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EVGA and Audio Note (UK) build advanced audio card for personal computers

For nearly 20 years, EVGA has built the most powerful graphics cards to play your games at the highest settings, powerful motherboards to run your system at optimal settings, and reliably efficient power supplies to power your system. Now, EVGA extends its enthusiast tradition by partnering with Audio Note (UK), Ltd. to provide the most immersive audio and lifelike gaming experienced on a PC with EVGA NU Audio Card.




Capital Audio Fest 2018 and Acapella Audio Arts La Campanella speakers

Neli will be at Capital Audio Fest November 2 – 4 [I am unfortunately otherwise occupied].

Please visit her and tell her how awesome she is and and how wonderful her rooms sound πŸ™‚

She will be alternating between the Old Forge Studio room featuring the Acapella Audio Art “La Campanella” loudspeakers and the Triangle Art room.



Capital Audiofest Nov 2-4, with Acapella LaCampanellas!

We’ll be at Capital Audiofest 2018Β in metro Washington, DC next weekend — Nov 2-4 — with our newest Acapella Audio Arts dealer, David Cope of Old Forge Studio. Audio Federation is unbeliveably excited to welcome Dave to the Acapella family.

Old Forge Studio will be exhibiting, for the first time in the USA, Acapella’s LaCampanella 2 loudspeakers,Β  accompanied by electronics from Pure Audio (NZ), Wand, EMT, Innuos and Aqua.

Capital Audiofest will be held at the Hilton Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852​.Β  Come visit us, all y’all East Coast folks, room 325!

Ultimist has a new look and vast coverage of CAS 2018

Ultimist has a new look. The front page is now a full-featured wordpress blog.

[ The slogan of the site WAS going to be “This is not audio porn”. But I figured the level of intelligence required for people to understand the level of tongue-in-cheek and self-deprecating humor in the slogan was too much for the non-audiophiles in the world to handle, they might explode. πŸ™‚ ]

It is where I am going to stuff all my extra photos from the shows and whatever else I think of that does not go here [Axpona 2018 and The California Audio Show 2018 so far].

There will be a lot more features to come once time allows.

The goal is to not be boring. Audiophile writers please inquire, especially first time writers – we are going to expand what it means to be a hifi-publication … [ πŸ™‚ ]

Audio Quarterly Magazine returns

Audio Quarterly Magazine…

AQ has a new lease of life. They were at one time the premium hifi and music magazine in the UK. Similar to say Fi in the UK.
Please see our their magazine site and journal. AQ will have a new publishing schedule for print 2019
[I never had the pleasure but LOVE seeing new magazines help cover our awesome industry / guilty pleasure]

Axpona NOT joining October Hi-Fi Show Madness

We got an email yesterday…

First, please know AXPONA will not be moving to the fall dates as stated last week but will remain in April for 2020 and beyond.

… and it goes on to indicate things are back to normal.

I guess this all served to get people to think about the yearly show schedules and what was important about each show, and which ones were worth the effort… as if we needed to think about this more, haha, and which we seem to spend more time on these days than actually going to the shows themselves.



Axpona joining October Hi-Fi Show Madness

We got this email from Axpona today. I guess, in an attempt to give the Munich HighEnd show goers a break, they are trying to distance themselves further [than the month April 19th to May 14th] than they were before by moving their show to the Fall…

“The first-class Renaissance Schaumburg venue that was so well received in 2018 has now been secured as our permanent home, enabling us to move our dates to the fall beginning in 2020 and to accommodate an additional day on Thursday to be used exclusively as a professional industry only “Trade and Press Day”. Following the upcoming April 12-14, 2019 show, the next AXPONA will be held October 29-November 1, 2020″

So if 2020 is anything like 2018 we will have:

RMAF Oct. 5 to Oct 7 in Denver

Toronto AudioFest Oct 19 – 21 in Toronto

Axpona Oct 29 – Nov 1 in Chicago

Capital AudioFest on Nov, 2 – 4 in Washington D.C.

We [at least Neli, and maybe me too] is going to Capital Audiofest in D.C. this year to support Old Forge Studio as they are hoping to be able show the Acapella “La Campanella” loudspeakers.

Next year?

Will we start hearing about the press getting heart attacks as they try to cover 600+ rooms in one month?

Or the industry being stripped of cash reserves as they pay a fortune to shippers for overnight delivery?

Or maybe they will join us and all just stay home with a pillow over our heads. πŸ™‚