Ken Kessler is an American-born, UK-based journalist whose articles on hi-fi, music, watches, pens, wine, cars and luxury ‘toys’ have appeared in over 200 different magazines and newspapers in more than 20 countries. They include Wall Street Journal, Revolution, The Telegraph, The Spectator, GQ, The Independent, The Times (London), After Hours, Men’s Health, Financial Times, Mail On Sunday, Square Mile, Top Gear, Hedge, AskMen.com, Brummell, Playboy (South Africa), The Gramophone, Audio, English Homes, The Absolute Sound, Fi, Listener, Suono, AudioReview, Audio Basic, Stereophile, IWW, PrivatAir, Inside Hi-Fi & A/V, Stereo & Music, Custom Car, Aston-Martin, Hi-Fi Review, Billboard, AVT, Quintessentially, Wallpaper, Candy & Candy, Car, Prestige, Stylus, Retail Jeweller, 47 Park Street, Benetti Yacht, Broughton’s Bentley, Sound & Vision, Luxury Living, ToneAudio, Digital Living, Hi-Fi Choice, Ixos & Hi-Fi and numerous others.
After working as Assistant Editor for the short-lived Stereo-The Magazine, Ken joined Hi-Fi News & Record Review in 1983, where he still serves, latterly as Senior Contributing Editor. He writes a column for the website, SoundStage UK. A collector of old hi-fi components with a passion for the history of audio, Ken is the author of Quad: The Closest Approach and McIntosh … For The Love Of Music, and co-author of Sound Bites and KEF: Innovators In Sound. He is currently working on another four audio histories.