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.

Episodes

July 19, 2021 77 min

An interview with Frankie Tan and Kelvin Lee of OraStream.

Based in Singapore, OraStream offers both behind the scenes technology and services to music streaming companies such as the Neil Young Archives, Naxos, and Primephonic, and it offers a direct to consumer application and service called Brio. 

If there is one technology that should be embraced by all the music streaming services, it’s Orastream’s MPEG-4 SLS offering. It’s a ...

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I talk to Danny McKinney and Aleksander Radisavljevic of RAAL-requisite.

Based in both the US and Serbia, RAAL-requisite is a partnership between RAAL and requisite audio. HiFi lovers are familiar with the terrific RAAL ribbon tweeters  that Alex has developed over the years, but many are likely unfamiliar with requisite audio’s long history of making professional equipment for some the best musicians in the world, and Danny’s back...

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July 5, 2021 75 min
I talk to Dr. Mathias Johansson, Dirac Research co-founder and chief product officer, about the beginnings of the company in Upsala Sweden, its work with BMW, the current Dirac offerings for audiophiles, the differences between Dirac software and Dirac built into hardware, and many general DSP & room correction topics. 
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June 28, 2021 98 min
I talk to Nuno Vitorino, the co-founder and R&D Director, of InnuOS about the beginnings of the company in his garage, the expansion to 39 countries around the globe, the current InnuOS offerings, how the company supports its customers, and where they are headed in the future. 
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June 21, 2021 64 min
I talk to Michelangelo from Volumio about his background, the beginnings of the software and hardware products, and the current Volumio offerings. 

Michelangelo also gives candid answers to questions about Volumio’s  subscription model, where the company is headed in the future, and the ten bonus questions, to which there are no wrong answers.

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June 14, 2021 63 min

On today’s show I talk to Damien and Manuel of Audirvana about their backgrounds, the beginnings of the application, and the ins and outs of the newest Audirvana Studio release. 

Audirvana Studio has a few features unavailable in any other app on the planet, and it was nice to talk about the implementation of these directly with the team.

The guys also give candid answers to questions about the new subscription model, Musicbrainz t...

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Mitch has been involved in digital signal processing for many years, including writing a book and contributing several articles to Audiophile Style on the topic, and recently starting his own company called Accurate Sound. 

I talked to Mitch about digital signal processing, some of the myths and reasons people may have dismissed it in the past, and what we can look forward to in the future. Mitch also discusses his room calibration...

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May 31, 2021 99 min

An interview with Aurender's Ari Margolis about the company's past, present, and future, as well as some highlighted products such as the S10, W20 / W20SE, and the new N20. We also talk about Aurender's first class customer support and where the company is headed in the future. 

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The conclusion to my interview with the team at Rockport Technologies. Rockport has crafted boutique high end audio products for 3 decades, starting with the Sirius turntable and transitioning into loudspeakers such as it groundbreaking Arakkis and Lyra models. Many Audiophiles who’ve heard Rockport products over the years place these speakers at or near the top of the list for the best loudspeakers speakers in the world. 

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An interview with the team at Rockport Technologies. Rockport has crafted boutique high end audio products for 3 decades, starting with the Sirius turntable and transitioning into loudspeakers such as it groundbreaking Arakkis and Lyra models. Many Audiophiles who’ve heard Rockport products over the years place these speakers at or near the top of the list for the best loudspeakers speakers in the world. 

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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 83 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

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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. 

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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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