Episode 5 is up and being delivered to all the podcast platforms right now. In this episode I talk with Audio Research Managing Director Dave Gordon about the origins of the company in Minneapolis, the design and details of my favorite ARC amp the Reference 160, and a new fantastic integrated amp coming very soon from the company. The show finishes with a round of bonus questions about music, food and even comedians, where there are no wrong answers.
Listen via the embedded player below or subscribe on any platform.
As much as I'd love to deliver this show to everyone in lossless high resolution audio, the podcast platforms only accept MP3. So, I record everything as lossless WAV files using a Neumann TLM 103 transformerless cardioid condenser microphone, then convert to 320 Kbps MP3 to give everyone the best quality currently possible. Given that I'm using a Merging Technologies Anubis analog to digital converter to record, I technically could do everything at DXD (384 kHz) or DSD256, but that's a bit over the top, even for me.
A big thanks to David Chesky for allowing me to use the track East Harlem, from the album The Body Acoustic. The album can be purchased and downloaded at 24/96 from the Chesky Records site here.
All AS Podcast episodes can be found here, or you can find / subscribe on every podcast platform known to man. If I missed a platform some people use, just let me know. Here are links to the most popular platforms.