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Our hifi-centric show, The Occasional Podcast takes aim at British hi-fi once again this week with an interview with Naim Audio. Adding to the exploration of this sub-genre of audiophile products, this interview is actually part three of a series that starts with What Is British Hifi? and A History Of The LS3/5a.

Marc and Brian sit down with Naim’s Technical Director Of Electronics, Steve Sells for an informative romp through the company’s history. This includes Steve’s in-depth thoughts on the audio culture in general, but also specifics in design and talk of the impact of iconic products the company has produced over the years.

The Occasional Podcast is hitting their stride mid season 6 with the Naim Interview, with last week’s Products Of The Season Awards and earlier episodes like A Beginners Guide To Wireless HiFiHow Records Are Made plus A Guide To Tube Amplifiers and our season opener 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. Season three had interviews with such audio legends as Jeff JosephBill Dudleston, Nelson Pass and even Rob Watts.

If you would like more from PTA staff writer and 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 Naim Interview 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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  1. CD is not going away. Most audiophiles have alot of CDs and great values are there for new CDs, whereas vinyl is for fat cats who dont mind spending 50 bucks or more for a a record. No mass market, affordable LPs are made anymore. Streaming is subscribing- a really lousy concept and the format is also hurting the artists.

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