo Labs amplifier
and pre-amplifier arrived at my door, I quickly wired
them into my system. Within seconds of hearing them,
I knew that I had found what I'd been looking for; Components
that have the musicality, involvement, dynamics, emotional
connection and build quality of yesterday with transparency,
frequency extension, and bass control of today. With
each passing day my first impressions have been reaffirmed
over and over again.
Opening the top cover revealed a
hand wired point to point circuit with a meticulous
layout I've yet to see outside of a tektronix scope.
It featured the best parts of yesterday and today including
all NOS tubes from the 50's and 60's manufactured in
Europe and America (Mullard, Tungsram, Telefunken, GE,
Amperex, RCA, Philips etc.) oil capacitors, hand wired
transformers etc. combined to create the Shindo sound.
What is the Shindo sound? Pure emotion, startling dynamics,
high resolution, pitch black backgrounds with a complete
naturalness and emotional feel which will keep you up
all night listening to your favorite music. These components
are carefully built one at a time, just like in the
While the world moves toward mediocrity,
it's a relief to find a company like Shindo Laboratory.
My search is over and yours can be too.