BAILEY S. BARNARD

In his role as Director of Social and Branded Content, Bailey S. Barnard oversees all of Robb Report's social media and its online sponsored and branded content, in addition to spearheading digital content development. He previously served as editor of RobbReport.com, and an associate editor for the print magazine, covering the home-electronics, personal-technology, private-aviation, yachting, and craft-brew industries and occasionally writing stories in the automotive, travel, spirits, and dining categories. Formerly, he served as gear editor and a contributing writer for TONEAudio, a web publication focusing on music and high-fidelity audio equipment, and as the editor in chief and creative director of a student-run art and literary magazine at the University of Iowa, where he studied literature, creative writing, journalism, and art history. He has also edited and designed the North American newsletter of an international nonprofit organization. He is an amateur musician and aspiring novelist. He publishes his creative writing on his website, www.plightofthepoet.com, and he is currently seeking publication of his first novel. Barnard is also an avid cook and proud home brewer.

Front Runners October 2015: Retro Power

With the release of the new McIntosh MC75 vacuum-tube amplifier (mcintoshlabs.com), McIntosh Labs steps back into its history. The New York–based brand, which has made great leaps in digital-music reproduction in recent years, modeled the new amp on the original MC75, a component that has been out of production since 1970. The new model is designed to […]

Front Runners October 2015: Mu-so to Your Ears

The all-in-one wireless Naim Mu-so music system (naimaudio.com) combines a 32-bit digital-signal processor with six 75-watt digital amplifiers to reproduce digital music with exceptional refinement. The $1,500 desktop unit’s mirrored speaker arrangement places dual woofers, midrange drivers, and dome tweeters on the front panel behind a contoured cloth grille (which is available in black, red, […]

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