If you have never experienced “high-end audio” then you are in for an experience you may have never dreamed about. One that could end up enriching your life on a daily basis. You probably listen to music everyday… but not like this.
Before we begin lets quickly define “high-end audio.” By define we mean debunk. You may have already been confused by the terms “high-end,” “high-fidelity,” “audiophile,” and “audiophile-grade.” Don’t be scared! “High-end audio” at the end of the day is simply: audio systems (stereos) playing our music to an elevated sensory level that we have yet to experience. “High-end” veterans and those new to the industry experience this heightened state EXACTLY the same way and repeatedly. This goal can be accomplished with multiple types of gear and setups in any price range. Once you have been bitten by the “high-end” bug you will be on a journey. Stereophile has put together an audio glossary filled with all the vocabulary you will hear during the weekend.
Trust your ears! You’ll know it when you hear it.
When experiencing and analyzing “high-end” systems – the thing to remember as the little boy said in the movie the Matrix is that, “there is no spoon.” The sonic experience you will have at the RMAF is solely dependent on your own tastes and as such is completely subjective. We can’t predict which audio systems you will fall in love with. What we can guarantee is that if you enjoy listening to music, then you will have an experience at RMAF that will enhance and change the way you do so. For a lifetime . . .
Potentially there is more audio gear at the RMAF then you may be able to hear in one three-day weekend. Therefore, we encourage you to come early, leave late, have a beer, listen to tons of music and be insatiably curious!