New York, NY (April 28, 2004)–On Wednesday, May 12, a group of pro audio and consumer electronics industry leaders will take part in an Audio Engineering Society (AES) panel discussion in New York City entitled: “Does Quality Matter, or Has the iPod Defeated the Listening Room?” The essential industry forum will discuss the relevance of 16 bit and high-resolution recordings such as DVD-A and SACD in a market where consumers are flocking to the portability–and significantly lower sonic quality–of digital media players such as Apple’s iPod.
The question on everyone’s minds is whether there is any point in trying to develop and sell high quality audio formats to consumers who seem more than happy with compressed, sonically sub-par digital formats. The panel discussion brings together some of the most influential voices in producing, engineering, retailing, consumer electronics and music software to sound off on current consumer trends and possibilities for success of both high-end and digitally compressed formats. On hand will be engineer David Baker and producer Elliot Mazer, as well as Chris Byrne, general manager and co-founder, NHT home loudspeakers and NHTPro professional studio monitors, Kevin Clement, senior director, new technology, BMG Music, and Elliot Fishkin, owner, Innovative Audio.
AES/NY section chairman Allan Tucker of Foothill Digital will present the program, to be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 PM in Tinker Auditorium at the French Institute, 55 East 59th Street.
For further information and pre-event interviews, contact Allan Tucker at 212-877-0973, or email him at [email protected]