An Interview With Linear Tube Audio & AXPONA 2022 Preview!

Mark Schneider and LTA audio. Linear Tube Audio

This week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast sits down with the company lead of Linear Tube Audio, Mark Schneider. Mark has taken over some of David Bering’s tube amplifier designs and transformed them into a new thriving company. His insights into listening and amplifier design are unique among manufacturers, and often invite interesting vantage points into the hobby from someone who started as a fan.

In addition to the Mark Schneider interview, the episode gives an update to all the new product launches announced this month, along with a preview to all the audio gear coming out at AXPONA this weekend. Tune in if you want to hear all the latest from the audio show circuit. It’s been a while since many manufacturers have had exposure to a real life audio event of this magnitude, so things should be really hopping at the show.

The Occasional Podcast has just launched into their seventh season. Previous episodes include Our We Heading Towards a Tube Shortage?, interviews, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including their picks for products of the season, 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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