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CAF 2018: KEF Reference 1 and a Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

“We’re going to start off Saturday morning with some RAWK!”

Mornings at high-end audio shows, at least the first hour or so, are usually dedicated to quieter music. The hallways haven’t quite filled up yet, and many of the exhibitors are still nursing hangovers from partying the night before. Okay, maybe I’m generalizing here, or at least bringing a few too many of my personal experiences into it. But heavy metal at 10am?

KEF (website), along with the folks at The Audio Hunters and The Vinyl Revivers says yes.… Read the full article

AXPONA 2018: Bryston actively demonstrates superiority

By | May 9th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |


Bryston is a Canadian company with a proven history of offering standout products that famously stand the test of time. This year atAXPONA, the team from Bryston had assembled one of their newest six-channel, actively-driven, and DSP-controlled stereo speaker systems. That may sound confusing at first, but to relax and listen to this all-Bryston offering is to have everything clearly displayed in a field of sound that is comfortably measured and precise.


Active Loudspeakers Un-Boxed
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AXPONA 2017: Music From Another Room, Part 3

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A photojournal by Eric Franklin Shook

You can’t just say “It’s awesome, buy it.”

Eliciting a gut reaction of confidence in consumers who speak your name in conversations of top tier service and products is neither straightforward, measurable, or paint by numbers. Decades of experience and market research at all levels of the supply chain are prerequisite to attaining a seat at the table with the most trusted names in hi-fi. Building a good product is not enough. Anyone telling you different has probably watched Field Of Dreams too many times.… Read the full article

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