Down Arrow

Once upon a time...

Music was a sensuous centerpiece of the home. Here in Catskill, we are making objects that restore music to its rightful place. We have lost our rituals of listening, and we need them back.

A for Ara is a collaboration between Robert Kalin (founder of Etsy) and William Cowan (NASA engineer), with support from masters in several other trades.

Hand lying on wood planks

Situated on 100 acres of farmland, our purpose-built studio combines old world craftsmanship with modern CNC tooling.

Everything is made for the ear first, with utmost respect for the integrity of the signal path.

Man soldering wires in the speaker

Visitors are welcome year-round. Sharing our craft is what brings us the most joy. Use the inquire form below to get in touch.

Workshop at night