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#1 Marcin_gps

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:24 AM

Hi everyone, 

I've just came back from Munich few days ago where I attended the High End show. As you may know from our Facebook profile, JPLAY was used as digital transport in Kaiser Acoustics/VertexAQ/THRAX room. I may not be objective, but the sound in that room was by far the best that one could hear at the show – incredible depth, resolution combined with natural tone. Many people (including some known journalists) preferred digital front-end with JPLAY than very good LP setup that was also used in that system. Other rooms, in my opinion, presented flat and one-dimensional sound in comparison, often to edgy on top of that. I guess I can't stand the sound of a system without JPLAY in place :) 

 

I didn't bring a camera to the show, but here are some good pics of the room from my-hiend:

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Anyone visited the show and that room? Did you like the sound? :)

 

Cheers,
Marcin 

Edited by Marcin_gps, 09 May 2012 - 01:30 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:12 PM

Hi Marcin, What is the purpose of the orange coloured woodblocks, standing upright ? Bottom row , 1st picture

Edited by michaelp, 09 May 2012 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:25 AM

Michael, those are EMI/acoustic absorbing panels from Leading Edge (new brand from Vertex AQ and Kaiser Acoustics)

Here are more photos if you're interested. 

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:00 PM

Guys,

 

I'm happy to inform you that the room where JPLAY was used during the high end show received BEST SOUND distinction from Roy Gregory: http://www.theaudiob........_roy_2.htm

 

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:25 PM

congratulations! well deserved.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

Well-deserved guys....
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#7 Rainer Weber

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:58 PM

Dear all,   please let me express how grateful Kaiser Acoustics was to have jplay software in our booth at Munich High End 2012.   I do not need to tell you that this is with a huge margin the best player on the planet and it was our advantage to have it.  What you loose on the source (the software) is gone - even when you use a reasonable good audio system and speakers like the Kawero. Surprisingly the analog setup -Spiral Groove with matching tonearm and Air Tight PC3 - phono pre Thrax Orheus did improve over the days and on sunday we needed to play in hibernate to demonstrate that digital is better. On shows this is critical because you can not stop a song when you detect that the current audience does not like this kind of music - but the sound was so good that people liked everything. It was very obvious that with jplay you can play also very non audiophile pieces (not the best recordings - but excellent music) and it is still evolving and moving your soul. People did not believe that digital can outperform analog in terms of emotional content.      So please let me thank jplay again for making this possible.    Best regards   Rainer Weber Kaiser Acoustics 
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:19 AM

:))

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

Another best sound from High Fidelity

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:17 PM

What manner of hardware was used to run Jplay at the show Marcin? I expect there is something to be learned from the system for those of us ready to build a good dedicated base unit for Jplay.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

Rainer built the PC based on my recommendations a year ago. I don't remember the exact specs, but it's nothing special. What's not regular about the build: sotm pci-to-usb controller (now replaced with adnaco), paul hynes psu to feed the sotm card and ssd, silver sata cables, windows 8 server beta

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