Article by Steven R. Rochlin
This month we offer many articles plus the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show (CES) and also The Home Entertainment Show (T.H.E. Show) to report on. From a review of the top quality German made Behringer digital equalizer by Thorsten Loesch, Jim Merod's Gearing Up For Las Vegas report to our senioe editor Dick Olsher's writings on the Antique Sound Lab KI22-FOX stereo integrated amplifier and horn loudspeaker design book. DIY folks will rejoice as we also have Doc Gaw's DIY subwoofer project. If that is not enough, how about not one, not two, but three disc treatments by Ray Chowkwanyun in this month's edition... plus much more. We are constantly striving to bring you an alternative to reviews of not just mainstream audiophillia, but also reviews of ultra-tweaks and DIY projects. This is also reflected within our show reports.
While it is easy to cover the usual mainstream products, there are more and more limited edition super-fi products coming from all around the world. This is why we offer more worldwide show reports than anyone other website. As many of you know, we are the only website offering a comprehensive CES/T.H.E. Show event pre-show report in addition to the internet's only complete listing of manufactures with links to their website. Delivering virtually live show reports was founded by myself back in 1996 and Enjoy the Music.com™ was the first to include virtually live reports with photos in 1997. In our 1998 CES show report we gave the very first critical review of 16-bit/44.1 kHz vs. 24-bit/96 kHz vs. 45 rpm vinyl. At Hi-Fi 98 we experimented with offering interactive photos where you could scan around the room and zoom in and out. In this past year we have delivered nine virtually live show reports. More than anyone else... and by a good margin too! So what do we have prepared for our Las Vegas CES/T.H.E. Show 2001 report? Good question!
While some secrets need to remain undisclosed until the show, we are planning on delivering the most comprehensive show report anywhere in the world. As you can tell by our extensive pre-show coverage, we have more resources at our disposal than ever before. Multiple writers covering more products in addition to employing new technologies while keeping an eye on future music delivery systems. Yes, we love to consistently be the world's first resource to learn about new gear, yet we are also wise enough to expand our coverage with up and coming music delivery systems. You can expect everything from single-ended tube amplifiers and horn loudspeakers to the latest in broadband music delivery systems within our show report. While some may say we need to focus on one or the other, no one can argue the fact that more and more people today are enjoying music through the internet and the future is indeed leading to better than "CD quality" audio through this system. To not report on new technologies would be a disservice to our readership in my humble opinion. Still, do not expect basic mainstream surround sound receivers to be reviewed by us (we do have high standards you know).
So for now just sit back and relax. Enjoy our latest edition of Enjoy the Music.com™'s Review Magazine as we explore everything from DIY projects to state-of-the-art digital equalization. In the end what really matters to us is that you...