Capital Audiofest (CAF) 2019 Show Report
Show Report By Enjoy the Music.com
Capital Audiofest (CAF), launched in 2010 as a very casual
show, has evolved into a well-organized and well-attended event. CAF is recognized as a fun, friendly and family-oriented show where you often see parents with children strolling from room to room listening to music, auditioning gear, and browsing the multiple bins of vinyl records, CDs and accessories. During the evenings they feature live music within the bar and special live performers in the Theater. Adding to the fun local distillers offer tasting of their alcoholic beverages. CAF takes place from November 1st through 3rd at the Hilton Washington DC / Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.
CAF 2019 Show Report
Capital Audiofest 2019
Bounty for all who attended!
Capital Audiofest 2019 Report By
There is no denying it; Capital Audiofest has grown to be one
of the best and most enjoyable shows within the USA and is rapidly becoming my
favorite show to attend! The camaraderie, the "vibe," the diversity, the quality
of the exhibits – at ALL PRICE POINTS, the after-hours events, the music,
it's just a spectacularly fun three-days of friendship, sound, and music.
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Attending CAF 2019 Was A
Capital Audiofest 2019 Report By Dr. Matthew Clott
VPI announces the new Shiloh cartridge (price and availability TBD) and Vanquish
complete analog system with turntable, control box, phono stage, tonearm, cartridge,
and rack. The 14" tonearm with no offset angle is included for a grand total
of around $130k'ish. Less noise, better tracking. Matt Weisfeld is beaming
with pride over this all-out assault on vinyl!
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We'll be posting additional CAF 2019 reports
soon, so check back for more!
After-Hours Event With
Enjoy the Music.com's Greg Weaver
Enjoy the Music.com, high-end audio's celebrated online site since 1995 and a leader in providing industry news, gear reviews, and show reports, is helping to provide two very special listening events during the upcoming Capital Audiofest 2019. Renown audiophile and veteran industry journalist Greg Weaver, who will be reporting exclusively for Enjoy the Music.com during the upcoming Capitol Audiofest (CAF), held November 1st through 3rd, will be hosting two special after-hours LP sessions open to all attendees.
more about Enjoy the Music.com's Greg Weaver after-hours event at this
More About CAF 2019
CAF has opened up the 2nd and 4th floors, and now have 82 rooms
(SOLD OUT show), with over 120 Exhibitors and over 220 Brands! There will also be over 40 Atrium Marketplace vendors including at least 2 dozen vinyl/LP sellers, making the Show a veritable
Record Fair. Speaking of vinyl, VPI will be setting up three rooms with Record cleaning machines, where attendees can get a limited number of their records cleaned for free. Qobuz and Tenacious Sound will be setting up a Listening Lounge in the Plaza II Ballroom, for show-goers to sample streaming and turntable set-ups with headphones, and just hang out and chill, with free
Seminars, Live Music Friday
Plus Saturday Night After-Hours Listening Parties
CAF's Seminars and Events include a full range of Seminars on Friday and Saturday as well as a film and blues and jazz live music and many exhibitors hosting after-hours listening sessions in their rooms, including The Legendary UHA After Hours Analog Tape Events will be held Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:00 pm in United Home
Audio's Regency Room. Every afternoon at 4:00pm, local Distillers will begin tastings of their fare in the Hotel Lobby.
On Friday, Jay Summerour and Friends playing Live Low-Down Blues Friday evening in Olives, the hotel bar. Part-Time Audiophile and VPI have an
Under Forty cocktail party and after-hours listing event, also at Olives. On Saturday, we will be showing a screening of selected scenes from
"Anacostia Delta" in the Washington Auditorium. Later that evening – especially for Fender Telecaster fans - the SPELLBINDERS will be playing LIVE music from Anacostia Delta.
The Embassy Jazz Messengers will be playing live at Olives from 6pn through 8pm.
Amazing Prizes And Giveaways!
Visit Now Listen Here, Legacy Audio, and Tenacious Sound at Capital Audio Fest 2019 for a chance to win a pair of Legacy Audio Studio HD speakers valued at
$1795! Visit any of their four rooms to enter the giveaway: Montgomery Room, 315, 317, and 319.
Benchmark Media Systems will be demonstrating their award wining products
while attendees may register for a chance to win a Benchmark DAC2 DX D-to-A converter worth $1695.
Tenacious Sound has giveaways every night and many of the exhibitors will have special Demo times, Show Specials and other promotions.
Hilton Hotel Rockville
Located at the Twinbrook Metro Station
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Show Day 1
Friday, November 1
12pm to 8pm: CAF Open to General Public
Show Day 2
Saturday, November 2
10am to 6pm: CAF Open to General Public
Show Day 3
Sunday, November 3
10am to 4pm: CAF Open to General Public
Learn more at Capital Audiofest's website at this
Previous Capital Audiofest Show Reports
Enjoy the Music.com's previous coverage includes Capital
Audiofest 2018, CAF /
CanMania 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013,
and 2012 High-End Audio Show