Capital Audiofest 2022 | PREVIEW

ONE MILLION WATTS, SIXTY DEBUTS, THREE FULL DAYS…that’s what Capital Audiofest 2022 is on about this year. Bring your walking shoes, and prepare for the east coast’s largest festival of sound, as this year’s audio show looks to be the most attended by both exhibitors and audiophiles alike.

Capital Audiofest 2022 — This Weekend!!!

On hand for all the festivities and extensive show coverage: Dave McNair, Grover Neville, Jameson Mourafetis, and myself—Eric Franklin Shook. The PTA staffers look forward to bringing you the most comprehensive and wide-ranging coverage possible through the Part-Time Audiophile website and our various social media channels.

Powerful Friends at Audioshield Distribution

We are thankful to have Audioshield Distribution as our show coverage sponsor for Capital Audiofest 2022. Audioshield Distribution is an American based high-end audio distributor for such brands as Credo Audio of Switzerland, Van den Hul of the Netherlands, along with both EMM Labs and Meitner Audio of Canada.


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Audioshield Distribution was founded in 2016 by John McGurk, of former VPI Industries fame. He is also the founder, owner, and driving force of MyAudioShield and their complete line of custom turntable dust covers. We are proud to associate ourselves with John for his many roles within the hi-fi industry, and also for his service as a veteran of the United States Navy. Hooyah!

The Show Info

Washington DC’s Premier High-End Audio Festival

Capital Audiofest, November 11th – 13th, 2022

The Twinbrook Hilton
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

​Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM – 4:00PM

After Hours with Dave McNair & Acora Acoustics

On Friday, November 11th, at 8pm in the Eisenhour Conference Room, our own Dave McNair, high-end reviewer and The Ivory Tower columnist, will play the ringmaster of a super special vinyl exploration event hosted by Acora Acoustics and friends.

As many longtime PTA readers will know, Dave McNair is a mastering engineer, but what you may not know is that he’s worked in the music industry as a recording engineer and producer as well. Dave is a music industry giant. He’s worked with big-time names like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Patti Smith, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart, Maroon Five, The Doobie Brothers, The Police, Philip Glass, Beck, Cindy Lauper, and Miles Davis. And that’s just to name a few.


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Dave’s famous “Tales from The Console” are to die for. He is in fact a humble man, so when a story is being told, the celebrity name drops aren’t done in any sort of pretentious way, as these tales are just the recounting of another day on the job.

This is a mandatory event for all audiophiles and show attendees. Absences will go on your permanent record.

Just kidding! But, you would be foolish to pass up the opportunity to listen to classic records while Dave McNair—a thirteen-time Grammy winning mastering engineer—unearths real insider knowledge about vinyl, recording, mastering, and the album creation process. His vinyl storytime events are as educational as they are entertaining. An event not to be missed.

If you would like to hear even more coverage from CAF 2022, check out our recap report and highlights from our audiophile-oriented show The Occasional Podcast. You can stream the episode direct from the embed below, or from your favorite podcast platform including iTunesAndroidGoogle, Deezer, SpotifyiHeartRadio and more.