America's Audio Show:
The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel on October 14-16, 2011. Furniture will be removed from over 150 of the hotel's sleeping rooms and manufacturers will set up complete stereo systems for attendees to audition. You are encouraged to go from room to room, have a seat and casually listen. In fact, feel free to bring your own iPods, discs or records to the show, as most exhibitors will be more than happy to play one or two songs of your favorite music.
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest's first show appeared in October, 2004.
Members of the Colorado Audio Society had for many years thought about a local audio show as an extension of the Society's goal of expanding public awareness of high end audio.
The concept took a serious turn when CAS members Al Stiefel and Ron Welborne took it upon themselves to explore the possibility of creating an audio show in Denver. With Al's business acumen, Ron's knowledge of the infrastructure of local audio shows, and CAS member volunteers to provide much of the support (and let's not forget Al's capable wife, Marjorie Baumert), the 2004 show became a reality!
The premiere show was hailed by members of the audio press, both hard copy and online, as a glowing success, praising not only the surprising number of exhibitors (over 60), but the unusually good sound emanating from the normally dismal hotel room environment typical of the corporate shows. Also noted was the casual and friendly atmosphere produced by a show created by audiophiles and staffed by volunteer audio society members. The 2004 show also featured a stunning live concert featuring Patricia Barber, which was broadcast live on local jazz station KUVO (Jazz Oasis in the Rockies).
The subsequent shows were bigger and better, with 100+ exhibitor rooms along with more seminars and more vendors offering CDs, vinyl records, and audio accessories at show discounts.
As we begin to make plans for this year's show, we continue to entertain more ideas to improve Audio Fest and make it better than ever. If you've been putting off attending RMAF, now is the time to make the commitment; if you love audio, this is the place to be. - Art Tesdeschi (Colorado Audio Society)
Labels: RAMF 2011, Rocky Mountain Audiofest