Ana Mighty Sound, Great Cartridge Maker and Rebuilder | REVIEW

Before I even bring up Ana Mighty Sound (website), let me state that I abhor rebuilt cartridges. They are to me, unholy, defiled, inferior, and more often than not, a far cry from the real thing.   It is like having your Ferrari serviced by the corner garage operation, or your Rolex tempered with by some… Continue reading Ana Mighty Sound, Great Cartridge Maker and Rebuilder | REVIEW

Sound by Singer with Dr Feickert Analogue, My Sonic Lab, Thomas Schick, Stenheim, CH Precision, Solid Steel, Audience | New York 2019

Andy Singer of Sound By Singer, as a longstanding New York City stereo business, is a loyal exhibitor at this show and often has two rooms with high-quality systems.  Certainly, the lineup of equipment brands in this room was top notch!  The Feickert turntable was outfitted with a Schick tonearm and My Sonic Lab Signature… Continue reading Sound by Singer with Dr Feickert Analogue, My Sonic Lab, Thomas Schick, Stenheim, CH Precision, Solid Steel, Audience | New York 2019

Xact Audio, CH Precision, Nordost, Rockport Technologies | RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — This is my first time with a Commonwealth Idler Drive ($19,900 USD) professional turntable. Exactly the story behind it, I don’t know. It’s from Xact Audio of Boise, Idaho and I like it. That’s all that matters. The rest of the system: CH Precision, Nordost, and Rockport Technologies. The Story I really… Continue reading Xact Audio, CH Precision, Nordost, Rockport Technologies | RMAF 2019

Göbel High End, CH Precision, Kronos Audio, Nordost, Bending Wave USA | RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — A stunning collection of sounds from US distributor Bending Wave USA. Bathed in shadow Göbel High End loudspeakers cast only a silhouette, CH Precision electronics offer contrast from the dark, Kronos Audio sits atop-it-all, and Nordost in quiet control of the music. In the end, this listening session becomes a double-blind (or just… Continue reading Göbel High End, CH Precision, Kronos Audio, Nordost, Bending Wave USA | RMAF 2019

Stenheim Loudspeakers, CH Precision, NVS Sound, Linnenberg | RMAF 2019

This the third time this year that I’ve heard CH Precision and Stenheim loudspeakers matched in a system–I’ve already heard this combo at both High End 2019 in Munich and at T.H.E. Show in Long Beach just a few months ago. I’m not sure why I’m so surprised at the musicality of this pairing. CH… Continue reading Stenheim Loudspeakers, CH Precision, NVS Sound, Linnenberg | RMAF 2019

More Rooms from Sunny Components | T.H.E. Show 2019

Sunny Components Inc. made a huge impression on me at T.H.E. Show 2019 with their Stenheim/CH Precision/Technics room. But, as I mentioned before, Sunny’s had four exhibit rooms at the show and each one impressed me in a different way. I’ve visited Sunny Components Inc. in Covina on a couple of occasions–there’s a big central… Continue reading More Rooms from Sunny Components | T.H.E. Show 2019

Sunny Components, CH Precision, Stenheim, AudioQuest and Technics | T.H.E. Show 2019

Sunny Components in Covina was another Southern California dealer at T.H.E. Show 2019 with a dominating presence spread out over several rooms. One system that stood out for me, perhaps over all others, was an awesome metallic beast of a set-up that should have sounded ultra-detailed and analytical but instead won me over with its… Continue reading Sunny Components, CH Precision, Stenheim, AudioQuest and Technics | T.H.E. Show 2019

Saturday’s Highlights | T.H.E. Show 2019

Saturday at T.H.E. Show 2019 in Long Beach was a little more of a blur than Friday–more attendees, more energy and more rooms. Much of my day was dominated by two local Southern California dealers, Sunny Components and Scott Walker Audio. I once did two rooms as an exhibitor, and that was the limit of… Continue reading Saturday’s Highlights | T.H.E. Show 2019

Introducing the Estelon Forza | High End 2019

I still recall the first time I bumped upon Estelon speakers. Among the most outlandish cabinets in the market. They have nothing in common with a typical cabinet, neither as a form nor as materials. The looks are absolutely stunning, the material of that sculpture the cabinet is made from reads “marble based composite”. Not… Continue reading Introducing the Estelon Forza | High End 2019

CH Precision, Goebel and TechDAS | AXPONA 2019

Let’s set the stage for this second show report from Axpona; this show was fantastic and overwhelming at the same time.  Indeed, Part-Time Audiophile had five (!) writers there and I don’t believe any of us felt we had seen everything.  How could we?  It was just one room after another of fine sound.  But… Continue reading CH Precision, Goebel and TechDAS | AXPONA 2019