A world-class digital experience for a world-class amplifier

Jeff Rowland chose to use TouchGFX to create a unique and timeless interface for their amplifier

Jeff Rowland Design Group is an esteemed American company that manufactures high-quality stereo, amplifiers, and other products to audio connoisseurs around the globe. Their new amplifier, Daemon, has a digital interface and Jeff Rowland chose to use TouchGFX to create a unique and timeless interface and build a user experience that matches Jeff Rowland’s praised sound quality.

“Finding partners that we can trust with brand-specific projects is hard. The TouchGFX team delivered to our high standards.” Jeff Rowland, CEO at Jeff Rowland Design Group.

Draupner Graphics, the owner of the TouchGFX solution, designed and delivered the digital experience for the amplifier, and we worked with them as hardware and software implementation partners. One of our TouchGFX supported hardware platforms was used as a basis for the final Daemon UI design, and we implemented the final interface using the design specifications from Draupner Graphics.

”Our brand is dear to me. Finding partners that we can trust with brand-specific projects is hard. The TouchGFX team delivered to our high standards. The combination of user experience, design, hardcore embedded coding skills, and the TouchGFX framework was exactly what we needed.” Jeff Rowland, CEO at Jeff Rowland Design Group.

Jeff Rowland’s R&D partner, Thomas Holm from the Danish company, Holm Acoustics was the project manager at Jeff Rowland’s end and he was the one to spot the TouchGFX team as a potential partner.

Blending a digital and sensory experience

Jeff Rowland wanted a user-friendly touch control that creates a sophisticated digital experience in line with their sensory impact and current product lines. With a user-centric approach, the TouchGFX Innovation & Design team designed the user interface in accordance with modern user needs for an intuitive touch control.

”Daemon is a great example of what you can achieve when using TouchGFX. TouchGFX delivers optimal performance, allowing us to implement a smooth user interface that matches all client and user requests. There is no need for a complex operating system, and no need for a dedicated control-module, as the UI platform had sufficient resources to run all the controls in parallel with the sophisticated UI.” Jesper Holst, director at EKTOS.

The Daemon presents Hi-Fi enthusiasts and stereophiles with astounding engineering that aligns perfectly with Jeff Rowland’s look and legendary sound.

“TouchGFX delivers optimal performance, allowing us to implement a smooth user interface that matches all client and user requests”, Jesper Holst, director at EKTOS.

Global recognition at the High-End show in Munich

The Absolute Sound found the Jeff Rowland Daemon to be amongst the most significant products introduced at the Munich High End show:

… The trend toward no-compromise integrated amps has surely reached its zenith with the Daemon from Jeff Rowland. The user interface is a 7″ x 5″ touchscreen that appears to be extremely well thought out. The coolest touch is a solid aluminum volume wheel mounted in bearings that give it the feel of a bank vault’s tumblers.

Soundstage Global adored the Jeff Rowland Damon:

”… Not to be outdone, Jeff Rowland Design Group released its Daemon integrated amplifier, and — incredibly — it’s an even more intimidating proposition. The front panel has a large, beautiful 7″ by 5″ touchscreen interface…”

We wish Jeff Rowland the best of luck with their astonishing amplifier.


Look forward to more case stories about the TouchGFX and how the solution has been implemented to provide users with a high-quality user experience.

Are you interested in using TouchGFX in your products?

You can contact Draupner Graphics for more information about licenses and pricing, or you can contact us at EKTOS if you want to know more about the technical details of the TouchGFX solution.

More information

Jesper Holst
Director
jho@ektos.net