Home | High-End Audio Reviews | Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags | Daily News | Search   

  High-End Audiophile Review Magazine & Audio Equipment Reviews

High-End Audiophile Equipment Reviews
Show Reports, Hi-Res Audio & Industry News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toronto Audiofest 2019 Show Report

Toronto Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Part 1 By Rick Becker

 

 

  Taking a different approach this year, let's open with the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Industry Cocktail Party on Saturday night. This was easily the most emotionally moving experience of the show for me as all three recipients have been friends or acquaintances for more than a decade; both here in Toronto and even longer at the Montreal show.

 

 

Sarah Tremblay and Michel Plante, directors of both Canadian shows introduced the new editor of Stereophile magazine, Jim Austin, who read an introduction from John Atkinson, editor emeritus of Stereophile, for the first recipient.

 

 

The first recipient was Robert Deutsch, writer for Stereophile, since almost forever who has written hundreds of reviews and essays as well as covered the Canadian shows for the magazine. His wife and their dog, seen above, came to witness the event.

 

 

One of the Main Men at Bryston Ltd. (he may be the owner, Brian Russell) introduced the second recipient. Bryston, of course, is one of the most respected manufacturers in the industry.

 

 

 

James Tanner, VP of Sales & Marketing, as well as part owner of Bryston, is one of the most level headed and straight shooting guys in the industry. He inevitably invites me to sit with him and automatically pulls up one of my favorite tunes with his iPad, clear indication of his marketing expertise. He is seen here with his obviously proud wife and a tellingly humble look on his face.

 

 

Angie, fearless entrepreneur and owner of American Sound, is known by her first name, kind of like Sting or Ringo. She's also known as the Queen of Canadian High End audio. It was only natural, then, to throw an ermine cape around the shoulders of the next recipient, who is the King of Canadian audio writers.

 

 

Ernie Fisher, creator of The Inner Ear, was the first writer to befriend me when I was getting started in this endeavor and he's been an inspiration ever since. Try as I may to follow his footsteps, he is so far ahead of most writers today that the winds of time will erase his footsteps before any of us reaches the legendary height he has achieved.

 

 

Looking around, I saw that everyone was pleased with the presentations, especially Sarah and Michel who were compelled to emulate that famous Vienna Acoustic speaker as I melted back into the crowd to finish my annual Audio Fest beer.

 

 

 

---> Next Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc

 

Superior Audio Archives
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2019
Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report
Warsaw Audio Show Report 2018
New York Audio Show 2018 Report
Capital Audiofest 2018 Report
Copenhagen HighEnd 2018 Show Report
Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show Report 2018
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2018
CanJam 2018 Denver RMAF Report
KL International AV 2018 Show Report
High End Munich 2018 Show Report
AXPONA 2018 Show Report
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
NOVO (CANADA HiFi)
STEREO Magazine
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

Social Media & Video
     

 

 

 

    

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright  1995 - 2019  Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.