2020 Q2 Seminar Schedule

DAY 1

FRIDAY, JUNE 26 

09:00am PST

The Hi-Fi Summit Begins

For the first time ever, The Hi-Fi Summit begins. Open access to the entire site starts now.

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Joe “Joe N Tell” Mariano, Founder of The Hi-Fi Summit

10:00am PST

SVS | Subwoofer Setup & Calibration

Nicholas Brown at SVS shows how to properly set up your subwoofer in your room and how to use DSP calibration to get the most of your subwoofer.

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Nicholas Brown, Vice President of Marketing at SVS

11:00am PST

Parasound | The Ingredients for a High Quality Amplifier

Joe Finn at Parasound talks about what to look for in a power amplifier.

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Joe Finn, Regional Sales, Marketing and Training at Parasound

12:00pm PST

Klipsch | The Fives Powered Monitors with Ultra-High Resolution Decoding

The Fives powered monitors with ultra-high resolution decoding.

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Michael Buratto, Sr. Product Manager, Klipsch

1:00pm PST

Kali Audio | The Moving Mic Measurement Method

Charles will go over measuring an audio setup using a calibrated microphone and Room EQ Wizard software. This method produces a reliable result in as little as 1 minute.

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Charles Sprinkle, Director of Acoustics at Kali Audio

2:00pm PST

Yamaha | Explore the A-S Series of Integrated Amplifiers

Learn how you can harness the ultimate expression of sound through the build and audio quality of an integrated amplifier. Join industry insider, Phil Shea, to learn how these stunning, dynamic instruments provide unparalleled musical expression, using the new A-S series of integrated amplifiers from Yamaha as the example.

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Phil Shea, National Training Manager at Yamaha

3:00pm PST

Kanto Audio | Why Powered Speakers?

All about powered speakers, how they are the wave of the future and how they can bring new audiophiles in at lower cost to entry while still getting a great value.

Jason will discuss the shift from large, multi-unit systems to the simplicity of single unit powered speaker, highlighting Kanto Audio products that can be used in any situation in the home or office.

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Jason Zavarella, Product Manager at Kanto Audio

5:00pm PST

Day 1 After -Party | Hi-Fi Night! | Audio Test Tracks

DJ Channa De Silva, aka Techno Dad, will be playing the test tracks that he uses when reviewing speakers on his popular YouTube channel. Listen on your own system as he explains what he’s looking for in each track. Does your system hold up?

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DJ Channa De Silva aka Techno Dad

7:00pm PST

The Power of Sound Podcast | Day 1

Audio Arkitekts and JDM World

DAY 2

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

10:00am PST

Dirac Research | DSP Room Correction

How speaker placement, sound dispersion, sound reflections, affect the sound of your system and how Digital Signal Processing can help.

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Jakob Ågren, Director of Product Management

11:00am PST

Polk Audio | DTS:X and IMAX enhanced: Proper speaker positioning for optimal performance

DTS:X and IMAX enhanced: Proper speaker positioning for optimal performance

 

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Bronson Gannon, Global Brand Manager, Polk Audio and Boston Acoustics at Sound United

12:00pm PST

McIntosh Labs | Our Approach to Digital Sound Demystified

Our approach to digital sound demystified.

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Ken Zelin, Director of Training at McIntosh Labs

1:00pm PST

MoFi Distribution | 10 Free (or close to it) Tips on How To Get The Best Sound From Your HiFi

10 Free (or close to it) Tips on How To Get The Best Sound From Your HiFi

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Jonathan Derda, National Sales & Marketing Manager

2:00pm PST

AIX Records | The Myth of Hi-Res Audio: A Perception Survey | Pre-Recorded

Mark has spent 8 months researching the perceptibility of hi-res audio by allowing 1800 audiophiles to downloads 40 files and try to identify which is HD and which is CD fidelity.

Mark Waldrep, Founder AIX Records

3:00pm PST

Vanatoo | Combining Acoustics + Electronics

How Vanatoo maximizes performance on such small and affordable speakers using a combination of acoustic and electronic engineering.

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Gary Gesellchen, Chief Engineer at Vanatoo

4:00pm PST

The Power of Sound Podcast | Day 2

Audio Arkitekts and JDM World

5:00pm PST

Day 2 After-Party | Hip-Hop Night!

Real. Hip. Hop. “If you don’t know, now you know…” DJ Channa De Silva aka Techno Dad will put you up on game today. Get ready for fun times with The Fun Guy!

