Marshall Chase was born in Brooklyn, NY but has lived in Virginia since 1984 following a six month stint as a live-in barman in central London. He graduated from SUNY at Brockport, NY with a degree in Journalism and holds a Master's in Teaching from the University of Virginia. Marshall has worked as a radio station DJ, news producer and reporter. He has dabbled in AV as long as he can remember and still speaks fondly of tubes, vinyl and reel to reel tape. He spent seven years as a Crutchfield Product Advisor helping customers make selections from our store and especially loved "talking with people and listening to voices from all over the country". In his spare time he and his wife putter around the house, and he teaches his daughter how to fix stuff. He writes about home theater receivers, sound bars, and in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.