In partnership with our sister-site PartTimeAudiophile, The Occasional Podcast has produced its year end product of the year awards for 2022. Joined by the entire PTA staff, this week’s episode features all the nominations and great gear, along with the big winner for POTY and the runner ups.
PTA’s Marc, Scot, Grover, Graig and Dave all drop their favorite picks. With some ample discussion about the how and why of the grand winner. If you haven’t guessed from the thumbnail image, it is actually a successor to this speaker we reviewed a few years ago. The progression has taken a few massive leaps since that time, but a lot of the grand ideas that were incorporated into that execution are still at play.
The Occasional Podcast is concluding their 8th season. Previous episodes include coverage of Capital Audiofest 2022, interviews with Sean Casey of Zu Audio, 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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