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Title: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: steve on May 16, 2013, 01:06:17 PM
Anyone know much about the fest, costs to exhibit, number of attendees etc. Any information appreciated.

Cheers.

Steve
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: richidoo on May 16, 2013, 02:18:15 PM
Gary Gill is a very nice guy, trying hard to make it a success. Last couple years have been good. It is growing rapidly.  This year is a new venue, the third change since it started.

Attendance is pretty good, gets better each year, but not like RMAF, but even they have had slow years.

http://www.capitalaudiofest.com/p119.html (http://www.capitalaudiofest.com/p119.html)
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: GT Audio Works on May 16, 2013, 04:05:43 PM
email Gary..he will send u the price sheet and room availability....each exhibit room comes with an adjoining sleeping room...nice. Traffic thru my room last year was pretty busy,, not a big show but getting better every year.... Greg
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: Response Audio on May 17, 2013, 04:42:39 PM
We had a pretty good showing last year. Not a huge venue but also not as expensive as some of the bigger shows. Worth the price of admission in my opinion with very good attendance and located in even a better location this year. Gary is really easy to talk to.
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: rollo on May 20, 2013, 07:49:16 AM
We had a pretty good showing last year. Not a huge venue but also not as expensive as some of the bigger shows. Worth the price of admission in my opinion with very good attendance and located in even a better location this year. Gary is really easy to talk to.

  Hey Bill, stop in for a beer in our room. Was great meeting you for the first time last year.


charles
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: steve on June 04, 2013, 05:35:08 PM
Received the information.

Thanks.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: GT Audio Works on June 14, 2013, 07:19:12 AM
Thinking of getting your product out there for people to hear ??
Big shows like New York, Newport, RMAF are great audio spectator type events. People come from all over to drool over the latest and greatest.
Lots of fun..wish I could go, but like myself I am sure there are a lot of folks that cant just jet off to the other side of the country for a few days.
Consider exhibiting at Capital Audiofest... Centrally located on the east coast...deep in the territory of some of the most well heeled audiophiles in the country.
 Most people looking to buy have driven no more than 5 or 6 hours. These are our local customers, this is the place to make connections and get your product heard.
The price is less than the big shows and sleeping accommodations are included.
CAF is more laid back, a very enjoyable experience for exhibitors and show goers alike.  Greg
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: richidoo on June 14, 2013, 07:49:10 AM
Hope to see you there Greg, with the latest and greatest version of your speakers?

My son Henry and I will be attending again this year.  Looking forward to seeing everybody again. 
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: GT Audio Works on June 14, 2013, 08:40:34 AM
Hope to see you there Greg, with the latest and greatest version of your speakers?

My son Henry and I will be attending again this year.  Looking forward to seeing everybody again. 
looking forward to it...check out this video on CAF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC6Li-JkRcY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC6Li-JkRcY)
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: bpape on June 14, 2013, 09:50:29 AM
Wish I could sneak out there but don't think Glenn or the Dr. would either one want me off gallivanting around the East coast instead of being at home working.

I really want to hear those speakers.  I assume you'll be at RMAF?

Bryan
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: StereoNut on June 14, 2013, 10:25:12 AM
Hope to see you there Greg, with the latest and greatest version of your speakers?

My son Henry and I will be attending again this year.  Looking forward to seeing everybody again. 

+1  :thumb:

SN
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: GT Audio Works on June 14, 2013, 11:08:58 AM
Wish I could sneak out there but don't think Glenn or the Dr. would either one want me off gallivanting around the East coast instead of being at home working.

I really want to hear those speakers.  I assume you'll be at RMAF?

Bryan
Unless something changes..I don't plan on it...too far for me.
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: bpape on June 15, 2013, 06:54:34 AM
If you change your mind, let me know. That's absolutely the biggest/best audio show in the US IMO.  I know it's a haul but we have people from all over the world show up both to attend and to show.

Don't get me wrong - the Capital AudioFest seems to be growing nicely and sounds like a great show.

Bryan
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: rollo on June 17, 2013, 07:55:02 AM
   See Senor RMAF is "Da Show" . Overwhelming maybe but a great place to show off ones wares.
    Greg I believe I have a room where we could share.  . We will talk.
     


charles
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: GT Audio Works on June 23, 2013, 07:24:49 PM
Update...Triode Wire Labs / Swap Meet Audio / GT Audio Works will have a 2nd room at Capital Audiofest this year.

Room 806 will have a smaller less expensive GT audio Works speaker the GTA 1.
Triode Pete will provide the power cables and speaker cables , Charlie Rollo will provide the electronics..yet to be determined.   
See you at CAF rooms 817 & 806
                                                                      Greg
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: StereoNut on June 24, 2013, 07:19:13 AM
Update...Triode Wire Labs / Swap Meet Audio / GT Audio Works will have a 2nd room at Capital Audiofest this year.

