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Part-Time Audiophile’s favorite albums of 2017

By | December 31st, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2017-Picks-Featured

Simply the best… of 2017

You’ll note that we’re not calling this the Best Albums of 2017. There are plenty of those lists out there, and they are pretty much dominated by this year’s critical darlings with some heavily promoted mainstream names thrown in. Instead of repeating that, Part-Time Audiophile asked its writers to share their favorite releases.

Some of our recommendations indeed may show up on a few of the other rankings, but many are farther off the beaten path.… Read the full article

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Review: Getting my groove on with one-step vinyl releases

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In business, it can be advantageous to cut out the middle man. In vinyl record production, too, less can be more. The latest mini-trend in the audiophile world is one-step recordings, which eliminate two parts of the manufacturing process.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab dropped its first one-step record in 2016 with Santana’s Abraxas, followed early this year by the Bill Evans Trio’s Sunday at the Village Vanguard. Both quickly sold out. This fall, MFSL added Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly and reportedly is planning a handful more in 2018.… Read the full article

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Lyn Stanley’s The Moonlight Sessions, Vol. 2

By | November 19th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lyn Stanley The Moonlight Sessions

Lyn Stanley’s The Moonlight Sessions, Vol. 2 (A.T. Music LLC 3106, 2-LP set $125, CD/SACD $29.98, http://www.lynstanley.com)

“Other than that, I think her voice is incredibly sexy and inviting. It’s much closer to London than too-cool-for-school Krall and for that reason I’ll be more than happy to bring this to all future trade shows. Unless, of course, I get a hold of one of those LPs.”

Last August I reviewed Lyn Stanley’s first volume of The Moonlight Sessions for my blog.… Read the full article

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Lyn Stanley’s MOONLIGHT SESSIONS: VOLUME TWO Release Date 8/15

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

Artist: Lyn Stanley

Title: The Moonlight Sessions, Volume Two

UPC Code: 738964322790 (SACD),  738964322806 (Special Limited Edition LP)

Label: A.T. Music LLC  (Catalog # ATM3106)

Formats: Audiophile CD, vinyl and reel-to-reel

Street date: August 2017

L.A.-based jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley releases The Moonlight Sessions, Volume Two

Lyn Stanley follows up her critically acclaimed, award-winning album The Moonlight Sessions, Volume One with Volume Two, stamping 14 beloved songs with her sultry and sophisticated style.

Hot on the heels of her late-spring release of the well-reviewed The Moonlight Sessions, Volume One, Southern California songstress Lyn Stanley issues her fifth recording, The Moonlight Sessions, Volume Two.Read the full article

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High End 2017: Lyn Stanley amazes with her lacquers!

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

I spoke with Lyn Stanley before the show, she was gentle enough as to tip me about this event, she would be playing lacquers in the EAR Yoshino room with legendary designer Tim de Paravicini.

The system consisted of EAR top of the line electronics paired with Rockport speakers and Tim’s turntable with a My Sonic Lab MC cartridge. Lyn and Tim went through the details, explaining how difficult and expensive is to produce a one step vinyl record, omitting several passages (mother copy and stampers) in the pressing chain, thus keeping the sound as close as possible to the master lacquer and the recording itself.

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AXPONA 2017: Lee’s Best of Show

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year’s AXPONA was the second one I attended and I thought it was a very well produced event.  Many manufacturers were represented and attendance appeared very healthy.  And there is no shortage of good out-of-the-hotel dining experiences in Chicago.  I am looking forward to the next one.

Our colleague John Stancavage has griped about he absence of CDs and I must agree.  I may be a bit biased about this format since I have been collecting them since they came out in 1982.  … Read the full article

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LA Audio Show 2017: Floating vinyl, Sgt. Pepper, new products stand out on Day 1

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

The inaugural Los Angeles Audio Show opened Friday with the wall-rattling whoosh of a troubled spaceship, a bus rocking with the latest mobile audio and a turntable levitating an inch or two off its base.

Indeed, I had to pause several times during the day to say to myself, “Now there’s something you don’t see at your average high-end event.”

With three audiophile shows scheduled for California in the next four months, organizers of the LA exhibit wisely went beyond the usual room-by-room stereo demo format to offer extensive home theater displays, car audio and more.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2017: Putting eyeballs and eardrums on the latest gear

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

If high-end audio manufacturers harbor many serious concerns about the state of the industry, you wouldn’t know it from the long list of new products that went on display Friday at AXPONA in Chicago.

The annual, three-day Audio Expo North America kicked off with crowded elevators, congested hallways and more than 400 exhibitors seeking to catch the ears of the stereo-minded.

Indeed, after a hectic eight hours of AXPONA Day 1, I was exhausted, but also convinced there’s plenty of life left in this hobby.… Read the full article

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Review: Lyn Stanley’s Potions and Interludes on Analog Tape

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

The problem with luxury has nothing to do with the expense. It’s us. Our dirty, sad, undeserving selves. Deep down, many of us just don’t believe we deserve nice things. To see them, to hear them, to wade into them, to have them buoy our spirits and carry us away to a place where we are warm, and comforted, and loved.

To listen to you, most of you don’t deserve it. Because you are bad people. Just terrible. The worst.

If this is you, I have this to say: please go talk to someone.… Read the full article

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Lyn Stanley Wants You to Get Closer — To Her Music

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

By John Stancavage

Jazz singer Lyn Stanley, whose three albums are prized by audiophiles for their pristine sound, is determined to achieve an even higher level of resolution on her next project.

Stanley plans to have a very limited number of vinyl copies of her upcoming “Moonlight Sessions” releases made using the “one-step process.” The manufacturing technique promises to put listeners closer to the sound heard in the studio.

With one-step, a lacquer is made from the master tape. That lacquer then is electroplated and used as a stamper to directly press the vinyl, eliminating several intermediate steps in traditional production that theoretically can degrade the sound.… Read the full article

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