Newport Beach, Calif.-
has scheduled three days of seminars to go with its high-end A/V exhibits.
Topics range from the science of audio and interpreting speaker measurements to turntable setup tips, high-resolution music downloads and new speaker designs.
The June1-3 show in Irvine, Calif., has been expanded to two hotels -- the Newport Hilton and the Atrium -- to enable attendees to see 50 percent more exhibitors, a larger display of exotic and classic cars, gourmet foods, more rare LPs and CDs, imported cigar presentations, wine tastings and daily live music, including two concerts by Grammy winners Tierney Sutton and Mike Garson, the company said.
The show is produced in conjunction with the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society, with more than 1,000 members.
Daily passes costing $15 and three-day passes at $35 are available onsite or online at
Show sponsors and contributors are The Absolute Sound, AudioEvo, Enjoy The Music.com, HomeTheaterReview.com, Positive Feedback, Record Collector News, Stereophile, the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society, ToneAudio, Tweak Studio, VinyLPhile and Widescreen Review.
Seminars are scheduled as follows:
Friday, June 1
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: What Speaker Measurements Mean
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Listening to the Science of Audio
Saturday, June 2
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Why Headphones?
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Tube Talk with Kevin Deal
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Speaker Design in the 21st Century -- Genuine Advancements or Marketing Hype?
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Meet the Press, aka Roast the Reviewers
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Turntable Setup Secrets by Michael Fremer
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Super-High Resolution: The New Download
Sunday, June 3
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Meet the Press aka Roast the Reviewers
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Speaker Designers and their Philosophy of Sound
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Why Headphones?
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Super-High Resolution: The New Download
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Turntable Setup Secrets by Michael Fremer