Dealer Events Saturday in Newport Beach, San Diego, Seattle

Saturday, September 22: Alma Music and Audio (7847 Convoy Ct. #101, San Diego, CA 92111) is hosting an Audio Research event; the Pacific Northwest Audio Society and J-Corder custom Reel to Reels are holding a Technics turntable event at the Congregational Church (4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040); and Excel Audio (4678 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660) is holding its first Annual Open House and Customer Appreciation Night.

Alma Music and Audio is introducing the Audio Research Reference 160M monoblock power amplifiers that are on the cover of our October issue. There are two sessions, at 11am and 3pm with Audio Research's Aldo Filipelli, who'll talk about the development of this product. Also being presented are the Bergmann Galder turntable with Odin tonearm, recently reviewed in Stereophile by Michael Fremer, and the GigaWatt PC-4 EVO+ power conditioner.

The J-Corder/Pacific Northwest Audio Society event runs form 1:30pm–4;30pm and will showcase the new Reference Series 2018 products from Technics, including the new SP-10R & SL-1000R Reference Class turntables. Technics US Business Development Manager, Bill Voss, will be presenting the entire Reference Series system by Technics including the new turntables. Jeff Jacobs from J-Corder will also be in attendance with a modified, rebuilt, vintage Technics reel-reel tape recorder. This free event is open to the public with light refreshments served. Please visit or Facebook Events for more info.

Excel Audio's First Annual Open House and Customer Appreciation Night runs from 6pm–10pm. The grand prize will be a Luxman L505ux Mk.ll integrated amplifier ($4500 value) and there will be many other giveaways, including an IsoTek Polaris power conditioner ($495) and a Hana E-series phono cartridge ($475). Reps from Wilson Audio, Clearaudio, Luxman, MoFi, Pass Labs, and more will be in attendance and food will be served. More details from

grantray's picture

They'll be in San Francisco at Tone of Music with their new ATM-300R, a phono preamp, and I think a new cartridge.

Anton's picture

The open house in Irvine at Excel was amazingly great!

I had a chance to enjoy three different Wilson speakers and the big TAD speakers. Three different Clearaudio tables, a Koetsu Jade, a Clearaudio Goldfinger, and other audio delectables!

The Luxman, MoFi, Wilson, and Clearaudio reps were all gems.

It was a fabulous experience and I hear the owner, Mike Rose, has more planned.

Thanks for posting this announcement.