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Ultra-Fi, Michael Fremer, and The Audio Company | AXPONA 2019

By | April 14th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

Occasionally, you get lucky. Like falling into step with vinyl evangelist Michael Fremer as he’s on his way to a do an exploration of some “interesting recordings” on a mega-system. Like many of you, I’ve known of Mr. Fremer for my entire “career” in high-end audio, but it’s been a pleasure to actually make a friend of him — and that (more or less) started several years ago at AXPONA.… Read the full article

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Setup Day with Paul | AXPONA 2019

By | April 11th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by the LSA Group

by Paul Elliott

After months of planning, weeks of preparation, days of packing, the exhibitors unload their vans and trailers or the transport companies deliver what looks like an overwhelming amount of crates and boxes. The stuff that dreams are made of…. Or at least for the many of audiophiles and visitors that will come through the doors of the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL, for the next three days of AXPONA 2019, will have on their wish lists. 

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Florida 2019: The Audio Company, VAC, Von Schweikert, Esoteric, Kronos, Critical Mass Systems, and The Michael Fremer Show

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yikes…I was six minutes late to the room. Keith from The Audio Company had mentioned a seminar late in the day on Saturday and it sounded interesting but I was too busy covering other rooms and got tied up on the elevator.  So I snuck into a side seat up front near the right channel speaker which was a gorgeous ruby red Ultra 55 from Von Schweikert Audio.  On the other side of the audience was an animated Michael Fremer talking about special pressings he was about to play on the Kronos turntable.  … Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: The Audio Company brings Stellar VAC, VSA

By | October 21st, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Not too far from me on the town square in Marietta, Georgia is The Audio Company, a wonderful upscale store with several of the best high-end brands.  For the past few years, this team of audio professionals led by Keith Sequerra, Jim Kumpe, and Gordon Waters has been working with Leif Swanson and Damon Von Schweikert from Von Schweikert Audio and Kevin Hayes from VAC to bring a mega-system of VAC Reference gear and Von Schweikert flagship speakers.  Last we saw them, the team had the flagship Ultra 11 speakers at Axpona and the sound was simply magical when playing the famous Royal Ballet LPs.  … Read the full article

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AXPONA 2017: Lee’s Best of Show

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year’s AXPONA was the second one I attended and I thought it was a very well produced event.  Many manufacturers were represented and attendance appeared very healthy.  And there is no shortage of good out-of-the-hotel dining experiences in Chicago.  I am looking forward to the next one.

Our colleague John Stancavage has griped about he absence of CDs and I must agree.  I may be a bit biased about this format since I have been collecting them since they came out in 1982.  … Read the full article

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AXPONA 2017: Von Schweikert and VAC go big, listeners go home envious

By | May 13th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

It’s always fascinating to see what speaker makers come up with when cost is no object.

I’m not referring to the many models out there that use expensive drivers, top-shelf parts or intricate cabinets. No, we’re talking real budget-be-damned, are-you-freaking-kidding-me, I’m-not-worthy designs.

There aren’t a lot of these super-extreme speakers out there, because even in the high-end, these are not the models most manufacturers are going to be sending out the door very often.

Actually encountering one of these dream creations playing music is about as rare as spying Bigfoot having breakfast.… Read the full article

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