The Occasional Podcast

Brian Hunter

Join us in an audio-centric exploration of high fidelity listening. Gear talk, recommendations, interviews and plenty of interesting insights into high-end and personal audio, manufacturing and the people that make up the pastime.

All Episodes

Everything you ever wanted to know about the BBC's LS3/5a loudspeaker. As a follow up to our podcast "What Is British HiFi?" Marc and Brian interview Jerry Bloomfield of Falcon Acoustics. Jerry has a vast history with the LS3/5a including its implementation, research, construction and original design goals dating back to its inception back in 1975. Licensed by the BBC to manufacturers, the LS3/5a has stood the test of time and proven to be one of the cornerstones of high fidelity's (and especially brit-fi) history. S6E7 Sponsors: MUSICALSURROUNDINGSdotCOM - World-Class Analog Equipment SVSOUNDdotCOM– Join the Sound R|Evolution. SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California & Texas, Starting At $49 WHARFEDALEUSAdotCOM - Legendary British Sound – Elevated

Dec 5

53 min 30 sec

A beginner's guide to wireless audio - tips, tricks and high fidelity options. Audio with little-to-no wires is a growing category, even among audiophiles. While some connections like bluetooth are lossy, there are an increasingly large amount of applications where wireless technologies make the pleasure of listening to music just that much more convenient. In this episode, we sit down with Nick Brown and Smith Freeman from SVS and revisit all the latest ins, outs and round abouts of wireless listening. This includes (but not limited to) the newest protocols, product categories, streaming, how to, tips, wifi, bluetooth, setup, troubleshooting and more.  S6E6 Sponsors: MUSICALSURROUNDINGSdotCOM - World-Class Analog Equipment PURISTAUDIODESIGNdotCOM - Let Us Connect You To The Music! SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California & Texas, Starting At $49 WHARFEDALEUSAdotCOM - Legendary British Sound – Elevated

Nov 9

54 min 27 sec

Interview with Axel Grell - the designer of legendary headphones from Sennheiser, including the HD 600/650, HD 800 and Orpheus headphone system. Axel sits down with us to chat about all things headphones, including the direction they are going, his experience designing the sound for some of personal audio's biggest audiophile headphones, and the founding of his new headphone company Grell. S6E5 Sponsors: MUSICALSURROUNDINGSdotCOM - World-Class Analog Equipment SVSOUNDdotCOM– Join the Sound R|Evolution. SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California & Texas, Starting At $49 WHARFEDALEUSAdotCOM - Legendary British Sound – Elevated

Oct 25

49 min 11 sec

How vinyl records are mastered and produced. Vinyl pressings are a complicated thing to create. It is a much more intricate process compared the simplicity of the digital copy that has come to dominate the market (although digital resolution and streaming have their own unique set of variables as well). In this episode mastering engineer Dave McNair helps us decode the steps from the source tape (or digital master) to the final pressed vinyl record.  S6E4 Sponsors: MUSICALSURROUNDINGSdotCOM - World-Class Analog Equipment PURISTAUDIODESIGNdotCOM - Let Us Connect You To The Music! SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California & Texas, Starting At $49 WHARFEDALEUSAdotCOM - Legendary British Sound – Elevated

Oct 13

46 min 2 sec

Tube amplifiers, tube topologies explained! This episode is our guide to tube amplifiers, and features deep dive interviews with Gary Dews of Border Patrol Audio Electronics and Mark Schneider of Linear Tube Audio. SET, Pentode, OTL, Push-Pull? The designs of tube amplifiers in hifi is a rich as their love for three letter acronyms. Join us for a thorough exploration of all the different ways to derive power from a glass tube.  S6E3 Sponsors: MUSICALSURROUNDINGSdotCOM - World-Class Analog Equipment PURISTAUDIODESIGNdotCOM - Let Us Connect You To The Music! SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California & Texas, Starting At $49 WHARFEDALEUSAdotCOM - Legendary British Sound – Elevated

