21 July 2016|
IASCA Worldwide is pleased to announce the release of an all new Sound Quality Reference CD. Unlike its predecessors, the new release is a two-disc set. Disc One is an evaluation CD containing 32 new technical tracks and snippets of new musical tracks for judging car audio systems. Disc Two is an entertainment CD. It has the full length versions of the musical tracks used on the evaluation CD for the listener’s enjoyment and appreciation of the entire piece. Each of the musical tracks were carefully chosen for their ability to clearly define the sound quality of the system it plays on.
“The all new IASCA Sound Quality Reference CD is the best that’s been produced to date; the production is superb!” said IASCA President Paul Papadeas, “We see a definite trend in the resurgence of Sound Quality and its importance to industry is essential after all, we are selling entertainment. We have invested a great deal in research and development in this SQ Disc project. We are most appreciative and proud of the support of our partner relationships that have helped us reach this milestone and enables us to continue the IASCA mission of industry proliferation and consumer awareness.”
The initial release of the CD was made possible in part with the sponsorship of Kenwood, JL Audio, Arc Audio, Pioneer, Hybrid Audio Technologies, Clef Labs, Stinger and Phoenix Gold. The Master CD was produced by Master Recording Engineer Steve Chant, owner of Dogwood Studios who also narrates the CD. Steve has worked with some of the greatest names in the Music industry including the Moody Blues, Annie Lennox, The Who, Billy Ocean, Incubus and several other popular artists.
“The New IASCA Sound Quality Reference Disc set will be enjoyed by more than IASCA competitors”, Papadeas continues; “Every car audio enthusiast and every smart Car Audio Dealer will want at least one copy for system tuning, demonstrations, and their own enjoyment”. The liner notes included are very informative with instructions and diagrams of sound staging maps to better understand the parameters of IASCA SQ judging.
Special thanks go to the contributors to the IASCA Sound Quality Reference CD’s fruition: IASCA UK President J.R. Robinson, IASCA Worldwide Director Moe Sabourin, Wolfgang Frank of Concord Music Group and Fred Lynch (IASCA Senior Judge) of Arc Audio who collectively selected the tracks that would best be used for sound system judging efficiency.
The two-disc set will be available August 1, 2016 on www.iasca.com selling for $19.95. IASCA SQ Competitor members that have joined as of January 2016 will receive a copy of the disc. All subsequent SQ competitor members of IASCA will receive a copy along with their membership kit.
For more information, please visit www.iasca.com. #pasmag