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CAF 2018: Marc’s Wrap-Up

By | December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Audio Federation, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The last couple of months have been a blur. Just days after I joined the team at Part-Time Audiophile and The Occasional, I was off to Denver to cover the 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Then, just a few weeks later, I was driving down to Rockville, Maryland to cover the 2018 Capital Audiofest. Then I’d been home about a week before I headed out to San Diego to cover the debut of the Dan D’Agostino Relentless monoblock amplifiers and YG Acoustics Sonja XV speakers at Alma Audio.… Read the full article

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CAF 2018: Old Forge Audio, Wand, Pure Audio, Acapella; An addiction you don’t want to beat

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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Old Forge Audio learns us about coming home, Wand shows us its magic powers, EMT lets loose the juice, Pure Audio shows us how to “push”, and Acapella Audio Arts sings like a church choir.

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David Cope of Old Forge Audio has tried stepping away from two-channel audio. Maybe he thought it would be easy? At this moment in the story, feel free to take a few minutes and laugh at that thought. Okay, maybe after David retired from Audio Note UK in 2016, the decision to open a small recording studio that solely focused on capturing genuinely live recorded music using exclusively: ribbon microphones, tube electronics, and half-inch tape — isn’t exactly leaving two channel audio.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: Old Forge Studio and The Times They Are a-Changin’

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

I haven’t written a show report in nearly eight years, so it makes sense to start it off with a room at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest that has a definite story behind it, a deep meaning, particularly for me.

I didn’t know if it was proper for me to cover David Cope’s room at RMAF, since up until a couple of months ago I was the US importer for New Zealand audio brands PureAudio and The Wand (David recently took on both lines for his Mystic, Connecticut-based Old Forge Studio).… Read the full article

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