Our exhibition rooms
Where we have a blast being exhibitors at a hi-fi show
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
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
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
We brought the Marten Coltrane Supreme speakers once again this year. This was probably our favorite year at this show.
RMAF 2007 Small Room
This year our 100% Audio Note U.K. room featured a less expensive, $15K hifi system.
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
This was the hi-fi system from our third listening room, transported to Las Vegas for the show.
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
Our small, 100% Audio Note room was one of the more expensive rooms this year at RMAF
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
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
A nice small inexpensive Audio Note system. Very appropriate for the height of the Great Recession.
The mostly Audio Note U.K. room featured their Gaku-On amps on our AN/E SEC Signature speakers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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|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|