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RMAF 2017: Lee’s Best of Show

By | November 19th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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This year’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was a blast.

With the Marriott Tech Center all put back together and a lot of manufacturers and people in attendance, it felt like the show was back up to the normal high-energy level.  As usual, there was more to cover than I had time for.  And I covered rooms solid from early in the morning until late at night all three days.  There are so many great people involved in high end audio that I get energized by the excitement in the rooms and in the halls.  … Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: Best In Show

By | November 11th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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This year dawned with plenty of questions facing the high-end audio industry. The most pressing were: Would the U.S. economy hold up, allowing manufacturers and retailers to stay afloat? Would vinyl continue its revival, possibly enticing young people into a hobby that’s in danger of aging out? And, would the recent growth in the show circuit create too much of a good thing?

That third question was still hanging in the air as September arrived and the last two of the record seven major domestic gatherings for 2017 were scheduled to go off within weeks of each other, putting a strain on the finances and staff of audio companies and creating decisions for potential out-of-town attendees.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2017: Synergistic Research

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

I’m really excited to share a report on Synergistic Research (“SR”) as I’ve recently had some of this gear installed to great effect in my own system.  Stay tuned as I will be finishing a full review on these devices in the next week or two.  It’s quite funny in a way as a few years back I was actually thrown out of a RMAF room by Ted Denney after asking some critical questions (Ted says I deserved it).  Nonetheless, I’ve gone from a skeptic to believer based on more first-hand experience with the SR products.  … Read the full article

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