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Capital Audiofest

November 6, 2023

Luminous Audio Hosting Special Event at Capital Audiofest 2023

Luminous Audio would like to invite all who wish to attend for an hour’s worth of Ed Hughes spinning some really cool lps

November 2, 2023

Genesis Shows the G7-Series Loudspeakers at Capital Audiofest 2023

Genesis Advanced Technologies will show two new passive floor standing loudspeaker models at Capital Audiofest, November 10 – 12 in the Frederick Room of the Twinbrook Hilton, Rockville, MD.

October 30, 2023

CAF 2023 Show Sponsor Qobuz Offering 60 Day Free Trial

Scan the QR code for a 60 day trial of Qobuz

High Quality Streaming and Downloads

October 24, 2023

Triode Wire Labs Debuts 3 New Products At Capital Audiofest 2023 in Room 316

The THREE new Power Cords debuting at CAF 2023 include the following : 

  • "Digital American II" power cord - beefier and better sounding than the original "Digital American"... designed for digital sources. Starts at $549 for a 5 ft. version.

  • "Nine Plus" power cord - a beefier 9 AWG and more natural sounding than the original "Ten Plus". Starts at $449 for a 5 ft. version.

  • "Eleven Plus" power cord - a much better entry level 11 AWG power cord. Much better than the original "Twelve Plus". Starts at $299 for a 5 ft. version.

October 24, 2023

Treehaus Audiolab at Capital Audiofest 2023

Treehaus Audiolab Introduces “Phantom of Luxury” Updated Flagship  Field-Coil Loudspeaker at Capital Audiofest 2023.

October 20, 2023


This year UHA will partner with MBL and will feature the new for 2023, UHA Ultima5 Tape Deck, (with full DC powered) Outboard Power Supply.

This will also be the first time a full MBL Reference Electronics System with the huge MBL 9011 amps and the awesome 101EMKII Radialsthraler Speakers has been shown at the Capital Audiofest.

Also don’t forget the United Home Audio and MBL Legendary After-Hours Analog Tape Events, Friday and Saturday nights 8pm till past your bedtime!

Come hear all the music you grew up with as close to the original 2ch mix down master tape as you can get!

October 20, 2023

Command Performance Debuts 4 New Products At Capital Audiofest 2023

Command Performance AV will debut four exciting new products in the Democracy room at

the Capital Audiofest

October 13, 2023

CAF 2023 - Room 316 - BorderPatrol Audio

Living Voice R80 loudspeaker system - The first showing at a North American Audio Show.

Triode Wire Labs - New improved power cords.

October 5, 2023

Water Music Presents the new and improved Loricraft Record Cleaner at CAF 2023

Water music will be displaying the new and improved Loricraft PRC4i & PRC6i record clearners by SME. You can check them out at Atrium booth 31 at Capital Audiofest 2023. Bring your vinyl for a demonstration of how effective and quite they are!

October 3, 2023

LP Available - Room 719

Michael Fremer - Executive Producer

September 30, 2023

TAD Labs To Introduce 3 New Products at Capital Audiofest 2023:

September 28, 2023

JansZen Nine.Five at Capital Audiofest 2023

J. Gordon Hold declared the KLH Nine and open window. The JansZen Nine.Fivetakes you through that window to the concert beyond. 

September 28, 2023

Review: Java Hi-Fi Single Shot Integrated Amplifier - Twittering Machines

Review of the Java Hi-Fi Single Shot Integrated Amplifier. Come see it at Capital Audiofest 2023 Room 719.

September 28, 2023

Arion Audio - Apollo Series Loudspeakers

Experience the Ultimate Refinement of Audio Playback

Visit us in Plaza III at Capital Audiofest 2023 

September 27, 2023

Belleson - New Product Launch at CAF 2023!

Belleson will be launching their new Belleson Brilliance product at Capital Audiofest 2023! Come check it out in Room 655.

September 25, 2023

40 Years of Siltech's Never Ending Journey - Ruby Crown

As one of the world’s leading hi-fi cable manufacturers, the success that Siltech now enjoys did not happen overnight. It’s the result of forty years of intensive research and development into our own proprietary metallurgies and technologies, by the most gifted engineers and with the most advanced measuring equipment; a never-ending journey to become better and better, and create even more unique experiences.

September 25, 2023

The Voice That Is - CAF 2023

TIDAL Audio Contriva G3 Loudspeaker  -  $79.000

TIDAL Audio Contros Digital Controller  -  $60,000

TIDAL Audio Intra Stereo Amplifier  -  $28,000

Siltech Ruby Crown Cables  -  (price varies)

Equitch 2RQ - Balanced Power  -  $6,990

Ictra Design Proto Rack  -  $25,000

September 20, 2023

Danacable - CAF 2023

During Capital Audiofest 2023 (November 10 through Sunday November 12),

Danacable offers 15% off on all Lazuli Rhapsody cable products.

Use the coupon code CAF2023 at checkout on orders from the website.

September 20, 2023

Gingko Audio - CAF 2023

During Capital Audiofest 2023 (November 10 through Sunday November 12),

Gingko Audio offers 15% off on all Vibration Control Solutions (VCS) products.

