Here is a quick update about what's happening at Computer Audiophile. My endless effort to find the best sound quality currently available and to write about it here on Computer Audiophile continues this week with a trip across the country. Next week the search for "that" sound moves to Las Vegas and the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Somewhere in between these two trips I'll publish my full review of the Peachtree Audio Nova. A very nice integrated amp with a plethora of digital inputs including USB.
Two things music servers have enabled recently are great sound for a great price and sound quality previously unobtainable via a traditional audio system. The second item is what I'll be pursuing this week. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 I travel to hear what may be my new reference computer audio related "component." I can't spill the beans as to what exactly this "component" is just yet, but I will publish a complete article(s) very soon. I expect an official announcement about the product will be made at CES next week. Based on many conversations, with colleagues I trust, over the last couple months I have very high expectations for this component. It's not cheap compared to other components with similar functionality, but the sound quality and engineering behind this piece are said to be on a completely different level. I don't like to use the phrase, "said to be" as it's unverifiable second hand information for the readers. I'm OK with the phrase now as I'll be listening to this piece Tuesday evening and reporting back very shortly. So far the limited speculation in the forums about what this product may be has been incorrect :~) Not only will I be listening to this new component, but I'll be doing it on a system that also ups the ante in high end audio. This system is very impressive based on design and specs I've read thus far. Again, no details yet but a complete report will come shortly. Sorry for the teaser. I'm looking forward to getting the information to all the readers as soon as possible.
Next week the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show takes place in its usual home Las Vegas. I'll be there covering the event and publishing updates to the site in real-time similar to what I did during RMAF this year. No waiting for show reports or recaps. The CA readers will have the information as soon as it's available. Product announcements, pictures, and perspective will be available here on the front page every day of the show. Let me know if you want me to cover something specific that you've been waiting for.
Finally, I've nearly completed my listening sessions with the Peachtree Audio Nova integrated amp. Readers should expect a full review early next week. It's a really great piece that's incredibly versatile.