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Capital Audiofest Nov 2-4 Rockville MD

Discussion in 'Events & Happenings' started by pelliott321, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. pelliott321

    pelliott321 New Member

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    Biggest year, 67 rooms, live music etc. Great fun.
    DC Metro Red Line at back door of hotel. Free parking too
    Free for Active Military and Students with ID
    Www.capitalaudiofest.com
     

     

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  2. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Yep, a couple of us are planning to be there Saturday
    (well, thats when I am free - they may spend more time there!!).
    I have not been there for quite a few years ...
    But I'm leaving the checkbook at home!
     
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  3. dlucy

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    Sounds like fun!
     
  4. dlucy

    dlucy dlucy67 (Doug) Subscriber

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    This is relatively close to @Ohighway, right? I'd bet many of the AK mid-Atlantic meet folks would be close enough to go.
     
  5. FONSguy

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    I hope to be there this year. It all depends on the scheduling.
     
  6. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Got an email over the weekend! -- Looks like its This Friday - Sunday Nov 2-4

    "CAF is one week away!
    CAF 2018 is right around the corner on November 2-4
    so get ready for lots of great audio and music at the Rockville Hilton Hotel."
    www.capitalaudiofest.com
    capitalaudiofest@gmail.com
     

     

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  7. Ohighway

    Ohighway Wannabe Minimalist Subscriber

    Its in Rockville, Md, just a bit Northwest of Washington DC. About 45 min from my place.
     
  8. BillWojo

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    A bunch of guys from TheCarverSite are going on Saturday. I have my girls so looks like I'm going to miss it.
    Full report expected.

    BillWojo
     
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    dlucy dlucy67 (Doug) Subscriber

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    Im planning to go, so how would I connect with them and make plans to meet at the show? Is there a thread at thecarversite? Or do you know someone specific?
     
  10. BillWojo

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    Kevin, kve777 on AK is going, send him a PM.

    BillWojo
     
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  11. Jeff449

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    I went last year. I spent a lot of money on records in the atrium. I might be there on Friday.
     
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  12. dlucy

    dlucy dlucy67 (Doug) Subscriber

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    Uh oh. I wasn't expecting RECORDS to be there. I have a strict budget these days and may have to abort....
     
  13. grillebilly

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    Looks like AK's Joe Roberts will be on a panel discussing the "Virtues of Vintage" on Saturday afternoon. I met Joe and he's very friendly, interesting and knowledgeable. Make sure to say hello if the opportunity presents itself.
     
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  14. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    I'm a bit surprised this thread hasn't taken off, considering the numbers surrounding the DC area.

    I'll be in likely for all 3 days, lurking on the 5'th floor near room 533. PM for details. (No affiliation, I'm a volunteer)

    Mike (I hang in the AK Mcintosh area generally)
     
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  16. dlucy

    dlucy dlucy67 (Doug) Subscriber

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    A couple of buddies and I will visit Saturday, aiming to arrive early to catch the vinyl cleaning and cart/tt setup sessions.
     

     

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  17. hjames

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    Grabbed a couple CDs, having an egg and heading out shortly!
    Wearing a red Displine (King Crimson) shirt. See ya after 10AM! Or at 2PM!
     
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  18. dlucy

    dlucy dlucy67 (Doug) Subscriber

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    Im here, at the show, sitting in the awesome session on vinyl cleaning.

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  19. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Everybody loves Von Schweikerts! They were playing some amazing choral piece earlier, I came back an hour later to U2 on these puppies - "I will Follow" (The version from Boy).
    I heard so much high end stuff in the music (percussives on glass bottles?? I don't know) - I ran out in Abject fear for my ears ;) And my wallet! All those tubes!!

    Then there were these backyard delights - they actually sounded quite nice Planterspeakers.com -

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    They were quite amazing. And the pricetag was the highest I saw at the show.

    There were a pair of vintage La Scala's that sounded _wonderful_ in a demo room for tube amps.

    The gray single planter speaker really caught me off guard, making me spin around as I passed by. The sound was superb and... really surprising!
     
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