Time: 6:00 PM
|Date: Wednesday, April 23
||NOTE DATE AND TIME
Place: Berklee College of Music
150 Mass Ave, Studio A
Boston, MA 02215
Featured Guest: Paul Reynolds, Philips Super Audio CD, Holland
The Boston Audio Society is hosting a seminar and demonstration on multi-channel Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD)
recording and post-production techniques and practices. The event will take place Wednesday April 23 at the Berklee
College of Music in cooperation with the Boston Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society.
The event will begin at 6:00 PM with refreshments and a demonstration of a superb a surround sound system. The listening and refreshments will occur
in a studio inside their main performance center, 150 Mass Av, Studio A.
The Seminar will be held separately at a second Berklee site, 22 the Fenway, Room F12. It will start at 7:30 PM. It is about two
easy walking blocks from Studio A. The Seminar will be conducted by engineers from Sound Mirror
Inc. and by Paul Reynolds of Philips Super Audio in Holland. He is flying to the USA from Holland for this meeting. The seminar will provide a forum
for questions. This is a rare opportunity for interested audio professionals to hear and explore the advances in sound reproduction made possible by
SACD technology. Super Audio CD is a new format developed by Philips and Sony. It uses DSD (Direct stream digital) and a 4.7 GB disc with 2.8 MHz. The
CD uses 16 bit PCM recording technology at a 44.1 kHz sampling rate. The frequency response of the CD is limited to 22.05 kHz and its dynamic range
is limited to 96 dB. The SACD format uses 1-bit delta-sigma modulation and a sampling frequency that is 64 times higher than that of the CD. This enables
the SACD format to offer a frequency response of 100 kHz and a dynamic range of 120 dB.
Special Thanks to Berklee for use of their rooms, B&W for
supplying 5 of their top-of-the line speakers (801 Nautilus), Philips and Paul Reynolds for contributing demonstration material, and Taylor
Sales for supplying the refreshments.
Directions: By Car: Drive down Massachusetts Avenue, going away from Storrow Drive. Stop at 150 Mass Ave. Off street parking
is not available. After the demonstration & listening, walk up to Boylston St. and go left. After the first block, bear left at the Y
intersection of Boylston and the Fenway. Proceed to #22 Room F12.
By Subway: Take the Green line to the Hynes Convention Center stop for the Listening and Refreshments, 150 Mass Ave, Studio
A. After the demonstration & listening, walk up to Boylston St. and go left. After the first block, bear left at the Y intersection
of Boylston and the Fenway. Proceed to #22 Room F12