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Coverage of 2017 New York Audio Show

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No, I did not bother to go. The NY audio show is a very small venture which I think attracts the local crowd of audiophiles. Just read a nice write-up of it on PC World: https://www.pcworld.com/article/323...-to-the-outrageous-long-live-great-audio.html

Even small audio shows can't escape the excesses of this hobby. To wit, Orinda Acoustics was showing these $238,000 speakers:



Looks like they could seriously use better industrial designers.
 

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If you are local to them, maybe. In general though, these are tiny regional shows and not in the same scale as RMAF, AXPONA, etc.
I did not see any press coverage except in your link. Was there any other?
 

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Is the NY Audio Show worth exhibiting at for a dealer/distributor?
If you are local to them, maybe. In general though, these are tiny regional shows and not in the same scale as RMAF, AXPONA, etc.
I'm a bit surprised a NYC audio show isn't considered a major show?
NY has always seemed a center for the High End with a large finan$ial base to support the costlier pieces.
 

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I'm a bit surprised a NYC audio show isn't considered a major show?
NY has always seemed a center for the High End with a large finan$ial base to support the costlier pieces.
Well, it is competing with national shows so can't attract many companies to come and exhibit. In the past when I have looked at it, it was mostly local dealers (handful) and a few companies. The locale was a problem too in the past being a remote area for people to commute to.

Same issue exists for all the local/city shows like Capital Audio show in Washington DC. Some others like Vancouver, CA went bust.
 

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I'm a bit surprised a NYC audio show isn't considered a major show?
However it is "considered," it is really small potatoes. IMHO, it lacks size and depth.
NY has always seemed a center for the High End with a large finan$ial base to support the costlier pieces.
Sure but the local retailers that sell to that base do not support the show and that has huge effect on the manufacturers.
 

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What do you guys think of this kind of format?
Stereos set up in gutted hotel rooms?

There's something a little odd about it, to me.

Earlier I imagined them taking over an IKEA (for lack of a reference to another venue that more closely imitates life).
 

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What do you guys think of this kind of format?
I find it very boring, if I was going to watch a video on something I'd like some direction on what it's about or going on, I'm watching to learn something.
Also it's a bit unsettling to me, not sure why. Like being in a room but not allowed to join in on any conversation. Hard to explain but not something I'd watch for more than a minute or so.
 

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I find it very boring, if I was going to watch a video on something I'd like some direction on what it's about or going on, I'm watching to learn something.
Also it's a bit unsettling to me, not sure why. Like being in a room but not allowed to join in on any conversation. Hard to explain but not something I'd watch for more than a minute or so.
My feelings exactly. I only watched a minute or two of that video and jumped around.

I keep thinking that video should play a role in my coverage of shows but have not yet figured out something that is not a ton of work to do.
 

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Look, this xyz is a great product because it was shown at 'you name it' audio show. Hollow rooms and carefully selected program material and finely crafted spiel. Hey, it is not in your space and not matched to your system.

Life wasn't meant to be easy. ;)
 
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