The Occasional Magazine Volume #6

This is our sixth issue! With from Pass and McIntosh, VAC and Sumiko, ZYX and Living Voice, Bryston and Acoustical Systems. There’s also a musical trip to Venice, Omega’s classic followup to the Moonwatch, several glasses of Montepulciano, a rare smoke from Cohiba, major wood from Fern & Roby, and our friend Modest develops a taste for cryo.

Download here: The Occasional Magazine Volume 6.

2019 Buyer’s Guide

It’s that time of year and the Part-Time Audiophile team has voted. This is our Best Of list for 2019, our Editors’ Choice.

If you’re looking for our list of “the best” audio gear — loudspeakers, CD players, amplifiers, turntables, cartridges, preamplifiers, DACs and more — this is it.

And this year, we added some “Stocking Stuffers”, just for the holidays.

Download here: Occasional 2019 Buyer’s Guide.

Issue #5, Summer 2019

In our Fifth Issue, the team explores the universe! We have the Emma EVO from EgglestonWorks, the SL-1200G from Technics, the Triton Reference from GoldenEar, and the LX-380 from Luxman. We have $100 cigars, Oregonian wine, the AudioQuest DragonFly and NightOwl, Barbirolli and Mahler’s 9th, and visits to Charney Audio, Fern & Roby, the Galaxy’s Edge, and Barcelona!

Download here: The Occasional Summer 2019.

Issue #4, Spring 2019

Our Fourth Issue is out! In this issue, Marc Phillips steps into the shoes of Managing Editor! In this issue, gear reviews: Trenner & Friedl ARt monitors, Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition, Parasound Halo Hint 6, Simaudio 390, and the Dragon Inspire IHA-1 + Focal Clear Headphones + Moon Audio Silver Dragon cable. Also in this issue, the glories of rioja, selvedge denim, Eric Dolphy, and Furnace Records!

Download here: The Occasional Spring 2019.

2018 Buyer’s Guide

The Part-Time Audiophile editors have voted. This is the Editors’ Choice for 2018.

If you’re looking for our list of “the best” — CD players, amplifiers, turntables, cartridges, preamplifiers, DACs and more — this is it.

Download here: The Occasional 2018 Editors’ Choice & Buyer’s Guide.

Issue #3, Spring/Summer 2018

Our third issue is here!

Download here: Occasional-Spring/Summer-2018.

Issue #2, Winter 2018

Our second issue is here!

Download here: Occasional-Winter-2018.

Issue #1, Fall 2017

Looking for the Inaugural Edition of The Occasional? It’s here!

Download here: Occasional-Fall-2017.