• Newport 2013

    Newport 2013

    Located directly across the street from the John Wayne Airport, the Newport Audio show would have done the Duke proud. Spirits were high, old hands abounded, and a few greenhorns showed up to sample the ...
  • The Newport Show

    The Newport Show

    That’s how I’d describe the third installment of T.H.E. Show Newport Beach. Attendance was ample if not overwhelming and as if cued by the nearby Pacific ocean attendees tended to arrive in waves moving between ...
  • The Newport Show

    The Newport Show

    T.H.E. Show Newport just keeps getting bigger and better. This year the show expanded to include many more exhibit rooms in the adjacent Atrium hotel, a geographical increase that helped to make it easier to ...
  • Why Munich is Different

    Why Munich is Different

    From reading TAS, you already know Munich is a different sort of audio show. Perhaps you have seen that it is bigger than anything in the U.S., and that different manufacturers attend. If you thought ...
  • 3 Auto Sound Systems at Munich

    3 Auto Sound Systems at Munich

    Perhaps it’s no surprise, given that Munich is smack dab in the middle of car country, that the city’s audio show also included a miniature auto show. Of course, this particular auto event was open ...
  • Munich High End 2013 Show Report

    Munich High End 2013 Show Report

    Good old-fashioned American chauvinism notwithstanding, Munich is by consensus the world’s most important high-end audio show, replacing CES as the place to do business—that is, if doing business in Europe and the Far East are ...
  • Robert Harley’s Munich Show Highlights

    Robert Harley’s Munich Show Highlights

    The Munich show has become the “must-visit” show on of the year for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and journalists. One American manufacturer told me that if you’re not exhibiting in Munich, you’ll never break into the ...
  • New York Audio Show - Part 2

    New York Audio Show - Part 2

    The view from my room was Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Photographed at night, the light on this part of Madison Ave is an ethereal thing. The Gothic spires on this grand old church poked serenely through ...
  • New York Audio Show - Part 1

    New York Audio Show - Part 1

    I don’t know anyone who is ambivalent about New York City. It’s a “love it” or “hate it” thing. My wife is not on the “love it” side of that particular fence, and I can ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 4

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 4

    For a vendor, an audio show is an expensive thing. There’s several thousand dollars they put out for the demo space, there’s the shipping and handling, the room and board, and the opportunity costs associated ...
  • AXPONA 2013 - Part 3

    AXPONA 2013 - Part 3

    I read too much, I think that’s fairly clear. Which might explain why, when a fire alarm goes off in a crowded hotel anywhere near Chicago, my first thought isn’t “grease fire over at Gibsons”. ...

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