RMAF 2013 overview


Nice friendly comment and report from Nigel regarding RMAF 2013 show. As it seems DSD and DXD are a kicking trend. 

"Recent shows appeared to be more focussed on analog than digital. This show felt like the opposite. The headphone, personal, and micro audio was in its usual full form, and while there was plenty of turntables and even some reel-to-reel decks to be found, clearly this, the 10th iteration of the now well established RMAF, was more about DAC,s, Servers and new Hi Res downloads. "

The buzz words of this show were the acronyms DSD and Double DSD, or DXD. Displays in the halls, the rooms and suites were mostly showing off new and better sounding DACs that now boast both new technologies as well as revamped older formats. The DSD DACs appeared to be the big winners that included a packed house attendance at a DSD seminar held late Saturday afternoon. As we move forward, great sounding products continue to appear at virtually all price points and coming in all sizes. The CD format is not dead yet (neither is the ubiquitous vinyl LP!), but high resolution downloads are now becoming available from more and more sources and in more and more types of music. Is DSD better than, say, 24/192? I think the jury is still out. But if this show was any indication, I would argue that exciting times are ahead for music and Hi Fi lovers everywhere. 

Nigel Bousfield, Sonare Coeli, LLC. www.sonarecoeli.com
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