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Wilson Audio Sasha DAW with dCS Bartók DAC | First Listen

By | November 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Brian Berdan, owner of Audio Element in Pasadena California grew up in a household filled with music, his late father was a well known hi-fi  dealer, so I can suspect that he had some killer vintage gear to play around with.  Brian’s first pair of Wilson Audio Speakers were a pair of Wilson Watt 2/Puppy 1 loudspeakers that began his Wilson journey and which he still owns today.  As Brian and his wife Jennifer geared up to celebrate Audio Element’s 5th anniversary this month, it couldn’t have been better timing with a debut of the Wilson Audio Sasha DAW speakers.… Read the full article

CAF 2018: Must See Rooms, Friday

By | November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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There are over 1,000,000 brands exhibiting here at Capital Audiofest … okay, okay, — I don’t know how many brands exactly, but it does seem like a lot this year. Which makes 2018’s event feel every bit like the “premier show of North America’s eastern coast”, that we often claim it to be. Fear not, as the rag-tag band of misfits from Part-Time Audiophile are here to be your surrogate audio show guide.

Here are some surefire rooms to get you started off on the right foot.Read the full article

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Wilson Audio Sasha DAW | First Look

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It was a once in a lifetime experience about 1.5 years ago when I got to sit alongside David Wilson in his inspiring listening room and hear the WAMM Master Chronosonic. I will never forget those precious minutes with David, nothing has gotten closer to being there. In a world where many high-end companies fade away when they lose their founder, one American company is breaking the mold and demonstrating that a new generation can deliver breath-taking products, namely Daryl Wilson who has taken the reigns at Wilson Audio (website).… Read the full article

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It Must Be Sunday, For I’m Hearing Mass

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

By Gautam Raja

For a while, I was one of those (arguably) necessary but infuriating elements of high-end audio: the “informed” consumer. You know, the guys who read forum posts and therefore know more than dealers do. Then when I found I lived near a large high-end audio dealership I pitched myself as an interested and available dogsbody and writer, and suddenly found myself highly uninformed on the other side of the fence. I had to learn a lot, and quickly.… Read the full article

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Wilson Alexia Series-2 speakers on demo in CMY Starling Mall

By | August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , |

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By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Just one week before last month’s Kuala Lumpur International AV Show, CMY Audio & Visual became the Malaysian distributor for Wilson Audio speakers.

 

That was why a pair of Wilson speakers were on static display next to the Naim Statement pre and power amps at the entrance to CMY’s exhibition hall.

 

Now that things have settled down after the KLIAVS 2018, CMY has set up a high-end demo system in its showroom in Starling Mall, Damansara Utama, to showcase the sonic qualities of the Wilson Audio Alexia Series-2 speakers which retail at about RM260,000 a pair.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: Lee’s Best of Show

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was really burned out from a long work week at nearby Northwestern University.  I was so looking forward to AXPONA as the medicine to my working man blues.  The only thing stopping me was insane traffic between Evanston and Schaumburg where the new hotel venue was. This was post-apocalyptic Atlanta traffic.  But finally we arrived and it was worth the hassle. AXPONA was really superb this year.  The Renaissance Center staff was friendly and the venue was beautiful.  Very spacious, it took getting used to but the second floor had lots of conversation pits and the food was generally good. 

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AXPONA 2018: Quintessence and Musical Surroundings, a devotion to sound

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

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A world within the show, a Quintessence Audio LTD exhibit only requires a few steps physically (none socially) to transport you to a wonderland of high-end audio toys. For one weekend a year, the Chicago area showroom gathers up its roots and re-plants itself large at Axpona. Often taking up an entire floor of the show tower, this year Mick Survance and his crew set up shop at the proper nexus of the audio show traffic.

Given enough time in any industry, navigating the metaphorical road that is predictable success becomes intuition.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: Quintessence Audio Rocks the House

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve been a fan of Audio Research for a while.  It started back around 1990 with a trip to Lyric Hifi in New York City where I was lucky enough to find the legendary Mike Kay.  We got along very well and he was determined to show me what high end audio could do.  We wound up listening to his Infinity IRS V setup but wound up in a more affordable room with Magnepan IIIa speakers and Audio Research gear.  I bought the IIIas but could not yet swing the ARC gear.  … Read the full article

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Pioneering speaker designer David Wilson dies

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

David Wilson may not have invented the high-end speaker, but his designs did much to define the category.

Wilson’s Watt/Puppy, which began as a one-off project to help Wilson better monitor live recordings, became one of the most popular — and imitated — speakers in the hi-fi industry. Wilson went from a hobbyist tinkering in his garage to the owner of a Provo, Utah-based company, Wilson Audio Specialties, that today employs 50 people and sells a full line of speakers worldwide.… Read the full article

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Precision in Provo: Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic

By | May 28th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

Uh oh.  Something was really off.

The Velvet Fog’s voice was all over the place.  The sibilance was nasty.

Next I know, I am standing next to a finely made miniature metal hand crank.  Dave Wilson is telling me, “okay, now we need to go from 24mm to 27.5mm”.  I slowly and carefully turn the crank in a circle clock-wise until a very fine calibration hash mark moves between 27 and 28.

I go back to the listening chair.  Dave cues up the Mel Torme track again.… Read the full article

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