Sep 29

39 min 22 sec

How are meta materials being used in audio? Plus, we talk about if/how expensive cables can make a difference in audio systems. Dan Clark of Dan Clark Audio joins us to discuss and explain meta materials use in hifi. Dan recently launched a new headphone called the DCA Stealth that is the first to incorporate the rising technology in a personal audio setting. The PTA staff comes together to chat about the ever evolving discussion around the value and use case of expensive cables, and audio cables in general. Guests include Marc Phillips, Scot Hull, Grover Neville and Dave McNair from PTA editorial. S6E2 Sponsors: MUSICALSURROUNDINGSdotCOM - World-Class Analog Equipment PURISTAUDIODESIGNdotCOM - Let Us Connect You To The Music! SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California & Texas, Starting At $49 WHARFEDALEUSAdotCOM - Legendary British Sound – Elevated  

Sep 8

1 hr 28 min

An audiophile conversation though the lens of production. Mastering engineer Dave McNair and producer Grover Neville cover off on a variety of subjects including clean and musical systems vs colorations, discussions on the idea of detail, what is accuracy and how Jazz music makes it easy to uphold audiophile pursuits in production.  S6E1 Sponsors: MUSICALSURROUNDINGSdotCOM - World-Class Analog Equipment PURISTAUDIODESIGNdotCOM - Let Us Connect You To The Music! SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California & Texas, Starting At $49 WHARFEDALEUSAdotCOM - Legendary British Sound – Elevated

Aug 16

52 min 57 sec

Our favorite picks for audio products from the past 6 months! PLUS Co-Host Bryan Beasley and Brian Hunter recap their visit to the legendary Van Halen 5150 recording studios. Special thanks to PartTimeAudiphile Editor-In-Chief Marc Phillips for his help with nominations for TOP's Products Of The Season.  S5E10 Sponsors: NAIMAUDIOdotCOM– British Hi-Fi Specialist SCHIITdotCOM – Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience

Jun 7

56 min 55 sec

What is British HiFi? We explore this somewhat vague topic with the help of Rob Watts, Andrew Jones, Mike Moffat and Johan Coorg. Is it a sound? A frequency response? A specific market? Special thanks to PartTimeAudiphile editor Marc Phillips for co-hosting duties.  S5E9 Sponsors: NAIMAUDIOdotCOM– British Hi-Fi Specialist SCHIITdotCOM – Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 BRYSTONdotCOM - Taking Power To the Next Level  

May 19

41 min 4 sec

An interview with the legendary music engineer and producer Al Schmitt. The sad news hit early Tuesday morning, music engineer and producer Al Schmitt had passed away at at 91. I got a chance to sit down with the music legend to chat about his legacy and upcoming book just a few years ago. I was recording interviews for Stereophile's Audiostream Podcast at the time, and Al was equal parts gracious and entertaining during the nearly three hours we spent together talking about his expansive, full life. His work in the music industry spans so many years, and he had so many fun and crazy stories to tell from his professional experience with the likes of Sam Cook, Todo, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney and more. 23 grammies worth, to be exact. I've revisited the entire interview on this week's Occasional Podcast to help give a small glimpse at the man who spent almost his entire life dedicated to making music sound better. S5E8 Sponsors: FOCALdotCOM – French Hi-Fi Global Leader BRYSTONdotCOM - Taking Power To the Next Level SCHIITdotCOM – Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49

Apr 28

1 hr 39 min

Interview with Andrew Jones of ELAC and Pioneer fame. Andrew is a legendary speaker designer that has worked for KEF, TAD and more. He returns to the show to talk about the latest in speaker designs including his thoughts on meta material, deep bass from small enclosures and how the recent pandemic has affected the hifi industry.  S5E7 Sponsors: FOCALdotCOM– French Hi-Fi Global Leader SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 ZUAUDIOdotCOM - A Revolution in American Hi-Fi

