<img src="http://images.computeraudiophile.com/graphics/2010/1013/rmaf-updates-125.jpg" style="padding: 5pt 10pt 5pt 5pt;" align="left">It's finally October and almost time for my favorite show of the year Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. As a colleague of mine said, "This is our show." This is the big one, the high-end audio show for beginners, enthusiasts, audiophiles, wives, husbands, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, etc… without any of the pretentiousness, distractions, or headaches of CES. RMAF 2010 will be no exception, but it may be exceptional. I've talked to exhibitors who've been working for months staging audio systems in the exact configuration as the show in order to fine tune every last detail. Some exhibitors have hired world-renown acousticians to help with the hardest uncontrollable variable, the room. Other exhibitors will be at RMAF for the first time debuting a new product and trying to make a name for themselves. Both ends of the high-end audio continuum will be represented along with every performance level and price range in between. Exhibitor use of music servers this year will increase to never before seen levels. The show will be an excellent opportunity for Computer Audiophile readers to see and listen to more music servers than they can imagine and attend several computer audio related seminars. In addition, the first ever Computer Audiophile meet and greet will take place at RMAF 2010!
<b>Meet and Greet</b>
I've wanted to get the Computer Audiophile readers together for the longest time, but never was able to work out the details satisfactorily. This year is a different story. The first ever Computer Audiophile meet and greet will take place Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 5 PM To 6 PM. Thanks to David Solomon and Peachtree Audio the meet and greet will take place in Evergreen Ballroom Salon A. This is Peachtree's suite for RMAF but they've been gracious enough to allow us to commandeer it during the last hour of the show on Saturday.
I can't wait to meet everyone and put faces to the sometimes funny monikers and avatars (myself included). Even more I can't wait for the CA readers to meet and greet each other and share their computer audio experiences!
<b>Computer Audio Seminars</b>
This year I'll be taking part in two computer audio seminars in addition to attending a few other highly anticipated seminars. Here is a <a href="http://audiofest.net/2010/seminars.php?Sid=1c5f7aaccda8bb33d7a105171cb8bed0">LINK</a> to the seminar list o the RMAF site. The two seminars I'll take part in are High-End Digital on a Budget and a two hour Computer Audio Q&A to close the show on Sunday. Make sure to bring all your questions as I'll have my Mac/Windows laptop up on the big screen and I'll be able to walk through or discuss anything related to computer audio.
I can't wait to see you guys at the show. Invite everyone you know :~)
<b>High-End Digital on a Budget…</b>
Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Chris Connaker, Founder, Computer Audiophile and David Solomon, Peachtree Audio/era acoustics
<i>This description is a bit inaccurate and will change.</i>
Basics on getting high-end performance from any computer
A. CD Ripping
B. Bit Perfect Output
C. Mac OS X
D. Windows 7
<b>Computer Audio Q&A</b>
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Chris Connaker, Founder, Computer Audiophile
Please join Chris for an open discussion about everything audio. Feel free to take the discussion in any direction you want - from the most remedial to the most advanced concepts. Chris' goal is to help you enjoy this wonderful hobby even more!