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Best of Show and Wrap-Up | CAF 2021

by Eric Franklin Shook in Capital Audiofest 2021 1

ROCKVILLE, MD (PTA) — Glad to be back at Capital Audio Fest for 2021. Arriving on Thursday it was a bit emotional for me, seeing all the exhibitors finishing the final bits of system setup [...]

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Capital Audiofest 2021

Acora Acoustics, Audio Research, Transrotor, Aurender, Esoteric, Cardas, Anne Bisson, and Dave McNair | CAF 2021

This was my second visit ever to Capital Audio Fest, my first being in 2019 in the “Before Times.” The 2021 show, if not quite as large as the previous one, was very well attended, […]

Capital Audiofest 2021

Arion Audio, VPI Industries, Audio Research Corporation, Nordost Cables | CAF 2021

Arion Audio and VPI Industries were showing new products at Capital Audio Fest 2021. Alongside reference components from Audio Research Corporation and Nordost Cables. The Story Truth be told, I didn’t make my way to […]

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McGary Audio, Salk Sound, Exogal, Purifi, Anticables | CAF 2021

Fast becoming one the best pairings we’ve heard are the Salk Sound speakers, with the McGary Audio tube amplifiers and Anticables cables (still an odd name for a cable company, but I like it). Salk […]

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Treehaus Audiolab | CAF 2021

You don’t come across single brand systems at audio shows that often, so when the opportunity arises I take advantage. Treehaus Audiolab founder and designer Rich Pinto was demonstrating a full line of electronics and […]

Capital Audiofest 2021

Dr. Vinyl, McGary Audio, Qln, Backert Labs, Reed, CEC, Kleinbeck, Puritan Audio Labs, MosArt | CAF 2021

Dr. Vinyl of Baltimore, Maryland was putting on a clinic at Capital Audio 2021. Displaying an active collection of components that he knows intimately, from brands like McGary Audio, Qln, Backert Labs, Reed, CEC, Kleinbeck, […]

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Command Performance AV, Qln, The Gryphon, J. Sikora, Doshi, Innuos, GigaWatt, Swisscables, Well Pleased AV | CAF 2021

Command Performance AV put forth one of the better exhibits at Capital Audio Fest 2021, featuring products from Qln, The Gryphon, J. Sikora, Doshi, Innuos, GigaWatt, Swisscables, with a little help from their friends at […]

Capital Audiofest 2021

The Audio Company, VAC, Von Schweikert, Esoteric, Aurender, Kronos, Airtight, Critical Mass Systems, MasterBuilt | CAF 2021

I’ve written it before and it bears repeating: audio show exhibitions from The Audio Company of Marietta, GA should charge an additional admission fee. You know, like the special exhibitions at art and science museums […]

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Now Listen Here, Joseph Audio, EMM Labs, VPI Industries, Sutherland Engineering, Innuos, Transparent | CAF 2021

Now Listen Here, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania dealer located at the edge of several bedroom communities that serve the I-95 corridor between Washington, DC and Philadelphia proper, showed large at Capital Audio Fest 2021. Three exhibit rooms […]

Capital Audiofest 2021

Now Listen Here, Joseph Audio, Bel Canto, VPI Industries, Transparent | CAF 2021

Now Listen Here, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania dealer located at the edge of several bedroom communities that serve the I-95 corridor between Washington, DC and Philadelphia proper, showed large at Capital Audio Fest 2021. Three exhibit […]

Capital Audiofest 2021

Convergent Audio Technology, Magico, VPI, Essential Sound Products | CAF 2021

We go inside with Convergent Audio Technology, dig deep with Magico, and Essential Sound Products shows us why they win awards. The Story The story from Convergent Audio Technology is one of crystal clear sonics. […]

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AGD Productions, Ocean Way Audio | CAF 2021

AGD Productions shows off their new stereo amplifier, we monitor the situation with Ocean Way Audio. The beauty of tubes but in a small efficient package that might fool even the most skeptical of listeners. […]

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Infigo Audio, Alta Audio, Resonessence Labs | CAF 2021

Infigo Audio dazzles us with their metalwork and more, Alta Audio roars like thunder, and it’s good to see you again Resonessence Labs. The Story The big story is Infigo Audio, is a Canadian company […]

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AudioNec, VAC, Lampizator, Linear Tube Audio, Taiko Audio, Final Touch Audio, Destination Sound Group | CAF 2021

AudioNec pours on the omni-directional love, is there anything really better than a VAC preamp, Linear Tube Audio serves up the power, Lampizator brings the warm glow, Taiko Audio brings the tunes, Final Touch Audio […]

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Fern & Roby, ModWright Instruments, Sculpture A, Black Cat Cable | CAF 2021

This was the world debut of Fern & Roby‘s new loudspeaker, ModWright has us rocking out, and Black Cat Cable has us purring. The visit to Room 516 was a lot of fun. Many of […]

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Semrad Audio, Allnic, and more… | CAF 2021

This report is all about the fun of field coils, open baffle, and horns. Three things that make most modern audiophiles cringe and recoil from. But seriously, let’s admit it, without any of the aforementioned […]

Capital Audiofest 2021

MC Audiotech, VPI, Linear Tube Audio, Luminous Audio, Weiss, Wolf Audio, Audience | CAF 2021

MC Audiotech continues to gain some new fans (myself included), LTA does some heavy lifting, Luminous Audio reunites with old friends, along for the ride: Weiss, Wolf Audio, VPI, and Audience. The Story I’ve been […]

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Linear Tube Audio, Spatial Audio, Holo Audio, Kitsune Hifi, Anticables, Wolf Audio | CAF 2021

Some things bear repeating, others demand it. Room 526 at this years Capital Audio Fest 2021, reinforced things we loved and learned about Spatial Audio and Linear Tube Audio way back in 2019. Along for […]

Capital Audiofest 2021

Dave’s Day One Highlights | CAF 2021

Okay, I’m not Dave McNair, and I’m not even at the 2021 Capital Audiofest. So don’t ask me where I am and to come to room 409 because you want me to listen to something. […]

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Capital Audio Fest 2021 | PREVIEW

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 […]

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