I hesitated for years before putting my mostly classical and jazz CD collection into a music server because of the complexity of properly organizing the music in a reliable and intelligently accessible manner. Frankly, I feared the assembly line quality of most CD ripping services. But Ari of Golden Ear Digital inspired confidence with his comprehensive knowledge of music and attention to detail. So, I took the plunge and the results are far beyond my greatest hopes. Working with Golden Ear Digital was seamless and I was impressed by the deep knowledge and care that accompanied every step of the process. I can’t imagine using any other service!
Chairman of the Board,
iPalpiti Artists International (iPalpiti.org)
Ari went to every length to provide the best meta data for my 1600 CD/SACD collection and I am delighted. Now I can actually access my CD library and I am discovering titles I didn't even remember having.
Ari has taken the time to learn computer audio and he is in a unique position to support his customers with the technology. I have worked with him on a few SOtM and Sonore/exD projects and its been a real pleasure. I encourage any of you in the area to drop in and chat with him about your future audio project...
-Jesus Rodriguez, Sonore/SOtM
Thank you very much for the wonderful service and superb job you did ripping my SACDs. I have had a chance to go through them all and compare them to the original discs and the reproduction is flawless. You did a first class job in every respect and greatly exceeded my expectations, including the 5 day turnaround time. Thank You!
...Golden Ear Digital helped me build a kick ass system and ripped my entire CD collection in a fraction of the time that it would have taken to do it myself.
I would highly recommend Ari if you, like I did, have a big complex library and don't have the time to get thru it. Great job of getting the details of a classical music dominated library into the library and onto a NAS which hopefully now I'll never have to do it again! Thanks Ari.
I couldn't be happier with the end result. Thanks so much, Ari, for a job well done!
-Uday Reddy, Soundstage.com
Ari has been a valued adviser on all things music server for the past two years. He understands the rapidly evolving technology of digital music storage and playback, and demonstrated amazing patience as he transferred my precious 6300 CD/SACD classical music collection to a JRiver Media Center library. His flexibility, caution, and good humor made it possible to organize my collection logically, and his discerning ear helped me choose a DAC and other components that resulted in a sweeter sound than I had ever heard from digital recordings.
-Dr. Jack McCue
"Your multi-channel rips of the SACD are, in my opinion, where it is at. Your rips got a very good hearing and I'm impressed enough to recommend you to any and all.
Thanks so much for the outstanding, engaging and very pleasant service. The collection has been my pride and joy, and it’s nice to know that it was lovingly curated by someone who obviously gave a s***.
...Golden Ear Digital helped me build a kick ass system and ripped my entire CD collection in a fraction of the time that it would have taken to do it myself. He set me up with a customized library in JRiver Media Center with amazing browsing flexibility. Ari also taught me how to further customize my JRiver library myself. Amazing service, start to finish - highly recommended!
I have well over 3,000 CD's including many SACD's and box sets. Most of my red-book CD's I have ripped on my own over time but I did not have the facilities to rip SACD's and my attempts at keeping box sets together were abysmal. In comes Golden Ear Digital.... Ari took my hard drive, ripped dozens of SACD's and many multi-artist box sets for me as well as cleaning up all the odds and ends from my own ripping adventures. What I got back was the cleanest library of music I could ever have hoped for, custom ready for the new world of DSD to boot. I will be returning to him often as we work to complete the conversion of my collection over the next few months.