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I am unclear of the registrations of Amarra. Does this require a usb dongle or something. Moreover, can it be used on more than one computer as long as it isn't concurrently? I have heard that you cannot ever use it with more than one cpu...

 

Forrest:

Win10 i9 9900KS/GTX1060 HQPlayer4>Win10 NAA

DSD>Pavel's DSC2.6>Bent Audio TAP>

Parasound JC1>"Naked" Quad ESL63/Tannoy PS350B subs<100Hz

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Keith,

 

What is the present update period for the full version of Amarra sold today? When I purchased my copy, it was 3 years. Also, I was one of the early adopters of Amarra; priced at $1500 and discounted to $995. Will my version also include a free version of Amarra Vinyl as originally offered?

 

Thanks

 

Wavelength Silver Crimson/Denominator USB DAC, Levinson 32/33H, Synergistic Research Cables and AC cables, Shunyata Hydra V-Ray II with King Cobra CX cable, Wilson Sasha WP speakers with Wilson Watch Dog Sub. Basis Debut V Vacuum turntable/ Grahm Phantom/Koetsu Jade Platinum. MacBook Pro 17\" 2.3GHz Quad Core i7, 8GB RAM, Pure Music, Decibel, Fidelia, AudioQuest Diamond USB Cable.

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Keith,

 

I paid $995; the price it was first offered when the retail was $1495. But thanks for your help.

 

Wavelength Silver Crimson/Denominator USB DAC, Levinson 32/33H, Synergistic Research Cables and AC cables, Shunyata Hydra V-Ray II with King Cobra CX cable, Wilson Sasha WP speakers with Wilson Watch Dog Sub. Basis Debut V Vacuum turntable/ Grahm Phantom/Koetsu Jade Platinum. MacBook Pro 17\" 2.3GHz Quad Core i7, 8GB RAM, Pure Music, Decibel, Fidelia, AudioQuest Diamond USB Cable.

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Have recieved this newsletter from Sonic Studio today with some details in ... lots of people have probably received it but others may be interested and it may answer some people's questions ... sorry in advance for bad layout ...

 

Sonic Studio Signal Newsletter Click to view web page version

 

www.amarraaudio.com June 2010

In this issue:

>> - Coming Soon!! Amarra & Amarra MINI Release 2.0

>> - Presenting Amarra Junior and Amarra Vinyl

>> - Trade Show & Press Update

>> - New Pricing on Amarra MINI & Model Four Hardware

>> - Amarra Feature Set

>> - Tech Tip: Amarra MINI iLok Licensing Versus File Licensing - What's The Difference?

>> - Where to Purchase Amarra

>- HD Tracks Available For Amarra

>- Amarra Web Site

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>All of us here at Sonic Studio want to thank all of you for your interest in Amarra, the Ultrafidelity™ Computer Music Player!

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>> We also want to thank you all for your valuable feedback and suggestions for new features and capabilities. Please continue to let us know what you think.

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>Urgent Note: If you’ve updated to iTunes 9.1, please download the following Amarra Plug-in update:

>Amarra iTunes Plugin 2.5 for iTunes 9.1 (build 2.5)

>This update fixes a crash that was introduced by iTunes 9.1.

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Coming Soon !! Amarra 2.0 and Amarra MINI 2.0 Releases

 

Sonic Studio's new Amarra 2.0 and Amarra MINI 2.0 releases will be available for download soon.

 

These new versions bring the same award winning sound and include many new features and improvements.

 

 

Amarra 2.0 Features

• Support for native FLAC playback

>> • Support for MP3, AAC and other formats

>> • Background FLAC to AIFF conversion

>> • Background DSD to PCM file conversion

>> • Amarra Playlists for independent playback

>> • Updated User Interface

>> • Feature enhancements, improvements, and fixes

>> • Intel and Power PC Mac supportAmarra 2.0 will be released on July 15th.

 

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Amarra Player ::

 

 

Amarra Background Manager ::

Powerful background processing ::

• Supports FLAC to AIFF conversion.

• Supports High Quality Sample Rate Conversion

 

 

Buy Now!!

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Amarra MINI 2.0 Features ::Amarra MINI 2.0 brings new features and improvements.

 

• Support for native FLAC playback

>> • Support for MP3, AAC and other compressed formats

>> • Background FLAC to AIFF conversion

>> • Feature enhancements, improvements, and fixes

>> • Sonic EQ Presets for fine tuning your sound

>> • Price: $295 USD

>Amarra MINI 2.0 will be released on June 15th.

