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Legacy and Qobuz – AXPONA 2019

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

Legacy Audio

Legacy filled one of the larger Axpona exhibit rooms with almost their entire lineup, and the “V” rig taking center stage. This 4-way system is the first to use the Legacy Wavelet Processor (an advanced speaker & room resonance correction system with a high-end DAC/Preamplifier) and features open-air dipole midrange, dual subwoofers with internal amplification, two Legacy 4” long AMT tweeters in a specially optimized post convergent array. The big talking points at the Chicago audio show was a first time showing for the new Legacy Powerbloc amplifiers in this configuration.… Read the full article

Tweak Studio & Dragonfire Acoustics | AXPONA 2019

By | April 21st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by the LSA Group

I’m as interested in a good “desk” audio system as the next guy, and I have dabbled in assembling various small systems in my office over the last few years. Thanks to my old buddy Arnold Martinez of Tweak Studio in Chicago and LA, I’ve just experienced a small computer-based audio system with a very satisfying overall sound, so much so that I could use it as my primary system for quite some time without missing a beat.… Read the full article

A Qobuz-Worthy Interview with David Solomon | AXPONA 2019

By | April 13th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by the LSA Group

Not too many miles down the street from me in the Atlanta burbs lives David Solomon, one of the nicest guys in audio. Lately, however, I am starting to see how he may be one of the most effective guys in audio.  Fresh off some success at Tidal, David has been working round the clock the past year or so at Qobuz, the French high-resolution music streaming service.  … Read the full article

Florida 2019: Lee’s Best of Show

By | April 7th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wow.  What a great beginning for a much-needed, in my opinion, regional Florida-based show.  The weather was great, the sound was great, the people were great, the food and drinks were great.  Tampa in February?  Yes please.

But what were the standouts?  Let’s get going.

Most Dynamic System

What can I say?  Damon, Leif, Kevin and the Gents from Marietta’s The Audio Company again impressed with a huge and rich sounding reference system in the biggest ballroom at the show at the end of the second-floor hall.  … Read the full article

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Lee Scoggins Promoted to International Editor

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

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ATLANTA (PTA) — Lee Scoggins, the Atlanta-based high-end audio journalist, has been promoted to International Editor for Part-Time Audiophile as part of its aggressive expansion into an inclusive multi-national and multi-cultural corporation.

Dr. Panagiotis Karavitis, the apparently outgoing International Editor for the sprawling online high-end audio-media conglomerate, could not be reached for comment. However, an auto-reply on his corporate email offered the following insight: “You have (not) reached me here on the glorious island paradise of Zakynthos. Currently, I am either prancing like Triton through the sea spray, or I am heroically saving the eyesight of poor migrant children displaced by cruel and heartless regimes.… Read the full article

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Have your Pi & eat it: Pro-ject’s Stream Box S2 Ultra

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

‘£600 is flipping expensive for a tarted up Raspberry Pi!’

Not quite the words of the forum poster but in line with the sentiment: that Pro-ject is ripping off customers by charging silly money for a Pi with open source software and a nice case. Fairy dust or what?

Actually, strip away the invective and we find a reasonable question. Pro-ject are quite open about the Stream Box S2 Ultra (Stream Ultra) being based on the (CM3 industrial version of a) Raspberry Pi running a customised Volumio operating system.Read the full article

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Streaming Hi-Res & MQA: Boon or Bust?

By | March 14th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I watched a 20-minute YouTube video this morning titled, “Battle of the Streams: Tidal vs. Qobuz!” produced and presented by The Seltzertron and was surprised to hear my name mentioned during the discussion of hi-res music. He participated in the […]

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Provenance, Pricing, PCM, and Profits!

By | March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I received an email from a long time reader this morning asking my thoughts about the album “The Ocean’s Breath – by Quo Continuum” a new project offered by Blue Coast Music featuring label owner, producer, engineer, and musician, Cookie […]

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Cables, Cables and More!

By | February 26th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You want to guarantee lots of clicks or comments on your blog, audio site, or FB page? Write about cables. My last piece on the nonsense of power cables prompted a lot of responses and apparently inspired some other writers […]

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