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AXPONA 2018: High Fidelity Services, Neat Acoustics prove that size doesn’t matter

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |


Paul Manos of High Fidelity Services in Hingham, Massachusetts is a perennial show favourite. Their exhibit at this year’s Axpona was no different. Paul was pulling double-duty between two rooms showcasing his curated stable of brands, along with his experience as a successful distributor.


Diminutive looks, with room dominating space and dynamics. To sit before Neat Acoustics’ new half-sized four-driver boxes, The Iota XPLORER, is to unknowingly step in the ring with a welterweight boxer and get your own bits handed to you.Read the full article

SME acquires legendary Garrard turntable rights, and Loricraft Audio

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |


Everything old is new again?

It sounds like legendary Garrard 301 and 401 turntables could be put back into production after UK tonearm giant SME announced that they had acquired the rights to the Garrard audio brand along with Garrard service icon Loricraft Audio Tuesday. Stuart McNeilis, the CEO of SME said in a press release (see below) that “As an iconic British brand, Garrard deserves to be enjoyed by a new generation of audiophiles.”

The fact that Loricraft Audio was also snapped-up in the deal seems to point to a re-release of ‘tables in my mind, since Loricraft is key to parts, and servicing of the original 301s, and 401s.… Read the full article

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