Playback Designs at Las Vegas CES 2013 – Part One

Playback_Logo_Red188_outline [Converted]Jonathan Tinn, USA distribution partner of Andreas Koch and Dartzeel and others, took the time to report on this month’s CES / THE Show:

“Another CES / THE Show has come and gone and as usual we had a great deal of fun. It was a pleasure to see and spend time with those of you who attended.

We always try to do something a little bit unusual and this year was no different. This year we focused on head to head comparisons with analog. We chose arguably the finest analog setup   available today; the Wave Kinetics NVS turntable, the Durand Telos tonearm and the Ortofon MC-Anna cartridge. Our comparisons started with playing records followed by DSD or DSD 2X files of the identical titles, being played from our hard drive via J River Media Center and being fed into the DAC section of our MPS-3. The results were fantastic.

Jaws dropped when people heard Acoustic Sounds’ release of Shelby Lynne’s Just a Little Lovin’ being played on the turntable. But what really shocked the listeners was when we immediately followed with a DSD 2X version of the same track. People were commenting how they could not believe that digital could sound so close to analog. It really was a lot of fun.”


Over hermanvandendungen

Almost 40 years of being with and in the world of high-end audio equipment. As distributor of Krell, Sonus Faber, Cello, Conrad-Johnnson and many more, initiator of brands like Kiseki, Cogelco, AH!, PrimaLuna, Mystère and maybe more to follow.
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