Apr 19

1 hr 28 min

Everything you ever wanted to know about subwoofers and two channel listening. In this episode we dive deeper than we have ever dove before, straight into a subwoofer. SVS Director of Technology, Ed Mullen helps us unroot all the helpful tidbits for getting the best, and most seamless listening experience with subs. This includes basics, room placement, how to connect, tips, advice and even setup options for both stereo and home theater rigs. One of our most in-depth and informative podcasts to date.  S5E6 Sponsors: FOCALdotCOM– French Hi-Fi Global Leader SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 INNOUSdotCOM - Listen From Within

Apr 6

57 min 57 sec

Everything you ever wanted to know about music servers for two channel listening. Interview with Nuno Vitorino from Innuos. A deep dive into music servers and their role in a high fidelity playback system. What to look for, where to get started, what are high priority design elements... and all the reasons why everything makes a difference - even music servers. S5E5 Sponsors: FOCALdotCOM– French Hi-Fi Global Leader SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 ZUAUDIOdotCOM - A Revolution in American Hi-Fi  

Mar 22

1 hr 1 min

Integrated Amplifiers and Two Way Loudspeakers, a match made in heaven. In this episode we discuss all the lovely benefits (and some of the potential drawbacks) of two of high fidelity audio's most beloved compact options for home playback. Whether you have limited space or just love the sound of a simple crossover design, this interview with PartTimeAudiophile's Marc Phillips draws from his deep pool of knowledge (and love) for the highly utilized sub genre of audiophilia.  S5E4 Sponsors: FOCALdotCOM– French Hi-Fi Global Leader SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 INNOUSdotCOM - Listen From Within

Mar 8

50 min 47 sec

Interview with Rich Grado of Grado Labs. The Brooklyn-based Grado has been making turntable cartridges and headphones for the better part of a century. Now with the launch of their retail site 4ourears.com and the move into wireless personal audio, the company is making changes to the way they do things - while still keeping true to their long-standing legacy in hifi.  S5E3 Sponsors: FOCALdotCOM– French Hi-Fi Global Leader SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 INNOUSdotCOM - Listen From Within

Feb 22

47 min 37 sec

Everything you ever wanted to know about optimizing your budget for audio gear. Interview with Jonathan Derda of MoFi. On this episode, we cover how much to budget for each product category of audio gear. We provide general guidance on where to spend your money on speakers, amplifiers, sources and more.  S5E2 Sponsors: FOCALdotCOM– French Hi-Fi Global Leader SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 INNOUSdotCOM - Listen From Within

Feb 9

58 min 11 sec

Interview with Co-Founder of Schiit Audio Mike Moffat. The digital brains behind one of entry-level hifi's favorite upstart, Mike Moffat joins the show to talk about his experience creating some of the first DACs on the planet and his second tidal wave of success with Schiit Audio. Special co-host thanks to PartTimeAudiophile publisher Scot Hull. S5E1 Sponsors: NAIMAUDIOdotCOM– British Hi-Fi Specialist SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Designed & Built in California, Starting At $49 INNOUSdotCOM - Listen From Within

Jan 25

56 min 36 sec

Interview with Josh Meredith and Angela Cardas of Cardas Audio. In this episode The PartTimeAudiophile editorial crew drops their picks for the best audio products of 2020. Josh and Angela also help us answer the age old question: Why Do Radio Stations Always Play The Same Songs Over And Over?  S4E10 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience SONUSFABERdotCOM - Artisans of Sound The LSA Group and CorePower - State Of The Art Power At Real World Prices

Dec 2020

50 min 17 sec

Interview with Heinz Lichtenegger of Pro-Ject, an high fidelity audio company internationally known for turntables, electronics and speakers. Started in 1991, Pro-Ject dove into the record player business at a time when the world's focus was on the CD. Now a world-wide brand, the turntable maker supplies both its own products and OEM options for a multitude of companies. Owner and President Heinz Lichtenegger joins us to chat about his passion for great sound, the evolution of the turntable market and continuing affordable options to bring new listeners into the fold. S4E9 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience MCINTOSHLABSdotCOM – Legendary Audio Equipment The LSA Group and CorePower - State Of The Art Power At Real World Prices