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DJ Channa De Silva aka Techno Dad

DAY 3

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

10:00am PST

PSB |The Relationship Between Psychoacoustics and Speaker Design

The Relationship Between Psychoacoustics and Speaker Design Based on His Research at the NRC, National Research Council.

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Paul Barton, Chief Acoustic Designer & Founder of PSB Speakers

11:00am PST

KCC Scientific | “The Evolution of Clean Power for Audio: Power Conditioning, Regeneration to Mains Reconstruction”

The Evolution of  Clean Power for Audio: Power Conditioning, Regeneration to Mains Reconstruction

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Ken Reindel, President, KCC Scientific

12:00pm PST

Sonus faber | Panel Discussion | The Quest to Perfection

The quest to perfection – Sonus fabers’s approach to Acoustic & Industrial Design for loudspeakers.

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Paolo Tezzon, Acoustic R&D at McIntosh Group. Livio Cucuzza, Chief Design Officer, Sonus faber

2:00pm PST

Digital Amplifier Company (Cherry Amplifier | Simple High Performance Systems

Simple high performance systems

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Tommy O’Brien, Founder of Digital Amplifier Company (Cherry Amplifier)

5:00pm PST

Day 3 After-Party | '80s Mash-up!

If you love 80’s tunes, you’ll want to tune in for DJ Channa De Silva’s ’80s Mash-up set. Let’s go Techno Dad!

DJ Channa De Silva aka Techno Dad

DAY 4

MONDAY, JUNE 29

10:00am PST

TRIANGLE / Antal Audio Group | High End Speaker Design With A French Flare

– Overview of Triangle’s operation in France.
– Brief overview of Triangle products from $449 to $70,000.
– General design concept for Triangle speakers
– Specific information on Triangle speaker design focused on horn tweeters, midrange drivers, inverted woofers – discussing the strength of these design concepts resulting in exceptional performance.
– Aesthetic “French” design of Triangle speakers.
– Q&A

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Hugo Decelle, CEO of Triangle Speakers

11:00am PST

NAD Electronics| Amplifier Mythbusting

What do specs mean and why do they matter? Do specs correlate to what we hear? There are a lot of myths and misinformation around amplifier technology. Join Greg Stidsen, Chief Technology Officer for NAD Electronics, as he breaks down the myths, half-truths, and misconceptions behind amplifier and amplification technologies in a session that is sure to be enlightening to both beginner and advanced audiophiles.

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Greg Stidsen, Chief Technology Officer of NAD Electronics

12:00pm PST

Pro-Ject USA | Turntable Setup

Jeffrey Coates from Pro-Ject USA shows you how to properly set up your turntable.

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Jeffery Coates, National Sales And Marketing Director – ProJect Audio Systems and Sumiko Cartridges at McIntosh Group Inc.

1:00pm PST

Sonus faber | Choosing the Perfect Speakers & Speaker Positioning

How to choose the perfect speakers for you and how to properly position them for the best possible sound.

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Will Kline, North American Brand Manager at Sonus faber

2:00pm PST

Denon | HDMI 2.1: Why You Need to Care as an Audiophile

HDMI 2.1: Why You Need to Care as an Audiophile

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Philip Jones, Director of Global Training, Sound United

3:00pm PST

OSD | It's Not Your Dad's Outdoor Speakers Anymore | Advancements in Outdoor Audio Systems

With no surfaces to reflect sound, building a great outdoor sound system can be tricky. Fortunately, the last decade has seen huge advancements in outdoor audio systems with rock and landscape speakers and outdoor subwoofers that rival indoor sound systems. In addition, advancements in Bluetooth and streaming capabilities are making outdoor sound better than ever. We’ll explore the types of outdoor speakers available and tricks you can apply to enhance the sound experience. You may never go back inside!

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Simon Spears, Sales Director at Audio Gear Group

4:00pm PST

The Power of Sound Podcast | Day 4

Audio Arkitekts and JDM World

5:00pm PST

Day 5 After-Party | House Music!

There’s a reason they call him Techno Dad! Want to hear some of the best house music? Tune in for DJ Channa De Silva!
Let’s end The Hi-Fi Summit 2020 Q2 with a bang.

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DJ Channa De Silva aka Techno Dad

DAY 5

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

4:00pm PST

Recap of The Hi-Fi Summit 2020 Q2

Thank you for joining us on this first Summit! See you at 2020 Q3!

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Joe “Joe N Tell” Mariano, Founder of The Hi-Fi Summit