THE LOS ANGELES & ORANGE
COUNTY AUDIO SOCIETY PRESENTS
25th Anniversary Gala and Awards Banquet in honor of Michael Fremer, 25th Founders Award Winner
LAVISH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET NY STRIP STEAK WITH VEGETARIAN CHOICES $39.50
Includes free parking
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Not to be missed! Me
mbers, guests and visitors are welcome. Event scheduled 11 AM-3:30 PM, Sunday, December
2nd at the Holiday Inn, Grand Ballroom, 7000 Beach Blvd., in Buena Park. Buy tickets today!
We are expecting a complete will sell-out!
PRESENT AND PAST FOUNDERS AWARD WINNERS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
2017 Founders Award winner John Grado, President of Grado Labs.
2016 Founder's Award winner Bob Carver, President of Bob Carver Audio.
2015 Founder's Award winner Harry Weisfeld, founder of VPI Industries.
2014 Founder's Award winner Chad Kassem, President of Acoustic Sounds.
2013 Founder's Award winner Robert Harley, Editor In
Chief of The Absolute Sound.
2012 Founder's Award winner Tim de Paravicini, President of E.A.R. of Great Britain.
2011 Founder's Award winner Richard Vandersteen, President of Vandersteen Audio.
2009 Founder's Award winner EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Labs.
PLUS PLUS PLUS
DENNIS J. HAD, FOUNDER CARY AUDIO
DR. DAVID W. ROBINSON, EDITOR IN CHIEF, POSITIVE FEEDBACK
RAY KIMBER, FOUNDER KIMBER KABLE; ALSO FIRST WINNER OF HUMANITARIAN AWARD, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY
PRESENTING WORLD PREMIER AUDIOPHILE RECORDING OF THE YEAR AWARD “ARYA”
Hosted by Dr. David W. Robinson, Executive Vice President of our Society and Chairman of the BLUE RIBBON PANEL OF JUDGES
SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM JOHN ATKINSON, Editor in Chief, STEREOPHILE MAGAZINE
PRESENTING ANNIVERSARY RAFFLE OF THE DECADE OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES!
Unimaginable, Extraordinary, and Original Prizes Listed Below!
Charge your tickets Now! The Gala will sell out!
Reserve Your Discounted Rooms at the
Holiday Inn for the 25th Annual Gala Weekend!!
Dear Honored Guests, Members, and Friends,
The Society has arranged deeply discounted rooms for the All-Star Gala Weekend! Take advantage of this great rate today.
HOLIDAY INN, 7000 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
Free Parking, too!
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or online at
www.hibuenapark.com. Please reference block code LAC or LA & OC AUDIO SOCIETY when making a reservation. All reservations must be made by 11/9/18 to receive a special rate of $120.00 plus tax.
We anticipate a total sellout of the Gala! 12 of the 15 living Founders Award Winners will attend in honor of our 25th Anniversary and Stereophile’s Michael Fremer receiving the 2018 Award.
The ceremony is scheduled for 11 AM - 3:30 PM on Sunday, December 2nd.
Tickets are on sale NOW. Should you wish to donate an
important prize to the Gala Raffle, we would be honored to list it and promote it. Thousands of dollars in Prizes have been pledged to date.
25 years in the making!
Reserve your hotel rooms today!
ANNOUNCING BLOCKBUSTER 25TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND RAFFLE!
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL GRAND PRIZES
From Zesto Audio: Zesto presents their newest high-end creation, the Andros Deluxe Phonostage for vinyl lovers and connoisseurs! Fantastic
all-tube design with maximum adjustability! $6900. Thank you George and Carolyn Counnas!Will premiere at RMAF! Go to the Zesto room and be amazed by the magic!
From Kubala-Sosna: Custom Designed Edition K-S Headphone Extension Cables with Silver/Engraved 25th Anniversary! 2 Meters in Length. Six Cables Produced, $600 Each.
$3600. May be special ordered through Alma Audio in San Diego. Thank you Joe Kubala!
From Kirmuss Audio: KA-RC-1 Ultrasonic Vinyl Record Restoration System $850. Thank you Dr. Charles Kirmuss!
From Kimber Kable: The PK14 Palladian Power Cord and the PK10 Palladian Power Cord. Both 6 feet, $1400 and $1550, respectively. $2950. Thank you Ray Kimber!
From Darin Fong: OUT OF YOUR HEAD Experience for Headphones! Out Of Your Head is advanced audio software that replicates the experience of listening to
high-end speakers using only headphones. Includes license for system $149 plus ALL additional speaker options at $24.95 each.
Total Prize $900. Thank you, Darin Fong!
From Parasound: Halo JC3 Junior, designed by genius John Curl, extraordinary phono stage and a sure winner in any system. Number one phono stage bargain in all audio. Does it all, no kidding!
PLUS: Parasound will donate a Zphono XRM, a brand new phono stage
coming very soon (that nobody expted!) Thank you, Richard Schram.
