CanJam SoCal 2021 (September 25-26, 2021)
Jun 12, 2021 at 1:34 PM Post #212 of 383

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Any shuttles or convenient transport to and from LAX? How long can one realistically expect the drive to take?
From LAX, depending on time of day, it can be at best 40 min, and if your in rush commuter traffic up to 2 hours to go the 42 miles from LAX to the Irvine Marriott on the 405 "Parking lot" freeway. On average expect 1hr +.
Welcome to LA Traffic!

IF you can fly into John Wayne Airport the Irvine Marriott has a shuttle and it would be maybe 7-10 min and 2 miles, but your airfare will be approx 20-40% more expensive and the number of flights in/out is much less.
So the balance will be convenience vs. costs on all aspects.

This is what is is right now as I post this and traffic is Sat AM light. Give it another hour and it will be around 1.5 hours
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FYI, for those in SoCal, T.H.E. Show is taking place this weekend in Long Beach. https://thehomeentertainmentshow.com/

Yes, I heading over there tomorrow. It looks to be a pretty small show, but after more than a year without any shows (and without pretty much anything except working from home, really) I'm excited just to be able to attend.
 
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Thank you for the heads up!
Not a lot of lead up locally in So Cal for the show!

Really? I feel like I've been getting emails from them nearly daily for the past month... :-/
 
Jun 14, 2021 at 5:20 AM Post #217 of 383

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FYI, for those in SoCal, T.H.E. Show is taking place this weekend in Long Beach. https://thehomeentertainmentshow.com/

I went to it, and it was ok. Certainly every other room there's some fool who insisted sitting right next to others without a mask on. And most places do not have access to internet streaming and have a fairly limited selection of songs and/or genre.

The real highlights are 3 rooms:

Alsyvox full-range planar Speakers+ CAD: Just stunning and lifelike. Really made the room much larger, especially the ceiling
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MC Audiotech Forty-10

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And Graham LS5/8 + Voss Audio

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I went to it, and it was ok. Certainly every other room there's some fool who insisted sitting right next to others without a mask on. And most places do not have access to internet streaming and have a fairly limited selection of songs and/or genre.

The real highlights are 3 rooms:

Alsyvox full-range planar Speakers+ CAD: Just stunning and lifelike. Really made the room much larger, especially the ceiling
197880982_598467601132493_8705927249372557464_n.jpg

MC Audiotech Forty-10

199480729_161974722644336_3358086776594262388_n.jpg

And Graham LS5/8 + Voss Audio

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I went on Sunday and I counted a total of 20 rooms, so it was a pretty small show. Many brands were missing, like Elac and Zu Audio. The staff asked for proof of vaccination (or recent negative Covid test) at check-in and masks were required throughout (although not everybody complied).

Sound-wise I was pretty disappointed. Most rooms sounded too bright for my taste, although probably in line with the current 'audiophile' sound ideal. The music played was basically audiophile jazz plus some strange modern symphonic music. Sound-wise I didn't really like any of the rooms, although the MC Audiotech Forty-10 certainly is an interesting-looking speaker.

Another room had a power cable that was basically as thick as my arm. Why this matters for the last 6 feet when the power company uses far thinner cables to supply your house is a bit beyond me, and my evil side would like to see Amir over at ASR do a video review of it.

Anyway, the most important thing is this: We finally had an in-person audio show, which was significant in and by itself. I look forward to CanJam in September - it will be great to see everyone again!
 
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I went on Sunday and I counted a total of 20 rooms, so it was a pretty small show. Many brands were missing, like Elac and Zu Audio. The staff asked for proof of vaccination (or recent negative Covid test) at check-in and masks were required throughout (although not everybody complied).

Sound-wise I was pretty disappointed. Most rooms sounded too bright for my taste, although probably in line with the current 'audiophile' sound ideal. The music played was basically audiophile jazz plus some strange modern symphonic music. Sound-wise I didn't really like any of the rooms, although the MC Audiotech Forty-10 certainly is an interesting-looking speaker.

Another room had a power cable that was basically as thick as my arm. Why this matters for the last 6 feet when the power company uses far thinner cables to supply your house is a bit beyond me, and my evil side would like to see Amir over at ASR do a video review of it.

Anyway, the most important thing is this: We finally had an in-person audio show, which was significant in and by itself. I look forward to CanJam in September - it will be great to see everyone again!

In regards to power cable, same reason why water filter matters at the end of the city's main water pipe. Of course for me, I go Audioquest Thunder power cable to a PS Audio Power Plant 3 AC regenerator, then Morrow Audio MAP3 power cable to my Cayin HA-300, so there's a lot more power purity within my system.
 
Jun 15, 2021 at 8:37 PM Post #223 of 383

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Even with the end of Covid restrictions today, I still saw the majority of people wearing a mask while shopping. I even saw people in their cars alone wearing a mask. :thumbsdown:

The Delta variant is worrying for some since it is predicted that it will become the new dominant virus in the US.
 
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Even with the end of Covid restrictions today, I still saw the majority of people wearing a mask while shopping. I even saw people in their cars alone wearing a mask. :thumbsdown:
I see those poor souls every now and then driving with a mask on it is kinda sad actually.
 
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Keep in mind that people with compromised immune systems for various reasons (cancer, innate immune conditions, etc.). Let's not assume that everyone wearing a mask is someone that is a germaphobe. For many of my friends with compromised immune systems for various reasons, many of them can actually go out more now that fewer people see their precautions as paranoia. For some of them, illnesses mild to most people can effectively knock them out of commission for weeks.

Back on topic, any particular nearby places to eat that people are going to check out during this CanJam? Any local good places for food for people flying in?
 

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