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WCES 1997 Show Report


Welcome To CES 1997 In Las Vegas!



  Enjoy the Music.com's coverage here makes history as the very first CES high-end audio report to feature photos online! Last year, CES 1996, was the first CES high-end coverage ever posted online (on CompuServe's CEAUDIO board, later posted on this website). Included within this year's CES 1997's show report are pictures of new hot products, toys, the latest in technology, and other items of interest. Please note that while this coverage has been made more easily readable visually in 2019, the writing style has not been altered.... for the better.... or the worse. Your call dudes  :-)    And with that said....

Please sit back, relax, play your favorite recording, and grab some snakkies while reading our show coverage. Here we go...


Music Maestro!
(In the theme music of Pee Wee's Playhouse)

C'mon in and pull yourself up a chair (that's Listenin' Chairy)
Let the fun begin, it's time to let down your hair
Stevie's so excited  8-)
'Cause his friends have been invited (THAT'S YOU!)
Go wacky at Stevie's playhouse (AAAAH!!!  %-)   )

There's a crazy rhythm comin' from WCES Land (what's that?)
Harvey Rosenberg, WE300B, and Joly in a puppet band (YEAH!)
There's a couple of talking fish
And a Genie who'll grant your wish
Jombie is coo-coo
At Stevie's playhouse





Day One
Mainly i focused all my attention on MUSIC available on vinyl and CDs. If you've never been to the WCES, the good stuff sells out fast so i wanted to be first in line for those low pressing numbered recordings. After all, without cool music what's the point? i also added a very small selection in the HOT PRODUCTS page and one killer pair of speakers on the equipment page. Tomorrow we're going to focus our attention to equipment. Stay tuned cool dudettes / dudes. Same bat time. Same bat channel.


Day Two
Today we went through the main convention center where one finds the likes of Sony, Pioneer, JBL as well as smaller, yet still quite known companies. So day one was mostly music, day two is mainly equipment. Oooooh yeah, and the most SLAMMATOCIOUS FI party too. MAN, those FI dudes can PAR-TEE HAR-TEE!!!


Day Three
Today we struck pure gold, or should i say chrome. Everyone who knows me will tell ya i enjoy tubes. Well, i finally found a complete solid-state system i can happily live with. Blasphemy you say! Hear me now but read it today and slap me happy tomorrow. This lil' ol' solid-state music reproduction jammed in my humble opinion. On the opposite extreme we have JOLY. Need i say more?!?!?!Oh yeah. Chesky Records supplied live tunedge at the Hard Rock in Vegas too!


Day Four
Friends, Romans and countrymen, lend me an E.A.R. And while you're at it, a KILLER turntable, a Krell, an' a kool VAC snakkies... All this and more during our last day of WCES '97.



Miles Davis
Recorded Music At 1997 WCES



Jeff Joseph and Tikle Me Elmo
Various People At CES 1997



!!!HOT!!! New Audiophile Toys



Sansui B-209 Tube
CES 1997 Equipment Report





Final Feelings
It seems to me the "high-end" is "gettin' it". Most folks just don't have the spendable cash like they did years ago. Therefore we are seeing the like of Theta producing $1,250 transports and integrated tube preamp/amplifier combinations. There's just more "bang for the buck" gear at this show than any other i've seen or heard about. So enjoy my friends and bask in the glory of true value for your dollars.

With sooo much to see and do, it amazes me i covered as much as i did. My humble apologies, yet had to select only a few of the MANY worthy products for my www site. If you're a member of CompuServe, more goodies will be revealed on my WCES 1997 report in the CEAUDIO forum. A most humble thanks for your time. If you have any questions, please feel free to lemme know.












































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