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Saturday Audio Exchange, GoldenEar Technology, PrimaLuna, Mytek, McIntosh Labs | AXPONA 2019

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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CHICAGO (PTA) — Sandy Gross — the iconic founder of most brands we love, including GoldenEar Technology — has done it again. And again, and again. This time with the new Triton One.R loudspeaker. Kevin Deal of PrimaLuna launches their new EVO Series of tube based electronics at AXPONA 2019. Everyone is happy.

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Sandy Gross, one year later, in the same room, on the same day (Sunday), posted up in the same seat.… Read the full article

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GoldenEar Triton One.R Now Shipping

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , |

Got some news from my friend Sandy Gross at GoldenEar (website) about a new speaker that has a lot of the characteristics of the Triton Reference. SPOILER ALERT: The Reference is an Editor’s Choice winner for 2018, and will be named accordingly in the upcoming The Occasional 2018 Buyer’s Guide. The associated review will be coming along shortly — stay tuned for that.

What struck me so spectacularly about the Reference is the sense of majesty and scale — that speaker throws oceans of sound at you.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: ListenUp, GoldenEar, Hegel, Audioquest and Shut Up and Take My Money

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

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I don’t have a lot of experience with GoldenEar speakers, although plenty of audiophiles, not to mention most my old dealers, have given me an earful—they offer outstanding value, they’re incredibly dynamic, and whatever I’m representing better be able to compete with these products from audio legends Sandy Gross, Don Givogue and Bob Johnston.

When I walked into the darkened ListenUp/Hegel/GoldenEar room at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, I was taken aback by the simplicity of the set-up which consisted of just the GoldenEar Triton Reference loudspeakers ($8500/pair), a Hegel Mohican CD player ($5000) and a Hegel H590 integrated amplifier/DAC ($11,000), all wired up with Audioquest cabling.… Read the full article

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Audio Advice: Music Matters 2018, and 40th Anniversary Celebration

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Audio Advice celebrates forty years in business by pulling out all the stops during their annual Music Matters event.

Music Matters, is an annual celebration of music listening. However this year is an extra special event as Audio Advice not only celebrates their love of music, but also 40 years in business. With nearly twice as many brands as usual on hand to meet with customers and demonstrate some of the most exciting audio gear on the planet, everyone was ready for this year’s event to be bigger than ever.… Read the full article

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Burning Amps and Summer Ghosts: Summertime at PTA

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Sea oats dot the dunes along the National Seashore in Salve, NC

Summertime. Hot hazy humid days. But it’s more “wet” than anything else, this year. Still, it’s summer. Time for lolling about, also known as “resting and rejuvenation”. Time to not do chores. Time for memories. Ghosts.

“I’m pretty sure it’s not supposed to do that.” The “that” in question was flames. About 4′ high. Coming out of the back of an amplifier. Amplifier flambé. Good times.

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There’s even a sweet summer logo

In retrospect, it was lucky I was in the room when the amp decided to start its 4th of July Spectacular in my basement.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: Best of The Show, Wrap-Up, and Why I am an Audiophile

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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(From most high to least high) David Solomon, Steve Guttenberg, Eric Franklin Shook

Audio shows are more than new gear releases and demonstrations to me. They are a chance to connect with the strange personalities that embody what it means to be an eccentric. Sometimes our interests can be socially unfortunate, but it’s during these few moments of the year at audio shows where we audiophiles can feel normal in our priorities, lusts, and musical tastes.

AXPONA 2018 proved to be our largest display of geekdom yet.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: GoldenEar’s new Triton Reference redefines ultra high-end performance and value

By | May 13th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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GoldenEar’s Triton series of speakers has been a overachieving since its debut. From the Triton One, on down to the Triton Seven, all are serious competitors at and above their price point. My gut reaction to the GoldenEar brand is that of two things: affordable and award winning. Typically their design philosophy doesn’t scream high-end aesthetics, but here at Axpona, it looks like Sandy Gross (Mr. GoldenEar himself) has set out to create a speaker that delivers the high-end experience on all fronts.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: The MUST SEE Rooms of Day Two

By | April 15th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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AXPONA 2018 Coverage brought to you by Zesto Audio

There are over 160 rooms and exhibits here at Axpona. Making this event the largest audio show in North America. For some this can be overwhelming and cause a bit of anxiety. But have no fear, the Part-Time Audiophile Dream Team of journalists, personalities, and humorists are ready to be your guide.

Here are some surefire rooms to get you started and off on the right foot.

HHR Exotic Speakers are single driver full-range audio speakers and components based upon the Walsh Principal.Read the full article

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Back to the future with GoldenEar and JBL

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

A loudspeaker for the 21st Century?

Ask Sandy Gross of GoldenEar Technology at CES 2018 and it’s a streaming equipped digitally active design: a 6” bass/midrange driver derived from the Triton Reference plus its HVFR tweeter, each driven directly by 60 Watt and 200 Watt Class A/B amplifiers (respectively) and crossed over in the digital domain via DSP and augmented by two 8” passive radiators. It’s Bluetooth and 2.4GHz/5GHz Wifi Google Chromecast streaming connectivity. It’s USB, TOSLINK and analogue inputs and subwoofer output.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: GoldenEar makes huge statement with Reference Triton

By | October 8th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The GoldenEar Triton Reference is designer Sandy Gross’ latest statement, and it’s got exclamation points written all over it.

The monster is $8500/pair, and did I mention it’s a monster? Over 100lbs per side, the speaker is 58″ tall. Frequency extension is a mind-boggling 12Hz-35kHz. Perhaps it’s obvious, but the Reference is a partially-powered speaker — there are 3 subs per tower, with a “1800 watt SuperSub digital/56 bit DSP Subwoofer Amplifier” getting you into the down-lows. Two 6″ mids and a high-velocity folded-ribbon tweeter rounds out the set.… Read the full article

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