Home | Audio Reviews |Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags News

Enjoy the Music.com Review Magazine

Reviewer's Bio

Frank Garofalo
The beginning of a journey begins with the first step...

 

Frank Garofalo  --  Enjoy the Music.com Reviewer In Focus

 

  As much as I would like to boast about which band was seen in concert in 1972, or where I was working in 1987, I simply cannot. Born near the turn of the millennium, am still in the early stages of life. Therefore my bio will be relatively short compared to other writers that have lived much longer lives.

Am currently a student finishing up my undergraduate studies at a local college and will begin to study cybersecurity at the University of Central Florida in the fall of 2020. I found my way into the audio world at age 13 after coming across a YouTube video showcasing Avantgarde Uno Nano loudspeakers. Never seeing anything like it! And thus became curious and began looking into the world of audio. I had always loved music ever since a small child, and I couldn't imagine that there was a better way to experience music.

At first was perfectly content with listening to music through my Apple earbuds up until that point. I was longing for a better way to experience music. This was the start of my audiophile journey. Thus started off by asking for a pair of Audio Technica headphones for Christmas. While they made a much better experience than the stock Apple earbuds, they still left much to be desired. Less than a year later I transferred from a curious audiophile to a serious audiophile after stopping by a local dealer and listening to a proper system for the first time. It was an experience that blew my mind!

This is where my audiophile journey truly began for me. Started to lurk the forums, read reviews and articles on audiophile topics to gain all the knowledge I could. This is something I continue to do on a daily basis.

My system started out small and on the budget side of the price spectrum but as time went on I slowly upgraded and evolved my system into what it is today. I frequently host listening parties at my home where I invite a dozen or so friends the same age as me over to listen and share the experience with. Every single person experienced the same experience I had when first listening to a proper system. Many of them are now interested in audio and some have started building systems of their own.

A goal of mine is to introduce more youth to the audiophile world and to prove that this isn't just a hobby for older men but one for all.

 

 

Current System
Speakers: Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL
Amplification: Ayre V-5xe
Pre-Amplification: Ayre K-5xeMP
DAC: T+A Music Player
Phono: EAR 834p
Source: Project Debut Carbon with an Ortofon Rondo Red cartridge, PC with Foobar2000 & Tidal
Cables: Nirvana Audio S-L series interconnects and speaker cable
Surround Processor: Marantz SR7012
Subs: SVS SB1000
Headphones: ModHouse Argon Mk3 Balanced, HiFiMAN HE4XX. 
Headphone Amplifier: SMSL SP200
Headphone DAC: Geshelli Labs Enog2 Pro

 

Room Description:
12' 6" x 13' 8" x 10' 2" (WxDxH)

 

PC Specs (As Of January 2020, of course subject to change):
CPU: Ryzen 3700X
Motherboard: Asus TUF X570-Plus
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB
Storage: Corsair MP600 1TB NVMe SSD, Seagate IronWolf 8TB x2
Cooling: Noctua
PSU: BeQuiet! Straight Power 11
Case: BeQuiet! Dark Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
AXPONA 2020 Show Report
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Print Magazines
audioXpress
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

 

    

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright  1995 - 2020  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.