An Interview With Andrew Jones – Measurements, The Harman Curve and the new 888

Andrew Jones and The Sourcepoint 888

Andrew Jones is at it again, this time at the big Chicago show AXPONA he brought along a new flagship floorstander called the Sourcepoint 888 (due out in June of this year). It appears as an interesting compliment to the two Sourcepoint standpoints, available in both an 8 inch and 10 inch option now. The sub-$5k price tag for all three puts it in an interesting place in the market, where many more niche “audiophile” speakers don’t play quite as often.

Andrew Jones also appears on PT.Audio’s The Occasional Podcast this week. He gives all the new updates to the Sourcepoint 888 as well as diving into more technical discussions, including the hotly debated topic of measurements and even the “Harman Curve”. Andrew has an excellent capability for presenting complex topics in an easy-to-ingest presentation. It is a great listen for anyone who wants to get a peek behind the curtain to how things are designed, produced and conceptualized in the HiFi market.

The Occasional Podcast recently covered the future of digital and class D with Michal Jurewicz of Mytek and AXPONA 2024, but previous episodes include how tos, tips, tricks and education in all things high fidelity audio from episodes like last week’s Hot Headphones For The Holidaysan Interview With John DevoreCrossover Education with Andrew Jones3 things to know about streaming audio5 things to consider when buying a tube amplifier, coverage of the HIGHEND Munich 2023, interviews with Steve Guttenberg, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including Michael Fremer and Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best of Show, another interesting conversation about the History Of The BBC’s LS3/5a Loudspeaker,  A Beginner’s Guide To Tube Amplifiers and A View From The Booth: Reference Systems, Accuracy & Why Audiophiles Love Jazz So Much: including rare interview with the late audio legend engineer Al Schmitt. The finale from season 5 includes the yearly “best of awards” and you can also find episodes covering British HiFiSubwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Season 4 highlights include Joseph AudioPro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside the latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available as well. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction. 

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