Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best Of Show | The Occasional Podcast

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As part of our ongoing show coverage, PTA Editor-in-chief, Marc Phillips sat down with Brian Hunter for this week’s season premier of our audio-centric show, The Occasional Podcast.

Marc provides his best of show nominees for Pacific Audio Fest 2022, and gives the lowdown from his impressions of the newest audio show to grace the west coast. After a few delays due to the pandemic, the Seattle-based high end event finally made its debut. How were the sounds? Who did it best? Did Marc’s room finally have AC? Hit the embed at the bottom of the page to find out.

The Occasional Podcast has launched into it’s 8th season with our coverage of Pacific Audio Fest 2022,  but you can also check out interview with turntable reviewer Michael Fremer and 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 plus How Records Are Made, 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 about Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best Of Show 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. It is no secret, that the new ingrediend that is game changing for VS sound is Lampizator Horizon DAC. The first time ever they decided to take the plunge.

    • Hi Guys,

      Good podcast!

      Just thought you might want to clarify something, given the international audience likely listening.

      You were talking about the price of the Joseph Audio Pulsars going up. Brian (I think?) remembered it as being $9,000 a few years ago.

      Was that American or Canadian dollars?

      Executive Stereo is a Canadian store so their MSRP of $13,650 is normally going to be well higher than a US price, with the exchange rate. (As a Canadian I’m always made painfully aware of this).

      It would be good to clear that up as the price difference may be due more to the US/CAD exchange rate vs Joseph having raised the price significantly, and maybe some US listeners got the wrong idea about the price.


      • Since Brian Hunter and I are both from the US, we’re probably talking US dollars. In the magazine, we try to specify USD or euros whenever we can. The only time I’ve mentioned Canadian dollars is if it’s a product that is available in Canada and not the US, or if I’m visiting Canada.

        During this period of inflation, it’s best if we don’t get wrapped up in MSRPs right now. Almost every high-end audio company had had to raise their prices significantly in the last year, and it’s almost impossible for us to keep track. Don’t use us, or any other website or magazine, as a resource for pricing right now–contact your nearest dealer for the most up-to-date info.

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