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THE Show: Newport 2015 – The Hotel Irvine

THE Show: Newport 2015 – The Hotel Irvine

Yep..THE Show, Newport, takes place in the Hotel Irvine. But it is almost, very close to, Newport Beach.

And it sounds way cooler….



The Hotel Irvine has only been open 4 months… It is quite nice. Big and modern and free internet :-) And Neli thinks it is the best hotel yet for THE Show :-) [and it is].


I think all those pipes and joints are supposed to be artistic – not vestiges of construction activity.


The self-parking parking lot is in the rear of the hotel…


The line of folks waiting to unload their gear…


One of the hallways on the first floor, with the larger rooms



Looks like MBL brought a lot of stuff to the show…


Reminds on that this is also a small car show. A Lamborghini…


More exotic cars… Funny to see cars on the carpet like this. Kind of makes them more accessible…

THE SHOW Newport 2015 – Driving through Utah

THE SHOW Newport 2015 – Driving through Utah from Colorado to California.

There are some spectacular natural scenes during this drive. I only caught a few of them on Camera, mostly as we left Colorado and made our way into Utah.



Green, green, green of Colorado with all the rain…


Getting close to Grand Junction…


Heading out of Colorado…

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About half way driving through Utah on I-70 as we head toward I-15. Time for me to drive, so no more photos.

Awesome thing about this drive is that every 30 to 60 seconds the landscape changes into something completely different and amazing

Next stop: THE SHOW: Newport Beach

Next stop: THE SHOW: Newport Beach

Featured photo: The HRS SXR, stretched wrapped with Neli’s favorite new “OMG this is great” stretch wrap [from Home Depot].

We (Neli that is) will be in room 232 with Acapella.

Below is the handout that describes the gear in the room.



Munich High-End Show: other reports III

Munich High-End Show: other reports III

Munich was kind of Audiophiledom for the last 10 days….

Enjoy the Music has a few reports up about various exhibits at Munich High-End 2015

AudioStream has a few dozen posts about digital-ish stuff at Munich High-End 2015

HiFi+ also has a few reports. Sorry, they do not make a special link for Munich, so this link will be stale in a week or so

PartTimeAudiophile on how much more fun Munich is than U.S. Shows [he needs to go to T.H.E. Newport Show. At least it is a lot more fun than RMAF and CES, if not Munich. Of course, it is next week so better get over that jet lag quick everybody].

Next Week

And speaking of Newport 2015, Neli will be in the Acapella room (with Audio Note front end) and I will be taking lots and lots of photos. The heck with Instagram (which is where we put the photos last year), this year we will post the photos here on the blog and index them like we do our other show reports.

Munich High-End Show: other reports II

Munich High-End Show: other reports II (so far today)

Featured photo [looks like a ‘hall of mirrors’ in an Avantgarde factory…!], and lots more photos, at Audio Andromeda Munich High-End 2015

And Mike Fremer is working his butt off over at Analog Planet Munich 2015

Audio16 : High End Munich 2015 “in Phono” and then there is High End Munich 2015 “non-phono”

Mono and Stereo: Munich 2015

Not seeing much else right now…