Acoustic Sounds
Rogue Audio
By: Michael Fremer

November 16th, 2023


Hi-Fi Shows

Capital Audio Festival Long Form Video

room visits and more

Here's the first of at least two long form videos shot at last weekend's Capital Audio Festival. Large Friday and Saturday crowds plus strong industry participation and a large contingent of vinyl vendors made this a high energy exciting show. Rega's high-tech Naia made its American debut. The dealer took it apart for the camera. In a series of stills you'll see what makes it unique.

You'll see and hear about an electronics line from Bosnia including a phono preamp and a TAD standpoint that also made its American debut. Don't expect screaming, hype and 'best sound' here.

Hotel room sound is rarely great but there were a few rooms that did manage to entice. Of course I played "Rufus Reid Presents Caelan Cardello" all over the show to promote it and because it's a great sounding record that, with its deep acoustic bass and wide dynamic range is challenging to get right, especially in the smaller hotel rooms. We brought 100 copies and sold 100 copies! Online sales are also strong: we pressed 2000 and already more than 1200 have sold.


  • 2023-11-17 05:21:09 PM

    David Terry wrote:

    I guess the TAD room was playing Simon & Garfunkel's the sound of silence. Sounded great.