From the sensible....
...to the sublime.
Computer-based audio was
everywhere at this years CES.
have a CD Player" was the catch-phrase this year. I cannot
remember how many rooms didn't have a CD player when I
requested to hear some of my CDs. I've been using the Memory
Player since it's inception back in '05, but now it appears
everyone joined into the computer-audio craze making it
official: computer-based audio has taken a firm grasp on the
psyche of the high-end audio industry. The more I travel to
these events, the more apparent they've become. So much in
fact, I no longer raise my brow when I see ultra-priced rigs
driven by iPads and the like.
just some of what I saw at this year's event....
News of my death has been
The irony to all this digital craze is vinyl popularity
has increased hughly. The influx of LP's, turntables,
phono-stages, cartridges, tone-arms and all the other
peripherals needed to make a vinyl rig sing has also taken a
major step forward at these events... Here's but a few....
Captured a great, but short, video of Scott Scheaffer in
the Lotus Group suite setting up this Hanss T-60 'table. An
interesting look at the art of 'table setup