Happy New Year! With CES less than a week away, it's time to start thinking strategy. With 1,118 exhibitors listed under Audio
and only 541 in the sub-category Audio, High-Performance
and nearly 4 full days to see 'em, I figure with some judicious use of time I should be able to cover what I can cover. Not to mention T.H.E. Show with its nearly 90 exhibitor rooms. The first priority for any show coverage is typically What's New(s) and based on the barrage of press releases that started pounding my inbox weeks ago there will be a lot to talk about.
I'm guessing one big topic for CES 2013 will be "DSD". Its just a hunch, mind you, but I figure our ever-growing list of DSD-capable devices will be longer post-CES. Another word I hope to hear more of at CES 2013 is "Ethernet", ideally attached to "DAC" or some variation on that theme. The ever-elusive Ethernet-enabled DAC is one of the more often eluded to requests from readers so I'm hoping some intrepid exhibitor will answer the call. We shall see.
the S.O.t.M sDP-1000 DAC/Preamp is just one of the new breed of DSD-ready devices to be seen and heard at CES 2013
Do you have any must-see items for CES 2013 that you'd like me to see? Any predictions or wish-list items? How about a logical replacement for the beloved Squeezebox Touch?