Pitch Don’t Even: The Global Quest for a Lowering of the Standard Tuning Pitch

The North Carolina Opera presents Wagner Siegfried Act III, Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC

Forgotten Audiophile History This series explores little-known stories of twentieth century audio technology, sound experiences, and radio chicanery. There are some ideas so compelling that you want to drop everything and take up the cause full-time. The fact that it gives you a reason to drop all that job, house, and spouse baggage is an… Continue reading Pitch Don’t Even: The Global Quest for a Lowering of the Standard Tuning Pitch

Jeff Rowland Design Group Conductor Phono Preamplifier | REVIEW

  Having a Jeff Rowland Design Group product in my reference system reminds me, in a roundabout way, of one of the greatest hi-fi systems I’ve heard. This happened nearly a decade ago, at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. I had just received my Trenner & Friedl ART monitors—yes, I’ve owned these little… Continue reading Jeff Rowland Design Group Conductor Phono Preamplifier | REVIEW

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020 CANCELLED | BREAKING

  DENVER, CO (PTA) — Show organizers sent out a heartfelt announcement this morning regarding Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020, and sadly for the audio show going community the festival of sound for 2020 had to be cancelled. The show organizer’s felt that in the face of these uncertain times, and in order to ensure… Continue reading Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020 CANCELLED | BREAKING

The Rocky Mountain Cannonball | RMAF 2019

A young audiophile’s cross-country-journey to Rocky Mountain Audio Fest The Beginnings of Our Journey So like, the strangest thing happened to me the other day. My phone was making a weird noise, almost as if someone was calling me. For those of you who are unaware, this is a rare occasion. People my age love… Continue reading The Rocky Mountain Cannonball | RMAF 2019

Alex Cuba, Sublime | The Vinyl Anachronist

For the last three weeks I’ve been consumed with writing show reports from the 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, so Alex Cuba and his stunning new album Sublime seems like the perfect segue back into music reviews. This Cuban-born singer, who is now based in British Columbia, has been making albums for quite a while… Continue reading Alex Cuba, Sublime | The Vinyl Anachronist

Eric’s Best-of-Show, RMAF Wrap-Up | RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — All of the media reports I have read indicate that the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest of 2019 was — despite all odds — a smashing success. Eric’s Best-of-Show Exhibits The time required to visit, listen, and cover (photograph and write about) every room at an audio show does not exist. Though I… Continue reading Eric’s Best-of-Show, RMAF Wrap-Up | RMAF 2019

Marc’s RMAF Wrap-Up | RMAF 2019

My RMAF wrap-up for 2019 almost didn’t happen. Many people in the high-end audio industry were concerned with the new venue, the Gaylord Rockies Resort, and the increased expenses for exhibiting at a show held in such a luxurious complex. My own attendance was held up almost until the last minute, as we determined whether… Continue reading Marc’s RMAF Wrap-Up | RMAF 2019

Audio Envy: Possibly The Most Underrated Cable Company in Hi-Fi | RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — This all stems from sitting down with Audio Envy at two different audio shows (T.H.E., CAF), a summer long conversation about cables, and an ear-opening A-to-B demonstration that had to be witnessed by myself and a trusted cohort. The Story It all begins at T.H.E. SHOW 2019 in Long Beach, California where… Continue reading Audio Envy: Possibly The Most Underrated Cable Company in Hi-Fi | RMAF 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

AGD Productions, Sigma Acoustics | RMAF 2019

DENVER (PTA) — In one of many dark rooms at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest of 2019, AGD Productions and Sigma Acoustics brought together small-package-power, and big-package-finesse like few others could. Though dark and moody, the exhibit left me illuminated. The Story New for AGD Productions is the Adante preamplifier. It’s not just a preamplifier,… Continue reading AGD Productions, Sigma Acoustics | RMAF 2019