What People Are Saying About Us
Part-time Audiophile: Buyer's 2019 Guide
Audio Head: Top Exhibitors of 2019
Marc Phillips of Part-Time Audiophile about our room with ModWright Instruments at Capital AudioFest 2019: There’s one reason for this enthusiasm for Fern and Roby, and that’s it right there…enthusiasm. To me, this gear looks great, sounds great, and as I mentioned in my Raven review these are lifestyle products that bond with you and your sensibilities. I get excited when I see this gear, especially in my home.
Art Dudley for Stereophile Magazine [2016 Capital Audiofest Report]: "In terms of recreating music's temporal drive and momentum, the system demonstrated by Virginia-based Fern & Roby...was rhythmical engaging and and very involving overall. There were probably more bobbing heads and tapping feet in the room than at a Linn dealer-training session! (Imagine smiley emoji here.)"
Art Dudley for Stereophile Magazine [2015 Capital Audiofest Report]: "...among the most aesthetically satisfying, cleverly designed, and, above all, fairly priced American audio products in recent memory."
Herb Reichert for Stereophile Magazine [2015 Capital Audiofest Report]: "Fern & Roby make artful-looking, and (to me) an impressive sounding turntable with a 70 lb cast-iron plinth and 35lb bronze platter. I have always believed that most audio gear sounds like what it is made of, how it is made, and what it looks like. I saw their beautiful plinth... and I thought, maybe this will be all show and no go. I thought this might be a lifestyle product...And then I sat and listened."
Dogtown Dish: "There is special glory in the process of making..."
Garden & Gun Magazine, Made in the South Awards, 2015: "with a vibration-dampening cast-iron plinth, a solid bronze platter and reclaimed-heart-pine speakers...each made-to-order system sounds as soulful as it looks."
Cool Hunting: "Fern & Roby's Turntable is 'A sculptural work of art that will satisfy audiophiles and design lovers.'"
Dwell Magazine: "Fern & Roby is helping to keep American manufacturing alive."
Fast Company: "100-Pound Cast Iron Turntable Promises To Sound As Good As It Looks"
Inside Hook: "Handcrafted Furniture. American Pedigree. Furniture That Tells Its Own Story."
Selectism: "Fern & Roby balance usability with good-looks, using beautiful local and sustainable materials that encourage the user to interact with the product beyond simply pressing a button."
Uncrate: "it should satisfy those with a keen eye for great design and fine art..." and "A true case of sound and design complementing each other."
Wired Magazine: "Analog Audio Nirvana..."
Design Milk: "Fern & Roby Cube Speakers resonate as audio equipment and sustainably made design objects."
Ledbury: "Authenticity and craftsmanship is immediately evident in everything that they make."
"Fern & Roby's furniture combines modern finishes with a reverence for the history of American industry...With a focus on quality materials, the work is created to be passed down as heirlooms." —Dwell Magazine
Fern & Roby Film (shot by Todd Wright Photo/art direction by A For Adventure)
The Montrose Turntable (.zip) (photo credit Todd Wright Photo)
The Montrose Heirloom Turntable (.zip) (photo credit Todd Wright Photo)
The Cube Speakers (.zip) (photo credit Todd Wright Photo)
The Beam Speakers (.zip) (photo credit Todd Wright Photo)
The Turntable (.zip) (photo credit Todd Wright Photo)
The Credenza (.zip) (photo credit Todd Wright Photo)
Assorted Studio Images (.zip) (photo credit Todd Wright Photo)