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Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Report

 

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Report
A great weekend of fine audio in the magnificent Pacific Northwest.

 

  The Pacific Audio Fest (PAF) is being held from July 29th through 31st, 2022 at the Doubletree Hilton Sea-Tac in Washington state. There are both new and used record vendors, a special headphone vendors section, plus the North American Luthier showcase too! Want to enjoy music up high, there's a private Penthouse Nightclub with great live music and a 360 degree view of Seattle! Happy Hour specials give you the opportunity to taste specialty Northwestern wines and beers.

 

 

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Fab 5 Picks -- Best Of PAF 2022 Show Report

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Fab 5 Picks
Greg Weaver chooses the Best Of PAF 2022.
Show Report By Greg Weaver
And now, my final report on this initial and exciting new show in the Pacific Northwest. Today I reveal my "Fab Five," my choice of the five most authentically musical systems presented in Seattle....
---> Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Fab 5 Picks.

 

 

 

The Inaugural Pacific Audio Fest Seattle 2022 Part Two: More Amazing Rooms....

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Saturday Photofest
Part Two: More Amazing Rooms....
Show Report By Greg Weaver
Just in case I didn't make it totally clear in part one of this report on this foundational and newest audio show to join the annual audio show cavalcade how great a time it was, let me try further, with this, Part 2, and then with my final report, which will cover my "Fab Five," the five best sounding systems heard in Seattle at the Pacific Audio Fest's maiden voyage. One of the many truisms that emerged as I moved from room to room and shared my experiences and impressions with others, was that the rooms in general, even in the more standard-sized hotel rooms of the two-leveled Wings 2 and 7, with room sizes of some 15' 4" x 21' x 8', sounded good! As many of us began to compare notes, especially when we contrasted this experience to the general sounds of other annual events, it became clear that the consensus among showgoers, manufacturers, and journalists alike was that, for some reason, whether it was something with the size and shape, or maybe the construction techniques, the rooms - by and large – offered better overall sounds than we experienced in many other venues.
---> Part 2: The Inaugural Pacific Audio Fest 2022 In Seattle.

 

 

 

The Inaugural Pacific Audio Fest - Seattle 2022 Part One: Off To An AMAZING Start.... PAF 2022 Show Report By Greg Weaver

The Inaugural Pacific Audio Fest - Seattle 2022
Part One: Off To An AMAZING Start....
Show Report By Greg Weaver
I'll be the first to admit that I was looking forward to this new show, the first of its kind ever to be held in the Pacific Northwest. Originally scheduled for July 30 - Aug 1, 2021, then sensibly rescheduled to 2022 given the Covid-19 realities, as the end of July drew nearer, I found myself welling with enthusiasm and anticipation. My respect and fondness for both showrunners, Lou Hinkley of Daedalus Audio, and Gary Gill, owner and organizer of the annual Capital Audiofest, held in Rockville, MD, each November, combined with the fact that I've never been to this region of our nation, conspired to suggest that I would have a great time at this event and that it would be an honor and privilege to attend the launch of a successful new consumer-friendly audio show to add to our annual industry calendar.
---> Part 1: The Inaugural Pacific Audio Fest 2022 In Seattle.

 

 

 

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Bonus Photofest -- PAF 2022 Show Report

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Bonus Photofest
Greg Weaver's final photofest before his PAF 2022 show report.
Show Report By Greg Weaver
We give thanks to Greg Weaver for sending us this extra bonus photofest. His full show coverage will be online in the coming days, so remember to check back often for more!
---> Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Bonus Photofest!

 

 

 

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Sunday Photofest We get treated to more pics from Enjoy the Music.com reviewer Greg Weaver.

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Sunday Photofest
We get treated to more pics from Enjoy the Music.com reviewer Greg Weaver.
Show Report By Greg Weaver
Thanks once again to Greg Weaver for sending us more sneak peek photos from PAF 2022. We'll have more great pics to come, including Greg's excellent full show coverage shortly. As always... Enjoy the Music!
---> Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Sunday Photofest!

