Matt, thanks for the comments. When you are ready fir a mini meeting
just let me know how many members can fit in you listening area and i will
announce it. It can be a few or as large as you wish. There is no
responsibility to provide anything other than allowing members to hear your
CES was great, Im finished now it,s very demanding physically for me
and i have hit my limit. A few trends comments:
1.Very few cd players anywhere. The Oppo 95 (stock) was in several
rooms and sounded very good.
2. Amara software was the main choice on Apple sytems. HD tracks very
3. More vinyl & tube equipment than new solid state.
4. Too many DACs to pick from. How do you chose? They all sound
good. Doesnt seem necessary to spend over $500.
5. Talked to Tom Norton from Home Theater magazine. He posts a
great blog from the show and is the best reviewer I have ever met. No ego,
loves audio & video, talks to everyone.
6. The SHOW also goes on duing CES and is yet another
venue of exhibits and great stuff. Many small companies cant pay CES fees so
this alternative is great. They dont charge admission if you have a CES
7. The SHOW and Cary audio held a concert with Paul Stookey of
Peter, Paul & Mary. They recorded it, and played it back later on their
60 watt tube amps. I can report NO loss of sound quality. It is nice that we
can now buy gear that can really give you exactly what the musician wants.
Even Paul spoke about this as well as expressing disdain for much current
music that is style/show more than quality. Paul has been in the business
over 50 years and knows of what he speaks....... He is still a top
performer, i hope Cary releases this as an album.
8. Met Galen Carol here and he has agreed to host another meeting at
his store thus summer.
Thats it from here. Should be a lot of stuff online. Tomorrow im flying
by helicopter to the grand canyon......cant be in hi fi mode all the
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On Jan 12, 2012, at 10:49, Matt Solorio <thudeets@...
Bob, as per your comment for "mini"
meeting hosts, I would be happy to do one. I am not sure when yet. My main
listening system is down for improvements at this time, and of course, it
will be operational for a “mini” meet; it should be up soon,
right-as-rain, and better than ever. Will follow up
In addition, I finished reading all the
great dialogue so far on the CES thread. Thank you for conferring with the
members back here is SA. The convention sounds awesome. So do this year’s
plans for RCAS meetings and events. This is a great society to be
involved. --- Matt
The RCAS is represented at CES. I am here this week to see stuff that
wasnt in Denver. Will try to evaluate DAC's and computer audio as I know
interest is high in this area. John and I have been discussing a future
meeting to revisit this subject. There are also members of our sister
club, Houston Audio Society here as well. If I see any really hot items
ill mention it, but other sites have full time reporters who will post
pictures etc, so I dont plan to try to duplicate their efforts. We are
still working on the 2012 meeting schedule, and we need other members to
volunteer to host a "mini" meeting at their home. The Bjorn events are
quarterly unless we have access to a speaker or company rep. I will also
be working on that in my meetings here this week. Also will be working on
the home concert plan when I return. 2012 will be busy! Hope to see