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GoldenEar Triton One.R Now Shipping

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

Got some news from my friend Sandy Gross at GoldenEar (website) about a new speaker that has a lot of the characteristics of the Triton Reference. SPOILER ALERT: The Reference is an Editor’s Choice winner for 2018, and will be named accordingly in the upcoming The Occasional 2018 Buyer’s Guide. The associated review will be coming along shortly — stay tuned for that.

What struck me so spectacularly about the Reference is the sense of majesty and scale — that speaker throws oceans of sound at you.… Read the full article

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McIntosh XRT1.1K Loudspeaker Launched | Announcement

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

I’ve heard the McIntosh line array loudspeakers in a variety of scenarios, and the only thing I can say is that they’re impressive as all hell.

The new offering is the XRT1.1K, which is the slightly scaled-down version of the monster XRT2.1K — that is, it’s a dream speaker might actually fit in your actual home instead of just your dream home.

Pricing is set at $60,000 and availability is immediate.

Get thee to a dealer to get your ears on!… Read the full article

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SVS 3000 Series Launches | Announcement

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

Looks like SVS, everyone’s favorite skull-shaker, has a brand new line of subwoofers — just in time for scaring off the family inviting the family over for your holiday meals. At the very least, holiday movies and sports just got a little more threatening, low, and menacing. Might even be time to queue up Pitch Black, that most perfect of Christmas Eve stories! Ahh, I can practically taste the terror.

Okay, okay, I may not have fully shaken off Halloween yet — whatever.… Read the full article

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Introducing the Merrill Audio Element 116

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

Received this gem over the weekend. Merrill Audio has a brand-new amplifier line featuring brand-new tech. Now available — details below.

Bernardsville, New Jersey, USA.

Following the enormous success of the ELEMENT 118, Merrill Audio is introducing the ELEMENT 116 Monoblocks,  with the same Galliium Nitiride Transistors, ZXOL design which has zero feedback and zero dead time. This innovation gives a music reproduction that is full of air, emotion and detail, simply superbly presented with a wider, deeper stage at a lower price point.

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“X Marks the Spot”: West Coast Debut of Legacy VALOR at Legendary Capitol Studios

By | October 20th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

KEF R Series

Legacy Audio is bringing the big guns to Capitol Studios. RSVP below to reserve your seats for the November 2nd event!

Join Legacy Audio on Friday evening, November 2, 2018 in Studio A at legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles for the West Coast debut of the Legacy VALOR system as part of The Home Entertainment Show’s exclusive event, “X Marks the Spot”.

Legacy’s new VALOR flagship system showcases an extraordinary arsenal of new technology. At nearly six feet in height and closing in on 300 pounds, VALOR employs 2,750 watts of internal power per side and a 56-bit processor to reproduce even the most dynamic performances with unprecedented detail.

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McIntosh MC312 Power Amplifier | New Release

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

McIntosh MC312

A new great-big amplifier is coming your way from downstate New York. The new McIntosh MC302 is a moderately priced solid-state stereo amplifier with improved performance and some tweaked aesthetics. Need power? 300 watts is a lot of mojo.

But I still feel like a moth drawn to the flame of those blue meters. Hmmm. ZAP.

Authorized retailers should be able to order them now; customer availability is targeted at “October”, which is now, so I’m guessing “real soon”.

MSRP is $7,000.… Read the full article

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Marc Phillips to Take Over as Managing Editor of The Occasional

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , |

For immediate release

Marc Phillips, known in the high-end industry for both his writing and his role as an importer and distributor, has joined the editorial staff at Part-Time Audiophile.

Phillips will take over as Managing Editor of The Occasional, a magazine-style publication that focuses on the lives, hobbies, and diversions relevant to audiophiles. Readers can continue to expect to read about fine wine, Japenese whiskey, craft beer, hand-rolled cigars, automatic watches, vintage automobiles, men’s fashion, exotic locations, and more, all in full-page full-color glory—as well as all things high-end audio.… Read the full article

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Roon expands to include Chromecast

By | July 6th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

Roon Labs expands to cover Google Chromecast devices.

Pretty decent headline, there. I’ve been mucking about with Google Home (and smart speakers from some other vendors) and I have to say, those devices aren’t terrible. Yes, that’s a bit of faint praise, but I think we’re on the edge of something interesting here, and that makes me think it’s a smart move that Roon is making.

More on this soon as I dig in, but for now, here’s the press release:

New York, NY – July 6th, 2018 – Streaming juggernaut Roon Labs announces the ability to stream from Roon to all Chromecast products with its new release.

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Roon announces appointment of Dipin Sehdev to VP Marketing

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , |

Some very good industry news this morning from Roon Labs! Congrats to our good friend Dipin and the rest of the Roon team!

From the press release:

New York, NY,  4th June 2018– Roon Labs is excited to announce the appointment of Dipin Sehdev as VP of Marketing. Sehdev comes to the Roon team with a wealth of experience, most recently spending 8 years at KEF America growing the legendary brand.

“Roon has revolutionized the digital music space, allowing people to interact with their favorite artists and songs like never before.

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Pioneering speaker designer David Wilson dies

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

David Wilson may not have invented the high-end speaker, but his designs did much to define the category.

Wilson’s Watt/Puppy, which began as a one-off project to help Wilson better monitor live recordings, became one of the most popular — and imitated — speakers in the hi-fi industry. Wilson went from a hobbyist tinkering in his garage to the owner of a Provo, Utah-based company, Wilson Audio Specialties, that today employs 50 people and sells a full line of speakers worldwide.… Read the full article

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