The California Audio Show July 2011

The California Audio Show July 2011

The second California Audio Show, produced by Constantine Soo of Dagogo.com, took place July 15-17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame. If neither attendance nor room layout was exactly what dealers and manufacturers had hoped for, the combination of several fine sounding rooms, live performances, and information-packed seminars left many audiophiles smiling.

Read and enjoy Jason's multi-part report on the California Audio Show....in the CAVE


T.H.E. Show Newport - Show Report

THE-Show-2011-teaserT.H.E. Show: Newport took place last Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, in the Newport Hilton, adjacent to Orange County's John Wayne International Airport.   T.H.E. Show: Newport was initiated and organized by Bob Levi, President of the Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society, and Richard Beers, President of T.H.E. Show.  And a very successful and exciting show it was, covering many rooms and six floors of the Hilton.  Niko Coromelas and Michael Galvin covered T.H.E. Show for SECRETS of Home Theater....and Niko sums up his first day after covering two floors......" a bit of oversaturation"....completely understandable, just look at the photos from Niko and Michael.....available now in the CAVE.  Check back as more photos are added over the next few days.

T.H.E. Show:  Newport Show Reports from Niko and Michael


CEDIA 2010 Show Coverage from Atlanta


CEDIA 2010 is underway in Atlanta.......The SECRETS Team has arrived and is reporting......with continuous coverage from the floor over the next few days.  The Secrets Team.....Piero Gabucci, Chris Eberle, Jim Milton, Chris Heinonen, Jim Clements and Mark Vignola....... will be attending numerous press conferences and booth tours over the next few days. Check out the reports, pictures and videos from the team and check back often for updates.  John and Cynthia are attending as well....check out John's CEDIA summary early next week!!  Reports are live from Jim Milton, Jim Clements, Chris Heinonen and Chris Eberle!  Piero, is that an iPad??


CES 2011 Show Report - Summary

CES 2011

Do check out the CES 2011 Show Coverage Reports by the SECRETS Team: Robert Kozel, Jim Milton, Adrian Wittenberg, Stephen Hornbrook and John Johnson. Robert's summary of CES 2011 reflects the team's......

"What struck me the most about CES was the sheer magnitude of it all. I have been to Las Vegas many times for conventions in the past, but nothing compared to CES 2011. The enormous international crowds combined with thousands of exhibitors and locations spread throughout the city made it an event I will not soon forget. From the perspective of products, CES is overwhelming with its diversity. There were exhibitors covering home electronics, phones, appliances, automotive, computer hardware, networking, etc. The list was endless and it would be impossible for anyone to take all of it in. The crowd at CES was not just spending time looking at new products. There were countless people with "Buyer" tags on their show badges talking to exhibitors and discussing business. If the crowds were any indication, this should be a good year for the economy. Time will tell if all those conversations ultimately turn into real orders.

Final CES 2011 Impressions and more images just added by Stephen Hornbrook. Check it out!


California Audio Show 2010 Report - Emeryville, California - July 30 - August 1

cas-logo-teaserThe California Audio Show held its first meeting in Emeryville, California, July 30 - August 1, 2010. Read all about it here. Amazing gear!


CES 2011-Full Coverage

CES 2011

Oppo BDP-95! this was the only place to see it at CES. can't wait for this beauty.


SECRETS Coverage CES 2010


SECRETS Coverage of CES is full of pictures from the main CES venues.....the Convention Center and Venetian, along with some private showings! Check out Reports from Piero, Ross, Stephen and Cynthia in the CAVE!! Tried out some video this year.......just posted in the CAVE!


Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2010 Show Coverage

The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2010, held last weekend in Denver, was a big success!  Rick Schmidt covered the show for SECRETS and his show report is amazing!  174 rooms in 3 days!  Whatever your pleasure...Legacy Audio, Emotiva, Velodyne, Prima Luna, Bryston, Levinson, YG-Acoustics, Tannoy, to name just a few.......the photos are terrific!

Don't miss Rick's report of the show...Check out the Full Coverage!

CES 2010-Full Coverage

CES 2010

Well the swine flu has not kept the crowd away at CES. I chatted with a CES groupie who just flew in from Paris...are you kidding me? A group behind me on the shuttle bus heard that the hotels...


Rocky Mountain 2010-Full Coverage

Rocky Mountain 2010 Show Report

Sunday at RMAF I started some Velodyne and Tannoy brunch. These DC10T's from Tannoy are seriously beautiful. The Velodyne in the background is the big story though.The newest line of subs from big V is called Digital Drive Plus.A completely redesigned driver...


Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2009 Show Report

Rocky Mountain Audio FestBy many accounts this year's show was busier than last. Some exhibitors saw their visitors increase three-fold. Curiously, in my opinion the entry level of value components moved up a notch despite the economy. There were still plenty of sub $3K components to be had, but for the most part, components weren't bundled by price, with a few exceptions. There were plenty of $3K electronic components paired with $10K speakers, and vice versa. The rooms displaying $100K amps were getting plenty of action. Secrets' Coverage from Ed Becker...Ed will be adding pics and comment throughout this week....