See that huge line? It's a small indication of the huge, multi-national, multi-industry group of CES attendees whose numbers170,000, if the former CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), now CTA (Consumer Technology Association) counts accuratelyset new attendance records.
There's just one thing. That line was not at the Venetian Hotel, where all but a few of what CES dubs the "high-performance audio" exhibits were staged. Instead, it was at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Just about everyone you see had no idea that the High End of the audio industry was holding forth on floors 29, 30, 34, and 35 of the Venetian, because virtually all PR, including the multipage "CES 2016 Attendee Guide" that they received in the mail, failed to mention our existence. . .