• Computer Audiophile's 1st Birthday!

    One year ago today, November 20, 2007, I started Computer Audiophile. On that first day the site had zero visitors. The total number of visitors during the first week was zero. Nine days after the site launched the visitors started to arrive. All three of them! One year later Computer Audiophile is viewed in 165 countries around the world and the number of readers continues to grow dramatically every week. Some great components have been reviewed over the last year and some not so great components have been sent packing back to the manufacturer. But reviews are only a small percentage of the site's information. Thanks to all the readers the Computer Audiophile forums are a very enjoyable place full of great information, very intelligent people, and an atmosphere like no other.

    Readers have a lot to look forward to at the end of 2008 and all of 2009. Some great components are in the review queue and some very informative articles are waiting in the wings to be published. The Consumer Electronics Show in January will be full of music servers and CA will be there blogging live from the Venetian. There are many more "things" in store for 2009 here at CA. For a limited time only the Computer Audiophile Store will be open at Cafe Press. There are shirts, hats, mouse pads, stickers, etc... available with the brand new trademarked Computer Audiophile® logo printed on them. No need to order in the next ten minutes because you won't receive a free set of knives or any magic putty, but feel free to check out the store when you get time. Computer Audiophile Store at Cafe Press. Speaking of time, it's a great time to be a computer audiophile. The snowball is rolling downhill and there is no stopping this movement of improvement in sound quality and convenience. I promise you haven't seen anything yet :-)



    Comments 31 Comments
    1. douglas frost's Avatar
      douglas frost -
      congratulations on the first year chris!<br />
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      i only found the site a few weeks ago, but it (and your personal help) have already helped me set up a music server at home. i think you are at the forefront of a new wave in audio!<br />
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      best regards<br />
    1. Eric2's Avatar
      Eric2 -
      Happy Birthday the 1st of many.
    1. pichonCalavera's Avatar
      pichonCalavera -
      Feliz Cumpleaños! , I always keep an eye on this site for some great info, and I think there will be more great years to come
    1. GazD's Avatar
      GazD -
      A very informative forum indeed and unusually relaxed as well!<br />
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      Would be interesting to see how the number of registered users has grown over the year and what the figure is now.
    1. tube06's Avatar
      tube06 -
      Hello Chris,<br />
      I wish you a "Bon anniversaire" from across the Pond.<br />
      I only discovered you (our?) site a few weeks ago and I'm learning fast from the various forums.<br />
      Lost of passionate and knowledgeable people around.<br />
      Very impressed with the relaxed and courteous atmosphere within CA.<br />
      Call it a homely site.<br />
      Thanks for the (hard) good work.<br />
      GM<br />
      <br />
      PS: About your new reference system: when are you going to let the cat out of the digital bag?
    1. cornishmanc's Avatar
      cornishmanc -
      Well done for managing to keep forum discussions on-topic, informative AND civil !
    1. Purite Audio's Avatar
      Purite Audio -
      Great work Chris, the most enjoyable forum around, and with an almost complete lack of back-biting, I don't know how you do it, but long may it continue, very best wishes, Keith.
    1. Cavaille's Avatar
      Cavaille -
      ...means "Happy Birthday" in German. This site is most welcome. It is the only good one dealing with audiophile music & things for & from the computer. Keep up the wonderful work.
    1. audioAl's Avatar
      audioAl -
      Well, Chris congrats, and the first is a special one. I am also an asylum inmate and enjoy your site just as much,Cheers! Alan
    1. BobH's Avatar
      BobH -
      Happy Birthday, Chris<br />
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      Great site, keep up the good work and here's to many more informative, entertaining and musical years
    1. jimim's Avatar
      jimim -
      Happy Birthday! I think this site will just get larger and larger over the years!<br />
      <br />
    1. Afveep's Avatar
      Afveep -
      Thanks, Chris, for all the hard work! This is often the first site I visit every day. In addition to all the valuable information, guidance, reviews and forum dialog, I very much value the "spirit" and excitement that you bring to the site and, importantly, "computer audio" in general.<br />
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      Here's to a very long and successful future!<br />
      Tom Canavan
    1. PJH's Avatar
      PJH -
      From a northern neighbour.<br />
      Keep up the great work and keep those reviews coming. This site is so helpful to those of us who live in the middle of no where.<br />
      PJH<br />
    1. bluedy1's Avatar
      bluedy1 -
      From Paris with love!<br />
      Continue sur ta bonne voie.<br />
    1. Cgrossi's Avatar
      Cgrossi -
      Happy Birthday from Spain!<br />
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      A wonderful and illustrative site.<br />
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      Computer Audiophile is making my life more enjoyable. Thank you.
    1. Mark Wieman's Avatar
      Mark Wieman -
      Congrats on the big anniversary, Chris! You've created a great site. Here's to another successful year!<br />
      <br />
      Mark Wieman<br />
      Daily Audiophile<br />
    1. StephanLJ's Avatar
      StephanLJ -
      Hi Chris<br />
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      Happy birthday and many more to come. I love your site and check it at least three times a day. Keep up the fantastic work.<br />
      <br />
    1. Paul Held's Avatar
      Paul Held -
      Chris, you rock. Thanks for making this happen and for your enthusiasm and focus on growing the community and collateral we need to be informed. Now get the DACMagic and cheap set up articles out there!<br />
      <br />
      Paul H, from up in snowy Toronto (the snow has come early....)
    1. BEEMB's Avatar
      BEEMB -
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      Congratulations Chris !<br />
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      This site will continue to grow and grow. Great Work !
    1. audiozorro's Avatar
      audiozorro -
      You’re one year older in experience, one year wiser in knowledge, and you've gathered quite a following. Thanks for inviting us to the party.