Our exhibition rooms

Where we have a blast being exhibitors at a hi-fi show

RMAF 2004

RMAF 2004

This was the first year of RMAF and our first time as exhibitors

RMAF 2005

RMAF 2005

Our second efforts at being exhibitors. We weren't so crazy yet that we couldn't fit everything into a minivan and station wagon, but you could tell we certainly were 'at risk'.

RMAF 2006 Large Room

RMAF 2006 Large Room

This was the year that the Marten Coltrane Supreme 5-box speakers arrived at the show. It was also the year that we had a blizzard while we were moving gear down our 45 steps to our rented truck.

RMAF 2006 Small Room

RMAF 2006 Small Room

This was the first year we had two rooms at this show: a large room with all kind of stuff and a small, normal-sized room with a 100% Audio Note U.K. system.

RMAF 2007 Large Room

RMAF 2007 Large Room

We brought the Marten Coltrane Supreme speakers once again this year. This was probably our favorite year at this show.

RMAF 2007 Small Room

RMAF 2007 Small Room

This year our 100% Audio Note U.K. room featured a less expensive, $15K hifi system.

CES 2008 Large Room

CES 2008 Large Room

Our first year at CES as exhibitors and our first run in with the Audio Note Kegon Balanced amp and the new even more simplified AN amp architecture

CES 2008 Small Room

CES 2008 Small Room

This was the hi-fi system from our third listening room, transported to Las Vegas for the show.

RMAF 2008 Large Room

RMAF 2008 Large Room

This was probably our busiest year at RMAF and one that taxed our ability to fit things into the 10 foot truck - even with help from a luxury sedan

RMAF 2008 Small Room

RMAF 2008 Small Room

Our small, 100% Audio Note room was one of the more expensive rooms this year at RMAF

CES 2009

CES 2009

This system struck a chord and opened up several people's ears (including some other exhibitors) to what Audio Note (in combination with Nordost Odin and HRS platforms) can actually do.

RMAF 2009 Large Room

RMAF 2009 Large Room

This was the year we put the Audio Note speakers in the big room. It surprised people that 1) they filled the room with sound and 2) they were in the corners. It was a great exhibition.

RMAF 2009 Small Room

RMAF 2009 Small Room

A nice small inexpensive Audio Note system. Very appropriate for the height of the Great Recession.

CES 2010

CES 2010

The mostly Audio Note U.K. room featured their Gaku-On amps on our AN/E SEC Signature speakers.

RMAF 2010

RMAF 2010

We'd lost our big room we had for five years to our closest competitor, us being several days late on a payment in March for this October show. Our new small room featured one of our very favorite systems from our 2nd listening room.

RMAF 2011

RMAF 2011

This was our last time as exhibitors at RMAF. People couldn't find us after we lost our big room on floor 9, and, with the overall attendance declining year after year, the "It's a party and we get to be DJ!" feel just wasn't happening anymore.

Newport 2014

Newport 2014

A very upbeat show, reminding me of the early days at RMAF. Shows can be fun again! Neli spent almost all her time here as exhibitor while I went about taking photos for Instagram.

RMAF 2014

RMAF 2014

We were guest DJs [aka exhibitors] for the Audio Note U.K. room this year. Featuring the little Audio Note J/D speakers, nicely setup and sounding great.

Our Show Reports

With often extremely detailed descriptions and over 20,000 photos

A show is a beauty contest, and it is about presentation, customer relations, sound, aesthetics, reliability, … EVERYTHING. And from this a person can get a good feel for the quality of a manufacturer and about what they value.

A show is a university for your ears. Learn what kinds of sounds there are (literally many thousands) and what you like. Shows are unpredictable, and don’t we all know it. So, leave those brains on, eyes wide and ears open people!

Show reports should be impartial and we try our best… we are an equal opportunity trash talker :-)

 

NEWPORT 2015 T.H.E. Show – Newport Beach May 28-31, 2015, Hotel Irvine, California
CES 2015 The Consumer Electronics Show (CES International) January 6th-9th, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada
RMAF 2014 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) October 10th-12th, 2014, Denver, CO
Newport 2014 T.H.E. Show Newport  May 2nd-4th, 2014, Newport Beach, CA
THE Show 2014 T.H.E. Show Las Vegas  January 7th-10th, 2014, Las Vegas
CES 2014 The Consumer Electronics Show  January 7th-10th, 2014, Las Vegas
RMAF 2013 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest   October 11th-13th, 2013, Denver
THE Show 2013 T.H.E. Show Las Vegas  January 8th-11th, 2013, Las Vegas
CES 2013 The Consumer Electronics Show  January 8th-11th, 2013, Las Vegas
Hanoi 2012 Hanoi Audio Show  December 7th-9th, Hanoi, Vietnam
RMAF 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest   October 12th-14th, 2012, Denver
AV Show 2012 Vietnam AV Show  September 7th-9th, 2012, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
CES 2012 (blog) The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. Show  January 10th-13th, 2012, Las Vegas
CES 2012 The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. Show  January 10th-13th, 2012, Las Vegas
RMAF 2011 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest  October 14th-16th, 2011, Denver
CES 2011 The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. Show  January 6th-9th, 2011, Las Vegas
Vietnam 2009 Vietnam Hiend Show  September 27th-29th, 2009 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
RMAF 2009 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest  October 2nd-4th, 2009, Denver
CES 2009 The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. Show  January 8th-11th, 2009, Las Vegas
RMAF 2008 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest  October 10th-12th, Denver
HIEND SHOW 2008 Best Hiend Show in Vietnam  September 26th-28th, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
CEDIA 2008 Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association Show (CEDIA) and T.H.E. Show  September 3rd-7th, 2008, Denver
CES 2008 The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. (The Home Entertainment) Show  January 7th-10th, 2008, Las Vegas
RMAF 2007 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest  October 12th-14th, 2007, Denver
CEDIA 2007 Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association Show and T.H.E. Show  September 5th-9th, 2007, Denver
CES 2007 The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. Show  January 8th-11th, 2007, Las Vegas
RMAF 2006 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest  October 20th-22nd, 2006, Denver
CEDIA 2006 Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association Show and T.H.E. Show September 14th-17th, 2006, Denver
VTV 2006 Vacuum Tube Valley (VTV) ‘West’ Show  June 3rd-4th, 2006, Los Angeles
HE 2006 Stereophile’s Home Entertainment Show  June 1st-4th, 2006, Los Angeles
FSI 2006 Festival Son & Image  March 24th-26th, 2006, Montreal
CES 2006 The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. Show  January 5th-8th, 2006, Las Vegas
RMAF 2005 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest  Sept. 30 – October 2, 2005, Denver
HE 2005 Stereophile’s Home Entertainment Show  April 28th – May 1st, 2005 New York City
RMAF 2004 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest  October 8th-10th, 2004, Denver
CES 2004 The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. Show  January 8th-11th, 2004, Las Vegas
HE 2003 Stereophile’s Home Entertainment Show  June 5th-8th, 2003 San Francisco
CES 2003 The Consumer Electronics Show  January 8th-11th, 2003, Las Vegas
HE 2002 Stereophile’s Home Entertainment Show  May 31st – June 2nd, 2002, New York City
CES 2002 The Consumer Electronics Show and T.H.E. Show  January 8th-11th, 2002, Las Vegas