Part-Time Audiophile Best of the Year Awards

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by LeeS, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. rbbert

    rbbert Forum Resident

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    Who are "the world's top engineers" (I assume you mean audio and audio electronic engineers)?
     
  2. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    I have no idea. I looked at the winners in the December issue and didn't see either of those items. Where did you see this? (I don't usually read the tt/vinyl stuff.)
     
  3. putz

    putz Forum Resident

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    First weekend in November. Only 300 days away.
     
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  4. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    The editor is welcome to pay me a consulting fee.

    There are better options online for those of us who don't care for Stereophile. I do like to have a physical magazine though. I appreciate the fact that it's impossible to please everyone. On the other hand, it wouldn't hurt to attract great writers who become "must read". I don't know what the hierarchy is in the magazine business for writers, but it sure isn't audio. A shame, really. There should be an emphasis on great writing and two channel stereo components. Entertain. Inform. It's not that hard. Positive Feedack, for example, is actually informative.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

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    An editor of STEREOPHILE is reaching out to you. Show some respect.
     
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  6. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    Which part was disrespectful? Respectfully. Constructive criticism isn't always warm and fuzzy. I shouldn't be expected to be eloquent.

    Genuine, real world audiophile hobbyists are demonized everywhere on social media, including here. Maybe help out those of us care and create a culture to be proud of. I'm "the guy" who has a decent percent of everything you've mastered on CD or SACD and a dedicated room with acoustic treatment, power conditioning, NOS tubes, etc. Etc.

    Easier to lash out unfairly though. Well done, Steve.
     
  7. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    That's OK. I am not so much reaching out to him as suggesting that, if he has the slightest intention of having his suggestion have any effect, he should reach out to the editor of the publication. Else, he accomplishes nothing.
     
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  8. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

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    I just followed the link in the first post- then went to News and Reviews / Reviews / All.
    The page appears to have all of the publication's reviews for Analog, Cables, Components, Digital, etc.
    I did not see any reviews listed for the Technics 'table or the VPI phono preamp.
    I did search the site for "VPI Voyager" and found a link to a press release and the best of the year column. I searched for "Technics SL 1200G" and found more press releases and audio show reports.
     
  9. LeeS

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    Sometimes awards are done without a review because the reviewer is familiar with its performance or there is a review in progress. In my own award for the Empire Ears Zeus, a review is coming out soon. Sometimes we mention that in the award text. I know that for many of these awards, the gear has been at the writer's home.
     
  10. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    I was mistaken in thinking, due the lack of an explicit reference in your post and due to it being situated in a tangential group of posts, that your question was related to awards given by Stereophile and my response, after a little research through Stereophile, reflected that misapprehension. Using your reference, it was revealed to me that you were referring to "Part-Time Audiophile Best of the Year Awards" which, of course, is the topic of this thread. I apologize.
     
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  11. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

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    It is more inclusive to include
    That may be partly my fault Kal, as I was slow to respond.
     
  12. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    Not an problem.
     
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  13. Hell on Reels

    Hell on Reels Well-Known Member

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    Comes with a famous bridge on the West Coast.
     
  14. rbbert

    rbbert Forum Resident

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    No more or less so than Stereophile, IMHO. Like all the audio mags, whatever their format, it depends on the reviewer and editor; one has to know their tastes and philosophies and use that to “interpret” reviews and columns. The only place that doesn’t seem to work is The Absolute Sound, where most of the reviewers, and definitely the editor, have opinions that seem to shift with the wind and are not grounded in any reality with which I am familiar
     
  15. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

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    Don't mention it. At first I thought that Part-Time Audiophile might be part of the Stereophile / HomeTechNetwork publishing umbrella but I guess not. Peace.
     

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