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Getting close now, see you there!!
Trafomatic Audio and Vermeer Audio added to CanJam NYC 2018 exhibitor list!
Just signed up, very exited to listen to this legend!!!
Just joined, bit by the audiophile bug =)
Will be attending CanJam NYC 2018, both days!
Colorfly and Simgot added to CanJam SoCal 2018 exhibitor list!
Hey there everybody!
We're waiting anxiously to see you in the Big Apple in February.
Join us in the Uris Room to audition our Empyrean prototype!
NYC attendees! We've got a star-studded lineup of Seminars for CanJam NYC 2018. These are a series of interactive discussion panels with some of the industry's leading experts in audio technology. The Seminars will be held in the Palace and Winter Garden rooms directly adjacent to the Broadway Ballroom, the main exhibit area for CanJam NYC 2018. There is no need to pre-register but space is limited so plan accordingly. Here is the schedule:
Saturday, February 17
1pm-2pm Beyond Off-The-Shelf DAC Chips - Timing And Filters
A discussion with Rob Watts (Chord Electronics) about the theory of interpolation filters - the key part of a DAC that reconstructs the original non-sampled analogue waveform - and how these filters can severely affect sound quality. The presentation also talks about the importance of timing from a perceptual point of view, and how one can create the audibly perfect filter. Watts also discusses the current state of the art in filter design and introduces the M-Scaler.
2:30-3:30 Audio Measurements with Audio Engineers
We sit down with engineers for whom audio measurements represent a part of day-to-day life. With audio enthusiasts increasingly interested in measurements, we will explore with these audio engineers the role of measurements in their work, as well as their feelings and findings about what audio measurements can and can not tell us. This panel includes Axel Grell (Sennheiser), Rob Watts (Chord Electronics), Paul Barton (PSB), and Dan Foley (Audio Precision and ALMA International). Moderated by Jude Mansilla (Head-Fi.org).
4pm-5pm Behind the Science and Art of Voicing Headphones
Paul Barton, Founder and Chief Designer of PSB Speakers, presents a keynote on how understanding the frequency response of headphones – in relation to how speakers behave in listening rooms – is critical to his industry-leading acoustic research and the development of RoomFeel technology. This session will cover Paul’s in-depth research and findings on target headphone curves and the innovation of RoomFeel technology. Work, for example, from Harman's Lead Acoustic Researcher Sean Olive will be compared. Included in this session will be the explanation and results of informal blind listening tests done at the NRC (National Research Council, Canada) with a group of headphone industry centric editors/reviewers.
Sunday, February 18
12:30-1:30pm Chord Electronics Hugo 2 / Qutest DAC, Followed By The M-Scaler in Blu 2
The presentation by Rob Watts (Chord Electronics) covers the design and technology within Chord's latest DACs, the Hugo 2 portable DAC/amp and Qutest DAC. Measurements of the technical performance are also shown. Watts also covers the M-Scaler within Chord Electronics’ Blu Mk. 2, discussing why a million-tap WTA interpolation filter is important, and the history behind the development.
2pm-3pm Developing And Voicing The Sennheiser HD 820, A New Closed-Back Flagship Headphone
Closed-back, reference-class flagship headphones are not easy to come by. When Sennheiser decided to develop one, they innovated new technologies, including concave glass reflectors, acoustic absorbers, and more, with the goal of crafting the most transparent-sounding closed headphones in the world. Axel Grell (the man behind so many legendary Sennheiser headphones) discusses the development and acoustics of the new Sennheiser HD 820.
I'm not going to miss Rob Watts presentation!!!
Any chance some of these will go to the YouTube channel? These sound too good to miss! Unfortunately, I can't cross the Atlantic for CanJam NYC.
There’s obviously been some kind of mistake, because the awesome-sounding Audio Measurements panel has been scheduled at the same time as I’m supposed to be auditioning the HE1’s!
I will be there at the NYC CanJam on Saturday. I’ll have a few items with me that will not be exhibited at the show, if anyone wants to hear them...
Sony WM1A (I’m sure Sony will have one)
InEar Prophile 8
Massdrop Plus IEM (Pre-production)
Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 IEM (Pre-production)
Spoiler: Sennheiser HE 1 Demo bookings
Am I the only person that finds this approach to demos obnoxiously conceited, on Sennheiser's part?
While I understand why you may think that, and I do have some issues with how Sennheiser is doing it, it is understandable on their part. It is an extremely desired headphone to demo. Extremely. And it is also a scarce one. Since it costs ~$50,000, they aren't going to bring more than one to the CanJam. Therefore, if they didn't do this scheduling, everyone would be fighting to get in to demo it, and some people might take a long time and deny others the opportunity. Also, since it is open, demoing it on the noisy show floor is definitely less than ideal. The private room is much better. So this scheduling system prevents people from having to wait to hear it, while also making sure no one takes too long. My only complaint is that they pick the source, and you therefore probably can't choose the exact songs you get to listen to.
Luckily, I got to spend a half hour with it at the Sennheiser NYC popup store last year, which was incredible. That one was hooked up to Tidal so I got to hear what I wanted.