• CA TV Episode 4




    In episode 4 of CA TV - A mini review of the ACER T272HUL touchscreen 27" monitor. My new Pass Labs XA160.5 amplifiers. The Beck debacle. Neil Young interview preview. A glimpse at the new Computer Audiophile sweatshirts :~)

    Thanks to Notebook Check for the useful info on getting better resolution from an HDMI port.





















    Comments 13 Comments
    1. wdw's Avatar
      wdw -
      Hello Chris,

      Very envious of the new Pass gear. Would love to hear your thoughts as to the difference between these new monoblocks and your Spectral gear.
      My question concerns the Acer touch screen. Did you try this monitor with a mac? Was wondering as to compatibility with OSX. I understand that drivers may be problematic but only by heresay.

      Cheers,
      WDW
    1. MikeJazz's Avatar
      MikeJazz -
      Hi Chris,

      are you leaving a more descriptive analysis of the pass labs sound to a review?

      because on the episode, you are very short on description beyond "totally love / awsome" and that really does not describe the sound attributes.

      I have enjoyed some very nice presentations of pass, but at times, the sound can "sound" fatiguing or a bit "dry".
      So I imagine that you can describe it very differently...

      On Pono, I am past of point of exciting, but hopefully you can post all your questions...

      thanks!
      Miguel
    1. Bones13's Avatar
      Bones13 -
      I just finished a DIY Aleph J amplifier (Nelson Pass designed). 20 watts of class A SET power. Simply stupendous. Delicate, detailed, yet powerful when needed. I can only imagine how good the factory stuff is (better component matching, etc).
    1. robbbby's Avatar
      robbbby -
      Have the pass labs completely replaced the spectral?
    1. tboooe's Avatar
      tboooe -
      I used to own the xa160 myself. I liked them a lot but boy did they run hot!
    1. Skeptic's Avatar
      Skeptic -
      I don't know if you're aware of it, but there is an "Obsidian Touchscreen" theme for JRiver which you may prefer using, rather than the default "Obsidian" one.

      I have been thinking about buying either a touchscreen monitor or a Windows 8 tablet for exactly this purpose, so it was good to see it in use.
    1. AudioDoctor's Avatar
      AudioDoctor -
      Chris, I like the new amps.
    1. AudioDoctor's Avatar
      AudioDoctor -
      Quote Originally Posted by tboooe View Post
      I used to own the xa160 myself. I liked them a lot but boy did they run hot!
      Not really a problem up here in Minnesota until our month of summer...
    1. perolator's Avatar
      perolator -
      I know this is "Computer Audiophile"... but I would like a full review of the XA160.5 amps written by Chris.
    1. One and a half's Avatar
      One and a half -
      Quote Originally Posted by AudioDoctor View Post
      Not really a problem up here in Minnesota until our month of summer...
      Where?
    1. AudioDoctor's Avatar
      AudioDoctor -
      Quote Originally Posted by One and a half View Post
      Where?
      Minnesota, the frozen north and current coldest part of the US record holder. I am sure in the cold months of winter Chris doesn't worry much about the heat put out by the Pass amps.
    1. yoyoc's Avatar
      yoyoc -
      I started using J River since version 15 after reading your article on it.

      My litle contribution is that with touch screens you can select the touch screen display setup where the main menu is different, better suited for touch. Keep the good work.
    1. wappinghigh's Avatar
      wappinghigh -
      Hi Chris.

      How do I purchase a CA Sweatshirt?

      Thanks
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