Customer Feedback

Testimonial: Happy customer purchased U. S. launch unit for Vivid G1S in blue and had this to say …

I’m writing to express my gratitude for the services of Philip O’Hanlon and On a Higher Note in the recent purchase of my Vivid Audio Giya G1 Spirit loudspeakers. I’ve known Philip for several years now, as he was instrumental in the purchase of my previous speakers, Vivid Audio Giya G2s. Philip’s knowledge of music […]

Customer Feedback

Testimonial: Happy Airzona client sad to go back to work after a great weekend of listening to his newly purchased ex demo Luxman M-800A and C-800f combo

We get deep into components we represent and learn them organically.  We know their limits and know what goes well together.  Assembling a music system is an assemblage art.  This client came to us first about 2 years ago and recently finally decided to purchase one of the Luxman M-800A ex demo units of ours.  […]

Philip's Musings, Show Reports

Show report: Dealer event at Joseph Cali System’s Gryphon Audio loft in New York

Setting up the Gryphon Manhattan dealer’ showroom was a labor of love.   I got so touched by the commitment to excellence from everyone around me that I wrote about the preparations for the event and posted that day (see: Gryphon Has Landed in snowy New York! – The Prep).  Industry veteran, Joseph Cali, is a dear […]

Philip's Musings

Introduction to Irish pot still whiskey and On A Higher Note’s tasting notes

The Irish are famous not only for inventing whisky but refining the process with the evolution of pot still whiskey.  Pot still whiskey starts by blending malted and unsalted barley then is triple distilled where the volume of liquid is reduced but the alcohol content is increased and the raw whiskey is surprisingly smooth.  Think […]