I often salute not just Jude, but all of you in my articles because it feels great to be embraced by this community.
After all, as I just wrote to a member here - though I'm a music biz vet and an audiophile industry bum journo - I'm still a relative Nu Jack to high end personal audio!
But many of you have aided in changing that. So when Richard Beers, a good friend and President of T.H.E Show Newport
asked me to help pick a few companies to make up a dedicated headphone area I went to THE MAN - Jude!
He's a good friend and a good man. Thanks for his encouragement, and to Marjorie's at RMAF as well (I wasn't going to help
because I also work for RMAF). But, after my friends suggested I take it on - here we are!
More people being exposed to what we're doing is a GOOD THING right?
The Headphonium Ballroom exhibitors (and Head-Fi sponsors, minus HRT):
iRiver / Astell & Kern
We'll also have a DIY guy there - just working out the details
and I'll edit this ASAP!!
I really LOVED The Village Headphone Meet last year, so I went to their playbook!
So, if you're around SoCal May 31-June 2nd - come by The Headphonium event at T.H.E Show Newport (same people that put on T.H.E Show in Vegas as an alternative to CES). The Headphonium at located at The Atrium Hotel - as this is a two hotel event. It flanks a pool and an outside bar, On the opposite side of the pool will be a huge vinyl ballroom put together by Record Collector magazine!
That's gonna be a BLAST!
T.H.E Show Facebook page
T.H.E Show Twitter page
5/31 - 2PM
6/1 - 1PM
Tyll Hertsens - Inner Fidelity (needs no introduction)
Alex Rosson - Audeze (needs no introduction)
Michael Goodman - CEntrance (should need no introduction)
George Cardas - Cardas Audio (geez, again?)
Michael Mercer - Me - sorry, I'm just the ragtag audio journalist
I always thought there should be more turntables at headphone events.
I love listening to vinyl on a sweet phonostage through my headphone rig.
They got alot of attendees last year,
Obviously, it's growing from 2 hotels to 3 in three years.
C'mon down and show these old timers what the community is all about.
We NEED the ENERGY the PASSION
PLUS: Companies like Audioquest and Kef, Wilson Audio and Dan D'Agostino plus
tons of others will be there exhibiting in the hotel rooms!!
Edited by mikemercer - 5/24/13 at 10:31pm