RMAF 2016


Just read the press release from last week  that several Atrium rooms on the ground, 4 and 5th floors will be moved to smaller rooms in the tower and makeshift pods outdoors due to unforeseen construction delays. High Water Sound has been forced to pull out of RMAF because of this. Seems like terrible planning on the Marriott's part and terrible contingency planning on RMAF's part. CanJam will now be under a tent outside. Not sure why they didn't procure a wing or two at the Hyatt via cooperation with Marriott and run shuttles. Still not a perfect fix but better than pods and tents. I'm fearful several more exhibitors affected by this will pull out now. And this is the year I am going.........ugh.

philb7777
Thanks for the info. I was planning to attend this year. Now I'll just push it out to next year..

FrankC
Blame the Marriott- it is not unlike that they did not know this show was coming in October every Fall?

Of course these changes make for an unsettled pre show feel, but I predict there will be plenty to see and hear. Can Jam in a tent may not be a bad thing - that is what it was at Newport Beach for several years. I think that the headphone world is now advanced enough to warrant individual rooms and a quieter evaluation environment than the big open ballroom.

 CanJam 2009 in LA was a special event with it's small rooms and big hallways in which to stand and talk.

I am still planning to go, learn, and most importantly talk in person to the audio builders I respect and whose equipment I use.

David Pritchard


 

The sky won't fall, and we'll all still have a ball.  There is no way that RMAF will suck.

cymbop:

Start your stair climb training early so you are ready to get to that top floor without that elevator wait !

David Pritchard

I checked the cost for premium economy flights from the UK to Colorado early October - $1750!
I've gone to the show every year since it started. I was speaking to one of the vendors that will be exhibiting this year, and he was telling me that the show will probably be the smallest it's ever been. It sounds like a lot of the usual vendors will not be attending this year. I will go as always and I'm sure that I will have a good time but I used to go three days, then just two and last year only went one. Although I will attribute some of that to the fact that I get really tired walking as my years go by as well. I wish they would find another venue though, as the parking sucks.

I am looking forward to going. 7th year in a row.
Yep, $750 ticket and $1000 taxandfee.
Thank you. Too bad for me as I am interested in the horning speakers. Better to find out now certainly. That Marriott has been very due for remodel. 
I’m not sure how to do ’horning’, but I’m sure if I stick some of those Samantha Fox posters with big juggs onto cabinettes of my speakers they may possibly become horny.
czarivey
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08-23-2016 3:43pm
I’m not sure how to do ’horning’, but I’m sure if I stick some of those Samantha Fox posters with big juggs onto cabinettes of my speakers they may possibly become horny.
LOL, czarivey!
there is actually a company called Horning that produces speakers - Danish company. here is the website:

http://www.horninghybrid.com/
I'm thinking of going, I have never been to this event. But, the local Hotels look like they are already booked so maybe not.

ozzy:

I do hope you get to go. The Marriott is full but there are multiple hotels in the area. I actually stay in the 5 minute away Hyatt.

David Pritchard

Is Audiogon going to have any type of gathering at the show?