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YGA Factory Tour
My phone rang and it was Dick Diamond, sales manager for YG Acoustics. "We'd like you to visit our factory and see what we're all about," Diamond said.
Hmmm. I'd visited YGA's rooms at CES and various HE shows. I'd heard their speakers, which were obviously very well made. But I'd also listened to Yoav Geva's sales pitch, which was, shall we say, heavy on the superlatives. In fact, Stephen Mejias even coined a neologism for the audio lexicon: to be "yoaved". But, after all, talking to loudspeaker designers and exploring the ways in which speakers are made is my job.
"Sure, Dick," I said, "I'll probably be coming to Denver in September for CEDIA, I could tack an extra day onto the trio and come see you guys in Arvada."
"That's some time off and we'd prefer to do it when you're less frazzled than at an audio circus. Why not come the week after next? I'll even meet you at the airportyou won't need to rent a car or anything."
So I booked a redeye to Denver. (InadvertantlyExpedia, why oh why won''t you list flights in military time?)