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Saturday, August 8, 2020  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Open to All Attendees!

Digital Audio 20/20: Seeing clearly in a Binary World

Rafe Arnott
Editor, AudioStream/InnerFidelity
Scot Hull
Publisher, Part-Time Audiophile
John Quick
, dCS Americas
David Solomon
Chief Hi-Res Music Evangelist, Qobuz
Mark Sossa
, Well Pleased AV

This will be a panel seminar hosted by Rafe Arnott, featuring himself, Scot Hull of Part-time Audiophile, Mark Sossa of Well Pleased AV and  John Quick of dCS Americas in a fun, Question-and-Answer type of panel discussion on a wide-range of audiophile topics within the digital audio realm.

Sections will include, but not be limited to:

Wired vs wireless – positives/negatives (tuning/flavour).

State of Wireless/future of wireless (codecs, bandwidth, cloud-based Internet services, consumer/manufacturer buy-in).

Future of cable manufacturers in a wireless world (wireless charging, battery power supplies, “true wireless” hardware configurations, etc.) Will balanced or unbalanced connections matter in 20 years?

Digital benchmark for state of the art vs analog benchmarks: Why the undigitized sound wave is still king.

Why streaming audio is the fastest-growing segment of the hobby (cost factor, playback mode, experiential nature, convenience, ubiquity).

The new paradigm of streaming music vs download model: Why buy when you can rent? Is there a future for download services, and who polices where downloads are sourced? 

Are the CD’s days numbered in a streaming-music world?


Setting up a network-based home audiophile system. can anyone do it? What do you need today for the most basic set up?