Category Archives: RMAF

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020 CANCELLED | BREAKING

  DENVER, CO (PTA) — Show organizers sent out a heartfelt announcement this morning regarding Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020, and sadly for the audio show going community the festival of sound for 2020 had to be cancelled. The show organizer’s felt that in the face of these uncertain times, and in order to ensure the safety of exhibitors, attendees, and the entire audiophile community the show could simply not continue as planned. A communication from Marjorie Baumert and Marcie Miller (RMAF Organizers) is enclosed below. While we at Part-Time Audiophile are certainly disappointed with this turn of events, this decision was inevitable. We wish all our friends and colleagues in the industry only the very best in this troubling time, and hope that all stay well and safe. We will meet again, soon, we hope. Rocky Mountain Audio Fest over the years RMAF 2010 RMAF 2011 RMAF 2012 RMAF 2013 RMAF 2014 RMAF 2015 RMAF 2016 RMAF 2017 RMAF 2018 RMAF 2019 Communication Enclosed 2020 RMAF Cancelled (5/19/2020) – No industry is ever immune to setbacks and disasters that loom large on our personal landscapes. Sometimes, they seem small in retrospect, but sometimes, the magnitude of the crisis is [...]

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Summer Is Finally Here!

It’s been a very challenging semester. The shutdown of face-to-face classroom instruction caused no end of headaches, compromises in the quality of teaching, and some serious doubts about tests and grading. I just finished grading 55 final exams in one […]
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HD-Audio Challenge II: Preliminary Results

The HD-Audio Challenge is coming to an end. Tomorrow is May 1 and it’s time to wrap phase one of this research project and begin the process of analyzing the raw data. It will be a long and arduous task […]
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Find an Expert, Lose the Sales Pitch!

Having been involved in high-end audio for many years as an audio engineer, record producer, writer, and having garnered a reputation as somewhat of a contrarian when it comes to some well-established norms in our hobby, I receive a fair […]
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HD-Audio Challenge II – Extended

The “stay-at-home” orders that exist in most of the states in this country and other in countries and the notice that the HD-Audio Challenge II is nearing the end have resulted in a flood of request and submissions. I received […]
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Final Days! The HD-Audio Challenge Ends Soon.

I’m guessing that all of us have some extra time on our hands due to the pandemic that is wreaking havoc around the world. While our hopes and thoughts go out to those impacted by this horrible affliction, it may […]
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A Very Inconvenient Truth…Indeed!

I apologize for failing to issue a post in over a month. Since the first of the year, life has been a little busier than usual — my sabbatical is over and I’m working on a couple of websites (including […]
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Cable Denial or Deaf Faith?

My sabbatical is officially over. I returned to the classroom last Tuesday to teach Advanced Audio Recording and Strategies for Media Production. I’ve enjoyed being away from the campus, traveling to a couple of trade shows, working on my websites, […]
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HD Music Day at NAMM?

Every January the National Association of Music Merchants — the organization supporting music stores, musical instrument makers, synths, software, and related accessories — get together in Anaheim at the convention center, to show off their new products, and dazzle attendees […]
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Welcome to 2020: A New Decade for Audio Masters

“Master Quality” was the topic in a recent article written by my friend Steven Stone at Audiophile Review. His piece titled, “What Does Master Quality Mean to Me (or You)?” prompted a lively discussion and a lengthy post by the […]
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