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Kind Words from Scot Hull - PartTimeAudiophile
"I’ve been to a lot of audio shows, it’s true. Doesn’t make me an expert, however — there are a few decades of these things that I simply don’t have access to, having only “been in the game” since 2010. But one thing I have learned — most of my audio-pals are quite happy to jump off their barstools, slam their stein down, and declaim to any and all who will listen that “everyone knows that the sound sucks”.

These negative-nancies are, of course, wrong.

I will admit, however, that there have been shows where the sound has been a catastrophic caterwauling of hate, fear, and pain. Happily, there’s only a couple of such that come to mind from recent memory. Instead, my experience tells me that the sound at most audio shows is uniformly “not bad” (faint praise, eh?), and quite often edges into the “pretty-good” (yep, faint praise indeed). But I mean that across-the-board — not “some rooms”, but all rooms, averaged if you will. At every show, there are many rooms that are much better than merely good. Sometimes there are enough good-to-great rooms that, when averaged out, the entire show comes off as a sonic thrill-ride.

Capital Audiofest is one of those.

I’m really not sure what the deal is — though everyone suspects that it is the superior leadership of Show-Runner Gary Gill — or why it seems to be the case that this Hilton was such a bang-up hotel for an audio show, or even if it’s the venue. Like a magic-socks-wearing baseball franchise, however, I’m not sure I’d be interested in changing — whatever it is, it’s working, so Powers That Be: please don’t fuck with it!

So, what I heard at CAF this year was room after room absolutely killing it. I simply cannot remember a show that sounded as good, end to end, or room by room. Oh wait. I lied. There is another one. Last year’s CAF. Boom!......"
Scot Hull

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Countdown to CapitalAudiofest 2017!!!
 
The next CAF is on for November 3-5, 2017.
We are the East Coast premier audio event!
Hilton Hotel at Twinbrook Metro
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

 
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The CAPITAL AUDIOFEST is the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and Mid Atlantic Region's only comprehensive quality audio event!


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