What is British HiFi? Is it a sound? A frequency response? A particular market of products? In this week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast, the show explores the history, the gear and the vagueness of the idea of Brit-Fi. Helping paint a better picture of the situation are interviews with Andrew Jones of Elac, Rob Watts of Chord, Johan Coorg of JC SoundBusiness and Mike Moffat of Schiit Audio and Theta Digital.
There is some history to the idea of British hifi, which started with some BBC designs and speakers intended for clear monitoring in the field, but the show this week also looks at how it evolved, and where it might lie in today’s audiophile mindset. One of the world’s first electrostatic speakers falls in their as well, with plenty of others helping to pave the path to a heyday of sorts.
The Occasional Podcast is now nearing the end of Season 5, with new interviews, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including a rare interview with the late audio legend engineer Al Schmitt. The latest includes a conversation about Subwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Last season’s 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 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 last 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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