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The Millennial Audiophile: “I Hear An Epiphany”

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |


One afternoon while collecting Krispy Kreme donuts with my friend Vivian, she began a discussion concerning her vinyl collection. Vivian wanted me to photograph her record wall. One half of Vivian’s apartment living room is decorated with album sleeves from her record collection. Vivian is an enthusiastic vinyl collector. Her launching point was an inherited record collection, one that belonged to her father. As her father had moved away from vinyl records back in the early “convenience era” of cassette tape and CDs, the family’s record collection found itself relegated to the metaphoric attic.Read the full article

The Record Store Day Hi-Fi Roadshow at Gravity Records

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |



“Just to let you know, we have a high-fidelity stereo system in the store today. I invite you to select any record from the shelf, take the center yellow chair, sit back for a listen… and did I mention we have free bourbon?”



As someone who identifies as an audiophile part-time, I spend the other half of my double life as a regular person. I live in the real world both economically and mentally. I have responsibilities and avocations that I take rather seriously.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: The MUST SEE Rooms of Day One

By | April 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


AXPONA 2018 Coverage brought to you by Zesto Audio

There are over 160 rooms and exhibits here at Axpona. Making this event the largest audio show in North America. For some this can be overwhelming and cause a bit of anxiety. But have no fear, the Part-Time Audiophile Dream Team of journalists, personalities, and humorists are ready to be your guide.

Here are some surefire rooms to get you started and off on the right foot.

A perennial favorite of the audio show circuit and with good reason.Read the full article

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Capital Audiofest 2017: DSA, Studio Electric, Tweek Geek – No Cheap Tricks

By | November 10th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Listening to audio equipment all day, every day, for three days straight can get a little tiring. That is until you find yourself seated in front of a system, no longer listening to audio equipment, but instead listening once again to the music.

Generating a lot of buzz during the show was the DSA room, featuring Dave MacPherson’s Studio Electric loudspeakers. In speaking with Dave we discussed the history of his design philosophy. Himself spending decades in the service of musical performances, Dave’s talents to engineer live sound and studio monitors have been tapped by everyone from Cheap Trick to large symphony orchestras.Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: Must See Rooms

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Eric Franklin Shook  

Considering my late head start, I want to point out a few brands, dealers, and vendors you might want to put on your short list of MUST SEE ROOMS. This should have been done last night, but I’ll catch up.

Often I hear after the typical show coverage comes out, things like “I didn’t know they were at the show, I missed them.” Which is a shame, but what can you do?

Here’s what? Go in prepared, and let me be your sherpa.… Read the full article

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Studio Electric FS1 Loudspeakers

By | July 29th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve used the same pair of speakers for 22 years. (And they still surprise me.)

They’re nameless and were made for me by Richard Marsh: a pair of Dynaudio cabinets with Dynaudio drivers and crossovers built by Richard. He said I should call them DS-something—so how about Marsh/Dynaudio DS-1? He’d made a pair for himself, which I heard in December of ’94, and he was willing to build another pair. They were not cheap, even then (that Esotar tweeter runs up there), but I’ve been very happy with them.… Read the full article

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