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Listening to Dynamic Music – HD-Audio Challenge II

By | November 18th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The HD-Audio Challenge II has launched. Over 250 audio enthusiasts have already signed up and more are signing up everyday. Please feel free to encourage others to participate in this new research project by linking to this page. Anyone interested […]

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Capitol Audio Fest & NY Audio Show Reports | HD-Audio Challenge Update

By | November 13th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My timing was pretty much right on. As the east coast gets hammered by frigid air and winter’s first snowfall, I was winging my way back to Los Angeles last Monday morning. I spent 10 days participating in Gary Gill’s […]

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Amazon Music HD – Revisited

By | October 30th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The new Amazon Music HD service was the subject of a post a few weeks ago (click here). While not exactly viral, my comments did bring a few thousand visitors to the Real HD-Audio site. Today, as I sit and […]

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A Couple of Crazy Audio Products: DYI Vinyl?

By | October 25th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Making 10-minute Vinyl discs at home? You simply can’t make this stuff up. As an alum of the Kickstarter platform, I get their promotional emails and happened to notice a new audio related campaign yesterday — and a very successful […]

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Two Upcoming Audio Shows

By | October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The shipping company showed up Monday to haul off a pallet of boxes containing my Music and Audio book, a suitcase full of AIX Records discs, and a couple promotional roll up banners. There was a time when I simply […]

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The Audio Chain: Reel to Reel Tape

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

An old idiom states, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link”. As audiophiles, we are constantly striving to improve the fidelity of our playback systems by identifying the weakest links in our systems and looking at equipment […]

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Eric’s Best-of-Show, RMAF Wrap-Up | RMAF 2019

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

Denver RMAF 2019

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DENVER (PTA) — All of the media reports I have read indicate that the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest of 2019 was — despite all odds — a smashing success.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

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The time required to visit, listen, and cover (photograph and write about) every room at an audio show does not exist. Though I came close, walking away with 50+ exhibits covered between Part-Time Audiophile and AudioHead in less than a month.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2019’s youngbloods: Vinnie Rossi, Mark Sossa & Grover Neville

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Hi. My name’s Grover Neville. I work for Schiit in tech support. I’m 24 years old.”. No, we’re not back in junior school quoting every last month of our age but at RMAF 2019 where Darko.Audio’s three-pronged show coverage fork skewered three younger exhibitors and the brands they represent. The following three gents are all ≤40 years of age and put a serious downward drag on the average age of audio show attendees.

With a reversal of our usual roles, Darko.Audio video editor Jana Dagdagan was on-site* [see footnote #1] at RMAF’s new venue – the Gaylord Rockies Resort, a spit from Denver airport – to record proceedings whilst I took care of editing in-between days spent at IFA Berlin 2019 (coverage here and here).… Read the full article

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Rocky Mountain Audio High

By | August 31st, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier morning, I attached 50 copies of the Music and Audio demo Blu-ray disc to the inside cover of my Music and Audio: A User Guide to Better Sound book in preparation for the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest next weekend. […]

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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest PREVIEW | RMAF 2019

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Denver RMAF 2019

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center – Denver, Colorado

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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage sponsored by Core Power Technologies A/V

DENVER (PTA) — As we approach the second half of the year, it feels much like “Audio Show Season” has a second beginning. Including a new venue for the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF) at the brand new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. As usual however, the Part-Time Audiophile Dream Team will be in attendance to deliver our world-renowned comprehensive exhibit coverage, and stories that outline the spirit and feel of the event and community.… Read the full article

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