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The Secrets Salon Presentation - March 1 and 2, 2014

Salon PresentationOn March 1 and 2, 2014, Secrets hosted a Salon Presentation as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration of publishing. The presentation consisted of three rooms containing state-of-the-art equipment, both solid state and tube, and both two-channel and home theater. It was a resounding success, with attendees stating that they had never heard such fantastic sound, and were totally unaware that certain items even existed. The Secrets Editor, John Johnson, presented all of the equipment, with CD, SACD, DVD-A, as well as vinyl and Blu-ray movies in the home theater room. The attendees were people who don't attend audio shows, but who want to have good quality components and are unable to find local shops that can demonstrate the products. The success of the Salon Presentation indicates that this may be a way of bringing new members into our audiophile community. The manufacturers are more than willing to put in their products. Some of our readers around the world need only invite them to participate in your own presentation, and consumers will come.

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CES 2014 Final Thoughts

CES 2014

CES 2014 has come and gone, or in process of being gone with the breakdown of the many exhibits…..the attendance made even the Las Vegas Convention Center seem almost too small! The weather on the East Coast and Midwest really played havoc with many, we understand that many hotel rooms ended up empty, but sure did not seem like it! It is always a madhouse, but also good to catch up with so many friends.

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CEDIA EXPO 2013 Show Coverage

CEDIA Expo 2013r

CEDIA Expo 2013 is underway in Denver, Colorado.  The SECRETS CEDIA Coverage Team has arrived and they are reporting now from the CAVE on Google+.  Robert Kozel, Chris Eberle and Chris Heinonen will be reporting right here as well so be sure to visit us here or on the CAVE Google+,  over the next few days.

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CES 2014 Show Coverage

CES 2014

CES 2014 is underway in Las Vegas!  Covering the show this year is our veteran team: Robert Kozel, Chris Heinonen, Piero Gabucci and Stephen Hornbrook!  And of course Cynthia Johnson, Managing Editor and John Johnson, Editor-in-Chief are on the ground as well.  This year is no different than past years, with respect to the multiple venues to cover, but it does seem that the off-site meetings, in hotels other than the main venue,s are increasing, so getting to all of the great new products in audio and video is getting to be a race.  And this year is full of travel challenges for those travelling from the East and Midwest.... Coverage will begin tomorrow, here, but do check out the real-time postings on Google+ all week.  Primary audio and video coverage will be from the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Venetian Hotel.  Also planning some coverage of THE Show, later this week.

 

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Emofest 2012

Emofest 2012

I will be attending Emofest 2012 over the Labor Day weekend. Check back here for updates, photos and more as Dan Laufman reveals some new and exciting audio/video products that will be coming out soon. I myself...

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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013

Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2013

Well, the 10th annual Rocky Mountain Audiofest has come to a close. The show has outgrown its original venue. That meant that this year there would be some rooms set up at the nearby Hyatt Regency. I once again wore out my shoe leather in an attempt to squeeze as much coverage as possible into a three day agenda.  We hope that you checked some of the real-time coverage in the CAVE, including some video. Here is all of our coverage.

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AES Convention San Francisco

AES Convention-San Francisco

The 129th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention returned to San Francisco last weekend. These are the professionals that transform music into the stuff we listen to at home...

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The 2013 Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show

The 2013 Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show

The Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES) was a Big Success its third year.  TAVES 2013 presented  over 50 high-end audio manufacturers, distributors, and exhibitors with products from around the world.  If you haven't had a chance to see the SECRETS Coverage, do check it out.......while companies from around the world exhibited, our From-the-Show- Floor Coverage highlights the Canadian companies exhibiting at this years's show. 

 

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California Audio Show 4 - Millbrae, California - August 9-11, 2013

California Audio Show 4The Fourth California Audio Show was held in the San Francisco Bay area (Westin Hotel in Millbrae which is south of San Francisco), August 9, 10, and 11, 2013. Constantine Soo, the CAS4 promoter, has moved the show to the Westin this year to better accommodate the exhibitors and guests.  Here is the coverage by the SECRETS team, John Johnson and Ross Jones.

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CEDIA EXPO 2013 Show Summary and Final Thoughts from the Team

CEDIA EXPO 2013 Show Summary

The CEDIA EXPO 2013 Coverage Team spent several days covering the press conferences the exhibits and attending training. The Team Members have summarized their impressions and final thoughts on the EXPO....with particular attention to 4k and the direction of the industry, as presented by the Expo. For full coverage don't miss the full report here and on the CAVE.

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The New York Hi Fi Show: A 63-year History that Traces a Complicated Trajectory

The New York Hi Fi Show: A 63-year History that Traces a Complicated TrajectoryFor the past six weeks since attending the New York Hi Fi show, I have taken time to reflect how the show has evolved to its current form. I will report on a couple of items at the show, but the real coverage was by Mark Vignola. I have no idea how he could produce so many professional quality pictures and the accompanying annotation one day later

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