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Marc’s Wrap Up | High End 2019

By | June 8th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

So what did I learn during my first trip to High End 2019 in Munich, which also happened to be the first time I set foot in Europe? Let’s go through the list:

  1. Go to Germany for the wurst, not the burgers. I found a food truck outside the MOC at High End 2019 touting burgers made from 100% Angus beef, and I was hungry and it sounded like a pretty good idea.
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Jerome Sabbagh & Greg Tuohey’s No Filter | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | May 5th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jerome Sabbagh & Greg Tuohey’s new album, No Filter, possesses one heck of an audiophile pedigree. It was recorded live to 1/2″ two-track analog tape at 30 ips, it was mastered by Bernie Grundman at his Hollywood studio, and the “master lacquer was cut directly from the analog tape using an all-tube system.” If that’s not impressive enough, how about this: “There are no edits or overdubs on this recording.”

Tenor saxophone player Jerome Sabbagh emailed me a few weeks ago asking me if I wanted a copy of the LP for review.… Read the full article

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Ruth Palmer, Johann Sebastian Bach | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Whenever you set up a new analog rig, what do you play first? Do you trot out one of your reference LPs, the type that really tells you what’s going on with a specific component, or do you throw on something expendable in case you screwed everything up? I veer toward the latter, but I really had to give this new direct-to-disc recording from Berliner Meisterschallplatten a spin because I had been waiting to pick up a couple of turntables for review–the Technics SL-1200G and the Dr.Read the full article

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CAF 2018: MoFi, Tenacious Sound and a Whole Lotta Real Estate

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tenacious Sound, one of my old dealers out of Syracuse, New York, has been busy expanding over the last couple of years–owner Shayne Tenace has moved his base of operation into Augusta, Georgia and has just purchased a store in Jacksonville, Florida. Shayne teamed with industry stalwarts such as Jonathan Derda from MoFi and Lenny Mayeux from Audience to make a big presence at the 2018 Cap[ital Audiofest. Tenacious Sound had a total of eight systems set up in four separate rooms, covering nearly all price points.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: New Soundsmith ES

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

When I was young, I remember having to recite a poem that had a couple of lines that went something like this:

I wish that I could be

A man like he,

The only man in the world who could do what he does.

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Peter Ledermann, head of Soundsmith. He certainly makes great cartridges—I’ve used his Hyperion at a show, the one with the cactus needle for a cantilever, and I spent almost a year using a Rega RP6, the first version of the Soundsmith Carmen and one of Peter’s MM phono preamps as a back-up rig.… Read the full article

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