Audio shows in 2015
We were at the California Audio show in August showing off two impeccably built pieces of gear – the Mentor 2.0 and the just released DAC 5.1, customers couldn't keep their hands off them! California customers are very knowledgeable audiophiles and we heard countless stories from kit builders and their houses full of gear!
We were also at the TAVES show in Toronto and had a demo room with a complete ANK system. It is not easy to attend shows as we have to keep production going for our DIY customers, but they always prove to be highly enjoyable.
||Now for my favourite audio memory
It was December 1976 and Olivia Newton John was all over the radio. I was just getting into vinyl and I asked my parents for the Olivia album “Don’t Stop Believin”. My friends were all listening to Led Zeppelin and Rush so I kept this a secret. When it finally got it onto my turntable the audio quality was astounding. Back then we still lived in an analog world from studio recording to mastering, no compression, real instruments, real drums and real voices.
Every year when Christmas rolls around I think back to that snowy day in '76 staring out the window listening to that album spinning on the turntable. It was put away for many years but now its one of my regular rotation vinyls. I also use it to test Digital reproduction as I know it so well I can listen to our DAC products and relive those same vinyl experiences.
Lets look at some of the things ANK Audiokits has achieved in 2015: