• Join Computer Audiophile At Century Stereo

    Computer Audiophile readers are invited to join me at Century Stereo in San Jose, CA Wednesday July 14, 2010. This event will be similar to the event at Music Lovers Audio in April. David Solomon from Peachtree Audio will discuss computer based audio as it relates to the Peachtree products. I will talk about music server configuration, Mac v Windows, CD ripping, bit transparency, and many of the topics discussed here on CA. I will also be fielding questions until the doors close or we are forcefully removed from the premises. I look forward to meeting more Computer Audiophile readers and talking computer based audio until I'm blue in the face. Read more for specific event details.


    Here is the official invitation and RSVP information.

     



    Comments 14 Comments
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Hi Jon - I'd love to see you come out for the event. Hope you can make it.
    1. wgscott's Avatar
      wgscott -
      This is where I bought my stuff, including Nova.
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Wonderful :~)
    1. Audio_ELF's Avatar
      Audio_ELF -
      So when you coming to England? :-)
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      I actually had a tentative plan to be there in for an event August, but the chances are looking slim right now.
    1. DanRubin's Avatar
      DanRubin -
      I'm planning to attend, mainly to meet you, Chris.<br />
      <br />
      Dan
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Fantastic :~)
    1. Slanski62's Avatar
      Slanski62 -
      Hi Chris. Any chance you could do an event on the east coast, preferably in NC? <br />
      <br />
      Steve
    1. chasw98's Avatar
      chasw98 -
      Chris:<br />
      You need to come to Miami or at least Fort Lauderdale and give your presentation. Beaches, warm weather, sand, basketball players.<br />
      <br />
      Chuck
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Hi Guys - I'd love to visit NYC and Miami to spend time talking computer audio in neat cities. Let me see what I can do. I have something in mind.
    1. wgscott's Avatar
      wgscott -
      Thanks for the presentation. I had to leave before the ending (45 minute drive home through the Santa Cruz mountains) so I didn't get a chance to say hello. I was thinking about the Amarra/iDecco glitch. I don't have Amarra, and I have a Nova (which I think has the same DAC). I can only output 48kHz from my computer. If I try to set it to 96kHz, no sound comes out. I assumed this was because the Nova can sample up to 96kHz, so the input can only be 1/2 that (Nyquist). Otherwise I just get silence. I wonder if you were running into a similar sort of limitation?
    1. gmgraves's Avatar
      gmgraves -
      It was nice meeting you last night, Chris. I enjoyed both presentations immensely. I do live recording in the San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area, and am very interested in all aspects of digital audio. Obviously, my interests are more geared toward the A to D side of the equation than to the D to A or music "server" side.<br />
      <br />
      Presently, I have forsaken my laptop computer as my digital "recorder" in favor of a Korg MR-1. This cigar-case sized digital recorder takes balanced inputs, and records in DSD (Direct Stream Digital or SACD format) at 2.8 MHz sampling rate and single bit. The software that comes with the recorder, which is called "AudioGate" allows the DSD file to be output in ANY digital format from 24-bit, 192 KHz all the way down to 16-Bit Redbook. When I transfer the files from the Korg to my computer, I archive the file to DVD-R as an AIFF for safety (the Korg uses an HDD) and output it to 24/192 DVD-A for my own listening use using DiscWelder Bronze software. The results are spectacular.
    1. DanRubin's Avatar
      DanRubin -
      Sorry I didn't make it, but something important came up at the last minute. I do look forward to meeting you someday, Chris.<br />
      <br />
      Dan
    1. jrubins's Avatar
      jrubins -
      Thanks for coming to San Jose. I rely enjoyed meeting you and hearing some of the new tech in the computer audio world. <br />
      <br />
      _James