What can I say? I have no excuses for the past few months of blog silence. During the intervening months, I have completed the Music and Audio: A Guide to Better Sound, which is welcome news. It’s over 700 pages long and has over 200 illustrations. The replicated Blu-ray demo discs have arrived back from the replicator and have been inserted into the protective sleeves that will attached to the inside back cover of the book. I’m expected to receive the finished books from the printer in about two weeks. Shipments will go out before the end of the month. The eBooks and downloadable files will happen at the same time. I recognize that it’s been a very long haul — two years ago I launched the campaign on Kickstarter — but I think you’ll find the information and approach refreshing and informative. The Blu-ray disc is an excellent source for high-res music and comparisons of mastering and formats. The process of researching, writing, illustrating, and producing a comprehensive Blu-ray disc was larger than I imagined. But at long last it’s finished. I do appreciate the support and patience of all who backed the project.
In other important news, the YARRA 3DX sound bar Kickstarter campaign is ready and will launch tomorrow at 12 noon PDT. I’ve helped bring this remarkable product to life over the past 8 months and contributed to the Kickstarter webpage. In case you missed my previous posts about the YARRA 3DX, you can go back and read about my initial introduction to the MyBeam™ technology by clicking here.
Since that time, the YARRA 3DX team has established a feature set, name, logo, industrial design, and price for the YARRA 3DX. Company management has already signed the PO for an initial run of 2000 units with deliveries expected by late first quarter of 2018. There’s lots of information on the YARRA 3DX landing page about the technology, illustrations, and a video that explains how it works.
We’ve demoed the unit for hundreds of people and the reaction is always the same. People are amazed that a speaker located in front of them can create the sonic impression of a sound behind you or above you. Of course, this is all about binauralized sound being delivered via discrete beams of sound to your left and right ears through speakers instead of headphones. But it works amazingly well. I have one under my computer monitor and I listen to 5.1 surround music all the time.
So here’s the deal. There will be an email newsletter going out tomorrow at exactly 12 noon PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). It will contain the link to the Kickstarter page AND describe the process of securing your own unit (or multiple units if you like). I have a dedicated YARRA 3DX VIP sign up list but I’m going to include people on the RealHD-Audio list as well. You’ll get this email only once, I promise. But the first 1000 people that back the campaign can get the YARRA 3DX sound bar, subwoofer, setup DVD, YARRA 3DX app, AND 6 AIX Records surround albums of their choice for 50% off the MSRP of $599. You spend $299 and get a state-of-the-art sound bar that looks great, sounds great, and provides immersive 3D sound for music, gaming, AR/AR, and home theater