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Peachtree Audio Nova300 Review | The Millennial Audiophile

By | November 24th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Another amplifier is aiming right at the balls of the established order of high-end consumer electronics. Out of the gate that last statement might seem a little crass, but by the end of this I hope to (at least partly) justify it. Peachtree Audio (website) has been looking to exploit the high-end audio market’s major weaknesses for over a decade. Many of the long heralded brands we have come to know and love have been slow to adapt to the changing marketplace, either out of fear of losing their diehard fan base, or just for lack of understanding how the markets are changing.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: The Audio Alternative, Audioquest, Vandersteen, AMG, Lyra and VTL

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

I was enthusiastic about checking out the Audioquest room at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Just a few months ago I met Audioquest’s Bill Low when he strolled into one of my dealer’s stores while I was visiting. We had a wonderful conversation about the audio industry in general and then we sat down and listened to a wonderful system that consisted of the brands I distributed, all wired with Audioquest cable. It sounded wonderful. I was looking forward to seeing Bill once more.… Read the full article

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Emotiva TA-100 Review | The Millennial Audiophile

By | September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Emotiva’s TA-100 aims to dominate the entry-level integrated category by offering a little more of everything

Emotiva TA-100 amplifier

Emotiva’s TA-100 aims to dominate the entry-level integrated category by offering a little more of everything

Emotiva (website here) has been a thorn in the side of many domestic and imported electronics companies for some time now. Positioning themselves downmarket in price, but upmarket in sound quality, power, and features, Emotiva has found themselves dominating their similarly priced competition by a wide margin.… Read the full article

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Studio Electric M4 Review | The Millennial Audiophile

By | July 20th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Studio Electric M4

Studio Electric looks for a higher class of consideration

Call me crazy but I have a particularly unwavering bias in this hobby for sound and sound only. I do not personally subscribe to the church of audio-bling, although I don’t mind its existence or necessity in another’s sense of taste. I understand the appeal high-end-audio-jewelry and cost-no-object endeavors that embody faultless craftsmanship inside and out. I don’t fault high-end audio manufacturers for looking to one-up each other by creating flashy high-end-art pieces as much as they are high-end-high-fidelity.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: Vandersteen and AudioQuest clean-up nicely

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

System synergy is everything, why change the recipe if you find something tasty? We’ve seen a magic mix when you bring together Vandersteen + Audio Research + AudioQuest + AMG & HRS. They seem to come together as a perfect 5-course meal that leaves you satisfied at the end of the evening.

As I entered Vandersteen / AudioQuest / HRS Room, our resident power guru Garth Powell from AudioQuest was putting on a power demonstration. If you haven’t had a chance to watch do his dance on power, you’re missing out.… Read the full article

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Vandersteen Audio Introduces the Next GREAT Amplifier at CES 2018

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

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Vandersteen Audio has plenty of us hyped for CES 2018 this year in Las Vegas. Just last year at the LA Audio Show (article here) our own John Stancavage was enchanted by Vandersteen’s well regarded M7-HPA (High-Pass Amplifier) monoblocks ($57,200 pr USD).

Richard Vandersteen now brings the essence of that design and technology down to more real world friendly prices with the CES 2018 debut of his pre-production M5-HPA.

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Vandersteen Audio shook up the audio world with its liquid-cooled M7-HPA monoblocks, a radical advance in power amplifier design and loudspeaker performance that is Stereophile Class-A rated as a true reference. 

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RMAF 2017: The Audio Alternative goes deep with Vandersteen, VTL, HRS, Brinkmann, and AudioQuest

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

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Vandersteen Audio Model Seven MK IIs.

Bass. How low can you go?”

Familiar lyrics for me as I was a rabid Public Enemy fan in the late ’80s, and most of the early ’90s. The base they’re referring to was crack cocaine, and the ravages it was inflicting on many of the mostly black projects in inner cities throughout the United States at the time. But what I’d like to reference here is in the audiophile lexicon: Bass, and just how low it can it go. … Read the full article

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