AXPONA 2022 Preview And An Interview With Linear Tube Audio

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The Occasional Podcast dives deep into tube amplifier technology this week with Mark Schneider of Linear Tube Audio. Mark Adjusts our perspective on the possibilities of modern analog amplification with his latest creations under the flag of LTA, borrowing schematics from amplifier designer David Bering.

Also included in the show is a special preview to some of the products that will be covered at the upcoming AXPONA 2022 in Chicago, IL. Things are heating up with new gear announcements and even more is on the way from the audio show circuit, which has finally started to gain traction again after all the events of the past few years.

The Occasional Podcast is moving fast into Season 7 with Linear Tube Audio, but you can also check out last season’s Anatomy Of An Amplifier and earlier episodes like A Beginners Guide To Wireless HiFiHow Records Are Made plus A Guide To Tube Amplifiers and our season 6 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. 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 episode with Linear Tube Audio 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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