When I walked into Jeff Joseph’s room at High End 2019 in Munich, I thought of one thing–Orange Creme. Coca-Cola has just come out with an Orange Vanilla flavor and is pushing it hard here in the states, and I still remember the orange 50/50 ice cream bars being a wonderful thing when I was a kid. Jeff had chosen to exhibit his new Joseph Audio (website) Perspective 2 loudspeakers ($14,999/pair) with amplification and digital sources from an intriguing Danish company called Alluxity, the new brand from Alexander Vitus Mogensen, the son of Hans-Ole Vitus of Vitus Audio.… Read the full article
We often talk about best-in-show systems or components. Seldom do we ever distill our show going experience down to a best-in-show moment. There in Florida, with Doshi Audio and Joseph Audio in control, I had a best-in-show moment.
Our other-other guy on the staff, Lee Scoggins, covered this Florida Audio Expo room and system back in February (read it HERE). Now, here at the tail-end of my own show coverage, I felt the timing was right to speak about my own experience with Doshi and Joseph as it pertains to reel-to-reel tape, realism, and magic.… Read the full article
The last few shows, I’ve been gushing over the pairing of Jeff Joseph’s (Joseph Audio) speakers and Nick Doshi’s (Doshi Audio) electronics with wiring by Josh and Angela Cardas (Cardas Audio). Much of this has been with Jeff’s sublime Perspective speakers. But at the Florida show, Jeff brought out the $7,700 a pair Pulsar two-way monitors. Well, so much for bass.
…or so one would think. And one would be wrong. This system sounded full range except for the lowest-most registers.… Read the full article
by Paul Elliott
Mat and Harry Weisfeld did not escape NJ to the sunny south, Mark Boyle was down repping VPI in a couple of rooms, so I asked Mark about the design philosophy. VPI is a family based business, producing performance level products at affordable pricing. Most of the turntables also have an upgrade path. They service all their ‘tables, even the first ones built.
The goal is to provide an accurate representative of the source. Building turntables isn’t just a science; one must listen to see if it is producing something that is natural and real.… Read the full article
The last couple of months have been a blur. Just days after I joined the team at Part-Time Audiophile and The Occasional, I was off to Denver to cover the 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Then, just a few weeks later, I was driving down to Rockville, Maryland to cover the 2018 Capital Audiofest. Then I’d been home about a week before I headed out to San Diego to cover the debut of the Dan D’Agostino Relentless monoblock amplifiers and YG Acoustics Sonja XV speakers at Alma Audio.… Read the full article
I’ve been coming to RMAF almost from the beginning. Some 14 years later, the show news is that they are moving to the giant Gaylord resort near the Denver airport. This should be exciting but in many ways I will miss the Denver Tech Center. It feels a bit like the end of an era in high end audio. I am sure the new location will take the show to a new level for the hard-working Marjorie Baumert and her team from the Colorado Audio Society.… Read the full article
I haven’t attended a high-end audio show as a member of the press in nearly a decade, and I’ve never done a “wrap-up” before, so this will be both an honor and a stroll into the wilderness. The 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was indeed a thrill–I haven’t been there for the last two or three years and it was a pleasure to return. I had one small problem, however, with getting lost. This was the first time I’ve been to the DTC Marriott since the renovation, and everything was moved around.… Read the full article
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
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
Early on the morning of the first day of RMAF, Scot Hull and I got on the subject of ideal yet practical loudspeakers. Or, as I eventually put it, the speakers we would own if we weren’t so obsessed about high-end audio and just needed something to enjoy for the rest of our lives. Both of us agreed on one speaker, in particular, the Joseph Audio Perspectives.
No more than an hour after that discussion, I found myself face to face with the $12,999/pair Perspectives.… Read the full article