Background Photo by CAS Photographer Jerry Stachowski
Denver Marriott Tech Center
When: October 6-8 2017
Rocky Mountain Audio
Fest's first show appeared in October, 2004.
Members of the Colorado Audio Society had for many
years thought about a local audio show as an extension
of the Society's goal of expanding public awareness
of high end audio.
The concept took a serious turn when CAS members
Al Stiefel and Ron Welborne took it upon themselves
to explore the possibility of creating an audio show
in Denver. With Al's business acumen, Ron's knowledge
of the infrastructure of local audio shows, and CAS
member volunteers to provide much of the support
(and let's not forget Al's capable wife, Marjorie
Baumert), the 2004 show became a reality!
The premiere show was hailed by
members of the audio press, both hard copy and online,
as a glowing success, praising not only the surprising
number of exhibitor rooms (over 60), but the unusually
good sound emanating from the normally dismal hotel
room environment typical of the corporate shows.
Also noted was the casual and friendly atmosphere
produced by a show created by audiophiles and staffed
by volunteer audio society members. The 2004 show
also featured a stunning live concert featuring Patricia
Barber, which was broadcast live on local jazz station
KUVO (Jazz Oasis in the Rockies).
The subsequent shows were bigger and better, with
170+ exhibitor rooms along with more seminars and
more vendors offering CDs, vinyl records, and audio
accessories at show discounts.