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Florida 2019: Magico, Luxman, Audioquest, Critical Mass Systems

By | March 17th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

Suncoast Audio had another fantastic-sounding room nearby on the seventh floor and Peter Mackay was on hand playing some righteous digital through the A3s.  The Magico A3s ($12K) have been an unqualified success for the company and it’s easy to see why.  They have the classic Magico sound with deep and tight bass and a nice open sound for the mids and highs.  They also are solid being constructed of machines 6061 aircraft aluminum cabinet similar to the firm’s far more expensive offerings.  … Read the full article

The Sarasota Sound: A Visit to VAC and Suncoast Audio

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ahead of the Florida Audio Expo, I was wondering if readers realized just how much life there is in Tampa Bay audio.  I grew up in Longboat Key, which sits just a bit below Tampa Bay and right off the east side of Bradenton and Sarasota.  For many years, I have kept in touch with friends and family on the island by staying on Anna Maria Island.  Usually, I only take breaks from beach reading to grab a new LP or two from Daddy O’s Record Rack in Sarasota.  … Read the full article

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