On the third day, I walked down the stairs from the hotel lobby and the first person I saw was CMY boss John Yew chatting with Darrell Huggins from QED. After snapping a few photos, Darrell showed me how the QED AIRLOC termination system worked by crimping the wires together.
I popped into the Panasonic room and found out that it also had a laser projector which was also quite good. Then I took the lift to the eighth floor to continue the exploration of sonic highs of this year’s KLIAVS.
[caption id="attachment_8364" align="alignnone" width="500"]Swedish Statement was demo-ing the Chario Serendipity speakers driven by the Alluxity power amp, Vitus Audio RD-100 DAC/Preamp and Vitus Audio RCD-101 CD Player.
Now that Spatial Audio is the talk of the town, it is worth noting that while Apple Music's Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is best enjoyed in a multi-channel Atmos-enabled AV system, Spatial Audio is also available as two-channel music files on Roon/Tidal.
Ever since Apple Music launched its lossless files and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos music on June 7, audiophiles and (especially) AV enthusiasts have been all excited by the immersive sound. However, the Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is available only within the Apple ecosphere.
Two weeks ago, I installed Roon for a free trial to test it out. At about the same time, someone posted a video by Steve Guttenberg of Audiophiliac on YouTube about "Is recorded music (mostly) too bright?" Steve opined that most music is bright because they are EQed to "sound exciting" since flat can be boring. "But is it all too much?" he asked.