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Join us in an audio-centric exploration of high fidelity listening. Gear talk, recommendations, interviews and plenty of interesting insights into high-end and personal audio, manufacturing and the people that make up the pastime.

The Occasional Podcast Brian Hunter

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

Join us in an audio-centric exploration of high fidelity listening. Gear talk, recommendations, interviews and plenty of interesting insights into high-end and personal audio, manufacturing and the people that make up the pastime.

    Best HiFi Products Of 2020, An Interview With Cardas Audio And Why Do Radio Stations Always Play The Same Songs?

    Best HiFi Products Of 2020, An Interview With Cardas Audio And Why Do Radio Stations Always Play The Same Songs?

    Interview with Josh Meredith and Angela Cardas of Cardas Audio. In this episode The PartTimeAudiophile editorial crew drops their picks for the best audio products of 2020. Josh and Angela also help us answer the age old question: Why Do Radio Stations Always Play The Same Songs Over And Over? 
    S4E10 Sponsors:
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    • 50 min
    Heinz Lichtenegger Of Pro-Ject

    Heinz Lichtenegger Of Pro-Ject

    Interview with Heinz Lichtenegger of Pro-Ject, an high fidelity audio company internationally known for turntables, electronics and speakers. Started in 1991, Pro-Ject dove into the record player business at a time when the world's focus was on the CD. Now a world-wide brand, the turntable maker supplies both its own products and OEM options for a multitude of companies. Owner and President Heinz Lichtenegger joins us to chat about his passion for great sound, the evolution of the turntable market and continuing affordable options to bring new listeners into the fold.
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    • 44 min
    Buying A Turntable (And Records!): Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

    Buying A Turntable (And Records!): Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

    Everything you ever wanted to know about buying a turntable, records, and getting started with high fidelity analog playback. Interview with Jonathan Derda of MoFi. We dig deep in this episode which covers off on a multitude of subjects centered around getting started with vinyl. How much to spend? What is required? How to get the most out of your system? How to improve the sound from your current turntable? Jon leaves no stone unearthed in this beginner's guide to buying vinyl and record players - filled with tips and tricks for analog playback that even a seasoned audiophile will enjoy.
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    • 48 min
    Marantz And An Interview With The Directors Of The Documentary Vinyl Nation

    Marantz And An Interview With The Directors Of The Documentary Vinyl Nation

    Interview with the president of Marantz & Classe Joel Sietsema and Senior Director of Technical Category Management Emmanuel Millot. Very special bonus interview with documentary filmmakers Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone. Kevin and Christopher recently co-directed a film called Vinyl Nation which focuses on the 10 year run of vinyl resurgence and record collecting we now find ourselves in. It's timely and a ton of fun. 
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Two-Way Speaker Design: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know - Plus - The Best Of 2020 So Far!

    Two-Way Speaker Design: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know - Plus - The Best Of 2020 So Far!

    Interview with Mats Andersen of QLN Audio. Episode 6 explores two-way speaker design in depth with Mats Andersen, designer and owner of QLN Audio and maker of the highly transparent Signature 3 standmount/bookshelf style speaker. Mats pulls from his deep well of knowledge to chat about 2-way vs 3-way design, benefits, challenges and learnings on the subject. Also, the best audio products of 2020 so far. Special thanks to Rafe Arnott from RESISTORMAGdotCOM for his contribution to this week's episode.
    S4E6 Sponsors:
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    • 34 min
    High Fidelity Digital Audio: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

    High Fidelity Digital Audio: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

    Everything you ever wanted to know about digital audio. In episode 5 of season 4, we explore the great digital landscape with Alex Brinkman of Auralic Audio. Together we tackle all the hurdles of getting into digital audio, exploring the options and creating a high fidelity, high resolution playback system that is right for you. There is a lot that we cover, so get out your notepad. 
    S4E5 Sponsors:
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

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