CEO | Acoustic Sounds/Quality Record Pressing
Chad Kassem is an audiophile pioneer and among the foremost champions of the vinyl LP. Chad’s the founder and owner of both Acoustic Sounds, Inc., the world’s largest source for audiophile recordings, and Quality Record Pressings, the world’s finest LP pressing plant. There’s also Analogue Productions, Chad’s audiophile reissue label, which includes a catalog of more than 500 titles, almost all mastered from the original analog master tapes. Additionally, Chad has a hi-res download service, Super HiRez, and reissues reel-to-reel analog tape under the Ultra Tape brand. Finally, there’s Blue Heaven Studios, Chad’s church-turned-recording studio and concert hall where he’s recorded and showcased the last of the pioneering blues legends and where he’s for 20 years hosted the two-night Blues Masters at the Crossroads concert series. It’s also in Blue Heaven where for nearly 20 years Chad has recorded direct to disc and where the recently purchased Doug Sax’s The Mastering Lab equipment resides. Chad started his business precisely when the CD was eclipsing the LP in the mainstream. He knew that LPs sounded better and that there would always be a market for those who wanted to achieve the best sounding playback. His mission has remained to produce and sell the highest quality products.