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    by Published on 07-18-2014 04:59 PM
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    Ready. Aim. Click! Get your credit cards ready because Peachtree Audio is about to launch Deepblue2 on Indiegogo! I reviewed the first edition last year (LINK) and totally loved what I heard. The new versions looks to be even better. CA readers may also be interested in hearing the entire story behind the disappearance of Deepblue version 1.0. In the Indiegogo video Peachtree Audio's Jon Derda (A.K.A. Ambassador of Awesome) describes what happened and why Deepblue2 is replacing version 1.0. Get them while they last (Video appears to be missing now). I have a feeling Deepblue2 is going to sell out fast. The campaign launches Monday 07/21/2014. ...
    by Published on 02-05-2014 10:55 AM
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    Since high resolution downloads began consumers have been clamoring for more information about each release. Audiophiles care about much more than bit depth and sample rate of their favorite albums. Important details such as mastering engineer, recording engineer, and the provenance of each download can be difficult to find. In addition to the facts, finding people's opinions and comparisons about musical performances and sound quality can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Wouldn't it be nice if we all had a single location to read and write reviews of our favorite, and not so favorite, music? That's what the new CA Music Reviews section is all about. CA Music Reviews isn't limited to high resolution or downloads only, but the greatest need right now is for more information about high resolution downloads. The Music Reviews section of CA is designed to be a win-win for everyone from the consumer to the online retailer to the artist. Credit should be given where credit is due. On the flip side, when readers discover a mistake has been made preparing a file for high resolution release everyone should have this information. In the long run the quality of the products should increase when people know it will be reviewed subjectively and possibly analyzed objectively in the Music Reviews section of CA. ...
    by Published on 01-02-2013 10:40 AM
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    The Computer Audiophile Product of the Year is an award I started giving out in 2011. The first winner was WideaLab's Aurender S10 music server. The award is one way to give credit where credit is due. I don't have ten different categories with ten runners up in each category as that's a copout for those unwilling to make difficult decisions. This year I will select a hardware and software product of the year. Both products must have been reviewed or used extensively by me in 2012. The software selection was much easier for me than the hardware selection. This year my hardware selection came down to two very different products. One product is the best DAC I had heard in my system and costs $15,500. The other product is the best value I can ever remember and costs $250. The former product sounds lightyears better than the later but this award doesn't focus on sound quality only. A CA product of the year has to be much more than good souding. Groundbreaking and innovative certainly don't hurt. Neither does a product's ability to bring excellent sound quality to the masses.


    Envelope please … And the winner of the 2012 Computer Audiophile Product of the Year is … ...
    by Published on 04-30-2012 09:26 PM
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    Just a quick update on the mobile apps and site overhaul. So far the transition to CA 3.0 has gone very smooth. Thanks in large part to the dedicated CA readers who've accepted the change so graciously. Also, thanks to the readers who notified me of minor issues with the site. You guys really are the best!

    This afternoon Apple approved the CA Mobile application for iOS devices including iPhone and iPod Touch. I have no current plans to create an iPad version as the desktop and mobile web interfaces work very well on the iPad.


    The CA Mobile Android app has quietly been available in the Android Market / Google Play store for a few days. I wanted to wait until both apps became available to make an announcement. read more for links and screenshots. ...
    by Published on 04-21-2012 07:59 PM
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    Computer Audiophile has been completely overhauled. Everything from the server that runs behind the scenes to the software that CA readers see every day has been upgraded. The site now offers much better functionality and many new features that were nearly impossible to implement until now. Some highlights of the new site include both desktop and mobile user interfaces, easier navigation of reviews and articles, better search capabilities, user groups such as U.S. CA Readers, U.K. CA Readers etc., user and group photo albums, an audio events calendar, "real" user blog capabilities and much improved navigation of those blogs. Heavy forum users will also be happy to know direct links to forum comments within threads that are several pages long are now working perfect. No more scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting page 2 or page 3 just to find a specific comment. In the coming days and weeks CA will be continually fine tuned to offer the best browsing experience possible. To that end a custom iPhone (iOS) and Android mobile Computer Audiophile application will be available in both the iTunes App Store and the Android Marketplace very soon. I hope everyone enjoys the new look and features of CA 3.0!
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    by Published on 02-08-2012 02:24 PM
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    Scrobble /?skr?b?l/
    Verb
    (third-person singular simple present scrobbles, present participle scrobbling, simple past and past participle scrobbled)
    To publish one's music-listening habits via software, as counted events when songs or albums are played, to selected internet services in order to track them over time, out of curiosity and/or to make them visible to others. (Source: Wiktionarylink)

    June 16, 2011 the Album of the Eveninglink forum topic was started on CA. This topic encourages readers to share what they are listening to each evening. Over 1200 replies and hundreds of new music discoveries later it's time to take things to the next level with CA Scrobbles. CA Scrobbles enables users of JRiver Media Center, version 17.0.80 or newer, to automatically post on Computer Audiophile without leaving the application or interrupting a listening session. Information such as track, artist, album, bit depth, and sample rate are automatically published to the CA Scrobbles page in real time. Users who prefer to keep their ABBA, Britney Spears, or Milli Vanilli listening habits to themselves can easily do so by creating a simple filter within JRiver. Read more to start sharing and discovering.
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