Cuttin-Edge, On-the-Spot Reporting

May 29-31, 2015

All prices in US dollars unless indicated otherwise

T.H.E. Show Newport 2015: Electronics

I've already filed reports on the most interesting headphones, headphone amps, and speakers I saw last week at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach, Southern California's biggest consumer audio show. This report will cover audio electronics. As with speakers and headphones, there weren't a whole lot of new audio electronics displayed at this regional show, but there were a few, and there were also some that saw their first North American public demonstrations here.

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T.H.E. Show Newport 2015: Speakers

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach, Southern California's biggest consumer audio show, took place last week at Hotel Irvine. These regional shows have come into prominence recently as a way for audio enthusiasts to easily hear lots of new gear -- something that's not so easy to do otherwise, as the number of brick-and-mortar audio retailers has decreased. Unlike trade shows such as CES, regional shows are rarely used to launch new products, but they often function as the first public demos of products just coming onto the market.

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T.H.E. Show Newport 2015: Headphones

Last week, the premier Southern California consumer audio show, T.H.E. Show Newport Beach, took place at the Hotel Irvine (yep, in Irvine, not Newport Beach). Like most regional hi-fi shows, T.H.E. Show Newport doesn't see a lot of new product introductions -- but it does include a few, as well as some of the first live public demos of products announced at CES the previous January.

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