No explanation is needed. I think there was just confusion as I was suggesting they would not be at the meet but instead was trying to announce HiFiMAN was going to be at Axpona. Sorry for all the confusion. It is actually better as now all their "stuff" will be available for 3 days and not just during the meet. I can see some head-fiers parking at their table :)
Just to clarify, the change was Peter / HiFiMAN deciding to attend EGX and therefore no reason to send anything to me to bring to the meet. HiFiMAN has always been very good at sending me equipment for the Chicago Head-Fiers to hear. Fang and Ray were at the early ChiUniFi supporting the group. I am sure Peter would have sent them.
Some bad news first. HiFiMAN won't be sending me the HE 1000 and other goodies
But it looks like Peter and Summer will be at EGX at a HiFiMAN table with their goodies. They are finalizing the arrangements so hope it all works out.