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Miles Davis, “It Could Happen to You”: a poem

By | September 4th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Acoustic Zen Crescendos, Genesis G7.2Ps, Tetra Manhattans (also: Apogee Stages, SP Tech Time Piece 1.2s, Vandersteen 2Ce-modified, Acoustic Zen Adagios, von Schweikert VCL-15 monitor reference and sub), Silverline Minuets.

ELECTRONICS

McCormack 125 Platinum Full-Rev Edition, plus McCormack VRE-1 preamplifier Nuforce P-9 mono blocks, Birdland Odeon-Ag 24-192/SACD Upsampling DAC, Audio Research SP-8 (Dahong Seeto version) preamplifier, Nuforce P-9 mono blocks, KR VT600-MK tube mono blocks, McCormack 0.5 high-mod amplifier.… Read the full article

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Ketil Vestrum Einarsen: An Alchemical Wedding

By | August 21st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

Ketil Vestrum Einarsen

Ketil Vestrum Einarsen – Photo by Dag Thrane (Used with permission)

Ketil Vestrum Einarsen was born on the north-western edge of Norway. Known primarily for playing flute with a long list of bands, including White Willow, The Opium Cartel, Jaga Jazzist, Wobbler, Pixie Ninja, and more recent collaborations in Kaukasus and Galasphere 347, he stepped into the role of leader with Weserbergland. The first album, Sehr Kosmich, Ganz Progisch, was a massive compositional undertaking that took many years to complete.… Read the full article

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Audiophiles as Artists – Adam Goldfine

By | August 19th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Twenty questions with an audiophile who is also an artist. For this Audiophiles as Artists, we feature Adam Goldfine who also writes for PF.

What’s your background?

My interest in film and photography began around the age of 10. I loved going to the movies, started taking photographs, developing film, and making prints. I studied photography in high school and took several communications classes where we made shorts on super 8 film and reel to reel video. After high school I attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where I received an incredible education in the science and aesthetics of photography then graduated from New York University’s film and television program where I studied film production and screenwriting.… Read the full article

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Audiophiles as Artists – Chris Morris

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Twenty questions with an audiophile who is also an artist. For this premiere, we feature Chris Morris.

What’s your background?

I grew up on a farm in eastern Colorado. No town or major population to speak of, lots of time to myself and explore the world around me. It was a very typical small community, rural type of childhood. But I ended up traveling around the country a bit with my mother for her work when I was younger so I got exposed to more than just my little isolated country world.… Read the full article

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Devore Fidelity Orangutan Reference System Debut for North America at Common Wave Audio – A Night Out

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Vandersteen Quatro Wood Carbon.

ELECTRONICS

PS Audio BHK 250 amplifier, PS Audio BHK Signature preamplifier. Heed Thesis phono stage.

SOURCES

Digital: PS Audio DirectStream DAC and DirectStream Memory Player.

Analog: Fern & Roby Montrose Turntable and Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Cartridge.

Computer Based System

Integrita C4 NAS from Certon, AURALiC Aries G2 and Mini (Lightening DS), Antipodes CX (Roon), Sonore ultraDigital and ultraRendu, AQVOX Switch, SBooster power supply (Netgear WiFi extender).… Read the full article

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The New Apartment Lounge: Two Memorable Winter Road Trips

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Back to the Midwest-SR

In late January 2019, over the MLK holiday weekend no less, I ventured north by northwest from Florida to the wilds of exurban Indiana to pay my close audio bud, Greg Weaver, a long-overdue visit. I made a similar trek a year earlier to hear his then reference setup, namely Audionet’s Max monoblock amps and matching preamp, the stunning GamuT Zodiac loudspeakers, Greg’s stellar Kronos Sparta turntable, a loom of Stealth cables, and a gaggle of other goodies.… Read the full article

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Radio Free Chip June 2019 – Hal Blaine

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

“A dozen of his favorite drummers were me.”

Hal Blaine

Listening and the Art of Drumming…

I remember, over the course of an extended sit down with Jim Hall back in the day, for a JazzTimes cover story, how off-putting this master guitarist found what he characterized to be a track meet mentality he sometimes encountered on the bandstand in coming of age as a jazz musician.

As dedicated musos and jazz aficionados, we often gravitate towards the most flamboyant players, the great virtuosos, particularly as regards drummers, and how we listen in a state of wonder as the likes of Jo Jones, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones and Tony Williams push the envelope and inspire their bandmates to break on through to the other side…clearly all men are not created equal.Read the full article

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Impressions:  My Photographic Portraits from AXPONA 2019

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

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[Note:  All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.]

Last updated 05/16/2019

LOUDSPEAKERS

Evolution Acoustics Micro One Monitors.

(A new loudspeaker setup will be installed in the near future.)

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The Audionet PRE G2 Preamp.

ELECTRONICS

The PASS Labs Xs 150 Monoblock Amps and Power Supplies on Critical Mass Systems QXK Amp Stands

Merrill Audio Element 118 monoblock amplifiers; PASS Labs Xs Reference Phono Amp, Xs Reference Preamp, and Xs 150 Reference Monoblock Amps; Accustic Arts (components to be detailed); Audionet Pre G2 reference preamplifier, Audionet MAX monoblock amplifiers, Audionet Pam G2 reference phono preamplifier with EPX power supply, darTZeel CTH-8550 Integrated Amplifier; Walker Audio Procession Reference Phono Amplifier (updated 2015).… Read the full article

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Work at Fraunhofer IIS

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , |

Our motto “Behind the sound” also includes a look behind the scenes of Fraunhofer IIS every now and then: in a short video about work and career at our institute, our colleague Max Neuendorf, heading the group Audio and Speech Coding, introduces the xHE-AAC technology, which he is working on, and also gives an insight […]… Read the full article

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Audiophiles as Artists – Joshua Miles

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Twenty questions with an audiophile who is also an artist. For this premiere, we feature Joshua Miles of JWM Acoustics.

What’s your background?

My primary background is in visual arts and industrial design.

After establishing myself in this world, I began my engineering work in acoustics and recording technology.

What’s integral to the work of an artist?

Space… for myself, I need lots of it. I work very organized so my mind can focus on creativity. This also goes for my work in sound reproduction.… Read the full article

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