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CAF 2018: MoFi, Tenacious Sound and a Whole Lotta Real Estate

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

Tenacious Sound, one of my old dealers out of Syracuse, New York, has been busy expanding over the last couple of years–owner Shayne Tenace has moved his base of operation into Augusta, Georgia and has just purchased a store in Jacksonville, Florida. Shayne teamed with industry stalwarts such as Jonathan Derda from MoFi and Lenny Mayeux from Audience to make a big presence at the 2018 Cap[ital Audiofest. Tenacious Sound had a total of eight systems set up in four separate rooms, covering nearly all price points.… Read the full article

AXPONA 2018: Best of The Show, Wrap-Up, and Why I am an Audiophile

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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(From most high to least high) David Solomon, Steve Guttenberg, Eric Franklin Shook

Audio shows are more than new gear releases and demonstrations to me. They are a chance to connect with the strange personalities that embody what it means to be an eccentric. Sometimes our interests can be socially unfortunate, but it’s during these few moments of the year at audio shows where we audiophiles can feel normal in our priorities, lusts, and musical tastes.

AXPONA 2018 proved to be our largest display of geekdom yet.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: Wolf Audio Systems ends the hunt for better media control

By | May 6th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Sadurni Acoustics, BAT, Stillpoints, Wolf Audio Systems, Audience Cables

Big horns, big sound, and a superb digital playback source that had many clamoring for their wallets. The long-term future of digital playback may be upon us with Wolf Audio Systems newest two box, do-it-all digital source.

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Joe Parvey of Wolf Audio Systems was having a very busy weekend at AXPONA 2018. His debut of the Red Wolf 2 was popular enough, but also Joe was coming to the rescue for other exhibitors at the show, but more on that later.Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: The MUST SEE Rooms of Day Two

By | April 15th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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AXPONA 2018 Coverage brought to you by Zesto Audio

There are over 160 rooms and exhibits here at Axpona. Making this event the largest audio show in North America. For some this can be overwhelming and cause a bit of anxiety. But have no fear, the Part-Time Audiophile Dream Team of journalists, personalities, and humorists are ready to be your guide.

Here are some surefire rooms to get you started and off on the right foot.

HHR Exotic Speakers are single driver full-range audio speakers and components based upon the Walsh Principal.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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Capital Audiofest 2017: Tenacious Sound, exhibits with tenacity

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“Trusting your ears can save you a lot of money.” That’s my version of an old audiophile chestnut. Today this philosophy was proven true by Shayne Tenace of Tenacious Sound. One of the best showcases at Capital Audiofest was a trio of Shayne’s rooms featuring varying levels of refinement and cost. The two rooms of lesser prerequisite financial means were directly in my crosshairs.

Imagine just three components; an Naim All-in-One (streamer/DAC/amp), a pair of TAD bookshelf monitors, and some seriously divine Black Cat cables.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2016 Preview: Getting High on Hi-Fi in the Rockies

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

rmaf-2016-200x200Stereo nutjobs have one last opportunity this year to binge out on more than 150 systems gathered under one roof. Yes, it’s time to head to Denver for the venerable Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.

The high-end equipment orgy, now in its 13th year, runs Oct. 7-9 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. More than 400 exhibitors are expected, and they’ll be bringing gear ranging from budget models to borderline-insane assaults on the state of the art.

For quite a while, RMAF was the two-channel enthusiast’s primary major alternative to the increasingly video-, communications- and gadget-focused Consumer Electronics Show.… Read the full article

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