Do different cultures around the globe offer up slightly different collective sounds when it comes to HiFI? In this week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast, the show’s hosts explore this question and more as it relates to the British HiFi over the years. As part of that culture, one of the product touchstones in terms of UK brands has always been Naim audio.
In this interview with Naim’s technical director of electronics Steve Sells, we get a better look behind the curtain of one of the most icon audio brands of the last few decades. Steve sits down to discuss all the heritage, legendary amps, CD players and now even a turntable from Naim along with a host of interesting insights into the hifi hobby.
The Occasional Podcast has just hit episode 9 for their sixth season. Previous episodes include 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 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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