Vacuum Tube Valley (West) VTV 2006 Show Report

This show is a little smaller than the Stereophile Show that was occuring simulatneously down the street, about one seventh the size in fact.

But we have photos and reports on what we thought were the better rooms early in the show.

About 250 photos in all, also in 3 different sizes each (sorry you people with 1024×768 resolution monitors, our medium resolution is still 1000×800 pixels). Also with slideshow capabilities, just like our Home Entertainment HE 2006 Show Report.

Anyway, here it is the Audio Federation Vacuum Tube Valley (West) VTV 2006 Show Report


The VTV Small High-end Audio Show

TRELJA did a great show report for the VTV Show last week in New Jersey:

TRELJA almost In New York, 2006

I always like Trelja’s show reports even though after reading them for a number of years I find I disagree with what he hears as often as not (we go to a lot of the same shows) – he at least says what he likes and doesn’t like and tries to explain why.

Anyway, we didn’t make it to this show and we really appreciate reading about what was there and what was not there. Well, we knew Audio Note was there because we carry Audio Note U.K., but really had no idea what else was going on – like the fact that there were about 20 rooms this year. There were about 60 in FSI 2006 in Montreal, about a 100 at RMAF 2005 in Denver, about 200-300 at CES 2006 in Las Vegas, and we expect about 70-80 at HE 2006 in Los Angeles.

Kind of helps to put things in perspective, size wise, by counting the number of hotel rooms occupied by exhibitors at the shows – although Montreal had a lot more stuff on static display (i.e. not plugged in) than is typical of the other shows, which should count towards overall size as well.