Pro Audio Saint Petersburg FL

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Bringe Music Center
(727) 822-3460
2129 1 st Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Guitars, Basses, Electronics, Percussion & Drums - we do it all!
Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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Sam Ash Music
(727) 725-8062
923 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 
Sounds Terrific Inc.
(727) 344-0544
6536 Lincoln Way N.
St. Petersburg, FL
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

SAMS CLUB
(813) 805-6602
5135 South Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL
Recycling Services
Recycle Ink - No landfill guarantee

Best Buy
21415 Us Highway 19 N
Clearwater, FL
 
Duet
(727) 360-8400
1326 60Th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Best Buy
6600 22Nd Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 
Wired Island
(727) 596-6030
12551 Indian Rocks Road9
Largo, FL
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation, Appointment Only

H.H. Gregg
(727) 260-5585
2669 Gulf To Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL
 
Stram Electronics Home Theater Gallery
(813) 831-8551
3300 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
AMX Controls, Vantage Lighting Automation, HAI Security, ADA, Meridian, Revel, Runco, Marantz, Fujitsu, Request Digital Media Servers, Acoustic Innovations, Cinema Tech, Sonance, LG, Media Decor, Vision Art
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Brian Harding, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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Ten Questions about Computer Audio with Kent Poon of Design w Sound

Ten Questions about Computer Audio with Kent Poon of Design w Sound

 

Computer Audio has become the new rage in audio and for good reason: one has an easy and instant access to all their music as well the ability to search out countless other titles via the internet.  The issue is simply where to start, though the answer is quite obvious: get a computer, rip and store the files, and then play them back to some DAC. Of course being audiophiles …err the nuts we are… the questions start to pile up rather quickly.

Mac or PC, and then once you got that settled, there is all the minutiae related to just setting-up that computer’s OS and configuration. Then comes how best to rip and how best to save the files, and then to where? Okay, so now that I have my files, how best to play them back and how best to get the files out of the computer and to what DAC? Yadda, yadda, yadda… each question leads to further questions to clarify the previous that then lead to other questions that suggests another question and …a downward spiral down into the rabbit hole we go.

So I went to the 2009 CES and found not only a wealth of information, but a wealth of confusion or at the very least, a wealth of disagreement among those that are either in the recording/software side, the hardware-side, and/or the "expert" sides of computer audio. Now CES is not the best place to get all the answers… time is an issue as is finding all the people to ask, so I came up with 10 ‘key" questions (these are my 10, you may have others or perhaps might not find these of any benefit to you, but I chose them because they are of interest to me and besides they reflect the most common or important areas that seem to pop-up whenever one talks about computer-based audio, so go pound silicon if they don’t work for you.) and emailed them to 12 people in the industry to answer. Their responses are here...

1. Let's start with interfaces; the obvious choices are USB, Firewire, Optical, and S/PDIF. What is your opinion on any of these interfaces? What if any, are the advantages or disadvantages of one over the others in terms of resolution, jitter, etc.?

These are all digital interfaces. From a technical perspective, they should perform the same since they carry the exactly same binary digital data. From an audiophile jitter perspective Toslink/Optical is worse than AES/S/PDIF because of the electric to optical conversion. USB and Firewire are mostly computer interfaces. Firewire has been used in professional audio and video industry a very long time for obvious reasons. Although I don't deny USB can also work as good for stereo 24/96 or even 24/192 if you know the technique, since firewire can easily work for 24 channels at 24/192, well that is clearly my choice.

2. With regards to software there are also strong opinions as to some being vastly superior (or for that matter, inferior) to others; people clearly hear differences in...

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