By Dr. Panagiotis Karavitis It is yesterdays news the fact that B&W bought the Canadian Classe’ Audio and since then the two companies work side by side, trying to create the perfect speaker- electronics match. […]
I’ve been hearing about this combo all weekend, and I’ll say it now, the hype totally undershot the awesomeness of the Woo Audio 234 monos driving the big Abyss headphones. Effortless, airy, thunderous and altogether […]
Wilson Audio’s very impressive Alexia loudspeakers ($48,500/pair) fronted a seriously top-shelf system. Here’s that lineup: Spiral Groove SG1.1 with the Centroid arm ($31,000) Lyra’s new Etna cartridge ($6995), a medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance moving […]
Not what I’d consider a classic pairing, but if you’re the kind that dismisses either brand out of hand, you’ve either never heard their latest or you have serious bias issues. An impressive demo! From […]
Sony is making a big play in the high-resolution audio space, leveraging both their expertise and deep background with SACD and the huge library of high-res music files along with their penchant for sweet electronics. […]
First ever group shot: Michael Mercer, Brian Hunter, Mal Kenny and Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney ready to hit the streets halls for Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
Got dragged over to the Auralic demo in CanJam, for a chance to listen to the new Gemini 2000 “headphone dock”. Auralic essentially replaced the base on a Klutz Dedign stand with a dedicated head-amp/DAC. […]
Schiit Audio has two new offerings, on wildly opposing sides of the price spectrum. Say hello to Vali, a tube hybrid head-amp for $119.
Found Light Harmonic‘s Gavin Fish showing off the Geek, a tiny computer-based double-DSD-capable DAC! Still pre-production, but Gavin is pretty psyched. The crowd-sourcing approach has netted them thousands of sales — and there’s still more […]
So, what’s new at RMAF this year? Turns out, a lot. You ready? Well, buckle up. Heres’ the (admittedly) partial list.
This show is the Mega Mother of the Regionals, and now, the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest is celebrating its 10th annual extravaganza. On tap, there will be 5,285 rooms and one BAZILLION vendors all jammed […]
— by William Caraher In my first post for Part-Time Audiophile, I mused about the relationship between hi-fi and reality, and concluded that anything that encourages us to reflect on the meaning of reality has […]
It’s a fact, good whiskey is expensive. My beloved single malt scotch is even more so. In fact, it’s absurdly expensive. As in, violating the Julia Rule expensive. The question of why scotch is so expensive is […]