Editor and Creative Director Rafe Arnott to depart Part-Time Audiophile

Will assume leadership of InnerFidelity and AudioStream

For Immediate Release

Frederick, Maryland. May 16th, 2018.

Today, we are sad to announce the departure of Rafe Arnott, our esteemed Editor and Creative Director for  The Occasional Magazine and Part-Time Audiophile.

It’s been three years since Rafe joined the team at Part-Time Audiophile. Almost three years to the day, in fact, since he launched his debut covering an audio show in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. We immediately recognized that his unique style and visual daring were unmatched in today’s high-end, gifts that he used to revolutionize Part-Time Audiophile’s look and helped rocket us through a period of explosive growth. But above all that, and far more importantly, Rafe became a friend.

Our friend will be moving on to join the new team at AVTech Media Ltd (UK), where he will assume the role of Editor of InnerFidelity and AudioStream. They are very lucky to have him. We will certainly miss Rafe’s aesthetic sense and his deft hand with a camera. But we will not miss his magnificent beard. That is staying here. We take some comfort in that.

The Part-Time Audiophile mission, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilization, to boldly go where no one has gone before, remains unaltered. To that end, The Occasional Magazinewill continue, alongside our Occasional Podcast and Occasional Newsletter – and you can continue to expect a couple of other surprises as well.

Part-Time Audiophile has been a diverse and eclectic confederation of destinations serving the high-end audio community for the last 10 years, with presences on the web, in print, in podcast, in video, and in newsletter. You can find us right here at http://parttimeaudiophile.com.


  1. I’m sad to see Rafe go but look forward to his contributions and success at Inner Fidelity and AudioStream. Best wishes, Rafe!!

  2. Nice compliment to PTA, as his work here must have contributed to his new position!

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