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DVL Album of the Month for November – the dub god King Tubby

By | November 25th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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TAVES 2017 Show Report – Toronto Congress Center

By | November 18th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Reports from the Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show by Richard Mak

PART – I

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The Toronto Audio & Video Entertainment Show (TAVES),  which originally began at the King Edward Hotel in 2011, is by all account tremendously successful. Thanks to the efforts of Sauve Kajko (President, TAVES) and Simon Au (Vice-President, TAVES), Toronto has a firm position on the world map of high end audio as TAVES is currently the largest high-end audio show in Canada in size, number of exhibitors, as well as for attendees. Read the full article

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DVL Audio Album of the Month for October – Jazz legend Wes Montgomery

By | October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the fourth in a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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Review: CH Precision L1 Dual Monaural Line Preamplifier, and M1 Reference Power Amplifier

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Reflecting on Swiss precision high fidelity.

Complaints. I had many complaints with this system.

Not from me, from my neighbours. You see, this was one of those systems that just begged to be played ridiculously loud. It was the sense of scale, it was the musicality, it was the tone, the timbre… the bass. The CH Precision L1 Dual Monaural Line Preamplifier, ($32,975 USD/$40,870 CAN) and M1 Reference Power Amplifier ( $51,000 USD/$63,960 CAN) being fed Redbook Tidal, and high-resolution local files (a mix of 24/192, and DSD) via a totaldac d-1 integral preamp/server/DAC paired with CH balanced interconnects, and speaker cables ($POA) running into a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C4 Signature loudspeakers ($22,000 USD/$27, 585 CAN) was a potent mix to have in a concrete high-rise apartment.  … Read the full article

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DVL Audio Album of the Month for August – Julius Lester

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the second in a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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DVL Audio Album of the Month for July – Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio

By | July 16th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the first in a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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CH Precision and Dynaudio in house for review

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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CH Precision and Dynaudio take shelter with me from winter in Vancouver.

The queue of equipment in the house for review is growing longer, and with the help of David Chan, and Lawrence Lock from DVL Audio I managed to get my hands on the L1 preamplifier, and M1 power amplifier from Swiss manufacturer CH Precision. Edward Ku at Element Acoustics here in Vancouver stepped in to help with loudspeakers for the review in the form of the incredibly transparent Dynaudio Confidence C4 Signature.

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