The biggest development for computer audiophiles is the application Amarra. I talked to the creator of the application for several hours last night. Good things are on the horizon. Amarra is the application I have been waiting to tell all the readers about for some time. Until now I was only able to hint at good things to come. Amarra was created by Sonic Studio who produces some of the best mastering solutions in the world. SoundBlade is a very well respected application from Sonic Solutions. But, Amarra is only one piece to the puzzle. The other piece that completes the Sonic solution is a FireWire DAC that will handle up to 24/192. Together the sound is fabulous! One of the best features of this complete Sonic solution is AUTO SAMPLE RATE RECOGNITION. iTunes users on Mac know very well that closing iTunes to change the sample rate is a pain in the neck. The Sonic Studio solution solves this problem. In addition Amarra allows listeners to still use iTunes whenever they wish. I will have a complete pre-release version of the software and hardware within about one week and I will relay to everyone as much as Sonic will allow me to before the official release. I can guarantee the developers from Sonic Studio really know what they are doing and are not cutting corners on this one. Much more to come!
I have some good photos to post from the last two days here in Denver. I expect to have them up shortly. I did get a chance to spend some serious time with PS Audio and the new Perfect Wave Transport (PWT) and Ultralink DAC that PSA will release very soon. The touch screen interface is very fast and the components are very versatile. The look is fabulous as well. To test the sound of these new components I brought my own music. I was very impressed with what I heard even though the room was less than ideal for audio playback. These components are going to be something special.
The PS Audio suite at Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2008
This is it from Denver as I have to get ready for the flight home in the morning. I have much more info to tell everyone about including a wonderful dinner with audio legend Keith Johnson from Reference Recordings, Andrew Jones the designer of TAD loudspeakers, and a few other very knowledgeable and intersting people from the high-and audio industry.