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RMAF 2021 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2021)

RMAF 2021 Show Report
Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2021

 

RMAF 2021 Show Cancelled... Forever
(September 2, 2021) We are deeply saddened to report the following from RMAF: A year and a half ago, our hearts were aching as we made the hard decision to cancel our 2020 show. Back then, we somehow imagined that as a country, we could band together and transcend COVID-19, and our lives could return to normal. We hoped we could ride out a year in isolation and emerge healthy and ready to gather again. Here at RMAF, we spent the year improving our business by producing new room layouts with all the outlets marked, and created a handbook to guide exhibitors as they learned yet again to navigate their exhibitor accounts. We imagined ourselves enthusiastically greeting our audio industry friends in a few weeks, and we've held onto that dream in spite of our nervous fears and scary news reports.

Even though some parts of the United States are fully open, the number of people contracting the virus, and the number of deaths attributed to it are still rising, and the CDC is projecting an even more deadly Lambda wave this fall. We are frightened on behalf of our friends in the audio industry on many levels. The very worst thing that we can envision is for someone to fall ill because they came to our show, whether as an exhibitor, a journalist, an attendee, or a volunteer. Good health is a precious gift, and we are learning that although recovery is possible, the residual effects of COVID-19 and its variants can be profound, and we are unwilling to risk even one case. Up until now, we have held onto the possibility that our October show could be produced as planned. After reading and listening to the news concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, and watching the cancellation of numerous other shows, we no longer hold that hope. In spite of our initial optimism, we have read and listened to all of your thoughtful comments and then looked at the numbers and made the difficult decision to cancel RMAF 2021.

As is our policy, RMAF will be issuing refunds to those exhibitors who have made payments for their rooms. We understand that in times such as these, finances can be a delicate balance, so you may expect to see your refund within the next 7 to 10 business days.

This has been a wrenching decision, and along with it comes the added impact of deciding that we are no longer able to envision RMAF as our hearts delight. RMAF was our founder Al Stiefel's dream, and we've done our best to nurture his vision for 12 years, along with help from the Colorado Audio Society and all our volunteers from around the world. Now, we are off to new adventures! And so it is with both sadness and anticipation for the future, we announce that the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest as we have all known it will be no more. It has been our very great pleasure to have served this community of audio professionals. We have learned so much from you! Thank you for 17 years of friendship and support. It has meant more than you can possibly imagine. 

We offer you our heartiest wishes for good health and great happiness.

Your Friends,
Marjorie Baumert and Marcie Miller
Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest

 

 

A Heartfelt Thanks
Everyone at Enjoy the Music.com sends our heartfelt appreciation go to Marjorie, Marcie, and all volunteers over the past sweet 16 years who have been part of the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF).

"Having attended every show, it brings me joy to say what a truly spectacular event they kindly, and selflessly, provided for music enthusiasts globally," says Creative Director Steven R. Rochlin. "RMAF rose over the years to become an incredible success! When founder Al Stiefel passed, Marjorie took on a Herculean effort to continue RMAF annually. Today we bid a sad farewell... yet never forgotten.

A most humble thanks Marjorie, Marcie, and to all those who took part during RMAF over their sweet 16-years."

 

 

The Press Release We Planned
Enjoy the Music.com Once Again Sponsors
RMAF's Industry / Press Party Plus All Seminars
Enjoy the Music.com, high-end audio's celebrated online site since 1995 and a leader in providing industry news, gear reviews, and show reports is pleased to announce that we're once again sponsoring the annual Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF) Thursday night industry / press party plus all event seminars. For over 26 years, Enjoy the Music.com has been a major resource for information about consumer electronics high-end audio industry and high resolution / streaming music on the internet. We're helping to celebrate Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest's 17th event, which is one of the largest fall season home entertainment show open to the general public within the United States of America. We are elated to support RMAF's show, and in teaming up to benefit both the audiophile industry and attendees alike. The full press release, that was to be, is here.

 

 

What Was To Be....
Featuring the most luxurious destination for America's high-end audio, personal audio, and immersive sound exhibition, plus excellent weather too, the family friendly Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest's (RMAF) 2021's home in Denver. Celebrating RMAF's very special 17th continuous Denver event, more than any other American audiophile show, attendees can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and consistently glorious weather. All are welcome and questions are encouraged. Many exhibit spaces will, in total, feature more than 200 high-end audio, video, personal audio, and immersive sound  brands. Many exhibitors continue to come back each year to showcase the very finest of high fidelity luxury audio gear. Come experience many major household audio brands from around the world during this truly international showcase of luxurious lifestyle for music lovers.

 

 

Young Audiophile Room
Every year, our exhibitors ask us about how to attract a younger, more affluent demographic, and we work hard to keep up with the latest trends in the industry to do just that. This year, we are doing something different we will be featuring a whole room curated and run by high school and college students! Stop in and see what the cool kids are up to - check out the DJ, listen to some live music presentations, and hang out in a room playing the jams our young audiophile friends are listening to. This is a great opportunity for attendees to bring their favorite songs and share them on a state-of-the-art sound system, or just hang out in a youthful space. If you'd like exposure in multiple rooms, consider offering to sponsor this room and provide one or more affordable components for their system, and let your products be heard in some unexpected ways!

 

RMAF 2020 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020)

 

Press Coverage
We are getting some interest from the mainstream press, plus some cool new online publications and reviewers. We are excited to welcome the Washington Post as they cover us for the first time. Of course, our regular friends in the fourth estate will be there, so get ready to set up interviews and auditions to showcase your products. For access to the list of press who would like to be contacted, log into your exhibitor account and click on "Download Press List" at the bottom of the Exhibitor Control Panel.

