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FLORIDA 2019: The Best of The Show, and Wrap-Up

By | March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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To wrap things up, I think the major question of the show was answered. If the Florida Audio Expo was indeed an experiment, I think the results have given us a proof of concept. Attendance at the show was solid from hour-one on Friday through Sunday close. Exhibitors brought their A-game. The efforts from local dealers and manufacturers afar combined to offer up an especially engaging in-room experience. In some ways, all the factors of what make a great sounding and informative listening session were ticked.… Read the full article

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Florida 2019: The Audio Company, VAC, Von Schweikert, Esoteric, Kronos, Critical Mass Systems, and The Michael Fremer Show

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yikes…I was six minutes late to the room. Keith from The Audio Company had mentioned a seminar late in the day on Saturday and it sounded interesting but I was too busy covering other rooms and got tied up on the elevator.  So I snuck into a side seat up front near the right channel speaker which was a gorgeous ruby red Ultra 55 from Von Schweikert Audio.  On the other side of the audience was an animated Michael Fremer talking about special pressings he was about to play on the Kronos turntable.  … Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: The Audio Company brings Stellar VAC, VSA

By | October 21st, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Not too far from me on the town square in Marietta, Georgia is The Audio Company, a wonderful upscale store with several of the best high-end brands.  For the past few years, this team of audio professionals led by Keith Sequerra, Jim Kumpe, and Gordon Waters has been working with Leif Swanson and Damon Von Schweikert from Von Schweikert Audio and Kevin Hayes from VAC to bring a mega-system of VAC Reference gear and Von Schweikert flagship speakers.  Last we saw them, the team had the flagship Ultra 11 speakers at Axpona and the sound was simply magical when playing the famous Royal Ballet LPs.  … Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: Wilson and friends – 4 rooms, 4 delicious flavours….

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

Audiophiles can’t always agree on what tastes delicious. Maybe you like tubes, solid state, digital, or pure analog… 31 flavours can’t do it justice, but there is something for everyone.

Chicago based Quintessence Audio and Michigan based Paragon Sight and Sound worked together to put on an a test drive of four different Wilson Audio Speakers in very different setups. From entry to extreme, analog to digital, there was something that tasted delicious for everyone. WE LOVED this idea and hope to see it again at future shows.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018 – Friday Night Lights, and Saturday delights

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Into the light of Saturday.

Lions, tigers, and bears – Oh my.

Substitute the first three nouns in that sentence for women, teens, and children, and you’d get my drift about what I noticed over the weekend in Illinois. This was pretty much the first time I’d seen any of those demographics in any amount of numbers at an audio show in North America. And no, it wasn’t just because there was a large dance competition being held simultaneously in part of the host venue, these were women, teens, and kids clutching AXPONA merchandise, and making the rounds between the more than 150 show rooms.… Read the full article

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Capital Audiofest 2017: The Audio Company, VAC, Von Schweikert, Esoteric bring their A-Game

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This was probably the only room at Capital Audiofest that could have charged a “special exhibit” admission price during the show. The Audio Company brought to CAF what was arguably a room configured with a system many audiophiles might never experience in their real lives, either specifically or in terms of outright cost. So making it to an audio show near you to see rooms like this should be on your bucket list. Likely if you know someone who attended Capital Audio Fest this year, you’re likely already seeing system pictures on social media.… Read the full article

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