• CA TV Episode 2



    In this episode of CA TV - Music Matters events at Audio Advice in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC are previewed, upcoming product reviews including Ayre Acoustics QB-9 DSD, Aurender W20, and T+A Music Player Balanced, the CA Polish interview Cowboy Junkies Minneapolis concert, and a few CA reader questions receive answers.






















    Links mentioned in the show.

    Audio Advice Music Matters events


    B&W Nautilus loudspeakers


    Sony HAP-Z1ES Hi-Res Music Player with 1TB HDD


    High Fidelity Interview


    Reader ErikM’s network streaming question


    Reader airguitar’s USB question








    Music Mentioned in the show.

    1. Pearl Jam, Ten
    
2. Leonard Cohen, Old Ideas

    3. Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, This Is How We Roll

    4. Nat “King” Cole, The Very Thought of You

    5. Ottmar Liebert, One Guitar

    6. Pearl Jam, Vs.

    7. Jack Johnson, In Between Dreams

    8. Cowboy Junkies, At The End of Paths Taken

    9. Chet Baker, Chet

    10. Pearl Jam, Vitalogy




    Comments 22 Comments
    1. MikeJazz's Avatar
      MikeJazz -
      That was cool, Chris.

      It looks you will be introduced to the "B&W Nautilus Sauna", since you mention they will be driven by several class A amps...
      I had that experience before, it was certainly too hot to stay inside the room for a long time...
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Quote Originally Posted by MikeJazz View Post
      That was cool, Chris.

      It looks you will be introduced to the "B&W Nautilus Sauna", since you mention they will be driven by several class A amps...
      I had that experience before, it was certainly too hot to stay inside the room for a long time...
      Just heard a little preview of the Nautilus / Classé system. Really cool! The air conditioning is definitely on :~)
    1. skatbelt's Avatar
      skatbelt -
      Nice sweater!
    1. Kelly's Avatar
      Kelly -
      You were just at AA in Raleigh?!?! Dang, I could have gone. I need to pay attention to the audio advice emails. I think they get sent straight to my spam folder...
    1. AudioDoctor's Avatar
      AudioDoctor -
      I look forward to hearing more about the Aurender W20 and finding out if it is worth its asking price.
    1. techfish's Avatar
      techfish -
      20th Anniversary of the Nautilus, not 40. Also, they were quad amplified I believe. Enjoyed your Q&A session at Audio Advice and looking forward to watching more of your CA TV Episodes.
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Quote Originally Posted by techfish View Post
      20th Anniversary of the Nautilus, not 40. Also, they were quad amplified I believe. Enjoyed your Q&A session at Audio Advice and looking forward to watching more of your CA TV Episodes.
      Ah yes, the marketing materials mistakenly said 40th anniversary. I thought that seemed a bit off when I read it. Someone at Audio Advice tonight said it must be 20 years for each speaker :~)

      I'll check my photos for the specifics on the amplification. I can't wait to hear them again tomorrow night in Charlotte, NC.
    1. astrotoy's Avatar
      astrotoy -
      Chris, didn't know you were ready for a second career. Great job so far. You are definitely becoming the real CC on air.

      Larry
    1. firedog's Avatar
      firedog -
      Chris, when you review the Aurender, it would be cool the get a comparison to your best sounding CAPS setup.
    1. Munchoba's Avatar
      Munchoba -
      Great job Chris,
      My last Junkies listening was the Trinity Sessions way back when. Will give a listen for sure.
      Getting more and more relaxed , keep it up!
      Nice Holland shirt too!
      Looking forward to # 3.

      Bernard
    1. petecare's Avatar
      petecare -
      Alex
      United colors ?? as Munchoba write your shirt is flashy
      Pierre
      p.s my first time...bug with A+ but don't loose nothing. My second near field Adam is on the way back.
      Tomorow (as in some hours) Ignition on my second system...
      Dac Maverick ok, jbl too, my yamaha ps 5000 (about some 500 watts is clear with green diodes.
      Thule Cd . When the sun goes up, It will be just to connect the right inputs on...IGNITION
      My friend will be at home . Just one hope... Never take on my face the bass reflex boomer from jbl
      on her face.

      French singer Bashung play well on A+ and Itunes. Album cd "Osez Joséphine" Napoleon's spouse
      AHHHHHHHHH
    1. esimms86's Avatar
      esimms86 -
      Not that I would purchase any of the offered mp3's but many of the Cowboy Junkies recordings are not legally available to download from their website for those of us in the United States.

      Esau
    1. Audio_ELF's Avatar
      Audio_ELF -
      I assume the Nautilus are powered by Classe amplifiers rather than class a?

      It was commented they are usually quad amplified though iirc you can skimp and use only 3 channels per speaker. Also of course they use an active crossover (prior to the amplifiers).
    1. petecare's Avatar
      petecare -
      Quote Originally Posted by Audio_ELF View Post
      I assume the Nautilus are powered by Classe amplifiers rather than class a?

      It was commented they are usually quad amplified though iirc you can skimp and use only 3 channels per speaker. Also of course they use an active crossover (prior to the amplifiers).
      I'm waiting... Ignition
      Bashung is playing well. JBL is my first system. I'had trying too many HP. The last for me but not the least....?
      Bower & Wilking... One day my best system listening :
      Cabasse Atlantique, forsell drive, and some cables. I never forgotten.With my cousin
      petecare
    1. petecare's Avatar
      petecare -
      Quote Originally Posted by techfish View Post
      20th Anniversary of the Nautilus, not 40. Also, they were quad amplified I believe. Enjoyed your Q&A session at Audio Advice and looking forward to watching more of your CA TV Episodes.
      hello
      Many Anniversary are always good...But sometimes remember / one light on the cake, or 20 or maybe 95 at the end, "you must blows (Miles Davis)"
      the best for all
    1. petecare's Avatar
      petecare -
      SO, clouds arrived and I think it's time to get off all system. Adam sub 12 is coming today. I think before to go crazy , that I shall be be out the power.
      ciao
      Maybe later
      pierre
    1. Guy La Rue's Avatar
      Guy La Rue -
      Any plan on reviewing the Devialet 170 or 240? As a built in solution with DAC and Pre I would be very interested in your opinion of the device...it's been reviewed right and left but I think it's the appropriate candidate for Computer Audiophile....
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Quote Originally Posted by Guy La Rue View Post
      Any plan on reviewing the Devialet 170 or 240? As a built in solution with DAC and Pre I would be very interested in your opinion of the device...it's been reviewed right and left but I think it's the appropriate candidate for Computer Audiophile....
      I'd like to get a Devialet unit in here for review. I just haven't made the phone call yet.
    1. petecare's Avatar
      petecare -
      Good day, and fine revue.
      petecare
    1. petecare's Avatar
      petecare -
      Quote Originally Posted by petecare View Post
      Good day, and fine revue.
      petecare

      P.S Sun and system X is ok (today on 12 th 2013)
      First system show some instability. Dac Maverick must be cleaned and potars show buzz... (I emailed to Ryan)
      best
      pierre
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