Bob Katz, DJ
At the other end of the large room shared by Definitive Electronics and Michael Chafee Enterprises from the Genelec-based surround system that Jason blogged about, renowned mastering engineer Bob Katz was playing 24-bit/96kHz files handpicked from his portfolio. Speakers were the superb Revel Ultima Salon2s driven by a solid-state Balanced Audio Technology power amp, hooked up with Nordost cabling.
Bob was playing files from his Macintosh laptop fed via FireWire to Metric Halo's new ULN-8 audio interface, which fed a dCS Elgar D/A processor, then a Cary SLP-05 tube preamp. The 24/96 master file of Sara K's minimally miked audiophile classic "Brick House," from Chesky’s Hobo album, thrilled, despite its overfamiliarity, particularly when it came to the reproduction of the recorded acoustic.