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CAF 2018: TriangleArt, Muraudio; The Ecstasy of Gold

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

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TriangleArt exhibits a gold standard in Tube and Class-A solid state electronics, and Muraudio redefines the D’Appolito array.

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Collaborating with TriangleArt, Muraudio Electrostatic Loudspeakers brought their lively sounding SP1 Point Source Electrostatic loudspeakers which are available in semi-gloss veneers and solid colors. However here at CAF 2018, they were on display in Muraudio’s signature SP1 Steller White High Gloss finish which is an additional $650 USD. The speakers are as contemporary as any at the show when it comes to design, and yet even with the classic luxury looks of the Triangle Art electronics, one could mistakenly assume they are all from the same manufacturer.… Read the full article

CAF 2018: GamuT, Pear Audio; The vibe of Audio Skies and Dr. Vinyl

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

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GamuT offers us a new reference for vibes, Pear Audio Blue offers a fruitful experience, Top Wing takes us flying with Blue Dragons, and Bob’s Devices give us a step-up both sonically and in mood.

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The story here should be the sound, or maybe even the vibe. Laid back, welcoming, and riddled with brightness. Brightness not in sound, but in actual light. The room is dynamically hard to photograph for the background is overblown when the gear is exposed for, and the gear is bathed in silhouette if the background is properly exposed for.… Read the full article

CAF 2018: DeVore, Doshi, J. Sikora; Sound to the nines

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

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Devore Fidelity is still monkeying around, Doshi Audio goes hybrid, and J. Sikora sets a new Standard.

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Doshi Audio has grown into its commercial and critical success, achieving recent prominence in the high-end electronics community. Here at Capital Audiofest, Doshi Audio was showing off their current Tape Stage Preamplifier — universally considered the finest Tape Stage Preamplifier ever produced — in concert with their (Hybrid) Stereo Amplifier. This is Doshi’s first Hybrid design, which only needs only two gain stages to deliver 65 watts per channel into 4 Ohms (Other impedances available on request).… Read the full article

CAF 2018: The Lives of The Party

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

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A photographic narrative that parallels the typical show going experience, or in all likelihood is indistinguishable from it. There is no unequivocal way to gauge the probability of a social symmetry.

There will always be members of the community or industry (which is sometimes both) who revel in tearing down the meaning of the things we: do, lust for, and react to. I am one of them, and I am not alone. Many times at audio shows there are great opportunities to engage with healthy thinkers, not so often found in such high concentration.… Read the full article

RMAF 2018: A Critical Eye

By | November 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have completely bought into the music reproduction industry ever since I heard the difference between lamp cord as speaker wire and Monster brand wire oh so many years ago. Yes, I built Heathkit and Eico kits when I was a teenager in the middle 60’s, but really had no idea what was really going on.

During this time I was developing my ear for music. Big band and classical when I was alone, and rock when friends came over, as well as getting an inkling of how the music sounded different through different types of components and wire.… Read the full article

CAF 2018: Luminous Audio Technology, PureAudioProject, and VPI Industries; The sound of freedom

By | November 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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VPI Industries lends a hand and two tonearms, Luminous Audio Technology and PureAudioProject share a philosophy, and Soundsmith moves us — along with some iron.

VPI Industries was lending a hand to Luminous Audio Technology and PureAudioProject, by handling the analog section of the demonstration. Outfitted with a Grado cartridge (that I didn’t spend enough time listening to) and a Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star moving iron cartridge (which I spent too much time listening to) that sounds as good as anything pushing $5k, though it’s street price is well under $2k.… Read the full article

CAF 2018: Must See Rooms, Saturday

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

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There are over 1,000,000 brands exhibiting here at Capital Audiofest … okay, okay, — I don’t know how many brands exactly, but it does seem like a lot this year. Which makes 2018’s event feel every bit like the “premier show of North America’s eastern coast”, that we often claim it to be. Fear not, as the rag-tag band of misfits from Part-Time Audiophile are here to be your surrogate audio show guide.

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CAF 2018: Must See Rooms, Friday

By | November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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There are over 1,000,000 brands exhibiting here at Capital Audiofest … okay, okay, — I don’t know how many brands exactly, but it does seem like a lot this year. Which makes 2018’s event feel every bit like the “premier show of North America’s eastern coast”, that we often claim it to be. Fear not, as the rag-tag band of misfits from Part-Time Audiophile are here to be your surrogate audio show guide.

Here are some surefire rooms to get you started off on the right foot.Read the full article

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Capital Audiofest 2018: The True Beginning of The Holiday Season

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

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Capital Audiofest, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

The shorter days, and darker nights of fall leave me cold. Gone is the light in my spirit that comes from sunny summer days. Every year I look forward to the warm electric glow of tube amplifiers that deck the halls of Capital Audiofest to restore, and sustain, my inner warmth during these cold months. I look forward to faces of friends that share my passion for music; a surrogate family of my choosing. I look forward to the family-like dinners that Capital Audiofest brings in its after hours.

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AXPONA 2020 moves to overcrowded fall schedule

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Big news today from JD Events, the organizers for the AXPONA show.

AXPONA MAKES THE RENAISSANCE SCHAUMBURG HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER ITS PERMANENT HOME AND MOVES TO FALL FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

SCHAUMBURG, IL (September 6, 2018) – – AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is pleased to announce its permanent home at the first-class Renaissance Schaumburg venue in the Chicago area, facilitating a transition to fall dates and accommodating a new dedicated “Trade & Press Day” beginning in 2020. Following the upcoming April 12-14, 2019 AXPONA, the next event will be held October 29-November 1, 2020.

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