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Premiere: Darin Fong Audio Showing “OUT OF YOUR HEAD” Software

Game-Changing Advanced Audio Software That Replicates Listening to High-End Speakers Using Only Headphones

San Diego, CA, June 2, 2016–Darin Fong Audio will be exhibiting Out Of Your Head software at THE Show Newport 2016. Out Of Your Head is advanced audio software that replicates the experience of listening to high-end speakers using only headphones. This advanced software, which works with all major media playback software and any set of headphones, is a game-changer in the audio and video playback industry, as it does away with the need for high-end speaker listening systems and surround-sound home theater systems for the individual user.

Out Of Your Head allows the listener to listen to audio with the sound of different speakers and home theater systems with the affordability, privacy, and portability of just headphones. The sound is no longer inside your head, like conventional headphones—it comes from “out of your head,” as it does when you are listening to speakers and home theater systems.

The latest version of Out Of Your Head is now suitable for gaming. With an all new low latency engine, now gamers can experience a full 7.1 speaker system while gaming. A new low cost gamer version is also now available for only $24.95.

Out Of Your Head now also supports ROON playback and has improved compatibility with more DACs including the ASUS Xonar Essence.

Developed by audiovisual engineer and web design specialist Darin Fong, in San Diego, California, Out Of Your Head is a breakthrough in audio processing software for headphones. It allows the listener to experience their music or movie as if they were actually sitting in the room with the speakers that were measured—but without having to actually be there.

“Think of it as audio ‘virtual reality,’” says Fong. “If you close your eyes while listening to Out Of Your Head, you can ‘hear’ the exact location of each of the speakers in the room. You can even hear the sound reflecting off the walls. You can hear the difference between different models and brands of speakers.”

**To download a free trial of Out Of Your Head, please visit http://www.fongaudio.com.


Read the full press release here.

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Premiere: ASC to Unveil IsoThermal Tube Trap at T.H.E. Show Newport

ASC To Unveil New Product at T.H.E. Show Newport

Oregon-based company will head to Newport Beach, CA June 3-5 to unveil the IsoThermal Tube Trap at T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, CA

Eugene, OR. May 11, 2016: Acoustic Sciences Corporation – manufacturer of the iconic TubeTrap – recently added a new product to their expansive line of acoustic treatment products. It’s called the IsoThermal TubeTrap and they are unveiling it to the public June 3-5 at T.H.E. Show Newport in Irvine, CA.

The IsoThermal TubeTrap delivers twice the bass absorption of an equivalent-sized TubeTrap between 30 Hz and 250 Hz. That’s why the IsoThermal TubeTrap has two chrome dots along the rim instead of the traditional one dot: two dots means twice the power! Technically speaking the IsoThermal TubeTrap is an isothermal-class RC time constant bass trap combined with the adjustable treble diffusion of our regular TubeTrap.

“It happens at Mach 1, the speed of sound,” says Art Noxon, Founder and President of ASC and inventor of the original TubeTrap and the new IsoThermal TubeTrap. “We only have a split second to minimize the phase add/cancel effects of the rear wall bounce. The direct signal pulse rushes past your ears, impacts the rear wall and springs back upstream to interfere with direct signal at your listening position.”

Look for various ASC products throughout T.H.E. Show in Newport and stop by the ASC booth in the Ballroom (M20 on the map) to see the new IsoThermal TubeTraps and to talk with Art Noxon directly. Also, make sure to sign up for the raffle, where you could win a copy of the ASC MATT & Acoustic Test CD that gives you a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of your listening room or home theater.

ASC official website: http://www.acousticsciences.com
IsoThermal Tube Trap: http://www.acousticsciences.com/products/isothermal-tubetrap
MATT Test: http://www.acousticsciences.com/products/matt-test-analysis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASCTubeTraps/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASCTubeTrap or @ASCTubeTrap
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQjZpfzAQj7xyYaUnLa5oA


Download the official Press Release here. 

