Author Archives: Part-Time Audiophile

The Far Corners: The Skin Effect and Albania’s Organike Cables

By Modest I. Predlozheniye I love visiting the Albanian coast in early summer. From the alluring scent of tangerines and olive oil that permeates the islands of Ksamil to the sounds of the Gheg and Tosk dialects bouncing across the narrow alleyways and streets of Tirana, this beautiful Balkan country always reminds me of my childhood when my father would

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Review: J2, SIT-1, and F7 First Watt amplifiers by Nelson Pass

by John Richardson A Clutch of Amplifiers Let’s start this review with a little chat about First Watt and its founder, Nelson Pass. As experienced audiophiles, I’m assuming we all are at least somewhat familiar with Mr. Pass and his work. He’s the chief dude that started companies such as Threshold and later, under his own shingle, at Pass Labs.

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