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The 2018 Society Calendar

  • July: Coming Sunday, July 29th, 1-4 PM: The Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold the GRAND OPENING EVENT at Common Wave HiFi in downtown Los Angeles (1451 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (213) 277-4434, www.commonwave.net).  Lifetime Member Wesley Katzir is the President.

    State of the Art systems and ultra-high-value systems will be presented including the latest components from
    DeVore Fidelity, Marten, Totem Acoustics, Nagra, E.A.R., NAD, Shunyata Research, and Kimber Kable.  Analog sources from Dr. Feickert, Kuzma, REGA, Soundsmith, and Koetsu will also be showcased.

    Factory Representatives will be available to answer questions and discuss the latest technologies. 
    Special event pricing will be available on selected products.

    Eastwind Imports will be on hand to offer especially-selected Vinyl and CDs for sale.  A GRAND OPENING RAFFLE is planned and a delicious lunch will be provided by Spread Mediterranean Kitchen at 1 PM.

    Music lovers, visitors, and members alike are invited.  Street and nearby paid parking is available.  For more information, call Common Wave at (213) 277-HIFI or Email Common Wave

  • August Sunday, August 19th, 2-5 PM: The Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its monthly meeting at The Source A/V in Torrance (3035 Kashiwa Street).  Our hosts, Steven and Jason Lord, will demonstrate top-of-the-line equipment in spaces custom designed to showcase both the sonic and visual arts.  This meeting will highlight top-of-the-line Raidho loudspeakers and Chord amplifiers, a first for our Society and a huge hit in Munich!  Manufacturer representatives will be on hand to give product demonstrations.  Eastwind Import will offer personally selected vinyl and CDs for sale.  A raffle is planned and an extraordinary lunch will be served.  Free parking is nearby.  Guests, visitors and new members are invited.
     
  • September: Sunday, September 29th, 1-5:30 PM: The Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its monthly meeting at Sunny's Audio Video in Covina (1370 E. Cypress St).  Sunny’s will feature speakers from Wilson Audio, T+A Elektroakustic, KEF, Dali, and more.  Electronics will be by Dan D'Agostino, Brinkmann, Bryston, Audio Research, T+A, Meridian, NAD, Naim, Rega, Technics, etc.  Cables are from AudioQuest and Audience.  A special feature on HRS high performance racks will include comparisons.  Turntables by Brinkmann, Technics and Rega will be featured, as well as Digital DACS and ROON.  Industry veterans will be on hand to answer questions.  A raffle is planned, and an exceptional lunch will be served at 1 PM.  Free parking is nearby.  Guests, visitors and new members are invited.
     
  • October : Sunday, October 14th, 2 - 5:00 PM: The Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its monthly meeting at Excel Audio in Newport Beach (4678 Campus Drive).  Our host, Mike Rose, will feature TAD speakers with Audio Research’s reference electronics and Clearaudio turntables.  Aldo Filippelli from Audio Research, Garth Leerer from Musical Surroundings, and Jon Derda from MoFi Distribution will be on hand to answer questions.  Visit his brand new shop that also includes all sorts of excellent Vinyl.  A raffle is planned and an exceptional lunch will be served.  Free parking is nearby.  Guests, visitors and new members are invited.
     
  • November: Sunday, November 4th: GEORGE MEYER AV CLINIC EVENT: Lifetime members only.  Visit by appointment only.
    also in November: November 18th Weinhart Design, Bel Air
     
  • December: Please save the Date: Sunday, December 2nd, 11 AM - 3:30 PM

    ALL STAR ALL STAR ALL STAR ALL STAR ALL STAR! GALA NEWS GALA NEWS GALA NEWS GALA NEWS!

    ***Please note that the 25th Anniversary All Star Annual Gala, our most important in SOCIETY history, will be scheduled as follows:

    December 2nd, 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA AND AWARDS CEREMONY, 11 AM -3:30 PM, Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Buena Park, Grand Ballroom.

    ***I am requesting that these SPECIAL persons sit on the dais as follows:
    Michael Fremer and his three guests, Jonathan Scull, Carolyn Counnas, John Atkinson, Ray Kimber, Bob Attiyeh, Dr. David Robinson, Paul Seydor, Albert Edmond Lord III, Chuck Bruce, Dr. Mark Katz... others TBA.

