41: Re-Imagining The “Audiophile Conference”, T.H.E. Show Review

41: Re-Imagining The “Audiophile Conference”, T.H.E. Show Review

Today Dr. Paul and I talk about a “hypothetical” audio conference, and how we might reinvent it.  With the advent of lifestyle systems, powered speakers with great DACs and sonic integration, it’s time we re-think how people consume these audio conferences, and how manufacturers approach them.

We’d love your suggestions on how you would like to experience an audio conference.  What would you like to see included? How much would you pay to attend?  Where should it be located?  Hit us up here with your suggestions: http://beginneraudiophile.com/contact/

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40: Speaker Setup Revisited, QoBuz Overview, Listener Q’s

40: Speaker Setup Revisited, QoBuz Overview, Listener Q’s

Michael’s got a new Mac Pro (from 2009) that he’s just upgraded, and tells a story of hefting a giant SVS subwoofer up the steps with no help from Fed Ex.  Speaking of, this episode is sponsored by SVS.  Check out all of their amazing offerings at http://svsound.com.

Patrick had to move his bookshelf speakers, so they dug into the basics of speaker setup and room treatment. Then we dug into a few of your questions, including adding an amp to an AVR, outdoor speakers, and some DAC info.

39: Big Room Subwoofer Solutions, Choosing Speaker Wire, A RAD 4k Projector, and Speaker Break-In Redux

39: Big Room Subwoofer Solutions, Choosing Speaker Wire, A RAD 4k Projector, and Speaker Break-In Redux

On today’s episode Patrick Norton and Michael O’Neal chat about an innovative way to break in your new speakers, Michael Reviews the Optoma UHL55 4K Portable Projector, Patrick reviews the Monolith by Monoprice M565C Over Ear Closed Back Planar Magnetic Headphones, and we answer a few of your questions!

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38: True Wireless Earbud Bakeoff w/Sennheiser vs. Master & Dynamic, BlueSound Gear, and Your Questions

38: True Wireless Earbud Bakeoff w/Sennheiser vs. Master & Dynamic, BlueSound Gear, and Your Questions

Airpods?  Airpods, really?  What do you do when you want great sound in addition to the functionality of True Wireless Earbuds?  Today we find out, with this momentus showdown between the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, and the Master & Dynamic MW07.  Both priced at $300, do they fit the bill of lifestyle vs. audiophile?  We unbox the Cleer NEXT and are very pleasantly surprised.  Then we talk about the BlueSound Vault 2i, PowerNode 2i, and Node 2i.  Finally, we dig into your questions and head out to listen to some great music.

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37: Interview with an Audiophile, with Matt Rockwell

37: Interview with an Audiophile, with Matt Rockwell

Today, 30 year audiophile (and one of the two guys that got me into the hobby) Matt Rockwell and I sit down for a chat in his house in Boulder.  When I met Matt, he had a $300k+ system.  Now, a few years later, he’s “pared it down” to a simple $36k system.  I know that sounds like a lot, but this was a fascinating conversation about audio, art, gear, and the true essence of the hobby.

Note…Matt speaks quite softly, so I’ve done my best with the audio.

Here’s Matt’s current system:

Speakers: Green Mountian Audio http://greenmountainaudio.com/eos-hd/

Subwoofer: Rel https://rel.net/shop/powered-subwoofers/serie-ti/t9i/

Integrated Amp: Jeff Rowland https://www.jeffrowlandgroup.com/continuum-s2/

DAC: http: Aesthetix Pandora with Signature Upgrade //aesthetix.net/digital.php
Digital Source: Custom Ubuntu 18.04 Linux, Real-Time Kernel.  Running Roon/Tidal and JRiver Media Player
Headphones: Speaker Man – Ether : https://www.mrspeakers.com/headphones-22/ether.html
Interconnects (RCA and XLR: Audo Magic Liquid-Air : https://www.audio-magic.com/files/128166265.pdf
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This episode is sponsored by SVS.  SVS makes some of the best bang for the buck in high-end audio.  Check them out at http://svsound.com