Room 806 will have a smaller less expensive GT audio Works speaker the GTA 1.
Triode Pete will provide the power cables and speaker cables , Charlie Rollo will provide the electronics..yet to be determined.   
See you at CAF rooms 817 & 806
                                                                      Greg

Providing everything settles down here on the "home-front", I will be there!  To be honest, I can't wait.  All I need is a little "cooperation" from my family!

SN
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: GT Audio Works on June 24, 2013, 10:12:51 AM
Update...Triode Wire Labs / Swap Meet Audio / GT Audio Works will have a 2nd room at Capital Audiofest this year.

Room 806 will have a smaller less expensive GT audio Works speaker the GTA 1.
Triode Pete will provide the power cables and speaker cables , Charlie Rollo will provide the electronics..yet to be determined.   
See you at CAF rooms 817 & 806
                                                                      Greg

Providing everything settles down here on the "home-front", I will be there!  To be honest, I can't wait.  All I need is a little "cooperation" from my family!

SN
Hope you make it..just remember when you get there to order your breakfast in advance...(private joke)
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: StereoNut on June 24, 2013, 06:54:05 PM
Hope you make it..just remember when you get there to order your breakfast in advance...(private joke)

Very funny, Mr. Greg!  Maybe I'll call for room service this year! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: BobM on July 23, 2013, 06:13:57 AM
Pete, Greg, Charles, Campy, George, Bill,

I'm sure you guys are pulling all the last minute parts and packing together for your weekend in DC. Have a great time, just don't bring back any "Hangover" stories.

Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: StereoNut on July 23, 2013, 07:01:35 AM
Pete, Greg, Charles, Campy, George, Bill,

I'm sure you guys are pulling all the last minute parts and packing together for your weekend in DC. Have a great time, just don't bring back any "Hangover" stories.



What goes on in Maryland, stays in Maryland!!!
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: StereoNut on July 23, 2013, 06:20:51 PM
Pete, Greg, Charles, Campy, George, Bill,

I'm sure you guys are pulling all the last minute parts and packing together for your weekend in DC. Have a great time, just don't bring back any "Hangover" stories.

OK - starting to get "amped up" (pardon the pun) for this. :thumb:

The Santa Fe has new brakes all around & new tires on the front.  Brake fluid has been completely flushed and re-filled.  I just added Darth Vader to the Garmin GPS for this Intergalactic journey to the outer reaches of Maryland to replace that boring drone female voice! (Poor George, I hope he likes Star Wars! :rofl:) Air mattress and pump have been retrieved from the basement closet and my remaining "to Do list" has been prepared. Packing will be started and completed on Thursday night.

Pretty soon we'll be cueing up the music.  "Den, den, den, dent-da-den, dent-da-den!!!

SN
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: Triode Pete on July 23, 2013, 08:02:48 PM
Pete, Greg, Charles, Campy, George, Bill,

I'm sure you guys are pulling all the last minute parts and packing together for your weekend in DC. Have a great time, just don't bring back any "Hangover" stories.

OK - starting to get "amped up" (pardon the pun) for this. :thumb:

The Santa Fe has new brakes all around & new tires on the front.  Brake fluid has been completely flushed and re-filled.  I just added Darth Vader to the Garmin GPS for this Intergalactic journey to the outer reaches of Maryland to replace that boring drone female voice! (Poor George, I hope he likes Star Wars! :rofl:) Air mattress and pump have been retrieved from the basement closet and my remaining "to Do list" has been prepared. Packing will be started and completed on Thursday night.

Pretty soon we'll be cueing up the music.  "Den, den, den, dent-da-den, dent-da-den!!!

SN

Hey Campy,
Bring your Dodd battery with you, as a back-up, in case Murphy shows up!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: topround on July 26, 2013, 02:50:06 AM
I decided to go this year, looking forward to seeing everyone.

Mike
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: richidoo on July 26, 2013, 06:07:06 AM
YAY   
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: jimbones on July 26, 2013, 07:15:48 PM
Pete, Greg, Charles, Campy, George, Bill,

I'm sure you guys are pulling all the last minute parts and packing together for your weekend in DC. Have a great time, just don't bring back any "Hangover" stories.

OK - starting to get "amped up" (pardon the pun) for this. :thumb:

The Santa Fe has new brakes all around & new tires on the front.  Brake fluid has been completely flushed and re-filled.  I just added Darth Vader to the Garmin GPS for this Intergalactic journey to the outer reaches of Maryland to replace that boring drone female voice! (Poor George, I hope he likes Star Wars! :rofl:) Air mattress and pump have been retrieved from the basement closet and my remaining "to Do list" has been prepared. Packing will be started and completed on Thursday night.

