Florida Audio Expo 2019 - New Show announcement!

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,243
    I was just looking at hotel rooms in Tampa and am pretty sure we are going.

    Does anyone know if the vendors sale equipment at these expos??

  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 802
    Most rooms are not stocked with extra inventory, but when I attended Axpona a few years ago many of the vendors were mildly interested in selling the equipment they had demonstrated at the end of the show. (Saves shipping it home) Some of the headphone vendors did have stock to sell and there are usually vinyl sales and possibly cable sales. Also many times you can negotiate a purchase of equipment at a more favorable “show price” to be shipped to you.
    Rick
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,243
    Thanks Doc.

    I sent Emotiva an email asking if they might be attending. They said they had no plans to attend at this time.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    That's probably for the best.
    "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."
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,243
    Clipdat wrote: »
    That's probably for the best.

    I"ve never heard any of their gear. Wanted to see if it lives upro the hype.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,243
    You guys think one day is enough to see/hear everything you want???

    And im guessing the vendors there on one day will likely be the same the second day?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    No.

    Yes.
    "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."
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,390
    Clipdat wrote: »
    No.

    Yes.

    Ditto. You got to take your time, get in trouble with a few of the guys, go back and make sure what you heard drunk the first day sounds as good hungover the second day. That's the mark of a truly quality piece of gear. Plus, Clearwater Beach is just 30 mins away.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    I like that this show is free admission. Very cool.
    "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."
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,639
    It’s free!? My word, this keeps getting better and better!
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 802
    Most rooms are not stocked with extra inventory, but when I attended Axpona a few years ago many of the vendors were mildly interested in selling the equipment they demonstrated at the end of the show. (Saves shipping it home) Some of the headphone vendors did have stock to sell and there are usually vinyl sales and possibly cable sales. Also many times you can negotiate a purchase of equipment at a more favorable “show price” to be shipped to you.
    Rick
    VAC Renaissance mk5
    Ayre VX-5/20
    Ayre QX-5/20
    Origin Live Resolution Mk3-2 with LSC
    Origin Live Illustrious Mk3c
    Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum
    Ortofon Windfeld Ti
    Adona Eris 6dw
    Spendor D9
    Luminous Synestra Sig SC
    Audience AU24 SX XLRs
    Audience aR6-TSSD
  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 802
    Hope all have a Happy New year. Looking forward to Florida Audio Expo and meeting a few members.
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    Ortofon Windfeld Ti
    Adona Eris 6dw
    Spendor D9
    Luminous Synestra Sig SC
    Audience AU24 SX XLRs
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  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 802
    The North East Florida Audio Society has a number of members attending and exhibiting in Tampa. We are planning to have a dinner at Berns Steakhouse on Friday evening (probably around 8pm). If anyone would like to join us you are invited. Please let me know soon as reservations are required for dinner and at their dessert establishment upstairs.
    https://bernssteakhouse.com/
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    A little over three weeks away!

    Looks like @BackertLabs will be there, room 304. @mlistens03 make sure to check out their excellent preamp.
    "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."
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,633
    doctor r wrote: »
    The North East Florida Audio Society has a number of members attending and exhibiting in Tampa. We are planning to have a dinner at Berns Steakhouse on Friday evening (probably around 8pm). If anyone would like to join us you are invited. Please let me know soon as reservations are required for dinner and at their dessert establishment upstairs.
    https://bernssteakhouse.com/

    I'm in Doc... who else is attending?

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,639
    Clipdat wrote: »
    A little over three weeks away!

    Looks like @BackertLabs will be there, room 304. @mlistens03 make sure to check out their excellent preamp.

    Holy cow, closer than I thought! I have to remind my dad so we can plan to go. :)
    I will!
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    It sounds like they want you to register for your free tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-audio-expo-tickets-51593268856
    "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."
  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 802
    Yes I believe they are doing a registration to have a head count of attendees for data purposes. As far as dinner I have a few from Jacksonville committed and more contemplating. There are also a couple of exhibitors/manufactures we are awaiting a response from. I’m hoping for 10 or more.
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    Origin Live Illustrious Mk3c
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  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 802
    Start of possible dinner attendees here:
    Doctor r
    Mikey081057
    mlistens03
    Clipdat
    VAC Renaissance mk5
    Ayre VX-5/20
    Ayre QX-5/20
    Origin Live Resolution Mk3-2 with LSC
    Origin Live Illustrious Mk3c
    Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum
    Ortofon Windfeld Ti
    Adona Eris 6dw
    Spendor D9
    Luminous Synestra Sig SC
    Audience AU24 SX XLRs
    Audience aR6-TSSD
  • verbverb Posts: 7,985
    doctor r wrote: »
    Start of possible dinner attendees here:
    Doctor r
    Mikey081057
    mlistens03
    Clipdat

    @Clipdat are you going? Drew, that should be fun! :smile:
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    Sorry for the confusion, I'm not attending, just excited for the show.
    "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."
  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 802
    Ok
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    I'd certainly go if I was in Florida instead of California. :)
    "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."
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,639
    doctor r wrote: »
    Start of possible dinner attendees here:
    Doctor r
    Mikey081057
    mlistens03
    Clipdat

    We are going to the show! I'm not sure about dinner afterward though, I'll have to ask my dad if that is doable as well. :)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • doctor rdoctor r Posts: 802
    Well after speaking to Berns today they are completely booked for that weekend so the dinner will be rethought...
    VAC Renaissance mk5
    Ayre VX-5/20
    Ayre QX-5/20
    Origin Live Resolution Mk3-2 with LSC
    Origin Live Illustrious Mk3c
    Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum
    Ortofon Windfeld Ti
    Adona Eris 6dw
    Spendor D9
    Luminous Synestra Sig SC
    Audience AU24 SX XLRs
    Audience aR6-TSSD
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,243
    I was planning on going for sure. However with the Gov shutdown and the fact I still have to work and dont know when I'll be paid again has me thinking twice about unnecessary expenditures. If we start getting paid again soon I'll be there for sure.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    Show is on FRIDAY! @mlistens03 on a scale of 1-10 how excited are 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."
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,639
    edited February 5
    I'm gonna go with 11. ;)
    And I'm gonna be dragging along one of my friends for the ride! but we can't go more than one afternoon, so I'm probably gonna have to pick and choose which rooms I go to.
    Anybody else going?
    we probably won't make it to the dinner afterwards, but I'd love to meet a couple of you guys there!
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,212
    In my experience, you'll know within the first few minutes of listening if it's a room you'll want to spend more time in, or rapidly vacate.
    "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."
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,633
    So I am cancelling because I got called away on business this week and getting back Friday night and then back out again on Sunday afternoon...

    I was really looking forward to Bern's and after that not being able to get a res.... that kinda lowered my priorities.

    :/
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

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    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

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