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Show Report: California Audio Show - August 14-16, 2015

CASThe 2015 California Audio Show (CAS) met at the Westin Hotel near the San Francisco Airport on August 14-16, 2015. I finally got to see and hear a Pono in action, and there were a few new items of great interest that I had never seen before. There were less exhibitors than last year, but it was still a good show and worth attending.

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Show Report: Head-Fi Meet, July 18, 2015

Head-FiThe Head-Fi Meet took place on July 18, 2015, held at the DoubleTree Hotel, in Burlingame, California. For those not familiar with the Head-Fi group, they are companies and individuals (DIY) who manufacture or build (one person making his own by hand) headphone amplifiers, and companies who also market headphones. They are a very special group of people, with innovation and dedication to extreme high quality.

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CEDIA 2014 Show Coverage

CEDIA 2014 Show Coverage

CEDIA 2014 Show Coverage is underway.....the SECRETS Team is on the ground in Denver.....press releases embargoed until today are being added to the Press Releases posted on SECRETS.  Actual coverage from the floor begins on Thursday.  The SECRETS Team covering CEDIA 2014  includes our Senior Editors, Robert Kozel, Chris Eberle and Kris Deering and SECRETS Managing Editor, Cynthia Johnson. Also roaming the floor and attending meetings are Sumit Chawla and David Rich, so a large presence from SECRETS, for sure.

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T.H.E Show Newport Beach 2015 - Show Report

T.H.E Show Newport Beach 2015 - Show Report

AURALiC Taurus Headphone Amplifier ($1899) and Vega DAC ($3499). WyWires Red Series Headphone Cable ($239). WyWires Power Broker ($2495). Completely passive electrical design...

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T.H.E Show Newport Beach 2014 - Show Report

T.H.E Show Newport Beach 2014 - Show Report

T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, SECRETS coverage of this 3-day event.....check out the coverage on G+ and Facebook. Just added.......

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CES 2015 Show Report

CES 2015 Show Report

CES 2015 is a WRAP!  More than 40 images and comments have been added in the last couple of days as our hard-working SECRETS coverage team empties out their image files for you, our readers!  A Huge Thank You to our SECRETS Coverage Team:   Robert Kozel, Piero Gabucci and Carlo Lo Raso for an outstanding CES 2015 Show Report!

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The Secrets Salon Presentation - March 1 and 2, 2014

Salon PresentationOn March 1 and 2, 2014, Secrets hosted a Salon Presentation as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration of publishing. The presentation consisted of three rooms containing state-of-the-art equipment, both solid state and tube, and both two-channel and home theater. It was a resounding success, with attendees stating that they had never heard such fantastic sound, and were totally unaware that certain items even existed. The Secrets Editor, John Johnson, presented all of the equipment, with CD, SACD, DVD-A, as well as vinyl and Blu-ray movies in the home theater room. The attendees were people who don't attend audio shows, but who want to have good quality components and are unable to find local shops that can demonstrate the products. The success of the Salon Presentation indicates that this may be a way of bringing new members into our audiophile community. The manufacturers are more than willing to put in their products. Some of our readers around the world need only invite them to participate in your own presentation, and consumers will come.

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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 Show Report

HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphone Review

It's a Wrap!!! for the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2014 which took place last week in the beautiful Denver Tech Center. SECRETS Senior Editors, Jim Clements and Piero Gabucci reported on many of the exhibit rooms in the Marriott and the Hyatt......see the wrap-up and be sure to check out the reports and video in the CAVE!

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CES 2014 Final Thoughts

CES 2014

CES 2014 has come and gone, or in process of being gone with the breakdown of the many exhibits…..the attendance made even the Las Vegas Convention Center seem almost too small! The weather on the East Coast and Midwest really played havoc with many, we understand that many hotel rooms ended up empty, but sure did not seem like it! It is always a madhouse, but also good to catch up with so many friends.

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CEDIA Expo 2014 Show Summary

CEDIA Final Coverage

CEDIA 2014 ……Show Summary from the SECRETS Senior Editors....Robert Kozel and Chris Eberle. David Rich covers his thoughts on Dolby Atmos, new gear from Classe and Harman, the underground subwoofer from Phase Technology, the High Performance Sound Rooms, and more.

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CES 2014 Show Coverage

CES 2014

CES 2014 is underway in Las Vegas!  Covering the show this year is our veteran team: Robert Kozel, Chris Heinonen, Piero Gabucci and Stephen Hornbrook!  And of course Cynthia Johnson, Managing Editor and John Johnson, Editor-in-Chief are on the ground as well.  This year is no different than past years, with respect to the multiple venues to cover, but it does seem that the off-site meetings, in hotels other than the main venue,s are increasing, so getting to all of the great new products in audio and video is getting to be a race.  And this year is full of travel challenges for those travelling from the East and Midwest.... Coverage will begin tomorrow, here, but do check out the real-time postings on Google+ all week.  Primary audio and video coverage will be from the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Venetian Hotel.  Also planning some coverage of THE Show, later this week.

 

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