We are so excited to be joining
On a Higher Note to bring you this Open House at Mike
Garner's home in Arvada, CO. We'll be showcasing
the Vivid G3 Giya loudspeakers, along with a prototype
of the LUXMAN DA-06 digital to analogue converter, and
a Brinkman turntable. Philip O'Hanlan will be there
to play special vinyl records from his personal collection
both as high rez PCM & DSD vinyl drops. We
will also be playing a few original records.
Rocky Mountain Audio
Fest's first show appeared in October, 2004.
Members of the Colorado Audio Society had for many
years thought about a local audio show as an extension
of the Society's goal of expanding public awareness
of high end audio.
The concept took a serious turn when CAS members
Al Stiefel and Ron Welborne took it upon themselves
to explore the possibility of creating an audio show
in Denver. With Al's business acumen, Ron's knowledge
of the infrastructure of local audio shows, and CAS
member volunteers to provide much of the support
(and let's not forget Al's capable wife, Marjorie
Baumert), the 2004 show became a reality!
The premiere show was hailed by members of the audio
press, both hard copy and online, as a glowing success,
praising not only the surprising number of exhibitor
rooms (over 60), but the unusually good sound emanating
from the normally dismal hotel room environment typical
of the corporate shows. Also noted was the casual
and friendly atmosphere produced by a show created
by audiophiles and staffed by volunteer audio society
members. The 2004 show also featured a stunning live
concert featuring Patricia Barber, which was broadcast
live on local jazz station KUVO (Jazz Oasis in the
The subsequent shows were bigger and better, with
170+ exhibitor rooms along with more seminars and
more vendors offering CDs, vinyl records, and audio
accessories at show discounts.
Background Photo by
CAS Photographer Jerry Stachowski