23: Buying Older Gear, Marantz AVR Review, Setting up your Audition Songs, Your Questions…

23: Buying Older Gear, Marantz AVR Review, Setting up your Audition Songs, Your Questions…

Patrick Norton and Michael O’Neal catch up on the latest news, what gear is in the review funnel, and talk about the Elac Debut 2.0.  Then we talk about how to set yourself up to audition gear at a stereo show or a conference.  Michael reviews the Marantz SR7009 and we talk about how to purchase the correct used gear.  Finally, we wrap up with a couple of your questions on this great episode of Beginner Audiophile!

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22: Talking Amps & Watts with Patrick Norton, The Winner of the 1moreUSA Triples, & Your Questions!

22: Talking Amps & Watts with Patrick Norton, The Winner of the 1moreUSA Triples, & Your Questions!

Episode 22 of Beginner Audiophile is jam packed! Patrick Norton Co-Hosts this one with Michael O’Neal.  We talk about the reality vs. myth of amps vs. watts in amplifiers, dig into reviews of the Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless and the Hive Home Security System, answer a few listener questions, and announce the winner of the 1moreusa.com triple driver earbuds!!

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21: Gear, Gear, and More Gear.  CES Wrapup Part II, with Harris Fogel

21: Gear, Gear, and More Gear. CES Wrapup Part II, with Harris Fogel

20: CES Wrap-Up Part 1, with Patrick Norton

20: CES Wrap-Up Part 1, with Patrick Norton

Episode 22 of Beginner Audiophile is jam packed! Patrick Norton Co-Hosts this one with Michael O’Neal.  We talk about the reality vs. myth of amps vs. watts in amplifiers, dig into reviews of the Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless and the Hive Home Security System, answer a few listener questions, and announce the winner of the 1moreusa.com triple driver earbuds!!

 

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BONUS: A Recent Historical Primer of the Audiophile

BONUS: A Recent Historical Primer of the Audiophile

Today’s episode is an excerpt from a fantastic New Yorker article entitled “Audiophilia Forever: An Expensive New Year’s Shopping Guide” written by David Denby. (Click here to read the entire article)

It does such a great job explaining what an audiophile is, the recent history of audiophile music and recordings, and the “state of the union” of audiophilia in 2018, that I wrote him and asked for special permission to read an excerpt of the article on the show.

Please connect with David Denby at http://www.david-denby.com/

Episode artwork background image by Janne Iivonen

19: The Vinyl Revival, and Killer Systems You Can Afford

19: The Vinyl Revival, and Killer Systems You Can Afford

On today’s show we chat with Matthew from Vinyl Revival in Melbourne Australia.  We had a great convo about the renaissance of “good” audio, getting huge bang for the buck out of your turntable, and his choices for systems costing $1000, $2500, and $5000!

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