The interview that I did with David Bott and Scott Wilkinson during CE Week has been posted. I’ve included it in today’s post for those that might be interested in watching it. I’ve been on Scott “Home Theater Geeks” show a number of times and it never ceases to amaze me how many people tune in to his weekly video podcasts. They tell me it’s over 10,000 and based on the number of people that email me after the program, I believe it.
Click Here to see the interview.
The same has been happening this past weekend. Since the interview went live, there’s been a lot flurry of activity at the Real HD-Audio site asking for the FTP credentials. I sent the login information to over 700 people since this site went live about 8 weeks ago. But I haven’t heard back from more than a few dozen with their reactions…good or bad (I haven’t received any negative comments…yet!). I haven’t figured out whether that virtual silence is an endorsement or not. I would encourage you to send me an email or post a comment letting me know if you find the quality of the audio to your liking. I’m not talking about the musical selections…that’s always going to be a matter of personal taste…but whether you can hear the difference between a track that has no processing applied to it and the usual fair that you listen to.
Scott Wilkinson and I go back a long way. He and I were fellow students at CSUN in Northridge, California back in the late 70s and early 80s. I actually recorded his senior recital (as I did most others at the time) on trombone in 1980 on a PCM F1 digital recorder. It’s always good to get together with Scott and it was nice to reconnect with David after a few years.
As you can see in the interview, the idea was hatched to have an AVS Forum get together at my facility sometime in the near future. I’m open to the idea. I’ve done it before with several different groups including the LA and OC Audiophile Society (they’ve been here twice) and the Southern California Home Theater Club.
I’ve even thought of having a “Session with Dr. AIX” at the studio for interested music lovers/audiophiles. This would be a daylong seminar/educational/demonstration event that would information and excite participants about the kind of recordings that are possible using a new approach and philosophy. I haven’t fully baked this idea but it seems like the time might be close. If you’re a resident of the area and this seems like something that you would be interested in, send me a note. I’ve got some things that I could share that will leave you wanting more.
Obviously, a person that has dedicated so much of his time and resources as a “labor of love”, as David Bott puts it in the interviews, to producing great quality audio recordings, loves to get feedback. Here are a couple of emails that I go today:
“My first 2 AIX Blu-rays have now arrived (Albert Lee & Goldberg variations) and the sound quality is truly magnificent, when watching the video content as well it’s like you’re in the studio with the musicians, seems very personal, if that make sense, even on my 2 ch. Set-up. I played both twice all evening and into the night, I couldn’t drag myself away from it. I will be ordering a couple more next week.” Martin
“I recently received your calibration/demo BD along with the BD Sampler 2013. WOW! I can’t believe how great the sound and picture is, having recently updated my TV.” Rick