Design Build Listen Limited was established to design, build and market kits and components for the DIY Audio community. Now its main focus is on designing and building analogue products, notably The Wand Tonearm®. It is based in Dunedin, New Zealand and uses the high tech facilities of the local engineering sector, who are skilled in making low volume and high quality equipment.
Full 3D Computer Aided Design is used with sophisticated, state of the art computer controlled machining and laser cutting equipment to make our products. We supply tonearms directly to a number of turntable makers in Europe an Australia including some custom designs. (We designed/built the Roksan Pug but it has ceased as it was unsatisfactory for both parties).
All Design Build Listen, names and designs are Trade Marked and protected by Copyright and a number of Registered designs. A US Patent has been filed for The Wand Tonearm®.
Simon Brown the Principal of Design Build Listen has 30 years of experience as a Professional Engineer in product design in the appliance industry. He also has 30 years of experience as an enthusiastic builder of DIY audio gear and knows intimately the frustrations and joys of audio as a hobby. Simon has had articles published in AudioEnz, AudioXpress and Australian HiFi magazines.
HiFi Choice (UK) interview with Simon here
My main audio system; 9in, 10.3in & 12in Wands mounted on a Lenco L75 (Several cartridges..) / Pass DIY Pearl 2 Phono / Own design valve-MOSFET hybrid (no global NFB) / Own design full range speakers using Fostex FE206 drivers / DNM cable.