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Munich Dreaming | High End 2019

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by The LSA Group

So it’s finally here!  A bucket list item.  The big, global audio show.  Numero Uno.  Hi-End Munich 2019.

And boy do we have the dream team from Part-Time Audio here!  Dr. Pan, our European editor is arriving from Greece.  Scot Hull, our holy and esteemed publisher is arriving from the mid-Atlantic.  Marc Philips and some fine cigars arriving from upstate New York.  I am boarding a flight soon from Atlanta, GA on my favorite airline, Delta.  

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Quintessence Audio | AXPONA 2019

By | May 6th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by the LSA Group

Quintessence Audio makes up half of the floor space under the escalators at AXPONA, opposite two rooms which Paragon takes, both in a prime space.  Usually they have three great rooms and this year was no different.  But before we talk about the rooms, I have to tell you about their customer service.  I was helping a friend of mine buy some premium speakers and Quintessence really delivered excellent service taking into account some very specific challenges by the owner and the music room the system was going in.  … Read the full article

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Perfect Hi-Fi’s new showroom launched in grand ceremony

By | November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Andy Tan and his parktners cutting the ribbon to officially open the new showroom.
Andy Tan and his partners cutting the ribbon to officially open the new showroom.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

The IOI Mall in Puchong resounded with the thundering beat of drums and the clanging of cymbals as two lions danced to usher in abundant business and lots of prosperity to Perfect Hi-Fi’s new showroom on the second floor this morning.

 

Andy Tan, one of the owners of Perfect Hi-Fi, held the opening ceremony in style and tradition as guests which included audiophiles and other dealers and distributors in the Malaysian AV industry watched on.… Read the full article

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CEDIA 2018: McIntosh debuts new line of custom install products

By | September 8th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

McIntosh, home of those beautiful VU meters that we can’t get enough of, brought gifts for custom integrators at CEDIA 2018 with a new line of multi-channel amplifiers and in-wall speakers.

“We are excited to return to the custom install category with these new amplifiers and speakers,” says Charlie Randall, McIntosh President and CEO, referencing the company’s previous multi-room offerings. “Many of our traditional home audio products have been used for distributed audio applications by talented CI installers. We are happy to once again offer products specifically designed for custom installation.” 

At CEDIA, McIntosh assembled an impressive pop-up theatre room bringing showcasing existing and new products to provide a compelling twelve-minute demonstration.… Read the full article

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Sonus Faber Launches Sonetto

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

The 1900 Building in Kansas City, Missouri, is the original HQ for Lee Jeans, and last week I got a tour, courtesy of Mr. Karbank, the owner. The “new” 1900 Building is a very posh and modern affair, with space for industry and a fantastic restaurant, but most interesting to you, dear reader, is that Mr. Karbank is also a client of a local Sonus Faber dealer Elevated Electronics, and that relationship allowed Sonus Faber the opportunity to bring some friends in to introduce a new toy, or rather, a collection of such toys, to celebrate their 35th Anniversary.… Read the full article

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LA Audio Show 2017: McIntosh in a World of its Own

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

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MC601 mono blocks in effect.

World of McIntosh is a brand name developed in 2015 by the longtime manufacturer’s parent company, Fine Sounds Group. Audiophiles who haven’t been paying close attention may be surprised to learn just how big that world is.

McIntosh, which was founded in 1949, for many decades has offered a fairly large catalog of electronics and speakers. But as it has gone through a series of acquisitions and corporate moves, it has become part of a larger family with numerous sister companies.… Read the full article

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