1. Jan Didden writes in Audio
Express (2/07) about his visiting Indonesian audiophiles. One had his turntable
resting on a granite bock 2' by 3' by 6". After some gorgeous LP playback,
the CD of the same program was played. It was no contest: the CD sounded dull,
flat and lifeless. He found this disturbing since he is an "A/B/X" kind
of guy. He speculated what would a CDR copy of the output of the phono preamp
sound like. In a postscript, some friends of his tried the experiment and the
CDR copy sounded like.......an LP.
2. In the January 2008 Stereophile,
Wes Philips reviews the $6000 Mcintosh MS750 Music Server. It inverted signal
polarity, a dumb mistake that surely the Old McIntosh would not have made. John
Atkinson reviews the Benchmark DAC1 USB D/A processor and Headphone Amplifier.
He found under certain circumstances with 16 bit audio it went "deaf"
below -67dBFS. He confirmed this with the fade to zero with dither on the CBS
CD-1. That disc is long gone, but the BAS CD has a similar track.
3. For BAS members out of town
we have a special offer for Jazz lovers. A package of 30 Jazz CDs, randomly picked
from Ira Leonard's collection, for $22 including shipping in the USA. To order,
send a check, made out to "Boston Audio Society", to David Hadaway,
POB 460, Rindge NH 03461. These were donated to the Society by Ira's brother,
President, Boston Audio Society
email me HERE