Stephen Mejias

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Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 09, 2006  |  7 comments
I'm sitting in the hotel lobby, at a small brown table, with Wes Phillips. Our laptops are caught in a long embrace, staring at one another, making a sort of _/ \_
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 08, 2006  |  0 comments
I weeble-wobbled my way upstairs, following the sounds of The White Stripes', "My Doorbell."
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 07, 2006  |  4 comments
Anton, of NFS Audio, was recommending a few rooms to me. "Have you heard the DeVore stuff?" he asked.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 07, 2006  |  2 comments
Parting the colorful wooden beads makes a sound like brushes against snare. I'm enveloped in soft green glow and the sweetest scents of liquor and jazz. I stand in the corner, trying to figure it all out. Two of the tallest speakers I've ever seen — vintage Acoustat 2+2s — climb all the way up to the ceiling. There's a glowing palm tree dancing between them. Along the walls are concert posters and all sorts of album art. To my right is a mirrored alcove, a bar area, holding many varieties of absinthe and other liquors I've never seen. The room is filled with smiles and everyone seems very comfortable, intoxicated. The space isn't set up for optimal listening. There are no rows of neatly arranged metal conference chairs. Instead there are couches and armchairs. In one, sits a man with his daughter in his lap. He taps his hand to the jazz, while the young girl nods her head in time to the snare hits. Together, they move from one seat to the next, and the girl immediately reacts to the difference in sound. The father — I learn his name is Marty — explains to his daughter, Briana, that they have just moved into a better listening position. "It sounds so different," she says.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 06, 2006  |  1 comments
I don't enjoy feeling like an ignoranus, but that's exactly how I feel after spending a day at the Convention Center during CES. The word "hate" keeps coming to mind. As in: "I hate it." But I don't think I really hate it. As I told JI, during one of my many pouts, I'm sure the experience is good for something. I just don't know what it's good for.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 06, 2006  |  0 comments
There's so much for me to learn.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  First Published: Jan 05, 2006  |  0 comments
It's just after 10pm, here in Las Vegas. The moon is an eyelash.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 05, 2006  |  0 comments
above paradise road,
but only just above,
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 05, 2006  |  2 comments
We were on a mission, of sorts. A mission to find a pair of small loudspeakers, which, as it turns out, is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Especially around these parts, where, it seems, size and volume are set to impress.
Stephen Mejias  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments
To be honest, I didn't give it much of a chance. I mean, especially after Jim Thiel's captivating presentation on the new CS3.7, the Philips press conference seemed like so much noise and swirling lights and fake boobs.

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