WordPress just told me that I have posted 250 times into this blog.

Wow. That’s a lot of words.

Well, here’s a few more. I was contacted late last week by Jeff Dorgay, the publisher for TONEAudio Magazine. For those of you sleeping under rocks (which begs the question of how you’re actually reading this, but never mind), TONE is a monthly online magazine that has a uniquely broad approach to the world of the audiophile, but still has a heavy emphasis on the gear and the music we run through it all. All in all, it’s one of my favorite magazines, and it’s been a lot of fun to download and read through every month (and that’s not even sucking up). If you’ve never checked it out, there’s a lot in there! Articles on speakers and amps, sure, but also discussions of food and wine, photography gear and cars. Oh yeah. And the icing on the cake is that TONE has, easily, the best and most honest commentary on music that you’d actually want to listen to that I’ve ever seen in any audiophile magazine.

Did that last bit throw you? Well, it should. I can’t tell you how many seriously boring records I’ve bought this year on the recommendation of various so-called experts. James Blake? Seriously? Ugh. Anyway, check out Issue 43 for the most insane coverage of an entire year’s worth of great — and real — music.

So, yeah, TONE does it all. Well, almost. Okay, one of the things TONE doesn’t do very much of is cover audio shows. That is, until now. Wait for it … Yep, that’s right, I’m going mainstream!

I’ll be covering the New York Audio Show (April 13-15th) for TONEAudio. Woohoo! I can’t tell you how pumped up I am about this. My wife, too, is all impressed and that’s fun. Of course, she grew up a huge fan of Rolling Stone and Almost Famous is one of her favorite movies. Seeing “Ben Fong-Torres” on the TONEAudio masthead was enough to make her swoon. Yeah, a little troubling, I know, but now all I have to say to her is “Ben-Fong-Torres” (which is a lot of fun to say really fast) and she starts giggling. Priceless.

So! Yes, I’ll be doing my level best to get to as many rooms as I can, shoot them up, make sure I label all my pics, ask as many questions as I’m permitted, attempt to write the answers down and not lose track of my notes. It’ll be a blast — hope to see you there!

For those of you wondering, here’s another “yes” — Part Time Audiophile, the blog, will continue on here. I really like blogging about audiophile “stuff”, so I’ll still be diligently plugging away in my own little corner of the Internets. Show reports, however, will change — stay tuned on how that’s all going to work out.

Anyway, I’m terrifically excited to join the TONEAudio team and I really look forward to seeing how that all works out. Wish me luck!

About Scot Hull 1063 Articles
Scot started all this back in 2009. He is currently the Publisher here at PTA, the Publisher at The Occasional Magazine, and the Executive Producer at The Occasional Podcast. There are way too many words about him over on the Contributors page.


    • LMFAO. That would be pretty funny, though I doubt he even remembers bitch slapping me. 😛

  1. I would love to see an extensive comparison for the Redwine Audio Signature 15 to the Audiosector Integrated. If you have some minimonitors around to try them on, or at least something with sensitivity in the mid-80s dbw, that would be great. Just found your site, and I’m really enjoying it. Good writing skills and no haute attitude. Also, a real passion for music, and an appreciation for real world priced innovative/quality equipment. Very much appreciated,

  2. Congrats. Toneaudio is by far my favorite audio magazine. I subscribe to it on my ipad via Zinio. Jeff Dorgay is the man. The audio yoda and guru on gear and music. I look forward to reading your show coverage in TONE! Darrin

  3. Congratulations!. I’m not the least bit surprised given the extensive write-up you did for the 2011 RMAF.

  4. Congratulations! I haven’t read all 250 posts but I find your writing to be as descriptive and informative as anyone on what you do write about.
    TONE is lucky to have you.

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