Hello Southern California!!! T.H.E. Show Newport in Two Weeks!!!
Woot! Almost time to head off to sunny Southern California for T.H.E. Show Newport, a Richard Beers and Bob Levi (AKA The Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society) audio show/shindig likely made all the better this year in its new digs at The Hotel Irvine, just a hop-skip from John Wayne Orange County Airport.
Lots of cool stuff will be showing up there. Astel & Kern has a new $3499 portable player the AK380. Sennheiser's new HD 630VB variable bass headphone will be making its USA premier. Heck, Panasonic sent me a tantalizing little email wanting to be sure I'd be there and to invite me to check them out. Wonder what's up their sleeve?
The side shows are always great at this show: cool food trucks; killer hot rod and supercar show; wine and cigars; and great music. I'll also be doing my "Interpreting Headphone Measurements" seminar again. Hopefully I'll get through the material a bit quicker and cover a bit more.
The show is $15/day, $40/three days, but if you join the LA/OC Audio Society you can get in free. It's well worth it, their monthly events are a treat. Maybe the most active and vibrant audiophile club in America; if you live in SoCal this society might be a real treat for you.
You know the deal, see the guy in the Hawaiian shirt, come tap me on the shoulder and say howdy!