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Whisky and Listening: The VPI Scout Prime, MoFi Master Tracker and Northern Harvest Rye

By | December 9th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Northern Harvest won the 2016 World Whisky of the Year.

Welcome to what I like to think of as a pinnacle of editorial writing in my small world, as it combines two of my favourite things to do: Have a glass of whisky, and kick back to listen to a couple of albums. A pastime I’m sure some of you out there can identify with. How on Earth did I stumble into such remarkable luck to turn this into a monthly article moving ahead?… Read the full article

Capital Audiofest 2017: The Sunday Giveaways

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Sponsors for the Capital Audiofest Sunday Giveaways: VPI Industries MarkAudio-SOTA PS Audio Luminous Audio Tenacious Sound Martin Logan Linear Tube Audio Teac US SoundLabs Rutherford Audio  … Read the full article

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DVL Audio Album of the Month for October – Jazz legend Wes Montgomery

By | October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the fourth in a monthly series of album reviews I will be doing for DVL Audio here in Canada. I’ll be heading out to a local record store in Vancouver, digging through the bins, and coming up with an intriguing LP to discuss here on Part-Time Audiophile. I’ll never go out with something in mind beforehand, and there is no criteria for whether it’s a new album, an old album, an out-of-print LP, electronic, classical, jazz, punk – whatever – it just has to sound good to me.Read the full article

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Burwell & Sons showcase Plain Jane, unveil new active and passive loudspeakers at California Audio Show

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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The Plain jane…

If you’ve hit a recent audio show, chances are you’ve had an opportunity to hear Burwell & Sons loudspeakers. The bespoke, vintage Altec driver designs are beautiful to look at, and convey true tone, timbre, and “in the room” playback capabilities.  Gordon Burwell Sr., and Jr usually have a pair of their Homage Series Mother of Burl designs on hand, but for the California Audio Show they are mixing things up by showcasing their Plain Jane model, and introducing two completely new loudspeaker models.… Read the full article

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LA Audio Show 2017: German Physiks, Merrill, VPI create aural hologram

By | July 14th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Behold… the aural hologram.

laas7The high-end seems to have a variety of holy grails. One of them is building a speaker that radiates in more than one direction to widen the sweet spot, but still delivers precise stereo imaging and focused vocals. A number of designers and engineers bravely have gone on this quest, with some finding more success than others.

One company that has journeyed down the sometimes-bumpy road is German Physiks. The brand has developed what it calls its DDD driver.… Read the full article

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VPI Industries $900 USD Cliffwood turntable with Grado cartridge shipping this summer

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

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Coming to shake things up? The Cliffwood turntable.

Mat Weisfeld of VPI industries contacted me Thursday to announce that the company’s $900 USD turntable/tonearm/cartridge combination that I spoke about with his father Harry in Montreal several months ago – dubbed The Cliffwood – would be shipping in late July or early August. This looks to be quite an accomplishment to deliver the quality VPI is known for at such an entry-level price point. I think many in the industry will be taking notice of this salvo across the bow of other turntable manufacturers like Rega, Pro-Ject, and U-Turn who have seen great success carving up the sub-$1,000 record player market for some time.… Read the full article

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High End 2017: Vitus comes to life with reels and records

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It was early on day 1, we had planned our route and I was ready to experience the High End show.  We entered the Vitus room on the 3rd floor, home to Vitus electronics, the VPI Titan turntable, Gobel High End Epoque Fine speakers, Purist Audio Design cables, a Studer Revox A810 reel to reel player. The rooms in Munich are typically bigger then in US shows, and Vitus space looked inviting and was perfectly lit.  It was screaming, sit down, relax, and drop the needle.… Read the full article

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High End 2017: VPI lays down the flagship Fat Boy tonearm

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Rough cab ride, broken computers at check-in, badges in hand, and we’re ready to conquer  the world’s largest audio show.  The map is intense, and Panagiotis Karavitis enlightens us with pro tips.  Start on the top floor of Hall 4  and work your way down and across the 4 exhibit halls. No pressure, and just 8 hours for me to soak up the show.

First room, first stop, the VPI / Vitus / Pure Audio Design room. … Read the full article

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AXPONA 2017: The VIP of Turntables

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

It’s gotten to where you can’t swing the proverbial dead cat without hitting a VPI table at an audio show.  Mat and team’s products were everywhere.  Mat setup a majority of 22 (!) working tables and he figures with static ones, the VPI representation was pushing 30 tables.  Wow.  That made for a very busy Mat and some mighty fine sounding analog rigs at AXPONA.

This is all well and good but more importantly is a raft of five new product and accessory introductions:

  1. The Cliffwood.  
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Video: VPI’s Harry Weisfeld talks turntables at Montreal Audio Fest

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

Harry Weisfeld is a household name in high-fidelity circles. The turntable designer, and manufacturing icon who started VPI Industries has been in the business for more than 30 years, and doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. I was able to catch up with him at the Salon Audio Montreal, sit down with him for a few minutes to talk about what he’s up to these days, and what’s in the pipeline for VPI.

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Harry, and his son Mat in the Joseph Audio room at the Salon Audio Montreal on the weekend.

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