Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF) Launches Nation’s Largest Consumer High-end Audio Show This Friday at the DTC Marriott
The 13th Annual Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF) taking place October 7-9, 2016 at the DTC Marriott announces festival information and showcases.
Marjorie Baumert, Director and Co-Founder of the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest reports that, “RMAF has a full slate of exhibitors for both the 2-channel and CanJam aspects of the show, as well as, a host industry vendors. We are packed to the gills! We couldn’t be more pleased with the popularity of RMAF in this challenging year. We have industry exhibitors from 29 countries, 42 states and international press from 11 countries. Despite some significant challenges with the Marriott’s current renovations, pre-event registration is over 4,000.”
RMAF is proud to announce the 2nd year of our Entry Level Room series. RMAF donates these rooms free of charge to a host of exhibitors who offer new innovative products at a reasonable price for people looking to enter the High-end market. There will be 5 rooms this year, expanded from 3 in 2015. Each room will feature a loudspeaker and headphone system. The price point for these are rooms: $500, $1,000; $1,500; $2,500 and $5,000.
New to RMAF this year will be the addition of Classic Album Sundays (classicalbumsundays.com) listening sessions taking place in the “Party in the POD.” Classic Album Sundays (CAS) will present full vinyl album listening sessions and discussions. Each session will have an intro to the album, a full (uninterrupted – no talking or cell phones!) listening session of the album and a discussion following.
The “Party in the POD” taking place in the Pod Pavilion is presented by RMAF with the generous support of the following RMAF exhibitors: CAS selected albums will be played on a VPI Classic Signature turntable using Channel D’s Seta L phono stage, Pearl3 loudspeakers will be provided by Joseph Audio, amplification will be a Continuum S2 Integrated Amp by the Jeff Rowland Design Group and cabling by Cardas Cables. Sessions will be digitally ripped using Channel D’s award winning Pure Vinyl software and available for playback.
CAS encourages attendees to come listen to music contextually, communally, uninterrupted, and in great sonic detail. At CAS listening sessions, music fans are able to fully immerse themselves into an album that has helped shape our culture and in some cases, our lives. CAS sessions will be on a first-come-first serve basis and approximately 1.5 hours long. Doors will close right at the beginning of the session, so get there early!
CAS sessions schedule:
Friday: 2 pm: Stevie Wonder – Innervisions; 5 pm: Talking Heads – Remain in Light
Saturday: 12 pm: Joni Mitchell – Blue; 3 pm: Radiohead – OK Computer
Sunday: 11 am: Billie Holiday – Lady in Satin; 2 pm: Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
RMAF will be presenting the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards (RIHPA), which is co-produced by FIDELITY magazine of Munich and audiobeat.com of the USA. The RIHPA are the High-end audio industry’s first world-wide press awards honoring High-end audio manufacturers. Nominees and winners will be selected via anonymous ballot by the world’s leading High-end audio publications. Building on the success of our inaugural event in 2015, the RIHPA has added several new international publications. For 2016 nominees, visit audiofest.net/awards. The awards will be presented at the 2nd annual Rocky Mountain International Gala. Attending the gala will be RIHPA nominees, the press and RMAF exhibitors as well as general public by lottery.
Audio Fest will also be hosting 16 seminars led by 50 industry experts on subjects such as “The Young Guns of HiFi”, “How to Buy a HiFi system: The Process of Price”, “Computer Audio Demystified” and “The Vinyl Future.”