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RMAF 2018: A Critical Eye

By | November 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have completely bought into the music reproduction industry ever since I heard the difference between lamp cord as speaker wire and Monster brand wire oh so many years ago. Yes, I built Heathkit and Eico kits when I was a teenager in the middle 60’s, but really had no idea what was really going on.

During this time I was developing my ear for music. Big band and classical when I was alone, and rock when friends came over, as well as getting an inkling of how the music sounded different through different types of components and wire.… Read the full article

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Capital Audiofest 2017: Kickin’ it with Linear Tube Audio

By | November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Local Washington DC company Linear Tube Audio (LTA) had a big presence at the show this year. It seemed like every time I turned around, something of theirs was staring me down. Most notable was their dedicated room, in which a bevy of LTA amplification, together with the nifty Wolf Audio server and Mytek Manhattan 2 DAC, drove the super efficient Tekton Design Double Impact speakers to great heights.

Also on hand just outside of CanJam was LTA’s Will Schneider holding court over an array of MZ2 (that’s short for MicroZOTL2) headphone amp/preamp units set up and ready to drive a nice collection of ‘phones.… Read the full article

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LA Audio Show 2017: The $350 to $5,000 systems they were lining up for

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Making money go further.

There were a number of spectacular, cost-no-object components drawing stereo fans at the Los Angeles Audio Show, but the room I had the hardest time getting into featured a $350 USD rig.

laas2Even late Sunday – a typically slow-traffic time as the event wound down – seats were full and a line stretched back to the door of the “Getting Started/Audio for the Rest of Us” exhibit.

The room, sponsored by Positive Feedback, was filled with gear that could be used to assemble systems ranging from the dirt-cheap example above up to around $5,000 USD.… Read the full article

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