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Offline AJ Soundfield

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Florida Audio Expo
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:52:21 PM »
https://floridaaudioexpo.com

Yet another audio show :duh

Busch Gardens, strip clubs and oh yeah, lots of audio toys in the bitterness of a FL winter Feb (avg around 80 degrees this year)

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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 06:30:22 PM »
https://floridaaudioexpo.com

Yet another audio show :duh

Busch Gardens, strip clubs and oh yeah, lots of audio toys in the bitterness of a FL winter Feb (avg around 80 degrees this year)

cheers,

AJ

Hmmm, drinking beer, naked women and audio?? Seems like a great time 👍
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 06:43:49 PM »
Iím going. I donít care if there are a lot of Ďbig nameí exhibitors or not. I know an audio enthusiast friend that lives nearby, and itís Florida in February. Why not?

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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 05:30:35 AM »
I donít care if there are a lot of Ďbig nameí exhibitors or not.
We're inviting big and small...


The "big" names are on exhibitor list because they committed early, I'll be sure to add some small ones too, including me! :thumb:

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p.s. Charley and Pete, the other half of NY are here in FL already, come on down! LOL
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 05:30:33 PM »
Sounds interesting.  Good time to be away from the snow.

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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 05:50:10 PM »
Sounds interesting.  Good time to be away from the snow.
Come on down!
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 10:41:44 AM »
Sounds like a good time.  It would be good to see you and Tom!

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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 05:56:28 PM »
Another show?
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 06:01:43 PM »
AJ,

Are you one of the organizers?
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 09:59:10 AM »
AJ,

Are you one of the organizers?

Hi Hugh,

Yes I am. The very abbreviated story:
My ability to travel to shows has been limited to none of late, due to family/work circumstances...so...connected with Wayne Parham after having attended and loved Lonestar Audiofest. With his blessings, spoke with lady at Embassy Suites Dallas, who put me in their system, connected me with Tampa locations, about having Lonestar style show here.
Got the ball rolling, found location, partnered with 3 gents in the Suncoast Audiophile Society, Tampa local audio club, as running this myself would have been impossible. One is a dealer in Sarasota, he contacted a bunch of FL big name manufacturers...who basically said no way if show is that "cheap", like Lonestar. Yep, that's right, gotta love Audiophile manufacturers. So the compromise was..$2.2k for the room, which includes (totally separate) sleeping room. Similar to Dallas...but better. The listening room is 12.5 w x 19' deep. The suite is quite a bit bigger, because the building was built as a condo tower originally.
So we're talking literally 1/2 what a typical show costs, maybe less when factoring sleeping room. Not out of desperation, but each of us has our own income, so this isn't a make as much money as possible show for us like typical. Plus we don't have to go anywehere. There is zero in SE, outside of Lonestar and we're hoping to draw that crowd as well as a few big names. IOW, a cross between a Lonestar and typical bling fest. :D
The hope is we make it affordable for small fries...and also allow the big boys to have 2 rooms fro price of one, with the hopes that they show more of lineup, maybe some entry level in one, top in other, instead of almost always just top of line stuffed into one room. Better for manufacturer and consumer, IMO.
We'll see, won't we.
Spread the word... :thumb:

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AJ
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 11:08:26 AM »
AJ,

Well then count me in.  :)
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 11:34:32 AM »
Excellent! Thanks for explaining how it works, AJ.
Wish you good luck and a sell out!

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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 11:58:39 AM »
AJ,

Are you one of the organizers?

Hi Hugh,

Yes I am. The very abbreviated story:
My ability to travel to shows has been limited to none of late, due to family/work circumstances...so...connected with Wayne Parham after having attended and loved Lonestar Audiofest. With his blessings, spoke with lady at Embassy Suites Dallas, who put me in their system, connected me with Tampa locations, about having Lonestar style show here.
Got the ball rolling, found location, partnered with 3 gents in the Suncoast Audiophile Society, Tampa local audio club, as running this myself would have been impossible. One is a dealer in Sarasota, he contacted a bunch of FL big name manufacturers...who basically said no way if show is that "cheap", like Lonestar. Yep, that's right, gotta love Audiophile manufacturers. So the compromise was..$2.2k for the room, which includes (totally separate) sleeping room. Similar to Dallas...but better. The listening room is 12.5 w x 19' deep. The suite is quite a bit bigger, because the building was built as a condo tower originally.
So we're talking literally 1/2 what a typical show costs, maybe less when factoring sleeping room. Not out of desperation, but each of us has our own income, so this isn't a make as much money as possible show for us like typical. Plus we don't have to go anywehere. There is zero in SE, outside of Lonestar and we're hoping to draw that crowd as well as a few big names. IOW, a cross between a Lonestar and typical bling fest. :D
The hope is we make it affordable for small fries...and also allow the big boys to have 2 rooms fro price of one, with the hopes that they show more of lineup, maybe some entry level in one, top in other, instead of almost always just top of line stuffed into one room. Better for manufacturer and consumer, IMO.
We'll see, won't we.
Spread the word... :thumb:

cheers,

AJ

That sounds like a great idea and lots of fun. Hope itís a tremendous success
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2018, 01:52:37 PM »
AJ,

Are you one of the organizers?

Hi Hugh,

Yes I am. The very abbreviated story:
My ability to travel to shows has been limited to none of late, due to family/work circumstances...so...connected with Wayne Parham after having attended and loved Lonestar Audiofest. With his blessings, spoke with lady at Embassy Suites Dallas, who put me in their system, connected me with Tampa locations, about having Lonestar style show here.
Got the ball rolling, found location, partnered with 3 gents in the Suncoast Audiophile Society, Tampa local audio club, as running this myself would have been impossible. One is a dealer in Sarasota, he contacted a bunch of FL big name manufacturers...who basically said no way if show is that "cheap", like Lonestar. Yep, that's right, gotta love Audiophile manufacturers. So the compromise was..$2.2k for the room, which includes (totally separate) sleeping room. Similar to Dallas...but better. The listening room is 12.5 w x 19' deep. The suite is quite a bit bigger, because the building was built as a condo tower originally.
So we're talking literally 1/2 what a typical show costs, maybe less when factoring sleeping room. Not out of desperation, but each of us has our own income, so this isn't a make as much money as possible show for us like typical. Plus we don't have to go anywehere. There is zero in SE, outside of Lonestar and we're hoping to draw that crowd as well as a few big names. IOW, a cross between a Lonestar and typical bling fest. :D
The hope is we make it affordable for small fries...and also allow the big boys to have 2 rooms fro price of one, with the hopes that they show more of lineup, maybe some entry level in one, top in other, instead of almost always just top of line stuffed into one room. Better for manufacturer and consumer, IMO.
We'll see, won't we.
Spread the word... :thumb:

cheers,

AJ

That sounds like a great idea and lots of fun. Hope itís a tremendous success
Nick
Good job, AJ!  Makes me want to attend even more   :thumb:
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Re: Florida Audio Expo
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 02:56:29 PM »
AJ,
Well then count me in.  :)

Good job, AJ!  Makes me want to attend even more   :thumb:
Would love to have you both here! Should be fun, you can literally see beaches/water from upper floors. Walking distance (across street) to some good grub. Lets have a party  :)
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