This week’s episode of PTA’s The Occasional Podcast features none other than Zu Audio speakers designer Sean Casey. As a bonus, the audio program also caught up with Bart Andeer, show runner of The Florida Audio Expo that occupies the Embassy Suites Westshore in Tampa, FL February 17-19th. Each take makes for some interesting insights into the hifi industry, both from the audio circuit and behind the scenes at a popular audiophile speaker brand.
Zu Audio is traditionally known for their more budget minded approach to hifi, creating a lasting legacy with their sub-$2k entry level Omen models that offer a substantial nod toward both vintage good looks and high detail retrieval. Sean joins the show to talk about his manufacturing philosophy, along with his approach to cost-no-object speaker designs. It’s a great peek behind the inner workings of the popular brand.
The Occasional Podcast is riding high into their 8th season. Previous episodes include coverage of Capital Audiofest 2022, interviews, 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 HiFi, Subwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Season 4 highlights include 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 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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