Capital Audio Fest 2021 | PREVIEW











Capital Audio Fest

ROCKVILLE, MD (PTA) — This weekend kicks off the return of Capital Audio Fest (website) and the return of audio shows to America’s east coast.

Earlier this year our own Grover Neville braved southern California’s atrocious summer weather to bring us coverage from 2021’s first audio show, and the first audio show on American soil since before the Coronavirus Pandemic began, Los Angeles’ T.H.E. Show 2021 (linked here).

As the end of the year approaches, Santa is not the only one making a list and checking it twice this year. Our exhibitor list is made, and team coverage of Capital Audio Fest 2021 begins on Friday and will be as thorough and comprehensive as ever. With over fifty exhibits at this years show, there will be no shortage of new gear to report on.

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Do follow us on social media to get up to the minute snippets and color commentary from our own Dave McNair, who will be posting throughout the show.

Dave McNair feat. Acora Acoustics – Special Event!

And while I’m on the topic of Dave McNair…Dave will be doing two special afterhours presentations on mastering, both Friday and Saturday evening at the show.

Dave will select some of his favorite recordings, play the “finished mix” version, then “final master”. Afterwards he will take us throughthe process and what occurs during the mastering. This may include how he is able to make certain things louder with the least amount of damage, and comparing the vinyl specific files (no limiter) to the streaming versions. Some of these recordings have been mastered using the Acora SRC-2s currently in his studio system. Come visit Dave and Acora on Friday or Saturday evening in the Eisenhower room. We’re sure you will enjoy!

Powerful Friends

We welcome ModWright Instruments Inc. as this year’s Capital Audio Fest show coverage sponsor. ModWright Instruments will be exhibiting with Fern & Roby‘s new Raven III loudspeaker, which recently received a first listen at Fern & Roby’s spacious Virginia factory and showroom.

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Capital Audio Fest
November 5th – 7th, 2021
Twinbrook Hilton, Rockville Maryland

Safety First!

Please remember, face masks and proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test (no more than one week old) will be required for entry to the show. Capital Audio Fest will have staff on hand to distribute free masks to all participants of the show. More safety information concerning CAF 2021 can be found on their website (linked here).

Capital Audio Fest

Check out our last visit to the nation’s capital, when we attended Capital Audio Fest 2019, coverage linked here.

The Occasional Podcast: Now on iTunes!

Our OCCASIONAL PODCAST from Capital Audio Fest 2019,
linked here.














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