Pretty soon we'll be cueing up the music.  "Den, den, den, dent-da-den, dent-da-den!!!

SN

Thats not an air mattress thats a blow up doll!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: Rob S. on July 26, 2013, 08:04:23 PM
I enjoyed meeting a few of you Friday.  Good show.  I'll be back Saturday.

Rob S.
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: topround on July 27, 2013, 07:24:15 PM
just got back from capitalfest and it was a lot of fun.
Saw the usual suspects.
Very light attendance if you ask me, but still fun and light attendance means  :thumb:easy seating in front row center.

Gt audio room sounded excellent, you guys did a great job.

Best of show for me was Volti speakers. Some of the best speakers i have heard. True horns powered by the amazing Border Patrol amp :drool:, and two subs powered by Marchand amps.

I WANT THOSE SPEAKERS!

Tidal room sounded awful. Boring and totally uninvolving, which suprised me because last time I heard the Tidal room it was great.

I missed a few rooms i am sure, you get so caught up talking to people and socializing you tend to run out of time. Next time I am sleeping over.
11-6 seems like it would be plenty of time but it really isn't, even for a small show.

I am looking forward to RMAF this year.
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: richidoo on July 28, 2013, 08:17:19 PM
We just got home, had a nice time. Great to see so many audio friends in one place! 

My fav rooms were the Border Patrol room, the Quad 63/Miyajima room, Legacy, Joseph Pulsar room, Triode/GT/Rollo room.

I was glad to hear that the new Legacy tweeter has improved upon the previous version mid ribbon drastically. They are voiced a little flat for me, but that's not hard to fix, and everything else is great, especially the musical voicing, powerful presence, and extreme dynamic headroom. I loved the Whisper XD, despite lack of bass tuning and some cantankerous room modes. Last year in a better sounding room Whisper had the best bass I have ever heard but the shitty mid ribbon was hard to swallow. With the new ribbon mid it finally all adds up for me. Now where did I put that $20k?

My son and I left the show around noon and drove through sunny, 85 degree beautiful clean and flowery downtown DC, which was a memorable adventure of its own. There were a great many young yuppie couples spending their government paychecks on lattes, skimpy summer dresses, Beemers, Range Rovers, hundreds of new luxury apartment buildings popping up everywhere, it's true that DC is the richest city on Earth, in the deepest debt. Half of all the cars are Prius with Obama stickers. But the zillions of 20something young ladies wearing $1000 sun dresses almost made me forget about reality and join in the fantasy. We were heading to Arlington to visit an audiophile who owns these paper tractrix horns (actual pictured) with TAD 2001 drivers, 45 and 300B tubes, bass and sub horns, DEQX.  Very fun!
(http://inlowsound.weebly.com/uploads/1/9/8/5/1985965/255793.jpg?350)

Special thanks to Rob S. for dinner.
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: StereoNut on July 28, 2013, 08:25:28 PM
I enjoyed meeting a few of you Friday.  Good show.  I'll be back Saturday.

Rob S.

Same here, Rob! :thumb:

SN
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: StereoNut on July 28, 2013, 08:27:21 PM
Thats not an air mattress thats a blow up doll!  :rofl:

Har-har-har-de-har-har, Norton! :duh
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: DaveC on July 28, 2013, 09:17:37 PM
We were heading to Arlington to visit an audiophile who owns these paper tractrix horns (actual pictured) with TAD 2001 drivers, 45 and 300B tubes, bass and sub horns, DEQX.  Very fun!
(http://inlowsound.weebly.com/uploads/1/9/8/5/1985965/255793.jpg?350)

Special thanks to Rob S. for dinner.

Wow, I'd love to check out that system. Very cool. :thumb:
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: rollo on July 30, 2013, 07:43:52 AM
I enjoyed meeting a few of you Friday.  Good show.  I'll be back Saturday.

Rob S.


     Rob great to see you at the show. Dinner was great thanks again.


charles
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: Triode Pete on July 30, 2013, 03:36:44 PM

Special thanks to Rob S. for dinner.

Ditto... Thanks, Rob!!! Let me know when you're ready to upgrade to "Plus" status!

Cheers,
Pete
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: Triode Pete on August 30, 2013, 09:42:36 AM
Finally some VG coverage form Kemper Holt released today from EnjoyTheMusic.com...

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/capitol_audiofest_2013/part3/page2.htm (http://www.enjoythemusic.com/capitol_audiofest_2013/part3/page2.htm)

Have a great Labor Day weekend,
Pete
Title: Re: Capital AudioFest 2013
Post by: BobM on October 15, 2013, 07:51:44 AM
Congrats to GR Research, Dodd and Triode Wire Labs, just voted bast in show over at Audio Circle.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=120535.msg1267742;topicseen#new (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=120535.msg1267742;topicseen#new)