Musical Event No 2 Report

Stephen Harper – Audio Consultants - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

We would like to thank all those who attended our Musical Event last weekend. There were many compliments about the sound we created with the featured system. One visitor said that this sound was better than anything he heard at the HiFi News Show at Old Windsor last October, even in the most high-end rooms. We were grateful for such a generous comment.

There was also a lot of interest in the room acoustics treatment we were using. This important aspect of achieving the best from the investment in electronics is now becoming better understood. The Acustica Applicata DAADs and the Soften panels can be used either individually or together in complimentary arrangement to suit individual domestic applications.

The comparison between the music files played through a reference APL USB DAC and the same music through a Spectral Reference CD player divided opinion as expected. Most preferred the sound of CDs via the CD player but this is an area that will continue to be debated for some time yet.

Quite a few visitors were interested in vinyl replay and this has prompted me to organise a future Musical Event centred around turntables. I will post further details in due course. Anyone not on our mailing list that would be interest in such an event, I would be grateful if you could sign up.