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Rowen Absolute MONO | Mini-Review

By | February 15th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Who is Rowen?

Every dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying, worldly audiophile knows of all the significant audio companies coming out of that highly regarded Alpine nation, right? Well, maybe not. Not only is Rowen a major player (website) in the Swiss audio market, it also boasts a 47-year unbroken heritage, successfully passing the flame from one generation to the next. Rowen is uncommon in that they manufacture high-end amps and speakers. This advantages them in knowing the demands both impose on each other.… Read the full article

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CES 2019: Tape and Digital | Nagra elevates our listening experience

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Nagra‘s rooms are always on, and dialed to 11. They sneak up on you, and deliver a different something special each time. A must visit room at any audio show, Nagra always brings together three elements: a great system, fantastic music, and René Laflamme. René has a double role as Sales and Marketing Manager for Nagra America in addition to being a recording and mastering engineer at 2xHD.

René always treats us to something special that he mastered on a sexy Nagra reel to reel deck. … Read the full article

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CH Precision at Montreal Audio Fest: Video with Raphael Pasche

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

Some rooms at audio shows catch your attention before you even go into them – which isn’t easy due to the fact that you’ve got music pouring forth from just about every door you pass by – because they are playing something out of the norm.  As in, not audiophile. Not Diana Krall, Hugh Masekela or these days Daft Punk.

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CH Precision M1 stereo power amplifier.

Swiss hifi manufacturer CH Precision is a brand I’m familiar with thanks to DVL Audio, and Element Acoustics up here in Canada, but what I wasn’t familiar with was a 12″ extended version of Thomas Dolby’s I Scare Myself  that Raphael Pasche of CH Precision was spinning when I came in to interview him.… Read the full article

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