New York – Free educational seminars are planned for next
week’s New York Audio & AV Show, a consumer show that will feature 70
exhibitors, more than 100 A/V brands and live musical performances.
The April 13-15 show, targeted to audiophiles and
videophiles, will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in midtown
The show producers are U.K.-based Chester Group Exhibitions
and Richard Beers. Chester Group operates shows in England, Sweden and Sydney,
Australia. Beers is owner of T.H.E. Show Las Vegas and T.H.E. Home
Entertainment Show in Newport Beach, Calif.
Each of the following seminars will be held at the same
times on Saturday and Sunday in the same location, the Starlight Ballroom on
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Ask the Editors
The audience quizzes editors about a variety of subjects.
Panelists: Michael Fremer (Stereophile), Alan Taffel (The
Absolute Sound), Alan Sircom (Hi-Fi+), Jeff Dorgay (Tone Audio), Stephen Mejias
(Stereophile, Saturday only), Art Dudley (Stereophile), Grant Clauser
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
World-Famous Turntable Set-Up Seminar
Consumers learn how to set up a turntable in this hour-long,
hands-on “how to” seminar presented by Stereophile magazines Analog
Corner columnist Michael Fremer.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
I Want To Take You
Higher – The Present and Future of Digital Music Delivery and Playback
Moderated by AudioStream editor Michael Lavorgna (Saturday) and
David Chesky of HDtracks & Chesky Records (Sun.)
Panelists: Rob Robinson (Channel D), Larry Ho (Light
Harmonic), David Hyman (MOG), David Chesky (HDtracks & Chesky Records), and
Andreas Koch (Playback Designs) will discuss the present and future of music
acquisition and playback followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The State We’re In – Rebooting
Moderator: Alan Sircom, editor, Hi-fi+ magazine
Good sound has never been cheaper or more freely available.
So where does that leave high-end audio? Is it just a collection of highly
polished, expensive things, or is there more to high-end than that? It’s time
to re-evaluate what constitutes good audio and rediscover how to make a new
generation excited by music once more.