Event Report - AudioVision SF 20th Anniversary Celebration

A few weeks ago, a local HiFi shop in San Francisco hosted a three day celebration to commemorate 20 years in business.

I attended the event on Saturday and wrote an article about my experience on The Audio Beatnik: https://theaudiobeatnik.com/audiovision-sfs-20th-anniversary-celebration-event/

It was basically a mini audio show, and I had a great time listening to the various systems. I only wish I had gone back on Sunday to hear the YG Acoustics speakers! Hope you enjoy the article.

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"Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,603
    Wish I had a store do something cool like that in my neck of the woods. Great article Drew. Great pictures also. Well done.
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,009
    Nice review Drew! Sounds like you had a great time! How did the Mrs like it? :)
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,009
    Drew needs a haircut, IMO! :)
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,975
    verb wrote: »
    Drew needs a haircut, IMO! :)
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    Nice write up Drew!

    Those cans would be a lot more comfy with contacts! I made the switch several years ago in my late 30s and it was great!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,241
    edited October 26
    verb wrote: »
    Nice review Drew! Sounds like you had a great time! How did the Mrs like it? :)

    Thanks Dave, it was a lot of fun. She liked it more than she thought she would. Her favorite parts were listening to Abbey Road on the Gryphon setup, and trying the top of the line Audeze IEMs. She loves her new Audeze iSINE 10 earphones and mentions almost daily how good they sound.
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Those cans would be a lot more comfy with contacts! I made the switch several years ago in my late 30s and it was great!

    Yeah, I'm all too familiar with the difficulty of getting headphones that fit/feel right with glasses. Fortunately the ear pads on the Audeze headphones are very soft and supple, and as a result it wasn't an issue at all. I was pleasantly surprised by that!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,679
    Great job Drew. Looks and sounds like you had a blast with it.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,241
    Thanks guys for taking the time to read it, I sincerely appreciate it.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,341
    Nice review Drew.
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 631
    Excellent review.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,501
    Still a hack.....
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,603
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    Preach it preacher...
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,715
    Are those army surplus socks???

    Outstanding!
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,501
    I was looking for my keys and Joe said there were cookies in there....
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,603
    Lmao!!

    He is correct. He found the muffin (see on carpet to the right)
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,241
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Still a hack.....

    Didn't you like the part of the review where I mentioned you?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,501
    Clipdat wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Still a hack.....

    Didn't you like the part of the review where I mentioned you?

    I couldn't afford to even look at the pictures. :#
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,090
    joecoulson wrote: »
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    Preach it preacher...

    Thank GOD the clothing was on... Unlike that pic from Tony B
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,642
    Hey now, don't be picking on my boy Russ. He doesn't know it, but he made a fan when my wife met him so he has 2 Italians on his side now. Just say the word Russ, Lea is a bit itchy these days.

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