The last two interviews from AXPONA 2022 are being released this week on PTA’s hifi-centric The Occasional Podcast. Brian Hunter and the crew got to catch up with Romain Vet of Focal Naim corporate to see what’s new with the multi-brand company including some new product categories they are expanding.
Also on the show is long-time industry veteran Bes Nievera. In addition to hosting a Jazz show on WDBC 90.9 FM in Chicago, Bes is a brand ambassador for Music Direct and an industry expert in sales and service for over 40 years. On his second appearance on the show, he shares some of this favorite stories, tips and recommendations he has gathered over the years in hifi.
Don’t forget to check out our complete written coverage of AXPONA 2022 and High End Munch for room-to-room impressions and summaries of the massive audio shows that are taking place this spring and summer. We also have a podcast covering all of the best of AXPONA 2022 rooms with principal event writers Marc Phillips and Greg Neville up on the site.
The Occasional Podcast is moving fast into Season 7 with Focal Naim And Bes Nievera and last week’s announcement with Andrew Jones , but you can also check out last season’s Anatomy Of An Amplifier and earlier episodes like A Beginners Guide To Wireless HiFi, How 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 End, Getting Started With Vinyl Playback, The Occasional Beginner’s Guide To Digital Audio. Season three had interviews with such audio legends as Jeff Joseph, Bill 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 Focal Naim and Bes Nievera direct from the embed below or subscribe to The Occasional Podcast on your favorite podcast platform including iTunes, Android, Google, Deezer, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more.
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