Third Annual Emofest
Audiophiles have been buzzing about Emotiva for a few years now. The attraction is no mystery: Emotiva’s products are solidly built and modestly priced, and the company takes pride in its strong relationships with customers. Yet, other than in the usual show report, Emotiva’s products have been absent from Stereophile’s pages.
But that will soon change: Our November issue will include Kal Rubinson’s thoughts on the Emotiva XPA-5 five-channel power amplifier, and, unless something crazy happens (always possible), I’ll discuss the Emotiva ERC-2 CD player in our December issue.
If you need an Emotiva fix before then, however, you can attend this weekend’s Emofestthankfully, not a showcase for overly sensitive, castrated boy bandsheld at Emotiva headquarters, in Franklin, Tennessee.
The two-day event begins on Saturday, September 3, with the EmoTech Open House, featuring tours of the design lab, a behind-the-scenes look at the latest Emotiva gear, and conversations with Emotiva’s engineers. Sunday, September 4, is Family Day and will include live performances by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist, Alison Brown, and Nashville blues artist, Johnny Hiland, as well as activities for children, gourmet food, and a generous raffle.
Says Dan Laufman, Emotiva’s president and CEO: “Last year, we were blown away by the sheer number of Emotiva end-users who made the trip. This time, we’re pulling out the stops with an even greater array of attractions, in-depth product discussions, food, entertainment, and giveaways, all as a way of saying thank you for making Emotiva such a huge success among audiophiles and anybody who just plain enjoys great-sounding music and movies.”
Emofest is free. To participate, register here.