Mike Moffat has led an interesting life. A creator of some of the first external DACs back in the early 90s, Mike found yet another wave of success in hifi as co-founder of Schiit Audio in 2010. Since then, the budget-conscious brand has become the favorite recommendation for entry level audiophiles with its $99 devices, all the way up to its flagship custom multi-bit products.
In the Season 5 premier of The Occasional Podcast Scot Hull of PartTimeAudiophile helps kick off 2021 with a few audio tips, followed by an in depth interview with Mike Moffat. Mike’s conversation leads us down a path that gives a bit more background on the man who usually delivers on presentation (and humor) at audio shows and public appearances. A person who is not afraid to host an audio show panel all by himself, even without a moderator (pictured above). He is a rare personality that holds the talent to design great audio, but also educate and entertain when the moment calls for it. His love for music appears to drive much of his ambition for being a “maker of toys”, keeping active in the hobby for many years – something that holds him close within the dwindling ranks of audiophile icons still designing new gear into the market. In the case of Schiit, the big boy toys have penetrated the elusive ethos of a digital playground with highly relevant and accessible options to an ever evolving headphone/desktop/speaker hobby.
The Occasional Podcast is now launching into Season 5, with new interviews, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents. Last season’s highlights include Nelson Pass, Joseph Audio, Pro-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 our latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available for download from this season. 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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