If you missed the meeting Wednesday 21 October this is what happened:
Mike from Convoy audio gave a very interesting point of view about streaming and streaming services and higher resolution. This is undoubtedly the way to source music as soon as Tidal and other high res services become available in Australia. Apple could easily switch on high res and become the market leader.
Downloads are the best option at the moment, an immense library is available even though you might need a VPN (virtual private network) to get around some geoblocking. Or, just use Spotify or Pandora or even Apple to get a taste of what’s availble and then buy the disc or HD download.
As far as sound quality goes there is no doubt that Bluesound Powernode 2 is value for money.
Easy to use, controlled with your smartphone or tablet with the supplied software and with an integrated 60W (8 Ohm) digital amplifier similar to the good sounding NAD D3020.
The demonstated speakers where white B&W CM6 series2, very pretty and typical B&W sound with excellent and extended high frequencies thanks to the new tweeter.
Type: Two-way, rear ported standmount
Driver complement: 1x 25mm
Decoupled Dome aluminium tweeter,
1x 165mm Kevlar cone mid/bass unit
Frequency response: 50Hz-28kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity: 88dB SPL
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum
Crossover frequency: 4kHz
Recommended power: 30W-120W
Finishes: Gloss Black, Satin White,
Dimensions (HxWxD): 403x200x301mm
Price: $395/pr (stands $699/pr) APPROX.
Manufactured by Bowers & Wilkins
Finally, a great selection of music on the night, most genres and some unusual tracks from the Eltham Primary School Choir. Well done Nick!