 

Amarra MINI Player ::

 

 

Amarra MINI 2.0 adds new features!

• Current Track Display

• Amarra Playlists

• Sonic EQ Presets Amarra Background Manager ::

 

 

Powerful background processing ::

• Supports FLAC to AIFF conversion.

• Supports High Quality Sample Rate Conversion

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Presenting New Products :: Amarra Junior and Amarra Vinyl

 

NEW!

Amarra Junior is the entry-level version of Amarra that is specifically invented for people who are making their first computer music system. Junior gives you the same Ultrafidelity playback software found in our other products, but is designed for use with CD-quality, 44.1 kHz sound files.

 

Amarra Junior Player

 

 

Amarra Junior Features ::

• Plays Redbook CD (44.1Khz. 16 & 24 bit)

• Support for MP3, AAC

• Support for native FLAC playback

• Background FLAC to AIFF conversion

• Price: $79 USD

 

Amarra Junior will be released on June 15th.

Buy an advance copy of Amarra Junior

>before June 15th and get a

>> FREE Amarra t-shirt!*

>> (*limited quantity and sizes, shipping and local tax charges may apply.)

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Amarra Vinyl ::

Amarra Vinyl is designed as an add-on option for Amarra. Amarra Vinyl gives you the ability to digitally record, export and archive your precious collection of vinyl, all at the highest quality.

Amarra Vinyl Features ::

• Record stereo up to 192 kHz

>> • Powerful & Precise Audio Editing

>> • Expanded Sonic EQ

>> • Suite of NoNoise restoration tools

>> • Optional Broadband and Spectral restoration

>> • Cost: To Be Announced

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>> • Amarra Vinyl will be released August 15th

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Try Amarra ::

 

Remember, you can always demo Amarra or MINI by heading to our website at the link below.

Request a Free Download!

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-Trade Show and Press Update ::

• Amarra at High End 2010 :: Munich, Germany – May 6-9.

 

For the second year Sonic Studio worked with our partner digital-highend (Higoto GmbH) showcasing Amarra at this large audiophile show. Sonic Studio Senior Vice President of Audio Products, James Anderson,, presented daily tech sessions featuring tips and tricks for setting up an Apple Mac as a component of your home stereo system.

 

• Amarra gets Noticed at CES/T.H.E. Show :: January 7-10.

 

What happened in Vegas doesn’t have to stay in Vegas!! Check out what people had to say at the following links:

? Enjoy The Music: Show Review

>> ? Stereophile: Gradient, Amarra, and more

>> ? Stereophile: Sonic Studio Amarra

• Salon Son et Image - Montreal, Canada :: March 25-28.

 

Sonic Studio and Simplifi Audio teamed up to show Amarra and the Sonic Studio Model Four 192/24 FireWire Audio Interface along with a variety of speaker systems. We were noted as « One of the best sound of the SSI 2010 show ». Check out a review of the show at http://www.magazine-audio.com/2010/ssi-2010-part-3

We've also gotten two wonderful reviews in The Absolute Sound and Magazine-Audio.

• The Absolute Sound Magazine – check out this great review in March’s issue of The Absolute Sound Magazine. Visit The Absolute Sound website and look for the link to the review in the upper right corner from Steven Stone.

>> • Magazine-Audio – See a review of the Salon Son et Image show with some great pictures of our room with Tim Ryan of SimplifiAudio. We were touted as 'One of the best sound of the SSI 2010 show'.

The link can be found here:

http://www.magazine-audio.com/2010/ssi-2010-part-3/

scroll down to the article on SimplifAudio, part is in French, part in English.

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– New Pricing on Amarra MINI and Model Four Hardware ::

 

Amarra MINI Price Update ::

 

Amarra MINI will now be one price, $295.00 USD*, which includes the downloadable software and a serial number for MINI. You may choose a) the license file authorization method or b) the iLok license authorization method. If you use the iLok method, you will need to supply your own iLok. We sell them on our store for $50.00 USD and they are available many other places as well.

 

 

 

Buy a Model Four For Not A Penny More! ::

 

The highly-acclaimed Amarra Model Four Digital Converter has a new lower price:

Model Four

 

$3,995.00 USD* Americas

(includes MH +DSP License and Sonic EQ)

While the LIO-8 is the newest addition to the Metric Halo family, the Amarra Model Four which is the Sonic Studio-branded LIO-8+DSP, has been around for quite some time. And now it's even less expensive to own than a LIO-8+DSP!

