Electronics Show & T.H.E. Show reports, officer
elections, music listening.
the Nimbus air isolation stand by Machina
Dynamica under a digital source (Pioneer DVD changer)
and under a turntable (Linn Sondek), and in both cases the effect
||Demoed the Perpetual
Technologies P-1A DSP-based Resolution Enhancement Loudspeaker
+ Loudspeaker/Room Correction System, & P-3A 24-Bit 96kHz
(optional 192KHz/DSD) Digital-to-Analog converter, Fidelix
SH-20K Natural Spectrum Harmonator, a digital device
which is described as restoring frequencies above 20kHz to create
a uniform natural spectrum and improved sonic results.
member John Kotches demoed and spoke about Manley
Labs Neo-Classic 250-watt monoblock amps & Purist
line-stage preamp, equipment he has reviewed for the Secrets
of Home Theater and High Fidelity magazine.
Schifter & Peter Madnick of Perpetual
Technologies demoed P-1A
DSP-based Resolution Enhancement Loudspeaker + Loudspeaker/Room
Correction System, & P-3A 24-Bit 96kHz (optional 192KHz/DSD)
Digital-to-Analog converter with Monolithic
Sound P3 Power Supply, Swans
Diva Speakers, & the NIRO
1000 Integrated Engine (80 wats/ch integrated amp).
Laser Turntable demoed at the Marriott O'Hare by Mr.
24 (4th Sunday)
Platz of TLG Acoustical Designs demoed their Series
III & Series IV horn loudspeakers at their facility in Chicago.
The Series II was on static display.
member John Kotches
spoke about & demoed DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, standard
'redbook' CD (16 bit/44k) & 24 bit/96k CD, DTS as well as
upsampling and surround.
listening session using
CAS member-assembled system consisting
of: Zen amp, Bride of Zen preamp, and Sound Dynamics speakers and stands.
& Keith Herron of Herron
Audio demoed an Oracle turntable with Triplanar arm
&Lyra Helikon moving coil cartridge, Herron Audio VTPH-1
tube phono preamp with FET front end moving coil amp, VTSP-1A
tube preamp, M150 solid state mono power amps, DiMarzio cabling,
& new Audio Physic Avanti III speakers.
demonstrated Sophia speakers by World
Audio Design which use SEAS drivers in a DAppolito
(M-T-M) configuration, GamuT
C2R and Emotive Audio Sira preamps, Audio Matiere Equilibre
and World Audio Aerie 2A3 amps, Electrocompaniet EMC-1 CD player
used as a transport, and ART DI/O D/A converter.
Van Alstine of Audio
by Van Alstine spoke about his audio designs. He demoed
their new OmegaStar equipment, the new FET Valve Ex amplifier,
& Biro L/1 loudspeakers.
and music listening session.