Nov 2020

44 min 22 sec

Everything you ever wanted to know about buying a turntable, records, and getting started with high fidelity analog playback. Interview with Jonathan Derda of MoFi. We dig deep in this episode which covers off on a multitude of subjects centered around getting started with vinyl. How much to spend? What is required? How to get the most out of your system? How to improve the sound from your current turntable? Jon leaves no stone unearthed in this beginner's guide to buying vinyl and record players - filled with tips and tricks for analog playback that even a seasoned audiophile will enjoy. S4E8 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience MCINTOSHLABSdotCOM – Legendary Audio Equipment The LSA Group and CorePower - State Of The Art Power At Real World Prices

Oct 2020

48 min 42 sec

Interview with the president of Marantz & Classe Joel Sietsema and Senior Director of Technical Category Management Emmanuel Millot. Very special bonus interview with documentary filmmakers Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone. Kevin and Christopher recently co-directed a film called Vinyl Nation which focuses on the 10 year run of vinyl resurgence and record collecting we now find ourselves in. It's timely and a ton of fun.  S4E7 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience AUDIORESEARCHdotCOM - High Performance Vacuum Tube Electronics Since 1970 The LSA Group and CorePower - State Of The Art Power At Real World Prices

Oct 2020

1 hr 31 min

Interview with Mats Andersen of QLN Audio. Episode 6 explores two-way speaker design in depth with Mats Andersen, designer and owner of QLN Audio and maker of the highly transparent Signature 3 standmount/bookshelf style speaker. Mats pulls from his deep well of knowledge to chat about 2-way vs 3-way design, benefits, challenges and learnings on the subject. Also, the best audio products of 2020 so far. Special thanks to Rafe Arnott from RESISTORMAGdotCOM for his contribution to this week's episode. S4E6 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience SONUSFABERdotCOM - Artisans of Sound The LSA Group and CorePower - State Of The Art Power At Real World Prices

Sep 2020

34 min 33 sec

Everything you ever wanted to know about digital audio. In episode 5 of season 4, we explore the great digital landscape with Alex Brinkman of Auralic Audio. Together we tackle all the hurdles of getting into digital audio, exploring the options and creating a high fidelity, high resolution playback system that is right for you. There is a lot that we cover, so get out your notepad.  S4E5 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience SONUSFABERdotCOM - Artisans of Sound The LSA Group and CorePower - State Of The Art Power At Real World Prices

Aug 2020

36 min 38 sec

An interview with Jeremy Bryan of MBL North America. MBL offers some of the most exotic speaker designs on the market. More than merely a driver in a box, the German company creates electronics and speakers that are as expensive as they are unique. Jeremy takes us through a quick history of the company along with some of the finer details on what makes the bespoke technologies different from other transducers.  S4E4 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience MCINTOSHLABSdotCOM – Legendary Audio Equipment The LSA Group and CorePower - State Of The Art Power At Real World Prices

Aug 2020

40 min 30 sec

The Loudness Wars. Special guest mastering engineer Dave McNair and Grover Neville help explain the Loudness Wars. How did we get here? Where are we going? Are things getting better, or worse? Dave and Grover give first hand experience to help us better understand the current state of things in regards to dynamic compression and its effects on popular music.  S4E3 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience MCINTOSHLABSdotCOM – Legendary Audio Equipment The LSA Group and CorePower - State Of The Art Power At Real World Prices

Jul 2020

52 min 44 sec

An interview with digital designer Rob Watts of Chord Electronics fame. Rob Watts has seen much success in hifi designing under the British brand Chord. With a long history in the semiconductor industry along with heavy chops in digital audio, Rob is a wealth of information with the sales figures to back it up.  S4E2 Sponsors: QOBUZdotCOM - Authentic Music Experience SONUSFABERdotCOM - Artisans of Sound ZUAUDIOdotCOM - Omen DW Sale, July 1st At Noon  