 

RMAF 2020 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020

 

Join Us!
As ever, showing at RMAF is practically risk-free! If you have to cancel due to COVID, our policy is to issue a refund. No exceptions. No surprises.

We are just three months away from seeing each other! If you've been dragging your feet, it's not too late, but hurry! We can't wait to get together with you!

 

Marjorie Baumert and Marcie Miller
Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 

 

 

RMAF 2021 Show Report
Enjoy the Music.com's show coverage of RMAF 2021 will be online shortly after the event.

 

 

RMAF 2021 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2021)

RMAF 2021 Exhibitor Registration Is Now Open
Can you believe it's that time already? Exhibitor registration for Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF) 2021 for exhibitors is open! RMAF's policy is to offer their previous exhibitors the opportunity to book the same exhibit space they occupied last year, and then open all available rooms to new and returning exhibitors in four weeks. RMAF 2021 will continue with all the nine floors on the tower side, Level 3 of the Convention Center for the Breakout Rooms, Headspace, Marketplace and Seminars. RMAF have opened up more space for the Marketplace which will now be in Colorado Ballrooms B and C and the seminars will move to Colorado Ballroom D. The Gaylord has not yet finalized RMAF Registration but we are hoping to move it closer to the action!

RMAF's website gurus are putting the final touches on this year's updates, so they will begin room assignments soon. Room assignments for exhibitors who did not show at RMAF 2019 will begin later. RMAF received many rave reviews from exhibitors, press members, and attendees alike on their first year at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. There's no doubt the Gaylord is America's most luxurious show venue, which is very family friendly and has excellent weather during the event too! Interest in participating in RMAF 2021 has been quite high, so we encourage you to make your decision and room selection early so you get one of your top choices.

Visit RMAF's exhibitor registration web page to reserve your room now.

 

 

More About RMAF 2021
RMAF 2021 show provides a lively atmosphere of interactive experiences that ranges from engaging with industry engineers, owners and salespeople to live entertainment and formal seminars on a variety of current topics and trends in the audio industry. Many companies present their world-wide debut of new products and, additionally, may offer discounted show-prices on selected top quality hi-fi equipment.

When you arrive in Denver, getting to the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is only a very short ride from the airport. RMAF received many positive responses concerning Industry Day. Once again RMAF will be incorporating a fourth day within their show. As the event did during 2019, they will offer seminars that are geared especially for audiophiles and music lovers alike. Attendees will greatly benefit learning from the experts.

 

RMAF 2020 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020

 

While the press will be welcome to attend press day, you can certainly setup meetings with them to audition your equipment on that day. In addition to product rollout parties and press events, the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest encourages you to take advantage of this extra Industry Day to meet with distributors and dealers, train staff on new products, forge relationships within our changing industry, and attend one or more of our informational seminars. Exhibitors have been requesting this for years, and RMAF truly listens to their exhibitors, press members, and attendees alike. If you have ideas or suggestions about topics you want to learn about, the staff at RMAF are happy to hear them. Have fun and as always, enjoy the music!

 

RMAF 2020 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020

 

RMAF 2020 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020)

 

RMAF is proud to announce that 2021 marks their sixth year of their Entry Level Room series. Unlike many corporate-owned events, RMAF truly cares about the industry and donates these rooms, free of charge, to a host of exhibitors who offer new innovative products at a reasonable price for people looking to enter the high-end market. There were five rooms again this year. Each room featured a loudspeaker and headphone system. The price point for these are rooms are: $500, $1000, $1500, $2500 and $5000.

During RMAF 2021, Enjoy the Music.com will be handing out our prestigious Best Of 2020 Blue Note Awards! Each year we bestow only a few products that we feel merit extra attention. Furthermore, we're also once again sponsoring the Thursday night industry press party and all seminars, as we are longtime supporters for both the industry and in ensuing attendees enjoy an abundance of educational events too.

 

 

From turntables and reel-to-reel to digital audio streaming, personal audio, immersive sound and more, there's no doubt RMAF 2021 will offer an abundance of great listening experiences. Everyone at Enjoy the Music.com looks forward to seeing you at RMAF!

 

 

Qubuz Is Official RMAF Hi-Res Music Streaming Partner
Qobuz (pronounced CO-buz), a Paris-based online music streaming and download service for music lovers, has been named the Official High-Resolution Streaming Service for the upcoming 17th Annual Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF), the largest fall season high-end consumer audio show within North America. With the company making its official American launch in October 2018, RMAF 2021 is the perfect venue for thousands of high-end audio enthusiasts to experience Qobuz quality. Qobuz is the highest resolution music streaming service in the world, providing users with the most in-depth and interactive music experience possible.

 

 

RMAF 2020 Show Report (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2020

 

Where
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd.
Aurora, Colorado 80019

Voice: (720) 452-6900

 

When
October 8th through 10th, 2021

 

Show Hours
Press Only
Thursday 10am to 6pm

Public
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

 

 

 

Previous RMAF & CanJam Denver Show Reports
RMAF 2020, RMAF 2019, RMAF 2018, RMAF 2017, CanJam Denver 2017, RMAF 2016, CanJam Denver 2016, RMAF 2015, CanJam Denver 2015, CanJam Denver 2014, RMAF 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 20082007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 show coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

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