Da Vinci 384K/32bit DAC from Light Harmonic
These young Californian guys are obviously big Star Wars fans!
This is certainly the most striking looking DAC on OUR planet...
And with specs to match, up there with Antelope that we have talked about before, they will certainly make an impact.
Most amazing part is certainly their asynchronous USB input and processing, with its own separate clock.
Obviously, there is no way to tell on a show if this SOUNDS better than another DAC, but on a theoretical level, looking at the spec sheet, one can assume this has been thoroughly thought through.
It is certainly future proof, for a while at least. One good thing is that they point you on their website to a few places from where you can actually down load files that will take advantage on their specs, and iTrax is one of them...
Happy New Year to all my readers, with a special mention for those of you that are about to Celebrate Chinese New Year in a few days.
Las Vegas had it all ready to go last week already, and in typical Vegas extravaganza, the whole garden at the Bellagio was transformed into a Chinese garden complete with bridge, dragon and music kiosk complete with traditional LIVE Chinese music band!
Tons of red lanterns were hung from the ceilings, in every corridor, with special red lighting hung on trees, etc...
It was really quite spectacular. Let see if Sydney can beat it on Saturday night for the opening ceremony of the festivities!
BTW, the 2012 International CES had a record number of exhibitors (3,100) and visitors (more than 153,000!).
The parallel High End Hifi Show, The Home Entertainement Show (T.H.E. Show) was also well attended (and is organised by the Chester Group, responsible for the Melbourne Show...).
I will report in more details on these two Shows over the next few days.
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.