What Is Accuracy? And Why Audiophiles Love Jazz So Much | The Occasional Podcast

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Season 6 of Part-Time Audiophile‘s The Occasional Podcast is in full swing. Episode 1 sees the reunion of two of our favorite production-people-turned-audiophile with Grover Neville and Dave McNair. What started as a text discussion in an online chat needed much more room to breathe in the real world, so we invited the duo onto the show to blow out this idea of reference systems vs those with more colorizations in audio playback plus the burning question on everyones mind: Why do audiophiles like jazz so much?

The conversation ended up as a real audio exploration, taking many paths that give insight to that surprisingly separated divide between music production and music reproduction. It is a must listen for anyone who wants to know more about how things are made, prioritized and categorized before the electrons hit the hifi speakers.

The Occasional Podcast is opening the doors on Season 6 with this week’s conversation of What Is Accuracy and Why Audiophiles Love Jazz but don’t miss last season’s finale TOP’s Best Of Season 5 Awards Plus A Visit to Van Halen’s 5150 Studios or our revisited interview with the late legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, and the interview with digital audio designer Mike Moffat from the season 5 opener. Also available for download is last season’s interviews with Heinz Lichtenegger, president of Pro-Ject. You can also check out Budgeting – From Entry Level To High EndGetting Started With Vinyl Playback, The Occasional Beginner’s Guide To Digital Audio and our take on the “Loudness Wars” which has been a highlight for the season. Season three had interviews with such audio legends as Jeff JosephBill Dudleston, Nelson Pass and even Rob Watts.

If you would like more from engineer Dave McNair, you can hear also him exploring all things Mastering and explaining The Loudness Wars, and if you haven’t checked out our beginners guide to reel-to-reel playback, it’s definitely worth a listen.

You can stream the newest episode direct from the embed below or subscribe to The Occasional Podcast on your favorite podcast platform including iTunesAndroidGoogle, Deezer, SpotifyiHeartRadio and more.

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Brian Hunter is the host of The Occasional Podcast by Part-Time Audiophile and the founder of Audio-Head.com.


  1. Is it “PTO” or “TOP”?
    I’ve seen “TOP” twice in 52 minutes of reading.
    I’m confused.
    Is it just me?
    Typo’s erode credibility.

    • It’s just you Hoyt. TOP stands for The Occasional Podcast. PTO stands for Paid Time Off. Confusing, I know. At least we still have our credibility. 🙂

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