    EXCLUSIVE SOCIETY AWARDS Given at the Gala:
    25th Annual Founder's Award to Michael Fremer
    25th Annual President's Award TBA
    First Annual "Audiophile Recording of the Year Award" (ARIA)

    >>>>Additionally, for the First Time in Society History, All Past Winners of the Founder's Award will be invited to the Gala, as our honored guests. Please advise if you have not received our email.

    *****ALL STAR FOUNDERS AWARD WINNERS CONFIRMED TO ATTEND are as follows:

    Dave and Carol Clark
    Dr. David Robinson
    EveAnna Manley
    Harry Weisfeld
    Tim de Paravicini<
    Ray Kimber
    John Grado
    Chad Kassem
    Bob Carver
    Richard Vandersteen
    Dennis J. Had
    **************************
    All Founders Award Recipients Hosted by Tom Dagostino, Executive Vice President of Hospitality, Lifetime Member of the Society

    *****PLUS Extraordinary Lady and Gentlemen:
    Michael Fremer to receive the 25th Anniversary Founders Award

    John Atkinson to present the 25thAnniversary Founders Award, Editor in Chief of Stereophile, Lifetime Member of the Society

    Albert Edmond Lord III, Deputy, Office of City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr., Council Member 10th District

    Paul Seydor, VP at Large, Senior Writer, The Absolute Sound, ARIA Judge

    Jonathan Scull, Society Publicist, President Scull Communications

    Ray Kimber, Winner of the Founders Award and Humanitarian Award,
    Founder of Kimber Kable

    Dr. Mark Katz, Our Chairman of the Board

    Carolyn Counnas, Executive Vice President Membership and Development, EVP Zesto Audio

    George Counnas, Vice President at Large, Founder of Zesto Audio

    Bob Attiyeh, Winner of the Humanitarian Award, CEO of Yarlung Records

    Steven R. Rochlin, CEO Enjoy The Music!

    Roger Skoff, Vice President at Large, Founder of XLO Cable

    Chuck Bruce, Senior Vice President Public Relations, President Emeritus Atlanta Audio Society

    Dr. Jan Montana, President San Diego Music and Audio Guild

    Alon Sagee, President of the San Francisco Audiophile Society
    All three of our 25th Anniversary Society LPs will be available at the Gala. Also, our New 18-carat gold permanent Society Pin will be available at the Gala.

    ***There will be special gifts for our Lifetime Members Hosted by Major Allen Taylor, Senior Vice President of Lifetime Members.

    Enjoy a Lavish Buffet Lunch includes NY Strips, Chicken Picatta, Salads, Vegetables, Bread, and endless desserts. Vegetarian selections, too.
    br> Cash Bar.
    Free Parking.
    Holiday Casual Attire. (Jackets on Dais please.)

    ******PRESENTING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND RAFFLE!

    WONDROUS HIGH-END ITEMS AND ENTERTAINING SOFTWARE DONATED BY OUR MEMBER MANUFACTURERS AND MUSIC LOVERS!*****
    All credit cards accepted. All proceeds go to the Society.

    BIGGEST EVER! NO KIDDING! PRESENTED BY BOB LEVI, DR. DAVID ROBINSON, AND MICHAEL FREMER!

    Formal Gala invitations to be sent out October 1st.

    Once Society Members and their guests are accommodated, visitors will be most welcome. A complete sell-out is anticipated.

    Needless to say, please save the date!

    AND... "Guess who is coming to dinner!"
    It does not get any better than this!
    *****Yuko Mabuchi and her extraordinary Trio will perform for the Society in 100% Analog! ***** while we dine...
    Her exclusive audiophile LP's in 45rpm produced for the Society by Yarlung Records will be autographed just for you!

    Eastwind Import will be there with all Society LPs and more!

    Please save the date!
    This one IS as good as it gets! An afternoon of pure joy.

For any information or questions about the Society, just Email me personally at boblevi.laocas@gmail.com or call me at (714)281-5850..