 

 

 

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Saturday Photofest

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Saturday Photofest
Enjoy the Music.com reviewer Greg Weaver gives us a look at the show.
Show Report By Greg Weaver
Thanks to Greg Weaver for sending us some great fun first day photos from the Pacific Audio Fest 2022. More to come so check back daily!
---> Saturday Photofest From The Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show.

 

 

 

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Show Report

 

More About The Pacific Audio Fest 2021
The premiere Pacific Audio Fest 2022 is the first major audio show promoted by exhibitors and music lovers for music lovers and exhibitors. Seattle is a top tech hub and one of the fastest growing communities within the USA. In addition, it is a vacation paradise in the summer months. PAF show Director and Founder Lou Hinkley has nearly thirty years experience as an exhibitor in music trade shows and festivals with his company Daedalus Audio. The show collaborators include Gary Gill, Founder of Capital Audiofest, and other notables in the audio industry, together we will make this a fun and extremely high quality event for attendees and vendors all the while keeping this show to a scale that works for everyone. As with all industry-operated shows within the USA and Canada, Enjoy the Music.com is sponsoring the Thursday night exhibitor and press party, so free drinks on us! We look forward to seeing you here!

PAF show Director and Founder Lou Hinkley has nearly thirty years experience as an exhibitor in music trade shows and festivals with his company Daedalus Audio. The show collaborators include Gary Gill, Founder of Capital Audiofest, and other notables in the audio industry, together we will make this a fun and extremely high quality event for attendees and vendors all the while keeping this show to a scale that works for everyone. PAF is a stress-free show and will leave larger shows than that to others.

 

Join The Party Thursday Night!
Show exhibitors and members of the press are invited to join us for drinks, music, and good times on Thursday starting at 6pm in Maxi's lounge on the 14th floor.

 

A Few Words From PAF 2022
According to the Pacific Audio Fest (PAF), "No, we are not just another audio show, we are positioned to be the premiere west coast audio show! The Pacific Audio Fest (PAF) is not looking to be the largest audio show, but want to be your show of choice on the west coast. Lou Hinkley and Gary Gill have both been in the audio business for quite a while. Together we will be applying everything we know to make this the yearly go-to audio event – created by exhibitors for exhibitors. PAF knows what exhibitors are looking for, and are always available and will do everything possible to make this the premier experience for every exhibitor. By doing that, we are convinced that PAF will also be a great show for all attendees."

"One of the guiding principles for this show will be to keep the scale manageable for everyone. We envision about 80 to 100 rooms as optimal for this type of consumer audio show, and will ensure that the show will not expand far beyond that. Already the enthusiasm for this show looks like we may sell out the very first year. Once we hit our desired capacity, we will have a vendors' waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis, and a firm 'grandfather' policy."

"By strategically locating PAF in Seattle," continues PAF, "we anticipate vendors and attendees from not only the United States, but also Canada and Asia. The dates we have planned also allow you to visit Seattle and its surrounding natural beauty by rail. The Doubletree/Hilton is located within walking distance of the Seattle Airport, and has over 800 sleeping rooms. Better yet, the standard PAF exhibit rooms are the largest of any audio show!"

 

 

 

About Gary Gill
Capital Audiofest is the East Coast's largest and longest running consumer high-end audio show, and the only show in the Mid-Atlantic area. Started in 2010 by Gary Gill, CAF presents a wide range of music reproduction products for the enthusiast, from start-up and cutting-edge technologies to cost-no-object aspirational gear, and everything in between. Capital Audiofest offers a fun and congenial weekend for the whole family, including live music, seminars and presentations and tastings from local distilleries.

 

 

 

About Lou Hinkley
In 1992 Lou Hinkley founded Daedalus Audio as a manufacturer of high-quality speakers for both professional and home use. In the course of almost three decades, Lou Hinkley has exhibited in practically every type of festival and audio show, and he knows the industry well from the manufacturer's perspective. 

 

 

Pacific Audio Fest 2021 Show Report

 

Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Where And When 
Doubletree Hilton Sea-Tac Washington
July 29th through July 31st, 2022

 

 

 

Learn More
You can learn more about this event at Pacific Audio Fest's website. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

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