Following the last-minute cancellation of the 2018 Los Angeles Audio Show, scheduled to be held this coming weekend in Irvine, two Southern California audio retailers have stepped into the breach with AudioCon-June. Jason Lord of The Source A/V Design Group (3035 Kashiwa Street, Suite 101, Torrance, CA 90505. Tel: (310) 534-9900) and Sunil Merchant of Sunny’s Components (1370 E. Cypress St, Covina, CA 91724. Tel: (626) 966-6259) are holding weekend-long free events. The events run 10am–6pm on Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10 and you can find full information here and here.
Special events at The Source AV Design Group, who will be exhibiting the exact system McIntosh had intended to show at the LAAS, will be McMasters for the consumer and The McIntosh Clinic, which will perform evaluation services on amplifiers and preamplifiers (you must register for these exhibits by contacting Wayne at (310) 534-9900 or by emailing [email protected]). Sunny’s will be featuring a Live MQA Performance presented by MQA’s Ken Forsythe. MQA Live takes place 11.00am–12.00pm. Other attractions at Sunny’s include Gary Dayton from Bryston Electronics, who will be presenting a complete Bryston system with either DALI Rubicon 8 or Aerial Acoustics 7T speakers from 1.30–2.00pm; Bill Voss from Technics will be demonstrating both the Technics SL-1000 and the SP-10R turntables with a system featuring Audio Research electronics, including the Reference 10 phono stage and preamplifier, with Wilson Audio Yvette speakers from 2.00–2.30pm; Anthony Chiarella from Brinkmann Electronics will be introducing six new products in a system featuring HRS RXR Racks, AudioQuest cables, and Wilson Alexia Series 2 speakers. T+A, MSB, and AudioQuest will also be presenting new products.
There will be AudioCon raffles at The Source A/V each day at 4:30pm, with all monies benefiting the Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society. Saturday, attendees will have a chance to win a $1800 McIntosh MCLK12 Clock and on Sunday the prize will be a pair of $899.99/pair Sonus Faber Chameleon B bookshelf speakers. The drawing takes place at 4:30pm each day and attendees must be present to win. Attendees at Sunny’s Components will have a chance to win a complete interconnect and speaker cable package from Audience. The drawing takes place at 4:45pm each day.