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Premiere: Resolution Acoustics Debuts New Entry-Level Series

New Foundation Series included in partner showcase with Dynamic Designs and The Voice That Is

Tampa, FL—May 2016—Resolution Acoustics, manufacturer of patent-pending acoustic-treatment systems, is pleased to announce the debut of the new Foundation Series during T.H.E. Show Newport 2016, held June 3–5 at the Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, California. Showing in two locations—as part of the demonstration by Dynamic Design AV and The Voice That Is in Room 419, and in Resolution Acoustics’ Booth H15—this entry-level system offers incredible value, with patent-pending technologies from the award-winning flagship Time & Space Series.

Read the full press release here.

T.H.E. Show Newport’s Auto Show

We’re expecting 15+ cars on display at T.H.E. Show Newport all equipped with fabulous audio systems! Read on to see some of the cars we’ll have:

Presented by MAD Industries:

MAD Leer Edition 2016 Ford F150

MAD Leer Edition 2016 Ford F150 Achievement in Design SEMA 2015

2016 MAD Edition Ford Explorer Sport

2016 MAD Edition Ford Explorer Sport Achievement in Design SEMA 2015

MAD Edition 2016 Mustang Supercharged GT Convertible

MAD Edition 2016 Mustang Supercharged GT Convertible Best Of Show Ford Booth SEMA 2015

Presented by REUS Audio Systems:

McLaren

2015 McLaren 650S Pearl White

Catfish by Bauer

Catfish by Bauer Limited Production

1919 Ford Speedster

1919 Ford Indy 500 Speedster

67 Dino

1967 Fiat Dino

Presented by Wyred 4 Sound:

Wyred4Sound Polaris

Polaris RZR XP 4 TURBO EPS

System Optimization Seminar

system_optimization-22x22System Optimization Seminar
ROOM: Conference Theater, Main Floor
Presented by Stillpoints

Bob Hodas will focus on the speaker/room interface and optimizing system performance through proper placement and room treatments. Sections of his presentation will cover speaker/listener positioning, integrating subwoofers, selecting the best style of acoustic treatments for a specific problem and how those treatments should be placed. Slides will demonstrate frequency and phase responses of proper and improper setups.

Grant Samuelsen of Shunyata Research will explain why the form of and method of electrical delivery chosen for Music, Film, Recording and Medical systems will have a profound effect on performance. Grant will share the tips and tools necessary to achieve optimal protection, current delivery and noise reduction without spending a fortune on after-market cables or AC tweaks. Grant will show measurement, video and application examples to highlight this discussion, with questions and answers afterward.

Bruce Jacobs of Stillpoints will discuss the importance of system noise reduction through mechanical isolation, acoustical treatments, and signal grounding. He will present true mechanical isolation and the ability to remove ultra band vibrations found in all electronics.  Bruce will show how to sonically remove your loudspeaker from your room environment. He will discuss signal ground noise reduction and why it is important to music reproduction. He will also discuss the difference between hearing the recording environment or hearing your room and how Apertures address this perspective.

John Tucker of Exemplar Audio will speak about his minimalistic approach in loudspeaker and electronics design. His loudspeakers are all high efficiency, point source designs with minimal or no crossover components at all. His electronics have the fewest stages as possible with the best possible components. John’s driving philosophy is that the best stage in the world is not as good as no stage at all. Inherent in simplicity is complexity.

Great systems are accomplished when the details are completed.

Click here to see Audio University scheduled seminars at T.H.E. Show

Premiere: Morrow Audio 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Cables

Morrow AuMorrow Audio Anniversary Logodio cables have been the industry standard for 10 years. Now serving audiophiles across 70 countries, our business has grown, and our dedication to quality and innovation has remained strong. Morrow cables do not experience the frequent timing and phase errors or distortions found in most other designs. Our high-end cables have been hand-crafted from the beginning, using only solid core, small gauge, individually insulated wire. That’s our proprietary SSI Technology. This is why we have enjoyed a successful 10 years. With Morrow, our customers know they have made A Sound Decision. Join the experience and celebrate the decades ahead!

