Stam audio was founded in 2013 by Joshua van der Stam in Chile with the aim to create the best and most accurate sounding replicas of vintage audio gear at any price point. Since the very first replicas made we knew that all manufacturers had access to the same circuits and schematics, so the difference would have to be made in the selection of components and their interaction with each other.
We began our quest testing every single configuration possible until finding the right tube, capsule, transformers and capacitors for each one of our products. We had to use our ears over and over again. We immediately realized that using the exact same values as the original units would not work. Components are not made the same way as they were 30 or 40 years ago, they have improved dramatically, making things sound cleaner, with less total harmonic distortion (THD) and lower tolerances. It is for this reason that we measure every single component on the circuit we clone, right down the tolerance, having custom transformers made with different qualities of metal if necessary (to match the old THD and frequency response), and dissect parts so we can re-build them.
We don’t just replicate vintage gear, we aim to replicate to the very last component. That is our difference.
With our designs and tests completed it occurred to us that if we ordered everything in large batches with a pre-order system, and sold directly to our clients without retailers, we could get the price down below any competitor, while at the same time offering superior components.
We quickly become a top selling audio manufacturer and then came the tremendous challenge of turning a one man show into a fully developed professional team to meet the requirements of our customers, demand, and engineering.
With the expertise acquired creating vintage replicas and a solid team of engineers and producers with some of the best ears in the business Stam Audio has managed to earn the reputation of giving the best value for money on the market and producing the world’s most accurate replicas.
Today Stam Audio has sold over 7,000 pieces of hardware and microphones and continues to recreate vintage pieces as well as fusions of several of them into one with a proprietary and innovative switching relay design that allowed to us to offer three independent compressors into one such as the SA76ADF and SA23A+, as well as two equalizers into one such as the SA-EQP1A.
This new approach remains the motor behind the most successful launches of our company until today.
For 2020 an entire line of original products is being developed with the intention to offer something fresh and improved on the old classical designs to widen the palate of colors for our clients.
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100% satisfaction guarantee
As gear-lovers ourselves, we understand that the only way to really know if a piece of gear is for you is to put it through its paces. That’s why all of our products include a 30-day money back guarantee. This allows you to get our products into your studio and see how they impact your recordings. If you love what you hear (and we think you will!), great, keep your gear and create amazing music. If not, no problem. Just send the gear back to us and we’ll fully refund your purchase. Don’t worry, whichever way you decide to go we will remain friends.