Jun 2020

44 min 4 sec

A beginner's guide to understanding mastering and a buyer's guide to remastered albums. In this episode we explore the acoustic art of Mastering. What is Mastering? What does it mean when an album is Remastered? Does that make an album worth buying again if I already own it? We dive deep with mastering engineer Dave McNair and Grover Neville to unearth answers to these burning questions and more. Co-Hosted by Bryan Beasley. S4E1 of The Occasional Podcast is sponsored by: DCSLTDdotCOdotUK - Only The Music WELLPLEASEDAVdotCOM - You Can't Please Everyone, So Why Not Please Yourself? AUDIORESEARCHdotCOM - High Performance Vacuum Tube Electronics Since 1970.

May 2020

1 hr 12 min

Interview with Nelson Pass of Pass Labs Part 2. In part two of our series with Nelson Pass we talk about design philosophy and the history of his "other project" company, First Watt. Widely considered one of hifi's leading solid state amplifier designers, Nelson talks about the status of the industry, listening habits and his vantage point into the dynamic hobby of audio listening.  S3E12 of The Occasional Podcast is sponsored by: VAC-AMPSdotCOM - For When Music Matters WELLPLEASEDAVdotCOM - You Can't Please Everyone, So Why Not Please Yourself?

Apr 2020

36 min 44 sec

Interview with Nelson Pass of Pass Labs. In our season closer, we walk down the history of one of audio's most prolific amplifier designers Nelson Pass. This episode includes stories from his early days, design philosophy and early successes in the hifi industry. Part 1 of our two part series with Nelson. S3E11 of The Occasional Podcast is sponsored by: VAC-AMPSdotCOM - For When Music Matters WELLPLEASEDAVdotCOM - You Can't Please Everyone, So Why Not Please Yourself? ZUAUDIOdotCOM - Loudspeakers, Cables and Cartridges.

Mar 2020

38 min 53 sec

Recap and highlights from FLAX 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Brian Hunter is joined by PartTimeAudiophile contributors Marc Phillips and Dave McNair with all the highlights, takeaways and great sounding gear from the relatively new show on the US scene. Bonus intro interview with show organizer Bart Andeer.  S3E10 Sponsored by VAC-AMPSdotCOM - For When Music Matters FLAX 2020 Show Coverage Sponsored by The LSA Group and CorePower.    

Feb 2020

48 min 50 sec

Interview with Sonus Faber President and CEO Jeff Poggi and Brand Manager William Kline. This episode also features all the latest in hifi news including hot items coming out of the recent consumer electronics CES show in Las Vegas. Co-host Bryan Beasley. SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Made In The US, Starting At $49 AXPONAdotCOM - North America's Audio Expo

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Jan 2020

54 min 12 sec

Zach and Bevin Mehrbach from ZMF Headphones get interviewed. Also 2019 year-end roundup of the "best of" audio products according to Bryan and Brian. Special bonus: Two Grown Men Arguing In A YouTube Comments Section. Co-host Bryan Beasley. SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Made In The US, Starting At $49

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Dec 2019

54 min 8 sec

Extended interview with Von Schweikert Audio's Leif Swanson and Damon Von Schweikert. S3E7 kicks off with a full rundown of the new LCD-1 headphone by Audeze and the RAD-0 by Rosson Audio Design. Damon and Leif drop some knowledge on us about what it's like to make high-end speakers, manufacturing in the US and accuracy in listening. Special bonus "Two Grown Men Arguing On Facebook". Co-host Bryan Beasley.  MOON-AUDIOdotCOM - Dragon Audio Cables - Unleash Your Music! AXPONAdotCOM - North America's Audio Expo SCHIITdotCOM - Audio Components Made In The US, Starting At $49.

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Dec 2019

1 hr 22 min

How to get into reel to reel audio, interview with Greg Beron of United Home Audio. Every wonder what it takes to listen to music on your home stereo with reel to reel playback as a source? In this episode we outline all the ups and down, positive and negatives for one of the most analog-ist type of hifi systems. Co-host Bryan Beasley steps in to share his experience with the platform and UHA R2R expert Greg Beron takes us all the way down the rabbit hole with his high-end, end-game gear. SCHIITdotCOM – Audio components made in the US, starting at $49.

