Thursday, May 2, 2013

CCI at the 2013 Lone Star Audio Fest

It's that time of year again...time for the Lone Star Audio Fest in Dallas! This is my third year in a row for LSAF--the first year Colleen and I were just attendees, the second year we shared a room with Russ Gates of Polk Audio, and this year we're bringing a couple of amps for two separate rooms. CCI toyed with the idea of having its own exhibit room, but we just got back from the New York Audio two weeks ago and we have have less than a month until the T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, California. We're still a little tired, so we're just delivering the amps and hanging out for a day or so.

For those of you unfamiliar with Lone Star, it's a small regional audio trade show that focuses mostly on DIYers and small Texas companies. Last year we noticed that larger companies such as Legacy and, well, Unison Research, were starting to take notice. In addition, some of the show's mainstays such as Raven Audio and Oddwatt are starting to make it big in the audio world. It will be interesting to see if the show will be even bigger for 2013.

First, we're teaming again with Russ Gates. Russ is no longer with Polk Audio, but he has been working on his own speaker design for quite a while and he'll be debuting it at LSAF. Last year, Russ was so enamored with the Unison Research Simply Italy we used in his room that he bought one. He'll be bringing it to the show. I'll spend some time listening to his speakers in his room and I'll report further.

Next, we'll be bringing up my personal Unison Research Sinfonia integrated amplifier for use in the Soundfield Audio room, which will be located on the ground floor in the Frisco Room. You can find out more info on Soundfield Audio at their website.

The 2013 Lone Star Audio Fest will start tomorrow, May 3, and run through Sunday the 5th. It's located at the Embassy Suites North Dallas Park Central in Dallas, Texas. Admission is free, so stop by and say hello. You can check out the LSAF website for more info.

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