The key to what Mr. Capputo says is, “The A7X has twice the power and a considerably larger cabinet consequently better low frequency as well.”. The larger amp is what your paying for. The true power is what I look for first when shopping for monitor speakers. They have to be high powered for me to like them.
“Adam Audio U.S. Rep Robert Capputo gives us a quick tour of the offerings in the Adam AX line, talks about the success of the Adam A-series line, and the tweeter design in the new speakers.” – gearwire.com
Ethan Winer from RealTraps grabs a panel of knowledgeable people at AES to show you what you think you hear may not be reality. Ethan makes some respected sound treatment products in Connecticut. You can download the non-YouTube compressed audio files to go along with this video here: www.ethanwiner.com/aes
“This is a video version of my Audio Myths workshop from the October 2009 AES show in New York City. In this video you will hear what phase shift sounds like, compare high- and low-end converters, learn about proper test methods, understand why hearing is not as reliable as test gear, and much more.” – EthanWiner
So what do you think? Is it real or is it Memorex?
The Audio Engineering Society meets this weekend (May 17-20, 2008) at the RAI Conference and Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It’s has a few similarities to other pro-audio trade shows like NAMM or Musikmesse. However, some would argue AES has a stronger focus on the scientific side of audio. Audio forensics for police applications and presentations by the Fraunhofer group concerning their surround sound MP3 format are the types of panels featured.
Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, manufacturers and other organizations and individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. They are mainly engineers developing devices or products for audio, and also people working in audio content production. What came to be the AES was formed at an organizational meeting at RCA Victor Studios in New York City on February 17, 1948. Its first membership meeting followed on March 11, drawing primarily from the area’s broadcast and recording operations. The guest speaker at the first meeting was Harry F. Olson, a prominent engineer and scientist at RCA. – Wikipedia.org
Gear is also intruduced at AES and that side of things will be well covered on many pro-audio sites. Be sure to check out our friends list on the middle column of this page for some websites to check. The pre-roll has begun: a nice Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity Single Channel, Tube & Solid-State, Tone-Blending Preamp was announced. Another tasty tidbit is CharterOak’s ‘small studio collection’ which “is the total
microphone solution for small recording studios with a tight budget”.
After the weekend I will update this post with anything I feel is interesting from the show.