Author Archives: Part-Time Audiophile

AXPONA 2016: Volti, Triode, BorderPatrol produce high-voltage sound

John’s Take Before I started hanging around with the motley crew that makes up the Part-Time Audiophile staff, I hadn’t heard much about Volti Audio. But it seemed evening conversations at many shows ultimately led to one or another of the team raving about the company’s loudspeakers. I finally got the chance for an extended demo of my own on

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The Vinyl Grouch’s RSD Special! New from Larry Young and Bill Evans

By Ken Micallef Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings   Perhaps the paramount track on Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings  (available here) is a 13-minutes-plus version of Wayne Shorter’s “Black Nile.” As heard on Shorter’s brilliant Night Dreamer LP, the original recording is a streamlined brew of dream-like, nocturnal fury, with trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist McCoy Tyner,

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Music Matters 11: Rega

by Mohammed Samji Definitive Audio in Seattle, WA. Rega Nice to see a room with great sound combined with a humbler price. The complete Rega system came in under $10,000, about the cost of some individual cables in other rooms! Most folks are familiar with the turntables, but Rega in fact makes every piece of gear you would expect in

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Music Matters 11: Linn

by Mohammed Samji Definitive Audio in Seattle, WA. Linn I love when audiophiles place their prized audio gear in a shared space, somewhere that music can be experienced by everyone in the family. The challenge with shared spaces is…space. The crux of the Linn room was to demonstrate you can have great sound, even when your family needs to have

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