Lou Hinkley of Daedalus Audio, in collaboration with Gary Gill of Capital Audiofest, has announced the launch of a brand new Hifi Show for the USA, the Pacific Audio Fest, planned for August 6th – 8th 2021.

The Pacific Audio Fest is first and foremost a show by exhibitors for exhibitors. With that in mind, they say that they are always open to input and will do everything possible to make this a great show for every exhibitor. By doing that, they are convinced that it 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. The organisers envision about eighty rooms as optimal for this type of consumer audio show, and will ensure that the show will not expand far beyond that. They expect the show to do quite well in the first year, and then hit its limit no later than the second year. Once they hit the desired capacity, they will have a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. The show will be located in Seattle, Washington, with the venue to be announced in the near future.

Lou Hinkley announced: “It would be an understatement to say we are in uncertain times, but since it takes an immense amount of time and work to initiate a top-quality professional audio show, we will forge ahead. Obviously, there will be no deposits until the COVID-19 situation is manageable. When I began work on PAF in fall of 2019, the date of late July/early August 2021 was established as the goal. We are still shooting for that, but realize that date may need to be pushed back. Regardless of the exact date, there is a need for a solid American Pacific show that will draw from LA to Vancouver, BC, and the Pacific Audio Fest will be ready to rock when the time is right.

Our primary objective is to provide an audio festival that puts the needs of the audio community first, while serving the entire US Pacific Coast, from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, BC. The Pacific Northwest has become a mecca for great live music, centered on Seattle, whose long history in Jazz and Rock/Alt Rock is alive today. The Seattle area is a top tech hub, and one of the fastest-growing major U.S. cities. The area also offers excellent demographics for the audio industry, as well as incredible natural beauty. It’s a great destination for audio enthusiasts and their families –truly a vacation paradise in the summer months”.

Gary Gill, Capital Audiofest’s Founder and Director, said: “I’m thrilled to be working on a new audio show with Lou in an exciting new location and a market that has been under-served by any consumer audio shows. Lou has exhibited at every type of music show, convention, and festival over a span of almost thirty years, and that experience will help make the Pacific Audio Fest a success for everyone involved.”

“With my nearly thirty years of experience as an exhibitor in music trade shows, and Gary’s decade plus as an audio show promoter and organizer, we can say that the Pacific Audio Fest may well be the first major audio show by exhibitors and music lovers for exhibitors and music lovers!” said Lou Hinkley, Daedalus Audio’s Founder. “We will make this a fun and extremely high-quality event for attendees and vendors, and keep this show on a scale that works for everyone.”

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. For the last 28 years, the Daedalus speaker systems have been used by professionals in both live and studio settings, as well as in home audio systems around the world.

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