CES SHOW REPORT – ALL PICTURES PROCESSED AND UPLOADED TO WEBSITE
This year we tried to get to as many rooms as possible and are putting up as many of those pictures we took as were in focus and interesting.
Each picture has to cropped, resized and, often, tweaked (the Canon Rebel XL has real problemd with dark rooms and resolving shades of gray) in Photoshop.
One thing I came away with is just how much stuff is out there and how much effort everyone puts into their room – almost everyone brings a LOT of stuff to the show.
Next is to try and annotate each photo with technical details and any listening impressions we may have had.
In general our show reports tend to be more ‘experience-oriented’ (i.e. ‘what were these people thinking?’ or ‘the soundstaging is positioned in an arch above the speakers’) rather than ‘brochure-oriented’ (i.e. ‘the price per watt exceeds the national average of MOSFET-based amplifeirs by 100,000,000.6%…’). It was my fustration with the ‘brochureware’ that was passing for show reports in Stereophile that led me to start writing these show reports in the first place.
And, yeah, I am still sick as a dog (do dogs really get so sick?) and kind of ‘out of it’ – so here is the deal:
If you disagree with what I write, then I was mad with fever when I wrote it and didn’t know what I was saying. If, however, you do agree with what I have written, then I was recovering nicely and in complete control of my mental facilities – inasmuch as one is ever in control of such a thing.