J. I. Agnew
J. I. Agnew is a Greek-American engineering consultant, specializing in high-end audio electronics and precision mechanical engineering, as applied to analog recording and reproducing equipment.
He is an internationally recognized authority in the field of analog sound recording and mastering, regularly restoring, repairing and modifying vintage disk recording lathes and tape machines, designing and manufacturing new parts for them, designing and constructing custom equipment for professional audio facilities, while also engineering fully analog recordings and cutting master disks for vinyl record manufacturing.
Furthermore, he is actively involved in research and development projects, designing and prototyping high performance electronic circuits and precision mechanical assemblies on behalf of various concerns worldwide.
J. I. Agnew was educated in Greece and England, was awarded a scholarship for his doctoral research at the University of Sheffield and spent a few years teaching at the same institution, frequently presenting his work in conferences, seminars and workshops in several countries around the world.
In 2014, along with his wife, Sabine, he founded Magnetic Fidelity, a world-class mastering facility with a focus on analog media. Their life and work became the subject of a full-length documentary film, directed in 2017 by Elina Verykiou and Vasilia Koutsiana, titled "Magnetic Fidelity: A Love Story", screened in various international film festivals and broadcast on national television in Greece.
He is a full member of the Audio Engineering Society, the American Society for Mechanical Engineering, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, the American Society for Precision Engineering and the Tube Collectors Association.
- Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES)
- Absolute Polarity for Disk Records
- Absolute Polarity for Magnetic Tape
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