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Part-Time Audiophile’s favorite albums of 2017

By | December 31st, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2017-Picks-Featured

Simply the best… of 2017

You’ll note that we’re not calling this the Best Albums of 2017. There are plenty of those lists out there, and they are pretty much dominated by this year’s critical darlings with some heavily promoted mainstream names thrown in. Instead of repeating that, Part-Time Audiophile asked its writers to share their favorite releases.

Some of our recommendations indeed may show up on a few of the other rankings, but many are farther off the beaten path.… Read the full article

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Top 500 SuperSonic List – Part 4

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

This is an ongoing project by Claude Lemaire of Soundevaluations.

“Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”…

31. The Beatles. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Parlophone PCS 7027 (1967), MoFi ‎– MFSL 1-100 (1983), 33 1/3 rpm). Genre: rock, psychedelic, art rock, baroque pop, raga, avant-garde

It was fifty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play; fast forward five decades into the future, and the Lonely Hearts will probably still sound strong. A half-century has gone by since the masterful milestone album was released in late May/early June 1967, still steadfastly standing the test of time.… Read the full article

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PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

The PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC is another member of the class of audio components that exudes pride of ownership from the time it lands on your doorstep. No flimsy cardboard boxes here folks. The DSJ comes double boxed with the outer box in plain cardboard to fool nosy audiophile neighbors with a predilection for sticky fingers and the inner box is white with all of the PS Audio logos. 

Once you open both boxes, you have a well-detailed owner’s manual with a pair of white gloves you are supposed to wear while you are handling and installing the DSJ into your rack to keep your grubby fingers from tarnishing the beautiful finish.… Read the full article

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