10 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Cables
Saturday, June 4 | Hotel Irvine Ballroom | 1:10 pm

Morrow Audio will unveil a remarkable new line of Anniversary Edition Cables in the Show’s Marketplace. Pre-orders of the cables will be available at the show. The first 60 people at Morrow Audio Booth M10/M11 will receive a free glass of champagne!


BEGIN YOUR EXPERIENCE NOW AT MORROWAUDIO.COM

Premiere: ModWright Instruments & Daedalus Audio

MWI (ModWright Instruments) with Daedalus Audio and WyWires will be in rooms 442 & 443 (4th floor)

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“This is the kind of design philosophy that has the company constantly improving their speakers and investigating every detail that goes into the system. The use of solid hardwood is part of what make these unique and the DiD devices  utilize dissimilar materials to dissipate resonance coupled with bearings to also isolate the electronic component from vibration. They are precision made of highly polished billet aluminum, solid Cherry and brass with steel bearings.”

We will have two adjoining rooms. One will have our “live” setup featuring the Daedalus Athena speakers and  brand new 30 watt tube SET mono blocks from ModWright. Our second “static” room will have headphone stations with the new ModWright Tryst headphone amp, and demos of the DiD. All cabling will be with WyWires and room treatment by GIK.


MWI will be introducing the following:

Ambrose A30 tube monoblocks.

30W Single Ended, EL34 based tube mono blocks.

Artisan flamed maple wood and AL enclosure, built by master woodworker Lou Hinkley of Daedalus Audio.

Hand-wound, custom Electraprint Single Ended output transformers.

Point-point wiring and Isolinear technology design for low IMD and THD.

This is the first production piece in the MWI ‘Ambrose’ line, following two concept pieces released in 2015 (Ambrose 10W EL34 and 845DS 845 SET mono blocks).

Built as ‘bespoke’ pieces, each amp will be made to order with custom wood and finish.

Ambrose represents a high-end line of tube amplifiers from MWI, built in small quantities and to exacting standards.

Premiere: Seraphim Prime Loudspeaker from ACA

Introducing the Seraphim Prime from ACA

ACA (Angel ACACity Audio) is pleased to announce the World debut of our latest creation, the new Seraphim Prime at T.H.E. Show Newport 2016 in Irvine, CA.

The Seraphim Prime is a full range, floor standing loudspeaker that leverages updated design and upgraded components cultivated from our own award-winning Seraphim & Seraphim SE.

We welcome you to join us in Trabuco C (main floor) and discover for yourself what others have come to know, appreciate, admire, and praise.

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Press Release: Premiere: Base Audio’s Reflex Series Headphones

Base Audio to Display its Latest Innovative Headphone Technology in Irvine

“We are proud to hand-make our high quality audio products right here in America”, said Base Audio Creator, Joe O’Connor.  “At a time when many companies are moving their manufacturing operations overseas, we want to provide quality, audio products right here at home.”BaseAudio

“The engineering and design of the semi-open system headphone was created to capture the true high fidelity sound while minimizing the “in your head music” typically associated with closed systems,” said O’Connor. “Comfort factors were also considered during the design. The unique size and fit adjustments provide positive resistance without discomfort which allows the headphones to rest comfortably on your head while laying down or reclining without pressure.”

Base Audio’s Reflex Series Headphones will be available for market June 1, 2016. The headphones are expected to retail for $249.00.  Try it yourself at booth F10 in the Marketplace Foyer, main floor directly past Registration.

Read the full Press Release here.

Something Fun: NFS Audio

“Not For Sale Audio”
Rooms 1346 & 1347

Brands featured: Magnepan, Harman, ModWright, Sony, Ortofon, Nakamichi, Channel Islands, Skogrand Cables.

