Since I spent much time on Level 4 where the AV2day.com Help Desk was located, I walked around the floor and popped into many of the showrooms again. Since I was seated outside Absolute Sound’s Focal showroom, I popped in a few times to check out the new Focal Sopra No 2 speakers. I also went downstairs to Level 3 to have a look at the Epson laser projector since Willy had sung praises about it.
I also popped into the Clarisys room on Level 3 as an audiophile had mentioned to me that the full-ribbon speakers sounded good.
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.