Pacific Audio Fest 2022 – Seattle July 29-31

We will be exhibiting in Seattle next week at the Pacific Audio Fest 2022.

Two systems.

A big room upstairs (Acapella and Audio Note U.K. DAC and HRS rack) on the second floor meeting room Cascade 3.

A normal-sized sleeping room downstairs (Audio Note U.K. and HRS rack) in first floor room 2120.

First time visiting Seattle, Washington for both of us (and Eugene, Oregon on the way). Heard a lot of good things about these two cities (and coming, as we are, from draught-ridden states, the potential for rain does not bother us in the least).

Lou Hinkley created this show, with help from Capital Audio Fest’s Gary Gill. Lou was our upstairs neighbor at the first several Rocky Mountain Audio Fests. He was one of many people we met during those early years who became lifelong friends (people who just sort of became family that we see mostly just at tradeshows [you know, audiophile holidays]).

This is my first show since COVID (and Neli’s second), so going to feel a little weird. Nah, make that VERY weird – for me anyway. But I will attempt my standard show report routine – trying to photograph, video and record as many of the rooms as I can (there look to be about 50), depending on how busy things get and how Covidity people look :-o.

Here is the handout for the Acapella room:

PDF: acapella-room-pacific-audio-fest-2022


And the handout for the Audio Note room:

PDF: audionote-room-pacific-audio-fest-2022

Updates …

We will NOT be showing at Capital Audiofest this weekend.  Although D.C. looks good at the moment, previously quiet places like the Bay Area and Colorado are seeing Covid upticks and we just think it is too soon to be gallivanting through hotel rooms crowded with friendly audiophiles in such unpredictable times. To say nothing of spending several hours in an actual airplane to get there and back. We send our apologies to all our East Coast friends, and to the wonderful Capital Audiofest show organizers, and hope to see y’all next year.

We currently have three systems up and running here in Palo Alto and are occasionally hosting masked audiophiles who we have good reason to believe aren’t completely daft.

New toys: Audio Note Fifth Element / Fifth Force DAC, Audio Note TT3 turntable with PSU3, Audio Note Meishu Phono Tonmeister Silver 300B integrated, Audio Note CD4 CD player, Audio Note M3 linestage.

Acapella Apollon loudspeakers, Audio Note U.K. Gaku-on amplifiers, Audio Note U.K. DAC 5 Signature, Audio Note M9 Phono preamplifier, EMM Labs NS1 Streamer, Triangle Art Master Reference Turntable, and HRS VXR equipment rack with M3x2 isolation bases as shelves.


Acapella High Cellini loudspeakers, Acapella integrated amplifier, EMM Labs DV2 DAC/volume control, Audio Note U.K. CD4 CD player, Audio Note U.K. Kegon amplifiers, Audio Note CDT-5 transport, Audio Note S9 Step-up transformer all on vintage RixRax equipment stand.

Audio Note U.K. AN/E SPe HE loudspeakers, Audio Note U.K. OTO Phono SE Signature integrated amplifier, Audio Note U.K. M3 Phono preamplifier, Audio Note TT2 Deluxe and TT3 turntables, Audio Note Meishu Phono Tonmeister Silver integrated amp, Acapella Audio One music server, all on a HRS SXR equipment rack.

Withdrawn: Audio Note UK M3 Line preamplifier with Balanced CD Inputs

This was here on consignment; the owner decided to keep it. If you are interested in an Audio Note UK preamplifier, please contact us.

Audio Note UK (ANUK) M3 Line Preamplifier with Balanced CD inputs for sale.

Audio Federation has worked with Audio Note UK since 2003, as a dealer and for six or seven of those years, as US Distributor. We love Audio Note, and they build lovely preamplifiers.

This M3 Line preamplifier is on consignment from the original owner. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to own an almost new line-level preamp (Sept 2020 build), available immediately. Recently tested at one of Audio Note’s USA service centers. Available for audition here in Palo Alto.

The Balanced CD Inputs are especially nice for owners of one of Audio Note’s Balanced DACs, and sonically beneficial for all digital front ends that prefer a balanced connection.

Free delivery within a day’s drive from the San Francisco Bay area. We always prefer delivery to shipping. Will be securely packed if shipping is necessary. Recently we have preferred skidded freight.

Questions? Send us an email, or give Neli a call or text: 303.546.6503.