The Occasional Podcast

The Occasional Podcast

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February 19, 2020 48 min

Recap and highlights from FLAX 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Brian Hunter is joined by PartTimeAudiophile contributors Marc Phillips and Dave McNair with all the highlights, takeaways and great sounding gear from the relatively new show on the US scene. Bonus intro interview with show organizer Bart Andeer. 

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January 23, 2020 54 min

Interview with Sonus Faber President and CEO Jeff Poggi and Brand Manager William Kline. This episode also features all the latest in hifi news including hot items coming out of the recent consumer electronics CES show in Las Vegas. Co-host Bryan Beasley.

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Zach and Bevin Mehrbach from ZMF Headphones get interviewed. Also 2019 year-end roundup of the "best of" audio products according to Bryan and Brian. Special bonus: Two Grown Men Arguing In A YouTube Comments Section. Co-host Bryan Beasley.

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Extended interview with Von Schweikert Audio's Leif Swanson and Damon Von Schweikert. S3E7 kicks off with a full rundown of the new LCD-1 headphone by Audeze and the RAD-0 by Rosson Audio Design. Damon and Leif drop some knowledge on us about what it's like to make high-end speakers, manufacturing in the US and accuracy in listening. Special bonus "Two Grown Men Arguing On Facebook". Co-host Bryan Beasley. 

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How to get into reel to reel audio, interview with Greg Beron of United Home Audio. Every wonder what it takes to listen to music on your home stereo with reel to reel playback as a source? In this episode we outline all the ups and down, positive and negatives for one of the most analog-ist type of hifi systems. Co-host Bryan Beasley steps in to share his experience with the platform and UHA R2R expert Greg Beron takes us all t... Read more

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November 7, 2019 50 min

Recap and highlights from Capital Audiofest 2019 located in DC. ParttimeAudiophile editor Scot Hull is joined by staff writers Marc Phillips and Eric Franklin Shook along with special guests Grover Neville, Dave McNair and Jameson Mourafetis. 

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CAF 2019 Show Coverage Sponsored by Verdant Audio and Tenacious Sound 

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Interview with David Solomon and Dan Mackta, the US Qobuz team. This episode also features a bonus introduction: an audiophile's guide to wireless audio listening - along with 5 wireless headphones reviewed and compared. David and Dan take us through the newest stateside high resolution music streaming service that is shaking up the hifi industry. Co-Host Bryan Beasley. 

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An in-depth interview with Jeff Joseph of Joseph Audio plus a full rundown and review of the new Beatle's Abbey Road Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition. Co-host Bryan Beasley discusses the sonic intricacies of the newest Beatles reissue along with all the tasty extras sure to tickle the fancy of any lifelong fan. Jeff joins us at AXPONA this year to give a history of the hifi loudspeaker brand Joseph Audio, some of his favorit... Read more

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September 25, 2019 25 min

Highlights from Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2019. Brian Hunter and PartTimeAudiophile founder Scot Hull break down all the good, bad and crispy from the most recent audio show in Denver, CO. The September show covered some of the best in high end audio as well as headphone/personal audio from the headspace ballroom. RMAF 2019 coverage brought to you by: The LSA Group – The new high-end high-value speaker standard. CorePower – State... Read more

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September 4, 2019 73 min

Part-Time Audiophile

In our Season 3 opener, legendary amplifier designer Dan D’Agostino discusses his extensive history with high-end audio starting with his successes with Krell all the way to his current namesake brand. 500 pound amplifiers, audio jewelry and giant heatsinks all inhabit the conversation that ranges from design strategies to the day-to-day cha... Read more

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Recap and highlights from the High End Audio Show in Munich, Germany. Special interview with T.H.E. Show’s organizers Maurice Jung and Emiko. PartTimeAudiophile editor Scot Hull sits down with us once again to discuss his trip to the world’s largest audio show hosted in Munich. Here he spins his tale in the battle for his passport, taking in... Read more

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April 24, 2019 54 min

Part-Time Audiophile

Recap and highlights from AXPONA 2019. PartTimeAudiophile founder Scot Hull pops in to talk about what is quickly becoming the “Munich” audio event of North America. Caught up in the tidal wave that is the 2Q show circuit, Scot takes a short breather to discuss AXPONA’s hottest products, best sounding rooms and why every audio event could us... Read more

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Dave and Carol Clark From Positive Feedback Return… this time with more Carol! We catch up with the co-owners of Positive Feedback and the founders of the Los Angeles Audiophile Society on all their fun adventures in the past year. Including (but not limited to): music, mayhem and how to be the coolest Grandma at any given audio show. Co-hos... Read more

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March 29, 2019 70 min

Part-Time Audiophile

Allen Perkins of Spiral Groove Turntables. Allen dives into his history with one of audio’s most nostalgic playback devices. Designing for others, then designing with his company Spiral Groove, he knows what it takes to make a good, better and absolute best turntable as high fidelity source. Co-host Bryan Beasley. RAVENAUDIOdotCOM – The Worl... Read more

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Christopher Hildebrand of Fern And Roby. Christopher drops some knowledge with a behind-the-scenes look at his manufacturing process, what it means to be a creative, and his role working with audio makers of all types. Co-Host Bryan Beasley. AXPONAdotCom – Chicago’s Premier Audio Expo

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February 5, 2019 69 min

Part-Time Audiophile

Bill Dudleston of Legacy Audio. Bill provides an in-depth look into both technical and theoretical perspectives of audio. Followed by long history of designing high end loudspeakers, the man at the helm of Legacy gives us his download on the current state of things, a look back, and the future of audio in general. WELLPLEASEDAVdotCOM – You c... Read more

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January 15, 2019 32 min

Part-Time Audiophile

Recap and highlights from Las Vegas CES 2019. An audiophile perspective on the changing landscape of the Consumer Electronics Show from Nevada. All the high end and headphone news from the event including new DACs, streamers and the state of “True Wireless”. SCHIITdotCOM – Audio components made in the USA, starting at $49.

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January 3, 2019 68 min

Part-Time Audiophile

Mat Weisfeld of VPI Industries. Mat sits down with us to chat about his family legacy at the famed audiophile turntable company, what its like to cost out a $30k turntable and his experiences now running the helm in his father’s footsteps. SCHIITdotCOM – Audio components made in the USA, starting at $49.

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November 27, 2018 67 min

Part-Time Audiophile

Garth Powell of AudioQuest. Garth sits down to elaborate on his move from wine country to Orange County, talk noise isolation in power design and key us into his life as an established Jazz drummer. Special co-host Bryan Beasley and Elizabeth Klingele. WELLPLEASEDAVdotCOM – You can’t please everyone, so why don’t you please yourself?

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October 31, 2018 80 min

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Vinnie Rossi of Red Wine Audio and Vinnie Rossi Audio. Vinnie talks all things “double e”, his take on audiophile forums and why we should strive to be more comfortable with the grey in life. Co-host Bryan Beasley. THEVOICETHATISdotCOM – For the love of music!

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