Use the coupon code CAF2023 at checkout on orders from the website.

August 12, 2023

Podcast with Allen Sides of Ocean Way Audio and Alberto Guerra of AGD Productions

Pulling Back the Curtains on the Next Generation of Amplification

November 11, 2022

VPI Returns to Capital Audiofest for the 2022 Show!

VPI is proud to be returning for another year at Capital Audiofest 2022!  We have a lot of new and exciting products to officially share with everyone. VPI continues to be the leader in Made in America turntable products to ship globally!

  • Goldy Cartridge

  • Avenger Direct

  • HW-40 Black Edition

  • Classic Signature (The Return!)

November 8, 2022

Casino Night at CAF 2022: Hosted by VPI


Poker, Blackjack & Prizes

Saturday @ 9pm

VPI Space

Adams Room

November 8, 2022

Seminar on digital re-clocking - Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 PM in room 501

George Ligerakis, CEO of Ideon Audio and Vassilis Tounas, chief designer of Ideon Audio will discuss, explain and demonstrate the many benefits of digital re-clockers. The digital signal is most often polluted by noise, loss, jitter, dirty power, and many other factors that a quality re-clocker can retrieve.

November 7, 2022

NOLA Speakers: Review of the Baby Grand Reference Gold 3

Check out this excelent customer review for the review of the Baby Grand Reference Gold 3 Speaker from NOLA. Come check it out at Capital Audiofest 2022!

November 7, 2022

Voxativ Newsletter Winter 2022

Liebe Listeners, Fall is slowly transitioning to Winter in Berlin and beyond. As the skies turn grey, we seek the warmth of our tube amps before hitting the road for Capital Audiofest in the US. Here’s an update…

November 7, 2022

MC AUDIOTECH: Premier of The TL-12 Loudspeaker @ CAF 2022

A New Introduction from MC AUDIOTECH

We are introducing an exciting Loudspeaker this fall which combines the best of our prior Forty-10 system in a design that maximizes the positives at a price point that is lower and with a form factor that is stylish and energized.

We will show this product for the first time at Capital Audio Fest and follow on with an exhibition at

later at the Florida Audio Expo in TAMPA.

We encourage you to visit us at Room 311 at CAF and call us for more information.

November 7, 2022

New Sponsor for Capital Audiofest 2022:

November 7, 2022: Pacific Palisades, California - The latest audiophile publication from Luxury Publishing Group,, will be sponsoring this week’s Capital Audiofest. 

November 7, 2022

World Premier of New J.Sikora tonearms @ CAF 2022

J.Sikora will host the world premiere of its new, top-of-the-line KV MAX tonearms in 9-inch tonearm in the Democracy Room at the Capital Audiofest from November 11-13, 2022.

November 7, 2022

Technics US Debut of the new SL-G700M2 @ CAF 2022

Visit us in exhibit room 534 and be among the first to see and hear the new SL-G700M2 Networking CD/SACD/DAC.

November 6, 2022

Live Music: Saturday @ CAF 2022

Saturday November 12th 

Olive's Bar @ Twinbrook Hilton, 7pm

November 6, 2022

Live Music: Friday @ CAF 2022

Capital Audiofest Presents

Stripmall Ballads

Friday Nov 11, 7pm

Olives Bar

November 5, 2022

Robyatt Audio: Room #519



November 3, 2022

Audio Group Denmark Debut of Børresen X3 Speakers @CAF 2022

US Debut

Børresen X3 Speakers

not to be missed!

At Capital Audiofest 2022

November 11th - 13th, 2022

@Twinbrook Hilton, Rockville Maryland

November 2, 2022

Advancing The Boundaries Of High-Definition & Immersive Audio Recordings:
Anderson Audio NY

Capital Audio Fest Seminar – Anderson Audio NY

Saturday 1:00 PM, Washington Theater

October 26, 2022

The Funk Firm: Blue Danbue

From Funk’s new “From Nature” Series, comes a range of vinyl spinners for the home and lab.

October 3, 2022

CAF 2022: AGD Productions, Inc. & JansZen Loudspeakers Co.

Check out the products that can be found in the AGD Productions, Inc. & JansZen Loudspeakers Co. room. They will be located on the 5th floor in room 542

October 3, 2022

The Voice That Is: Products to be shown at Capital Audiofest 2022

Check out a list and description of all of the products that The Voice That Is will be bringing to the Capital Audiofest 2022! They can be found in the Wilson Room located on the 3rd floor row of meeting rooms across from the Washington Theatre.

September 23, 2022

Haniwa Audio Giveaway

Listen to Haniwa for yourself in Room 545.

Enter to win a $5,000 Haniwa HCTR01 Mark I Cartridge or one of 5 Audiophile Recordings. 

September 20, 2022

Enmusic: FREE Music Sampler

ENMusic and CAF are providing a FREE CD sampler to those attending CAF.

