Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
Here's another example of how Guy.HF combines hand processes with modern technology. The finish room is state-of-the-art, combining heat with super-sophisticated polymer finish formulations. "Yet," Jean-Paul Guy told me, "there is always some orange peel. Machines can't detect it and they can't correct what they can't sense, so a human being carefully checks each piece and makes it perfect."
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
The series of shots that follow has nothing to do with audio. I simply like these photos, so I present them hoping you will, too.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
Lyon Cathedral. I'm a sucker for shots like this.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
Lyon, I was told, has an extensive network of underground tunnels, which helped its citizens hide Jews during the Occupation. As I walked by this wine shop, I snapped a photo of its stairs to underground Lyon.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
This dashing zouave graced an antiques store in Bourbon-Lancy. What did it sell? Why, military antiquities, of course. I was tempted by a Hussar's sabre, but I was pretty sure I couldn't carry it on the airplane home with me.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
A shop sign in Bourbon-Lancy. A Hallmark moment if ever there was one.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
This carved detail from a house in Bourbon-Lancy sort of snuck up on me. I walked past it, got about five steps down the street and did a classic double take.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 30, 2008 0 comments
This carved detail from a house in Bourbon-Lancy reminded me of the marginals Sergio Aragonés drew for Mad.
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Wes Phillips Posted: May 27, 2008 0 comments
Meeting strangers at social events, I've learned not to say that I write about hi-fi for a living. It's generally a conversation killer—unless your idea of scintillating repartee is "People make a living doing that?" (Short answer: Not many, and not really.)
Wes Phillips Posted: May 25, 2008 0 comments
When I attended the 2006 GuangZhou Hi-Fi Show in China, it seemed as though most of the Asian-built loudspeakers I saw were huge, astonishingly efficient, and had horns. When I walked into Usher Audio Technology's room, however, Paul Chen was making music happen with the Usher S-520s ($500/pair).

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