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California Audio Show – Report 2019

By | August 6th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , , , |

Oakland. End of July. Hot. Air-conditioned Hotel. Music.

In general, all the rooms sounded pretty good. You know, comparing to the last couple of decades.

However, there is a stark difference between the systems that sounded good and the systems that sounded like music that sounded good – but many people seem to not differentiate between the two. And at this show it was easy to detect the difference – in the frequency range, say, 1000 Hz to 3000 Hz, did the notes sound round and full like real notes, or brittle and artificial?… Read the full article

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California Audio Show – Video Walkthru in 24×96 (+ Photos)

By | July 31st, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: |

These videos here are of a whirlwind tour (in two parts, for a total of 50 minutes or so). I missed the Voxative and Unisinger rooms on this tour – unfortunately – but got both in dedicated videos later.

I posted photos of each room over on What’s best Forum “Photo and Video Highlights of the California Audio Show 2019

A number of rooms have people talking… loudly… including some exhibitors(!). This will be more evident when I am able to put up the dedicated room-by-room videos I recorded later.… Read the full article

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California Audio Show 2019

By | July 29th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , , , |

We went. We exhibited. We photographed and videod.

Never saw so many people amazed and confused by an 18 watt amplifier driving these speakers to more than fill up the room with gorgeous music – more as in Neli and Hermann and RGA like it loud enough to chase me out….. again [I went up to Nick and Lee’s for some sane volume listening 🙂 Luckily, Peter Qvortrup wasn’t in control of their volume, yet, otherwise I’d have to hightail it somewhere else yet again 🙂 [though he plays fun music….… Read the full article

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California Audio Show 2019 – Boardroom Five

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , , , , |

We will be in Boardroom V again this year at the California Audio Show in Oakland.

A little bit of a change up from last year:

Speakers: Acapella Audio Arts Campanile 2

Amplifiers: Audio Note Kegon (18 watt 300B SET amplifiers)

Music Server: Acapella Audio One

Transport: Audio Note CDT-Five

DAC: EMM Labs DV2 (with proprietary digital domain volume control)

Preamp: Audio Note M9 Phono

Equipment Rack: Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) SXR 3×2 side-by-side rack with M3X2 isolation bases and Nimbus and Vortex footers

Cables: A mix of Audio Note and Acapella

Hope to see you all there!… Read the full article

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California Audio Show 2019 Countdown…

By | June 28th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , |

California Audio Show 2019

27 days to go… Oakland, California. We’ll be there (in Boardroom V). Where will you be?

People who are scheduled to be there:

Peter Qvortrup, Audio Note U.K.

RGA (Richard Austen), Dagogo

Vincent Bélanger, Audio Note U.K. (We hope)

Neli Davis, Audio Federation 🙂

Hopefully we will get to see you this year.… Read the full article

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