Channel D Audiophile Productsare dedicated to the audiophile enthusiast through understanding and preserving the purity of the audio signal through the entire playback stream. From signal analysis and vinyl archival, editing and playback, to high resolution digital playback...
Getting Started With Computer Audio
We are hard core audio enthusiasts
Over the years, we have mounted and hosted (as Channel D) more audiophile trade show exhibit rooms than all of the other computer audio software companies combined. This proves our continued committment to developing innovative products, demonstrating them under stressful and demanding trade show conditions, insuring that they deliver the most flawless performance possible:
- Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, Denver: eight times in a row
- AXPONA (various cities): six times in a row
- Newport Beach, California: four times in a row
- Chester Group New York City Audio Show: twice in a row
- Munich High-End, Germany
- California Audio Show (San Francisco)
- Capital City Audio Fest (Washington, DC)
The above list does not count the many companies who have chosen to use our products in trade show demos. When you see Pure Music being used at a trade show, you can rest assured that it's because the exhibitor independently chose Pure Music, and not because we solicited them or enticed them with a "freebie."
Channel D was the first computer audio software company to exhibit at the famous international Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, long before audiophile interest in computer audio had blossomed (let alone even begun to bud) and remained the only one for several years. And integrating vinyl LP playback (with Pure Vinyl) always has been an important part of our expo demos.
Sitting behind a desk and cranking out computer code is a cakewalk compared to tackling the challenge of proving the performance of your products (not to mention audiophile credentials, by setting up great sounding exhibits despite the terrible acoustic environment in expo rooms) on the level but difficult playing field of an audiophile trade show, where products are carefully scrutinized by attendees and the audio press alike, and the proof is in the listening.
Chronology / Milestones:
- December 1995 - Channel D Incorporated
- December 1996 - DeltaVideo (world's first video motion detection and motion tracking software for a personal computer) released
- June 1997 - Mac the Scope audio signal analyzer software released
- December 1998 - Waavebox signal generator software released
- December 2002 - Work begins on Pure Vinyl
- February 2006 - AudioLeak loudness measurement software released
- June 2006 - Pure Vinyl released (Channel D's first audiophile product); demonstrated at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, October 2006
- August 2007 - The world's first high resolution stand-alone (not bundled with a computer) music player software released: Pure Vinyl with the new built-in "Link with iTunes" file player mode, demonstrated at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, October 2007
- November 2008 - Seta Phono Preamplifiers Ship
- March 2010 - Pure Music released; first demonstrated at AXPONA the same month
- June 2010 - U.K. Patent GB2454106 granted to Channel D (Pure Vinyl cue guide image creation technology)
- May 2011 - World's first DSD-capable audiophile music server software released; and world's first with streaming support ("Playthrough" feature) for Spotify, Qobuz, etc.: Pure Music 1.8, demonstrated at Newport Audio Expo, June 2011
- May 2014 - U.S. Patent US 8,738,163 B2 granted to Channel D (Pure Music and Pure Vinyl's proxy file playback technology)
- 2014 - Best Sound (Cost No Object) - AXPONA 2014
- 2014 - The Absolute Sound - Editors' Choice Award Winner
- 2013 - The Absolute Sound - Product of the Year Award Winner
- Stereophile - Editors' Choice, Class "A" Rated Component
- Positive Feedback Oasis Award - Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2012
- Positive Feedback Oasis Award - Newport Beach 2012
- 2011 - The Absolute Sound - Golden Ear Award Winner
- 2011 - Positive Feedback - Brutus Award Winner
- 2011 - Sixmoons Lunar Eclipse Award (as Spatial OEM version)
- Positive Feedback Oasis Award - Newport Beach 2011
- 2010 - Stereophile - Product of the Year Award Winner
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for the Apple Macintosh platform since 1985.
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