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Lou Hinkley of Daedalus Audio, in collaboration with Gary Gill of Capital Audiofest, are pleased to announce the new 2023 dates for Pacific Audio Fest, slated for June 23-25, 2023. The Pacific Audio Fest is first and foremost a show by exhibitors for exhibitors. With that in mind, we are always open to input and will do everything possible to make this a great show and a lot of fun for exhibitors and attendees and the entire audio community.

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 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 30 years, the highly acclaimed

Daedalus speaker systems have been used by

professionals in both live and studio settings, as well

as in home audio systems around the world.


   One of the guiding principles for this show will be to keep the scale manageable for everyone. We envision about 80 to 100 rooms as optimal for this type of consumer audio show. We expect the show to do quite well in the first year, and then hit its limit no later than the second year. Once we hit our desired capacity, we will have a vendor’s waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis and a firm “grandfather” policy.

   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 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

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