 

The Sonic Studio Model 4 includes:

 

• +DSP license for FREE (which adds over 100 plug-ins to your Model 304)

>> • Sonic EQ Plug-In for FREE (Not available on any other audio interface)

>> • Sonic Console control software for FREE (with Sonic/Amarra templates)

>• Supports all Macintosh Core Audio applications.

All these features for the same price as a LIO-8 without a +DSP license!

That is a savings of almost $1,200!

 

Contact your local Amarra Dealer or log on to store.sonicstudio.com and buy one online.

 

Here's more information on our other GREAT hardware: Check out our website for more information.

 

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Model 305 ::

$5,995.00* Americas

 

The Model 305 includes the Sonic Console control software (with Amarra templates) +DSP plugins, and powerful DSP based Sonic EQ. It builds on the already massive capabilities of the Model Four(below) with the addition of eight transformerless microphone preamplifiers for use as turntable preamps with built-in RIAA equalization.

 

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Model Three

 

$3,195.00 USD* Americas

 

The Model Three provides an 8 channel AES/EBU FireWire interface for soundBlade and all Core Audio applications. Eight channels of bidirectional 192 kHz AES/EBU I/O are complemented by SMPTE/EBU LTC reading and generating plus massive hardware DSP. For multichannel work or when you need to effect your signal via AES/EBU-only outboard gear, the Model 303 is a versatile choice.

 

 

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Model 302 Stereo DAC/ADC/AES ::

 

$2,695.00 USD* Americas

The Model 302 is the Sonic Studio-branded ULN-2 + 2d Card + DSP License that includes Sonic Console control software (with soundBlade templates) plus Sonic EQ. It provides a 4 in/6 out, completely portable interface for soundBlade and all Core Audio applications. With 2 channels of bidirectional, 96 kHz AES/EBU I/O plus hardware DSP, the Model 302 includes line level analog, and low noise headphone monitoring. The Model 302 is a small, lightweight maximum machine for stereo work on the go or, in the studio.

*U.S.A. pricing. Pricing will be different in other regions.

 

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– Amarra Feature Set ::

 

 

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– Tech Tip :: Amarra MINI – iLok Licensing Versus File Licensing - What's The Difference?

 

 

Feature iLok Authorization File License Authorization

Great Sound Yes Yes

Software

Amarra MINI – all releases Amarra MINI – v1.2 (build 3203) or greater

Portability License moves with iLok Smart Key License tied to specific computer

Updates included 2 years Free updates 2 years Free updates

Upgrade Path to Amarra Amarra License overwrites MINI License Upgrade cost to Amarra is $995 – requires new Amarra license

Upgrade Fee $700 – difference between current retail price of Amarra and MINI $995 – requires new Amarra license fee

Requires USB Port Yes No

Trial Available Yes No

Impacted by System HW Change No Yes

Price $295.00* $295.00 *user-supplied iLok

 

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– High Resolution Files Now Available At www.amarraaudio.com ::

 

One of the questions that we often receive is "Where do I get high-reolution music for my Amarra Computer Music Player?"

 

The answer to that question is simple: www.amarraaudio.com.

 

You can now purchase and download high-definition audio files and hear how great they will sound using Amarra. Beautifully recorded and produced, these files from Chesky Records and other great labels are an incredible way to show off the capabilities of Amarra on your home system.

 

HDtracks is a high-quality music download service offering a diverse catalog of independent music from around the world. HDtracks does not believe in DRM, and as a result, they offer a selection of unencrypted files that play on any computer or portable device.

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– Where To Purchase Amarra ::

The Amarra worldwide dealer network is expanding! To find a friendly and informed dealer near you visit:

The Amarra Dealer Listing

 

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– Amarra Web Site::

The Amarra web site at www.amarraaudio.com has updated news about Amarra products, a dealer list and Web Store, new software updates, supported converters, recommended configurations and lots of other information.

 

Here are some quick links to popular topics:

Amarra In The News

>How To Build A Music Server

>Positive-Feedback Review

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© 2010 Sonic Studio, LLC• 330 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • Suite A • San Anselmo CA 94960-2552 • 1-415-460-1201

Amarra, The Amarra Logo and type, Ultrafidelity, Series 300, Model 303, Model 304, Model 305, Sonic Console, sonicstudio.com, the Sonic Studio logo and type are trademarks of Sonic Studio, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

 

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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