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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18: Beginner Audiophile Returns!  New York Audio Show Breakdown & Listener Q&A!

18: Beginner Audiophile Returns! New York Audio Show Breakdown & Listener Q&A!

Fellow audio nerds!  We’re back.  After a long (inadvertent) haitus, BA is back.  Michael gives a breakdown of how audio works based on a great analogy by Steve Guttenberg, then digs into a bunch of your questions.  Then, Harris pops in with a breakdown of the NY Audio Show!  Enjoy!

17: Everything You Want to Know About Subwoofers, But Were Afraid To Ask

17: Everything You Want to Know About Subwoofers, But Were Afraid To Ask

Ahhhhhh….subwoofers.

That “Punch you in the chest” feeling when your favorite song really moves you.

Although subwoofers are easy to plug in and turn up loud, that doesn’t give us a true audiophile experience.

We want to feel it…but only if it’s being called upon.  So, in this episode, President and Managing Partner of SVS Sound Gary Yacoubian and Marketing Director Nicholas Brown sit down at the Rocky Mountain Audio Festival and shower their knowledge upon us!

We dig into tons of topics, including:

  • The “Subwoofer Crawl”
  • How to integrate a sub into a 2 channel and multichannel system
  • How to set up multiple subs in one room
  • Is EQ necessary?
  • How much movement makes a difference in the sound
  • How SVS can help you tune your system
  • Tons and tons and tons more.

GREAT PLAYLIST(S)

Consistently at these shows, David Solomon from Peachtree Audio and Andrew Jones from Elac are fabulous demo-music-pickers to make their gear sound great.  I conned David into sharing his Tidal playlists with us, so you can hear how great your system sounds with great music.

To play, you should be able to click the link and Tidal will open.  Then “favorite” or “add to playlist” or “create playlist”.  You need to be logged in for it to work.

Dave’s Faves  (Click title for direct link) 


Dave’s Fave’s II (Click title for direct link)

 

16: How To Audition Like a Pro, Sonus Faber Speaker Review, and more!

16: How To Audition Like a Pro, Sonus Faber Speaker Review, and more!

On this episode of Beginner Audiophile Harris and Michael talk about what a pro-audio show is like, and our secret to maintaining consistency as we audition gear.  Michael then reviews the Sonus Faber Principia 1 Bookshelf Speakers, and we get into the picks of the week!

One thing to add:

If you are using a flash drive for your auditioning, make sure you include FLAC, AIFF, and the highest res MP3, because you never know what gear they’ll have at the other end.

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15: The Turntable/ Record Player Renaissance, and Why You Should Care

15: The Turntable/ Record Player Renaissance, and Why You Should Care

Today we’re talking a bit of turntables, and what it takes to set one up.  Turntables used to be the “gold standard” for listening, until digital files came along.  Now, we are romanticizing the process…and it’s well worth it.  After talking turntables,  We also dig into a question or two, and give you the picks of the show!

 

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14: How To Audition New Gear, Unboxing Some Cool Stuff, & Reviewing Some Awesome Earbuds

14: How To Audition New Gear, Unboxing Some Cool Stuff, & Reviewing Some Awesome Earbuds

On today’s episode, after we catch up, we talk about unboxing some new Sonus Faber and Pro-Ject gear, including Michael’s first Turntable.  Then we jump into how to audition new audio gear, especially speakers.  We review the 1moreusa Quad Driver earbuds, and finally wrap it up with our picks of the week!

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