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CAF 2017: VPI, Luminous Audio, Pure Audio Project; and The Future of Audiophilia

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

I’m not too worried about how late this show report is because Capital Audiofest feels just like yesterday’s breakfast. Along with the feeling that collective demonstrations from VPI Industries, Luminous Audio, and Pure Audio Project are in my mind giving us a brief look into the future. So despite this article seeming a bit of procrasturbation material, I remain firm with the feeling of being an early messenger to what aims these brands will achieve within new markets.Read the full article

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Vancouver Audio Festival 2017: Bryston goes active – or what’s in a crossover anyway?

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Tower of Power.

Bryston is a name that has kept high fidelity tongues wagging for decades. The Canadian company is well known for their powerful, authoritative amplification, and for their incredible 20-year warranty on their products. But lately Bryston is becoming known for another avenue in music reproduction: active speaker amplification.

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Bryston BP-Series preamplification.

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Vancouver Audio Festival coverage brought to you by Hifi Centre.

For those uninitiated in the dark arts of active amplification, and strange acronyms like DSP (Digital Signal Processing) which companies like Sonos, Devialet, and KEF are championing, I’ll attempt to enlighten you somewhat.… Read the full article

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The HDP6 Passive Speakers By Audioengine

By | April 16th, 2017|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , |

The HDP6 Passive Speakers By Audioengine
Tonality8
Build9
Matchability7
Value For Money8.5

8.1Our Score

Surprise! I enjoy speakers more than headphones…usually. Despite my self-proclaimed hefty experience in the headphone world as a reviewer, my humble beginnings started with high-end speakers. Most of my experience in the Audio universe revolves around said speakers, so in other words, I am a huge damned speaker snob and equally proud of it.

A Brief History of Mike

If you know me, you should be aware that I enjoyed my Audioengine A5 speaker’s something fierce.… Read the full article

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