A dozen renowned experts will share their high performance audio expertise in clinics, seminars and panel discussions at the New York Audio Show, April 12 – 14, 2013.
Friday, April 12, 3–4:00pm
Cutting the Cord - Will Bluetooth® Replace Audio Cables?
Presented by Audio Precision field applications engineer and author Dan Foley, who will deliver an overview of Bluetooth audio codecs used to transmit digital audio. Live demonstrations will be performed comparing playback of music files via audio cables and streaming via Bluetooth A2DP and aptX® audio codecs.
Friday, April 12, 4:30–5:30pm
Understanding Frequency Response, Distortion and other Audio Specs
Presented by Brent Butterworth, will feature live demonstrations of the basics of audio specs and how they affect what you hear.
Friday, April 12, 6:00–7:00pm
The World of Hi-Res Audio Downloads
A panel discussion moderated by composer, musician and Chesky Records and HD Tracks founder David Chesky and will feature panelists Mark Waldrep, Brent Butterworth and audiophile and musician Rob Robinson, Channel D's Director of Engineering.
Saturday, April 13, 11:00am – Noon
Virtues of Vintage: Audio Gear from the Early Days of High Fidelity.
Led by Stereophile Magazine Editor-At-Large Art Dudley and TONEAudio Magazine publisher Jeff Dorgay, panel members will discuss the relevance of domestic audio products designed and manufactured a half-century ago and the challenges of reconditioning, repairing, and maintaining classic audio gear.
Saturday, April 13, 12:30–1:30pm
Take the Intimidation out of Buying Audio.
A panel discussion featuring dealers that will explore how to shop for quality audio equipment, including preparing to visit a dealer, what to expect, what happens after the sale and more. Brent Butterworth will moderate.
Saturday, April 13, 2:00–3:00pm
Vinyl Ripping Session
Presented by Rob Robinson, will provide a step-by-step demonstration of everything you need—and want—to know about transferring vinyl LPs to high resolution digital audio files, from hardware to digital recording, ripping and storage strategies and editing.
Saturday, April 13, 3:30–4:30pm
Accurately Assessing Sound Quality; from Old School to New Tools.
Mark Knox, a consultant who has worked for Toshiba, Samsung and Denon, will explore some of the sacrifices made in sound quality to deliver music to the mass audience, and will introduce a simple process for evaluating the quality and fidelity of any music playback system.
Saturday, April 13, 5:00–6:00pm
Mytek Digital Founder and Chief Designer Michal Jurewicz and Grammy-nominated high-resolution mastering expert Alan Silverman of ARF! Mastering will present a behind-the-scenes look at how digital and analog masters were historically produced, preserved and transferred to digital high resolution formats.
Sunday, April 14, 11:00am - Noon
Personalized Music: Customizing for Headphone Delivery.
Mark Waldrep will address the increased availability of better quality audio downloads and high-quality headphones, as well as the implications for music lovers and audiophiles with particular focus on fidelity and immersive sound.
Sunday, April 14, 12:30am – 1:30pm
Speaker and Headphone Measurement: How the pros do it and how you can do it.
Brent Butterworth will present a tutorial on how to conduct measurements with inexpensive gear.
Sunday, April 14, 2:00–3:00pm
Presenting the SLOEMusic Foundation—an outstanding listening experience.
Spiral Groove/Immedia sales executive Stirling Trayle and cyber-security computer specialist Steve Hurdintroduce The SLOEMusic™ Foundation, an educational non-profit organization they co-founded to provide a listener-centered, artist-driven platform focused on listening to beautifully performed and recorded music at an elevated experience level.