Stephen Spicer was fortunate to grow up in a house full of sound systems and music. The lounge room never looked complete without the presence of a substantial pair of loudspeakers.
He built his first amplifier at the age of 14. So a technical education was a certainty, completing an honours degree in Electrical Engineering at Monash University in 1980.
He worked for twenty five years at Telecom Research Laboratories, and a further fifteen years for Telstra Corporation Ltd., in the field of internet video delivery platforms.
But his true love has always been music and high fidelity sound reproduction. This lead him to an interest in H. J. Leak & Co. Ltd., which has culminated in this authoritative history.