This week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast features Scot, Marc and Brian breaking down all the good information from our annual Buyer’s Guide that was just unleashed into the wild this weekend. Also on the show, Anthony Chiarella of Specialty Sound & Vision who worked at Crazy Eddie’s electronics chain from 77-81.
As a follow up to our S8E5 Halloween special where we did a deep dive into the antics of the east coast retail chain Crazy Eddie’s, Anthony shares his first-hand experience working on the sales floor at the hifi shop. His conversation offers up another look at the retailer’s operations and what it was really like working at this popular shop in the greater tri-state area.
The Occasional Podcast has launched into it’s 8th season with our hifi Buyer’s Guide Special but you can still check out our interview with Zu Audio and FLAX 2023, and our coverage of Capital Audiofest 2022, our Halloween Special and our interview with turntable reviewer Michael Fremer plus 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 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.
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SCHIITdotCOM – Audio Components Designed & Built in California & Texas, Starting At $49
ZUAUDIOdotCOM – Any music, amp or room, there’s a Zu for You
WHARFEDALEUSAdotCOM – Legendary British Sound – Elevated
VONSCHWEIKERTAUDIOdotCOM – VSA Loudspeakers