10 thoughts on “Help Get Me To CES 2015

  • December 2, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Sorry, OT I know but I guess I missed this somehow.
    HDTracks now offering 352/24 downloads? Just caught it on the Jazz At The Pawnshop sale.
    IMHO this is getting nuts.

    • December 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

      That’s news to me…I wasn’t aware of their selling 352.8 DXD files directly. I know there are others that are making recordings at this rate and selling them. 2L is among them and Promate is selling them. It’s completely useless and a total waste of money.

      • December 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

        And such a deal at only $44.99.
        In both hardware and software, high end audio has lost all credibility with any thinking person that takes the time to be well informed.

        • December 4, 2014 at 11:27 am

          Too bad a prerequisite for being an audiophile often precludes being well-informed.

  • December 3, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Dear Mark,

    Dear Mark,

    I appreciated very much your information on attending the next CES2015. I will be there too and hope to meet you at the Venetian, as this year show last January.

    Regarding selling HRA discs at your booth, you do not have to worry about. Every company that will be exposing media, like CDs, BD discs, Vinyl etc at the suites at the High End Sector of the Venetian, sells its products during the show with no problem. I saw that during my past 20 CES shows. So, please, take a lot of your records for us. I promise I will buy at least 10 HRA items to bring with me. Importing hardware (including hard media) to Brazil is very expensive because the total import costs are at least 120% over the USA retail prices.

    All the best and success at the show.

    Ronaldo Franchini from Brazil

    • December 3, 2014 at 11:33 am

      See you then Ron. If there are specific titles that you want, give me a heads up and I’ll make sure to bring them. I’m planning on bringing the collection of Blu-rays and the new sampler.

  • December 3, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    It looks as if Meridian is going to join the foray of Hi-res music downloads possibly. They are making some type of announcement tomorrow. It looks as if they may be linking up with a company called Titalhifi. (Titalhifi.com) There is another web address of http://www.musicischanging.co.uk that will be notify those that register of what’s coming down the pipe. So there seems to be plenty going on in the Hi-res audio world just hope it is for the better.

    • December 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Gregory…thanks for the heads up. I spoke briefly to Bob Stuart at the recent AES convention about this. Don’t get too excited.

  • December 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I have a question for you Mark. I was looking at yet another of HD Tracks “new” releases of The Who’s previous analog records. It would seem to me that if you are doing a “Hi Res” digitization of The Who’s original analog tapes, then all you are getting is a “perfect” copy of an analog master with all its inherent limitations in terms of dynamic range, ultrasonics, etc., , correct? If I am correct, then I suspect the folks who really like some of these digitizations are simply enjoying having an excellent analog master, and are not really enjoying a true High Resolution recording that your company provides.

    • December 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      This has been my point since the inception of high-resolution downloads…we’re not really getting HD-Audio but standard definition in big and expensive bit buckets.

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