THE QUEST FOR THE ULTIMATE AUDIO / VISUAL EXPERIENCE
“Music is one of the few universally emotionally appealing experiences for the human species. Language is not even a barrier to enjoyment. Like most of you, I find the quality of sound to be very important in my music listening experience. I have spent the better portion of my life pursuing a more emotionally engaging and lifelike music experience in my audio and theater systems. This is the core of my passion.
My goal with Audible Images is to provide knowledge to the consumer so that a good purchasing decision can be made. It is my belief that a true scale of performance is the key to good decision making. In order to help I believe that I need to provide an opportunity for all to experience some of the best of what is available. To achieve this I have created a listening environment in my showroom that is designed to act as a reference point.
If you have a piece of gear that you would like to hear in a controlled environment and compared to a reference please feel free to schedule an appointment to bring it in to my reference room.”
– Ed Masterson, Owner/Engineer
WE ARE AUDIBLE IMAGES
Ed is an “audiophile” by definition…what this means is that he is driven by a passion to create the most “life like” sound possible. With an ultimate goal to give people the opportunity to experience a believable three dimensional image before them. Thus the name “Audible Images”.
He grew up in a family of Hobby and professional musicians. Ed never took up an instrument, but due to his exposure to live instruments he became acutely aware of how stereos did not sound like the “real” thing…this is how his passion began.
As a child, Ed started playing with clock radios and car stereos, this led him to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Central Florida. His Electrical Engineering Career limited his passion for sound to a hobby. After working at Kennedy Space Center for a Defense Contractor, he then moved to California (Silicon Valley) to work in the development of machines that create computer chips. He designed power distribution and control systems for equipment. Eventually he took a position in Santa Cruz, Ca (close to some of the best surf in the world) as a division manager that designed industrial computers w/ custom LCD displays. During this time as an Engineer his passion for audio remained constant. He worked at a high end audio store on Sundays just for fun.then he started writing Audio and video equipment reviews for an online magazine called the Audio Revolution (now called ).
Eventually Ed decided to align his work with his passion in a new position designing home entertainment and automation systems. In 2003, Ed and his Family moved back to Brevard County, Florida, and Ed began his career in the Stereo & Home Theater industry by working as a System Designer and Consultant for a local company in Rockledge. After 3 years of designing and providing Stereo & High End Home Theater Systems, Ed ventured out to begin his own company, called Audible Images AV. His dream of owning his own Stereo Store had finally become a reality.
Take a look at two Slideshows, the first here is for some of the Custom Integration projects provided by Audible Images AV in the slideshow here. And the second slideshow is on our AV Dream Designs page here.
Miguel Velez, Jr.
Miguel A. Velez, Jr., fulfills two critically important service components for the Audible Images family. This would be Customer Service handling skills and Installation & Repair of Appliances & Electronics.
After attending college at Broward Community College and classes at Florida State, Miguel’s first 3 years of business experience were handling Customer Service issues with Sears, followed by two years at UPS.
The next eight years Miguel handled in-home customer major appliance repairs along with installations. He also installed home system electronics and DirectTV with an excellent record of customer satisfaction. In addition, Miguel scheduled home repair calls and negotiated with consumers on repair bills.
In 2002, Miguel created the company Stellar Theater Technologies, Inc., and thru 2007, he handled In-home consultations, installations, sales, scheduling of client appointments and sub-contractor and employee scheduling.
With all his hands on experience in working closely with customer issues, and intensive home electronics installation experience, Miguel is an integral part of our Customer Service mix.
Coincidentally, while Miguel’s family was on a photo shoot with Erika Masterson, Miguel had the opportunity to discuss his Electronics business with Erika, and soon afterward, a friendship and working alliance was formed between Miguel and Ed Masterson, Erika’s husband. The rest is history. (pardon the cliche´ 🙂
Ed and Erika set out with a goal to have a business that would allow them to apply their passions equally by creating amazing high performance entertainment systems that not only blended into the home but could make an artistic statement.
Erika is an award winning photographic artist that is known not only for beautiful photographic images, but also for her ability to creatively display her art. Combining Eds technical skills and Erika’s Art and design skills, has inspired them to create some truly “original” products That they hope will revolutionize the Audio/video industry.
When you get the opportunity to tour the Studio and Showroom on Pineapple Avenue in Melbourne, and specifically the unique photographic art display of Erika’s work throughout the Showroom we hope you will find it inspiring and warm. See Erika’s website and her artwork online here.