Audiophile Style

Audiophile Style

Audiophile Style is the source for quality over quantity, class over mass, and boutique over big box. With roots in high tech and high fidelity, this is the place for home audio on another level. We discuss HiFi products, concepts, and services. We interview the biggest names in the business and they turn to us when releasing new products. If you like high quality sound, this is the podcast for you.

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May 10, 2021 62 min

The conclusion to my interview with the founder and CEO of Acoustic Sounds, Chad Kassem. Acoustic Sounds owns its own record pressing plant, vinyl reissue label, original production label, print shop, recording studio, and its own LP mastering business after purchasing the Mastering Lab form the late Doug Sax. Hear Chad talk about all of this and the decades of work that goes into reissuing work from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, N...

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An interview with?the founder and CEO of Acoustic Sounds, Chad Kassem.?Acoustic Sounds owns its own record pressing plant, vinyl reissue label, original production label, print shop, recording studio, and its own LP mastering business after purchasing the Mastering Lab form the late Doug Sax. Hear Chad talk about all of this and the decades of work that goes into reissuing work from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Nat King Cole, Pink...

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April 26, 2021 66 min

An interview with Radio Paradise founder Bill Goldsmith. Hear about Radio Paradise's high quality lossless streaming, Bluesound and Sonos integration, how the company finds and serves music, and how Bill's career in the broadcast industry lead him to start Radio paradise before anyone had a smart phone or a truly fast internet connection. The show ends with a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. Enjoy ...

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April 19, 2021 58 min

An interview with McIntosh Group co-CEO Jeff Poggi about growing up in a small town in Massachusetts, getting his MBA at Duke, working for Harmon and Bose before joining McIntosh. We talk extensively about the new McIntosh Group car audio partnership with Jeep and Maserati. Jeff goes into great detail about the process of working with major auto manufacturer and creating a reference level audio system that's McIntosh through &a...

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April 12, 2021 62 min

The conclusion of my interview with Grammy winning engineer, producer, and audiophile Bill Schnee about his new book Chairman at the Board and his 50 years of experience working with Steely Dan, Whitney Houston, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, and many more of the most talented people in the music business. 

Buy Bill's Book Here - https://audiophile.style/schnee

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April 5, 2021 75 min

An interview with Grammy winning engineer, producer, and audiophile Bill Schnee about his new book Chairman at the Board and his 50 years of experience working with Steely Dan, Whitney Houston, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, and many more of the most talented people in the music business. 

Buy Bill's Book Here - https://audiophile.style/schnee

Music recommendation - https://audiophil...

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An interview with Chief Design Officer and Vice President of R&D for the McIntosh Group, Livio Cucuzza. We talk about his childhood in Sicily, his design inspirations, the fact that his father owned a HiFi shop as he was growing up, the product design process, the sf16 product launch, and how he handles the rich heritage of both Sonus Faber and McIntosh Labs. The show concludes with two album recommendations and a round of bonu...

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March 22, 2021 101 min

An interview with Gilad, Steve, and Joe of Linn about the past present and future of the company, including the original Linn turntables, Linn's journey to introduce the first true high end streamer, the original Klimax DS, and Linn's use of digital signal processing, among many other things. The show finishes with an album recommendation and a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

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March 15, 2021 81 min

An interview with Bryston CEO James Tanner. We discuss the past, present and future of the company, including its push into digital music servers a decade ago, its recent loudspeaker initiative, and its modular DAC/Preamp the BR20. The show finishes with two album recommendations and a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Purchase the album recommendations here:

Eric Dolphy's Music Prophet, The Expanded 1...

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March 8, 2021 68 min

An interview with Steve Huntley and Logan Rosencrans of Boulder Amplifiers. We discuss the past, present and future of the company, including its flagship 3000 series components and the new 866 integrated amplifier. The show finishes with an album recommendation and a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Music curtesy of Chesky Records on the album The Body Acoustic.

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A discussion with famous music photographer, music lover, and audiophile Charles Peterson about some of his most iconic shots, including Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Johnny Cash to name a few. The show concludes with how to purchase Peterson's prints and a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Music curtesy of Chesky Records album The Body Acoustic.

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February 22, 2021 65 min

A discussion with the Ayre Acoustics team about founder Charles Hansen, products that put Ayre on the map, what makes Ayre special, the QB-9 DAC, and a look into the future of the company. The show concludes with a book and album recommendation and a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Music curtesy of Chesky Records album The Body Acoustic.

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February 15, 2021 52 min

A discussion with the Qobuz team about how the service works, including how it gets the music we here, what happens if a listener finds an issue with an album, and the thorny issue of artist compensation, among many other topics. I also discovered a "new" jazz album from 1960 that I highly recommend, and show finishes with a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Music curtesy of Chesky Records album Th...

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February 8, 2021 77 min

A discussion with Audio Research Managing Director Dave Gordon about the origins of the company in Minneapolis, the design and details of my favorite ARC amp the Reference 160, and a new fantastic integrated amp coming very soon from the company. The show finishes with a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Music curtesy of Chesky Records album The Body Acoustic.

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February 1, 2021 49 min

A discussion with Schiit Audio co-founder Jason Stoddard. We talk about his early days at Sumo Electronics, meeting the other Schiit Audio co-founder Mike Moffat from Theta Digital, which product put Schiit Audio on the map, why Schiit creates its multi-bit DACs rather than using something more standard, and the genesis and design goals of the flagship Yggdrasil DAC.

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January 25, 2021 66 min

A discussion with the team at dCS, David Steven Jr., John Quick, and John Giolas, about the origins of the company, what makes dCS dCS, why it matters, and the impact of the flagship Vivaldi system. The show finishes with a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Music curtesy of Chesky Records album The Body Acoustic.

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January 17, 2021 34 min

A discussion with Wilson Audio Specialties' CEO Daryl Wilson about the origins of the company, his father Dave's influence on him, and the importance of the WAMM Master Chronosonic loudspeaker. The show finishes with a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Music curtesy of Chesky Records album The Body Acoustic.

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January 5, 2021 66 min

A discussion with the team at Roon Labs about the origins of the company, user interface and technical design decisions, and the Roon Ready certification program. The show finishes with a round of bonus questions where there are no wrong answers. 

Music curtesy of Chesky Records album The Body Acoustic.

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