Joseph Audio & Jeff Rowland

The Jospeh Audio room is always a treat, an oasis of good sound and good tunes. This year Jeff Joseph was showing with a gleaming stack of Jeff Rowland electronics.

The Jospeh Audio Pearl 3 speakers ($31,500/pair) were driven by the Jeff Rowland Model 825 Stereo Power Amplifier ($32,000), Jeff Rowland Capri S2 Stereo Preamplifier w/phono option ($4,300), and the Aeris DAC ($9,800). The Aeris houses 1x 24/96-capable USB input and 3x 24/192-capable S/PDIF inputs (2x Coax S/PDIF 1x Toslink) with pairs of RCA and XLR outputs.

Jeff Jospeh was manning the playback controls from way across the room and he accomplished this longer-than-USB-comfortably-allows connection from his laptop to the Aeris DAC using the Inex Innovation USB to Toslink converter.