September 19, 2022

Fyssion Audio Presents: Organic Audio


September 12, 2022

The LINKWITZ® setup at the Capital Audio Fest 2022

The LINKWITZ® system takes care of everything that happens downstream of your analog music source. During the Capital Audio Fest, we rely on third party analog music sources. Here is a short overview of the gear in action:

August 26, 2022

Robyatt Audio Press Release

World Premier Exclusive Release’s:

Robyatt Audio HW40 RA Direct Drive Turntable: Utilizing the incomparable VPI Direct Drive Turntable platform 

Thai-Scandiinavian Engineering: Bird Of Prey Magnetically Stabilized UniPivot Tone Arm, and the Prey Tonearm 

Miyajima Labs: Prominent Open Baffle Field Coil Loudspeakers

December 6, 2021

Copper Magazine: Scenes From Capital Audiofest 2021, Part Two

Written by Harris Fogel

November 22, 2021

Copper Magazine: Scenes from Capital Audiofest 2021, Part One

Written by Harris Fogel

November 19, 2021

PTA: Best of Show and Wrap-Up | CAF 2021

ROCKVILLE, MD (PTA) — Glad to be back at Capital Audio Fest for 2021. Arriving on Thursday it was a bit emotional for me, seeing all the exhibitors finishing the final bits of system setup and tweaking. Seeing all the show staff buzzing around the lobby getting the details in place. By Friday morning however, it was like the pandemic hiatus had never happened. I all hit the ground running at the show start and it felt for the most part like “the before times” as Dave McNair would say.

November 9, 2021

Stereophile: CAF 2021 It's a Wrap

Capital Audiofest 2021 was a fantastic show. Everyone I spoke to—vendors, visitors, the helpful Hilton staff—was jazzed to be there. Everyone was in good spirits. While I didn’t see as many attendees in total as at the 2019 CAF show pre-Covid, every room I visited was full, and in many midday cases, standing-room-only.

November 7, 2021

Enjoy The Music: Capital Audiofest 2021 Show Report

CAF 2021 Show Report By Dr. Matthew Clott

November 6, 2021

Stereophile: Fern & Roby Audio / Modwright Instruments

An analysis of Fern & Roby Audio and Modwright Instruments' equipment as seen at Capital Audiofest 2021

November 1, 2021

LKV Research Press Release

Listen to five world premier products in the LKV Room at the Capital Audiofest: so much to discover, see and hear. Please join us.

November 1, 2021

Audioshield Press Release

Audioshield will be exhibiting with partners: Distinctive Stereo, Living Acoustics, House of Stereo, Now Listen Here and VPI Industries.

October 29, 2021

Dr. Vinyl and Audio Intellect: Press Release

Dr. Vinyl and Audio intellect are excited to announce the debut of the 432 Evo High End Server at Capital Audiofest 2021!

October 29, 2021

Acora Acoustics Presents Anne Bisson

Special appearances by Jazz Pianist & Singer Anne Bisson Join us in the Eisenhower room, Friday & Saturday @ 12 noon & 3 PM

October 27, 2021

Essential Sound Products Press Release

Essential Sound Products announces that renowned recording engineer, producer and educator Jim Anderson will be our guest in the “Truman” room, at Capital Audiofest, November 5-7 in Rockville MD (located in the metropolitan Washington DC), to speak with attendees about his experiences and the impact of using MusicCord brand power cords to power “High Definition” and “Immersive” audio recording equipment.

October 27, 2021

LKV Research Press Release

LKV Research is pleased to announce two new amplification products: (1) the PWR-3 amplifier and (2) the Veros VNL phono stage -- at Capital Audiofest, Nov. 5 -7. Attendees will be able to see, hear and discuss these exciting designs in LKV’s Room 508

October 24, 2021

Daedalus Audio: Debut of the Zeus v.3

Daedalus is set to debut their new Zeus v.3 speaker as well as statement products from Lampizator, WyWires and VAC! Products can be found in the Randolph room of CAF 2021

October 23, 2021

Pro Audio and Puritan Audio Laboratories Giveaway!

Register at the Dr. Vinyl room 303 or the MosArt room 307 for your chance to win a PB104DC

October 22, 2021

Pro Audio Design Inc.: Press Release

Pro Audio Design appointed as exclusive distributor of TAD Laboratories Inc. for US & Canada

October 21, 2021

The Anthony Pirog Trio

The Anthony Pirog Trio featuring Janel Leppin (cello) and Larry Ferguson (drums) will be performing at CAF 2021! Check them out on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th from 7:00-9:00PM

October 20, 2021

Acora Acoustics: Mastering Engineer Demonstration

An Evening with Grammy Award winning Mastering Engineer and Part-Time Audiophile Senior Contributor, Dave McNair In Eisenhower, Friday & Saturday evening 6:30PM-8:00PM

October 16, 2021

GT Audioworks & Pass Labs Listening Party

GT Audioworks & Pass Labs will hold a listening Listening Party on Saturday, November 6th in the Roosevelt Room

October 14, 2021

AGD Audio Designs

Crafting the Future of Sound. Check out AGD's new video release.

September 21, 2021

Borresen Acoustics Press Release

Release of the 05 Silver Supreme Edition

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