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Nov 2019

48 min 3 sec

Recap and highlights from Capital Audiofest 2019 located in DC. ParttimeAudiophile editor Scot Hull is joined by staff writers Marc Phillips and Eric Franklin Shook along with special guests Grover Neville, Dave McNair and Jameson Mourafetis.  S3E5 Sponsored by Schiit Audio - Audio Components Made In The US, Starting At $49. CAF 2019 Show Coverage Sponsored by Verdant Audio and Tenacious Sound 

Nov 2019

50 min 58 sec

Interview with David Solomon and Dan Mackta, the US Qobuz team. This episode also features a bonus introduction: an audiophile's guide to wireless audio listening - along with 5 wireless headphones reviewed and compared. David and Dan take us through the newest stateside high resolution music streaming service that is shaking up the hifi industry. Co-Host Bryan Beasley.  SCHIITdotCOM - Audio components made in the US, starting at $49.  ZUAUDIOdotCOM - Loudspeakers, Cables and Cartridges.

Oct 2019

1 hr 11 min

An in-depth interview with Jeff Joseph of Joseph Audio plus a full rundown and review of the new Beatle's Abbey Road Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition. Co-host Bryan Beasley discusses the sonic intricacies of the newest Beatles reissue along with all the tasty extras sure to tickle the fancy of any lifelong fan. Jeff joins us at AXPONA this year to give a history of the hifi loudspeaker brand Joseph Audio, some of his favorite sonic tastes and what its life growing up on the east coast in the heyday of high fidelity audio.   WELLPLEASEDAVdotCOM - You can't please everyone, so why don't you please yourself?

Oct 2019

1 hr 19 min

Highlights from Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2019. Brian Hunter and PartTimeAudiophile founder Scot Hull break down all the good, bad and crispy from the most recent audio show in Denver, CO. The September show covered some of the best in high end audio as well as headphone/personal audio from the headspace ballroom. RMAF 2019 coverage brought to you by: The LSA Group – The new high-end high-value speaker standard. CorePower – State-of-the-art power at real-world prices.

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Sep 2019

25 min 10 sec

Part-Time Audiophile In our Season 3 opener, legendary amplifier designer Dan D’Agostino discusses his extensive history with high-end audio starting with his successes with Krell all the way to his current namesake brand. 500 pound amplifiers, audio jewelry and giant heatsinks all inhabit the conversation that ranges from design strategies to the day-to-day challenges of chasing better sound. Co-Host Bryan Beasley. US.AstellnKern.com – The Way Music Was Meant to Be Heard The post Dan D’Agostino appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Sep 2019

1 hr 13 min

Part-Time Audiophile Recap and highlights from the High End Audio Show in Munich, Germany. Special interview with T.H.E. Show’s organizers Maurice Jung and Emiko. PartTimeAudiophile editor Scot Hull sits down with us once again to discuss his trip to the world’s largest audio show hosted in Munich. Here he spins his tale in the battle for his passport, taking in all the sounds and dining on his favorite local cuisines. Special co host Bryan Beasley. Munich 2019 coverage brought to you by: The LSA Group – The new high-end high-value speaker standard. CorePower – State-of-the-art power at real-world prices. The post T.H.E. Show Interview & Munich 2019 Highlights appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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May 2019

58 min 34 sec

Part-Time Audiophile Recap and highlights from AXPONA 2019. PartTimeAudiophile founder Scot Hull pops in to talk about what is quickly becoming the “Munich” audio event of North America. Caught up in the tidal wave that is the 2Q show circuit, Scot takes a short breather to discuss AXPONA’s hottest products, best sounding rooms and why every audio event could use a giant room full of storm troopers. AXPONA 2019 coverage brought to you by: The LSA Group – The new high-end high-value speaker standard. CorePower – State-of-the-art power at real-world prices. The post AXPONA 2019 Highlights appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Apr 2019