And of course… fine wine, limoncello, and snacks all within a room full of bliss lighting effects… you know, the usual NFS Audio vibe you can count on.NFS

Premiere: All New from Linear Tube Audio

Playing with Vapor Audio in room 208 (2nd floor):

WLPSpresse at Linear Tube Audio will be launching the production model of our ZOTL40 power amplifier at T.H.E. Show Newport (a prototype was heard at last year’s RMAF). 


Headphones at booth H16 (main floor Marketplace):

ZMFLTAOmniPressThe products we’ll have that are new for 2016 but we also showed at AXPONA are the LTA Linear Power Supply and the ZMF Headphones and Linear Tube Audio Omni Limited Edition (ZMF&LTA Omni LE) headphones. 

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Press Release: Premiere: AudioQuest DragonFly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephen Mejias
AudioQuest, VP Communications
Phone: (949) 585-0111
smejias@audioquest.com
www.audioquest.com

AudioQuest DragonFly Black & DragonFly Red: Improved Performance, Greater Value, Compatibility with Apple and Android Mobile Devices

IRVINE, Calif., April 2016—Since 2012, press and public alike have enthusiastically embraced AudioQuest’s multi-award-winning DragonFly USB digital-to-analog converter as the rare audio product that bridges the gap between die-hard audiophiles and mainstream music lovers.

While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only. Since DragonFly’s inception, music enthusiasts have expressed strong interest in an even more portable version—one that could be reliably used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

Now, there are two new DragonFly models that achieve that and more: DragonFly Black ($99 US, €99, £89, $129 CAD) and DragonFly Red ($199 US, €199, £169, $249 CAD)—both scheduled to begin shipping to dealers this month.

AudioQuest and DragonFly designer Gordon Rankin worked alongside Microchip Technology to develop the PIC32MX—a new high-performance, full-speed USB microcontroller solution that delivers improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower power consumption. Drawing 77% less current than the previous microcontroller, the new Microchip PIC32MX microcontroller enables true compatibility with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets*.

For greater overall performance, the new DragonFly models also incorporate improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC chips—the 9010 in Black and the higher-performance 9016 in Red—both of which employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound. While DragonFly Black uses the same high-quality headphone amp and analog volume control found in the original model, DragonFly Red includes the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect digital volume control that resides on the 9016 DAC chip itself—a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio.

DragonFly Black will output 1.2 volts—enough power to successfully drive all preamplifier input circuits and a wide range of today’s efficient headphones. Meanwhile, with its higher 2.1-volt output, DragonFly Red will be compatible with a wider range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models.

In addition, the new DragonFlys will be software upgradeable through a complimentary Windows or OS X desktop application. As new developments arise in music player applications, streaming protocols, or other associated software, DragonFly users will be able to incorporate those updates to their existing devices.

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Introduced at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red were named “Stars of CES” by What Hi-Fi? Magazine.

In his glowing reviews, DigitalAudioReview.net’s John Darko concluded, “DragonFly Red and Black are the finest examples of everyman hifi to ever grace these pages. Their value quotients explode the dial.”

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Dragonfly v2-4Dragonfly v2-7NEWDragonFly Black & DragonFly Red

  • Play all music files: MP3 to high-resolution
  • Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adaptor or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
  • Asynchronous Class 1 USB data transfer using the StreamlengthTM protocol
  • Fixed output feeds preamp or A/V receiver

DragonFly Black

  • Medium output (1.2 volts) drives a wide range of headphones
  • 32-bit ESS 9010 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Analog volume control

DragonFly Red

  • High output (2.1 volts) drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models
  • 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Bit-perfect digital volume control

For a complete DragonFly Comparison Chart, click here. For additional information, visit http://www.audioquest.com/dragonfly-series/.

*Note: For use with Apple iOS devices, Apple’s Lightning-to-USB Camera Adaptor is required; for use with Android devices, a Made for Android (OTG) adaptor, such as our DragonTail USB Adaptor For Android Devices (shipping in May), is required.


Visit AudioQuest in room 341 and Marketplace booth H17.

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