This summer kicked off with the unexpected demise of audiophile retailer Brack Electronics. It was a day to forget as some choice pieces fell under the gavel at prices that were sobering. Personally; I thought many of the demos and end of the liners went too high and were mostly 5 years past their due date. Why would anyone purchase a pair of B&W CM7s with a cracked cabinet for 800.00 a pair?! But I digress....here is some great news for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts....
"Get ready for the most anticipated consumer electronics event in Canada! After almost a decade of absence, Toronto will host a brand new consumer audio video and electronics show. The event, organized by an experienced team, promises to promote and revitalize the consumer electronics industry and is expected to draw thousands of visitors.
The Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show, dubbed TAVES, has come to life after two years of development and market study, thanks to the collaboration of Canada HiFi magazine, Salon Son & Image and AuDiYo Inc. The first annual show will be held at the luxurious Le Meridien King Edward hotel from September 30th to October 2nd , 2011 just in time for the biggest shopping season. The King Edward hotel is a prestigious heritage building located in the heart of downtown Toronto and offers larger than average exhibit rooms with excellent sound acoustics.
The TAVES will showcase state-of-the-art consumer audio video products and technologies from mainstream and enthusiast brands. Consumers will be able to listen to and compare a large number of two-channel music systems as well as experience full-scale home theater setups. Products on display will range from entry-level components to the ultra high-end and everything in between. In addition, a number of exhibitors will present the visitors with the opportunity to purchase various media products from rare music discs, vinyl albums and Blu-ray discs. On Saturday evening visitors and exhibitors will be invited to listen to a number of live music performances by Canadian professional artists.
The show exhibition space will consist of a combination of larger than average hotel guestrooms, large parlours and a grand ballroom. Beds and other furniture will be removed from the rooms to accommodate audio and video setups.
Additional note: Roger Daltrey is performing "Tommy" in its entirety on Friday September the 30th at the Sony Centre in Toronto...and its located just 4 blocks away! Also; the Billy Bishop airport is a hub for major east coast cities AND its located in the downtown core of Toronto. So all you audio enthusiasts in Canada, Chicago, Detroit, New York etc. make plans to attend the greatest offering of quality un-bigbox electronics at the 1st Annual Toronto Audio and Video Entertainment Show.