My Turn

A Walk Around RMAF

I’ve already written plenty about this year’s RMAF, and the challenges the show faced and overcame.┬áTime now to just leave you with a few images from the show, and to note that it was a helluva good time.

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Why wasn’t the Atrium end of the Marriott ready? Well—here’s what the old restaurant and bar area looked like in August.

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The view from up top on a gloomy set-up day. The weather cleared and was glorious.

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Cookie Marenco (Blue Coast Records) and Michael Lavorgna (AudioStream).

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Inside the Big Top that housed CanJam.

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In the CanJam Big Top: Ethan Opolion (CanJam), Marjorie Baumert (RMAF), Jude Mansilla (Head-Fi), Ramsay Thurber (RMAF).

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NBA legend/headphone enthusiast David Robinson greets a ‘Jammer.

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The marketplace, always a focal point.

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A cool (but badly backlit!) display of reel-to-reels in the J-Corder/Technics room.

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Walter Swanbon (Fidelis), Herb Reichert (Stereophile), Lionel Goodfield (Simaudio).

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Mastering legend Gus Skinas with the Sonoma Acoustics ‘stat headphones.

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Raidho, with Lars Kristensen.

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The lovely “Mother of Burl” speakers by Burwell & Sons.

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Blue Coast “Flash Jam” @ PS Audio:Larry Mitchell, Marco Ferraro, Valerie Joyce, Meghan Andrews, impresaria Cookie Marenco.

Here’s a video of that same group performing the Stones’ “Wild Horses”.