54 min 20 sec

Part-Time Audiophile Dave and Carol Clark From Positive Feedback Return… this time with more Carol! We catch up with the co-owners of Positive Feedback and the founders of the Los Angeles Audiophile Society on all their fun adventures in the past year. Including (but not limited to): music, mayhem and how to be the coolest Grandma at any given audio show. Co-host Bryan Beasley. AXPONAdotCom – Chicago’s Premier Audio Expo The post Dave And Carol Clark From Positive Feedback Return! appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Apr 2019

1 hr 15 min

Part-Time Audiophile Allen Perkins of Spiral Groove Turntables. Allen dives into his history with one of audio’s most nostalgic playback devices. Designing for others, then designing with his company Spiral Groove, he knows what it takes to make a good, better and absolute best turntable as high fidelity source. Co-host Bryan Beasley. RAVENAUDIOdotCOM – The World Finest Tube Amps, Speakers and Cables.   The post Allen Perkins of Spiral Groove appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Mar 2019

1 hr 10 min

Part-Time Audiophile Christopher Hildebrand of Fern And Roby. Christopher drops some knowledge with a behind-the-scenes look at his manufacturing process, what it means to be a creative, and his role working with audio makers of all types. Co-Host Bryan Beasley. AXPONAdotCom – Chicago’s Premier Audio Expo The post Christopher Hildebrand of Fern and Roby appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Mar 2019

1 hr 9 min

Part-Time Audiophile Bill Dudleston of Legacy Audio. Bill provides an in-depth look into both technical and theoretical perspectives of audio. Followed by long history of designing high end loudspeakers, the man at the helm of Legacy gives us his download on the current state of things, a look back, and the future of audio in general. WELLPLEASEDAVdotCOM – You can’t please everyone, so why don’t you please yourself? The post Bill Dudleston of Legacy Audio appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Feb 2019

1 hr 9 min

Part-Time Audiophile Recap and highlights from Las Vegas CES 2019. An audiophile perspective on the changing landscape of the Consumer Electronics Show from Nevada. All the high end and headphone news from the event including new DACs, streamers and the state of “True Wireless”. SCHIITdotCOM – Audio components made in the USA, starting at $49. The post CES 2019 Highlights appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Jan 2019

32 min 51 sec

Part-Time Audiophile Mat Weisfeld of VPI Industries. Mat sits down with us to chat about his family legacy at the famed audiophile turntable company, what its like to cost out a $30k turntable and his experiences now running the helm in his father’s footsteps. SCHIITdotCOM – Audio components made in the USA, starting at $49. The post Mat Weisfeld of VPI Industries appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Jan 2019

1 hr 8 min

Part-Time Audiophile Garth Powell of AudioQuest. Garth sits down to elaborate on his move from wine country to Orange County, talk noise isolation in power design and key us into his life as an established Jazz drummer. Special co-host Bryan Beasley and Elizabeth Klingele. WELLPLEASEDAVdotCOM – You can’t please everyone, so why don’t you please yourself? The post Garth Powell of AudioQuest appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Nov 2018

1 hr 7 min

Part-Time Audiophile Vinnie Rossi of Red Wine Audio and Vinnie Rossi Audio. Vinnie talks all things “double e”, his take on audiophile forums and why we should strive to be more comfortable with the grey in life. Co-host Bryan Beasley. THEVOICETHATISdotCOM – For the love of music! The post Vinnie Rossi appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Oct 2018

1 hr 19 min

Part-Time Audiophile Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2018 recap and highlights. Co-Host Scot Hull and the rest of the PartTimeAudiophile team throw in their favorites from the Denver audio show, talk bourbon and explain why all the real deals in audio are cut at the hotel bar. SCHIITdotCOM – Audio components made in the USA, starting at $49. The post Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2018 appeared first on Part-Time Audiophile.

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Oct 2018

44 min 24 sec