California Audio Show - July 27-29th - Oakland, CA

I'm looking forward to attending my first audio show, coming up in late July:

https://caaudioshow.com/

It's July 27-29th at the Hilton Oakland Airport.

Anyone else planning on attending? @BlueFox? Or maybe @MrBuhl if you decide to drive up to drop off your amp at Pass? @Lightman1 maybe this was around the time you were potentially planning on visiting?

Looks to be a smaller show, but there's a decent list of companies:

https://caaudioshow.com/2018-list-of-companies/

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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 696
    I may "day trip" this one as the LA show (Orange County) is conflicting with my son's graduation.
    After 5 years of those tuition bills, ain't no way I'm missing the finality of his walk down the aisle!
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,937
    Sounds like a plan.....
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    edited June 28
    Bump for one month to go! Getting excited!

    @nooshinjohn - Triangle Art is going to be there! I wonder if they will play a record I bring with?

    Boardroom 3: TriangleArt / Angel City Audio

    Angel City Audio Seraphim Prime speakers ($25,000/pair)
    TriangleArt Apollo moving-coil cartridge ($8,000)
    TriangleArt Maestro turntable ($7,500)
    TriangleArt Master Reference turntable system ($39,999)
    TriangleArt Osiris II tonearm ($6,800)
    TriangleArt Reference Tube Phono stage ($12,999)
    TriangleArt Reference Tube preamp ($18,999)
    TriangleArt Rhea Reference cable system
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  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 288
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    I may "day trip" this one as the LA show (Orange County) is conflicting with my son's graduation.
    After 5 years of those tuition bills, ain't no way I'm missing the finality of his walk down the aisle!

    Hey John..Didn’t the LA/OC show get canceled?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Bump. Just over two weeks away!

    @BlueFox are you going to roll up for this?
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,281
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Bump for one month to go! Getting excited!

    @nooshinjohn - Triangle Art is going to be there! I wonder if they will play a record I bring with?

    Boardroom 3: TriangleArt / Angel City Audio

    Angel City Audio Seraphim Prime speakers ($25,000/pair)
    TriangleArt Apollo moving-coil cartridge ($8,000)
    TriangleArt Maestro turntable ($7,500)
    TriangleArt Master Reference turntable system ($39,999)
    TriangleArt Osiris II tonearm ($6,800)
    TriangleArt Reference Tube Phono stage ($12,999)
    TriangleArt Reference Tube preamp ($18,999)
    TriangleArt Rhea Reference cable system
    TriangleArt TA-200M solid-state monoblocks ($45,000/pair)

    Only if you ask for a slip mat.

    I disabled signatures.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,249
    No. I'm not into audio that much.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    That's like an F1 driver saying he's not really into cars!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    This Friday!

    Anyone got any audio show tips for me, so I don't make a fool of myself?
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,606
    Clipdat wrote: »
    This Friday!

    Anyone got any audio show tips for me, so I don't make a fool of myself?

    Don't take the brown acid.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,134
    Find someone who has better ears and more experience and shadow them.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,967
    Look at the vendor list and make a priority list. Go back to them twice, unless impression sux

    Go back and listen to any that impressed you the 1st time

    Don't speak while people are listening

    Take notes

    Use apps like Sound hound/Shazam to capture new music that you may want to buy or like

    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,967
    I know you are a fan of Electronic music but pending on the show you may be limited to play your own.

    A couple of artists that may pass in the audiophile realm pending atmosphere would be Massive Attack and Lindsey Stirling or as like
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    I was planning on bringing this on vinyl to demo some systems with:



  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,967
    Would recommend if you had it digital
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    edited July 23
    Yeah, I have it on CD as well. Maybe I'll just bring both.

    The vinyl is brand new never been played, so I figured it would be a good option.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,134
    Don't take offense if they refuse to play your record. Some of those cartridges will likely be five figures so they might not take the chance of a bad record destroying it.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Yeah, I suppose that unless they see me remove the shrink wrap, they would just have to take my word that it's brand new and unplayed vinyl.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Thanks Victor. I'll try to take some photos of the rooms/setups and post them up.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    It's day one! I'm hoping to run over there for an hour or two a little bit later on my lunch break. Excited!
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,984
    edited July 27
    Don't foget to snap some pics. We love pics. <3
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Is there any etiquette for that? Like maybe just wait for the room to clear out a bit, so I'm not up there shooting a pic and blocking the music/speakers?
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,984
    Use your own discretion, I'm sure it's better than mine. :D
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Will I be asked to leave if I get drool or other bodily fluids on the equipment?
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,984
    Bodily fluids might cross that imaginary line.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    This room gets it's own post, because it was the most awful sounding crap I heard. Ear pain level loud, piercing sharp harsh highs, just sounded SO terrible. And people were just sitting listening to it like it was good. Insane. I took this photo and immediately left, but I didn't even want to stay long enough to take a photo. You see the sacrifices I make for you guys?

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    edited July 27
    I didn't hit every room, and I only spent 5 mins or less in each room, but so far this room was the best I've heard:

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    So then I look and of course the speakers are $50k/pair. No wonder I liked them! ;)

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    https://www.bernhagenporter.com/products

    Model 10/12
    10" 2-way tower with built-in 650W powered 12" subwoofer
    95dB 1W/1M
    300W maximum power
    nominal impedance 8 Ohms
    bass extension below 30hz
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,984
    Clipdat wrote: »
    This room gets it's own post, because it was the most awful sounding crap I heard. Ear pain level loud, piercing sharp harsh highs, just sounded SO terrible. And people were just sitting listening to it like it was good. Insane. I took this photo and immediately left, but I didn't even want to stay long enough to take a photo. You see the sacrifices I make for you guys?

    afkbaydg7pzo.jpg


    You ARE a trooper. Now keep up the good work.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
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