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DVL Album of the Month for January – Arum Rae

By | February 4th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This is a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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Bryston takes steady aim at active-loudspeaker market with new flagship models

By | January 19th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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The Bryston Middle T system.

Canadian high-fidelity manufacturing stalwart, and 20-year warranty legends Bryston have just showcased their new top-of-the-line active loudspeaker systems, and amplifiers. The new systems include three speaker models – Model T Active, Middle T Active, Mini T Active) and two amplification solutions (21B3 mono blocks, 24B3 six-channel, single chassis). All speakers are equipped with BAX-1 DSP active crossovers which takes the full-range amp signal, and divvies it up into three-way, corrected signals (treble, mids, bass) that can be user-adjusted to tweak bass response.… Read the full article

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DVL Album of the Month for December – Murray Head

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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The List: Five of the Best Phono Cartridges in The World

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

Welcome to something new we’re going to try here on PTA thanks to our friend Wynn Wong of Wynn Audio in Richmond Hill, Ontario. I’m going to be curating a new list every month featuring different categories of gear that I think you – our readers – have to hear under any circumstances you can arrange: beg, borrow, steal, drive for hours, hop a train, take a plane… you get what I’m saying. Price will not be a factor, with individual pieces on each list reflecting a spectrum of what I feel is the best.Read the full article

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TAVES 2017 Show Report – Part Two: Triangle Art, Angel City Audio, TEO Audio

By | December 10th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The second of two reports from the Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show by Richard Mak

Angel City Audio

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Angel City Audio

Angel City Audio’s room was one of the best sounding room at TAVES 2016.   This year they partnered up with Tom Vu of Triangle Art, and showcased a great sounding system with lots of bling (all prices in USD):

  • ACA Seraphim Prime Extreme Speakers $35,000
  • Triangle Art Master Reference Turntable $39,900
  • Triangle Art Concerto Turntable $4,990
  • Triangle Art Osiris Mk 2 12” Tonearm $6,800
  • Triangle Art Apollo MC Cartridge $8,000
  • Triangle Art Zeus MC Cartridge $4,000
  • Triangle Art Reference Tube Monoblocks $17,999
  • Triangle Art Reference Tube Pre-Amplifier $17,999
  • Triangle Art Reference Tube Phono $12,999
  • TEO Audio Reference 1m Interconnects $ 3,199
  • TEO Audio Reference 9ft Speaker Cables $44,000
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Reference Tube Monoblocks.

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Whisky and Listening: The VPI Scout Prime, MoFi Master Tracker and Northern Harvest Rye

By | December 9th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Northern Harvest won the 2016 World Whisky of the Year.

Welcome to what I like to think of as a pinnacle of editorial writing in my small world, as it combines two of my favourite things to do: Have a glass of whisky, and kick back to listen to a couple of albums. A pastime I’m sure some of you out there can identify with. How on Earth did I stumble into such remarkable luck to turn this into a monthly article moving ahead?… Read the full article

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The List: Five of the Best Turntables in the World

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to something new we’re going to try here on PTA thanks to our friend Wynn Wong of Wynn Audio in Richmond Hill, Ontario. I’m going to be curating a new list every month featuring different categories of gear that I think you – our readers – have to hear under any circumstances you can arrange: beg, borrow, steal, drive for hours, hop a train, take a plane… you get what I’m saying. Price will not be a factor, with individual pieces on each list reflecting a spectrum of what I feel is the best.Read the full article

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DVL Album of the Month for November – the dub god King Tubby

By | November 25th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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B&W 700 Series launch event at Hifi Centre in Vancouver on November 18

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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It’s a B&W 700 Series launch event, and it’s taking place at HiFi Centre in Vancouver this coming Saturday.  HiFi Centre owner, and manager Igor Kivritsky said “We’ll have all models on display in each of our various demo rooms, hooked up to everything from Naim to Bryston to Rotel to Rega. We’ll have staff from B&W running the presentations which are taking place at 11 a.m.1 p.m., and 3 p.m.  We’ll also be showing for the first time the B&W DB2D subwoofer. 

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DVL Audio Album of the Month for October – Jazz legend Wes Montgomery

By | October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the fourth in a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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