CES 2017

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Jon Iverson  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  0 comments
NAD's new music server and network player features WiFi and ethernet networking, 2 USB inputs, Bluetooth AptX along with a CD slot on the front for either ripping or simply playing a disc. Inside are two 2TB hard drives--one for storing music and the other for automatic backup in case the first one fails. There is no DAC inside, so outputs include SPDIF, AES/EBU and optical along with HDMI.

But where things get interesting...

Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  1 comments
Once an hour, Mike Mettler, music editor of our sister publication Sound and Vision, introduced live demonstrations in the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion's mini-simulation of the Capitol Recording Studios. Each session was conducted by a different award-winning engineer or producer…
Jon Iverson  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  4 comments
Who knows why somebody decided to put a mattress company between Aaudio Imports and AudioQuest. Their door was closed each time I passed by. Maybe they were napping.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  4 comments
Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) showed its new top-of-the-line VXR Audio Stand ($25,000-$31,000 for a four-shelf stand). The VXR, which sports a new frame system, lets the user adjust the amount of space between each component shelf…
Robert Deutsch  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  1 comments
The introduction of a new speaker from GoldenEar Technology is always an event, especially so when it's a new flagship speaker…
Robert Deutsch  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  3 comments
There's a rumor that Andrew Jones, first with TAD and now with Elac, is incapable of designing a mediocre-sounding speaker…
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  21 comments
On the first day of CES, a consortium of industry professionals gathered by the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG)—and chaired by Marc Finer, President of the DEG—spoke to assembled press and industry supporters at a Hi-Res Audio Press Conference. The group announced a new consumer awareness campaign called Stream the Studio, which is designed to increase awareness of hi-res audio amongst millennials.
Herb Reichert  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  1 comments
Today's audio world is beginning to be populated by innovative integrated amplifiers that fit into our homes and lives in new ways: products that are not only practical and user-friendly but can make us happy when we walk in the door and see the thing sitting on a desk or shelf—waiting for its master to touch and appreciate it.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  4 comments
What is not clear, at this moment, is how many premieres we will actually encounter…
Herb Reichert  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
How does that saying go? What stays in Vegas…never gets back to Brooklyn? What happens in Vegas…gets blabbered in Stereophile?
Jon Iverson  |  Jan 02, 2017  |  3 comments
Stereophile tried something a little different for our CES coverage last year: we brought Graham Nash to the show. This year several new artist names were tossed about, and when Jake Shimabukuro came up we jumped at the chance to bring him to Las Vegas. Jake is a stellar musician, and has turned the ukulele into a respected instrument with his interpretations of classical and modern works, collaborating with a wide range of artists from Yo-Yo Ma to Alan Parsons. He is stunning to watch: If you've never seen or heard him play, check out the videos at the bottom of this story.