From UIT Audio: Deluxe UIT Cable Set
UMP-USB - Perfect Music Purifier USB Digital Cable 1.0 Meter, X1= $530.
IAMP - Incredible AC Purifier Power Cord 1.5 Meter, X1=$1300.
Total $2665. Thank you UIT and Mitch Ko!
From Bob Carver: EXCLUSIVE, ONE OF A KIND, "Society 25th Anniversary Edition" $8500 Stereo Amplifier! Hand built by Bob Carver, just for our Anniversary Gala. 75 watts per channel with KT 120 tubes!!
May use KT 120 or KT 88 output tubes. Comes with KT120 for best sound and max output. Original Design, in bright red, champagne gold, gloss black and chrome trim. 50 or 75 watts, depending on the choice of output tubes.
WOW WOW WOW! Bob Carver will personally present this premiere amp to the winner. $8,500. Thank you Bob Carver!
From ESS Loudspeakers: AMT 6 with Heil Drivers. Powerful and efficient room-filling sound!
$1850. Thank you, Ricky Caudillo.
From Manley Labs: The Absolute headphone amplifier. All tubes and more! Magnificent! Brand
New design! $3500. Thank you EveAnna Manley!
From Shure: SRH1540 Professional closed back headphones, gorgeous! Top of the line! $500. Thank you Davida Rochman!
From Prima Luna: Prologue 5 Stereo Amplifier with KT88 Tubes! In deluxe silver! $1995. Thank you Kevin Deal!
From WyWires: Deluxe Cable Set: Interconnects/Speaker Cables/Power Cord (3 total) Incredible performance. Handmade by WyWires.
$2500. Thank you Alex Sventitsky!
From Grado: Blockbuster Headphones and Cartridge! AEON, the Grado Prince of high-end cartridges! MI, 1 MV output, and gold coils. Handmade by John Grado. $6000.
2018 Premiere: GS 3000 Headphones for the true personal listening connoisseur! New top wood circumaural model in cocobolo! $1795.
Total $7795! Thank you John Grado!
The San Diego Music and Audio Guild (SDMAG) and Jan Montana donate a Cambridge Audio ID100 "digital audiophile iPod dock" to the raffle.
It digitizes most iPad devices directly. $150. Thank you SDMAG!
From Townshend Audio: Townshend presents the Townshend Audio Allegri+ AutotransformerPreamplifier, Six RCA inputs plus convenient 3.5mm input in deluxe aluminum case,
wired in original unique Fractal Wire, a first. $2995. Thank you Dan Meinwald! Townshend Distributor; EAR-USA.
From Chesky Records: Chesky CD Gift Package selected by David Chesky, Winner Take All! $500. Thank you David Chesky.
From Bradford Renaissance Portraits: I am thrilled to confirm their participation of in your upcoming raffle.
They will donate a family or individual (sorry, no pets) sitting, plus one 16 x 20 wall portrait on canvas richly embellished by
our renown artist. This painting like portrait goes for $5000.
Bradford Email Thank you Kelsey Nakken, GM Bradford Portraits!
From Schiit Audio: the brand new Vidar Amplifier, two-channel amplifier for stereo or may be strapped for mono. Class AB design, solid state,
into 8 ohms 100 watts per channel, 4 ohms is 200 watts!! Just 22 lbs. with a 5 year warranty! Amazing SN 115 dB!!
$699. Thank you Jason Stoddard and Denise Martin!
From Acoustic Sounds: 5 exclusive rare LP test pressings of QRP Releases! $250 each. $1250. Thank you Chad Kassem!
From Eastwind Import: a special handpicked selection of audiophile LPs in honor of Michael Fremer. $350! Thank you Hajime Sato!
From Revel and Harman: A pair of
Revel Concerta M16 Monitors in high gloss
black. Editor's Choice Award 2018, TAS.
$900. Thank you Kevin Voecks!
From Reference Recordings: "RR Gala Package- Prof. Johnson's Favorites" Personally selected by Keith Johnson for our 25th Anniversary Gala Raffle!!
Thank you Keith Johnson and Marcia Martin!
From Roger Skoff: The creator of XLO Cables presents World Premiere RSX Audio Cables: New best in the world! Available this fall! $2500 Gift Certificate for anything in the line, your choice! Thank you Roger Skoff!
From RIVA Audio: the Concert One. An amazing all in one stereo speaker system with Alexa built-in. Eliminates the need for two speakers with great full sound. An original and unique musical treasure.
$199! Thank you Christine McKibban!
From Stein Music: The Deluxe Basic Harmonizer Kit! Includes Newly revised Harmonizer A
& B, Blue Sun stones, and stands for the Harmonizers. Winner of Golden Ear Award in TAS! Easy and fun to use.
$2295. Thank you Holger Stein!
From Mr. Speaker: World Renowned AEON open back headphones! Built just for the occasion. Honored by virtually everyone!
$799. Thank you Dan Clark!
From EAT: brilliant original Jo No. 5 MC phono cartridge! Supplied in limited edition display case. Received rave reviews from Michael Fremer
of Analog Planet and Robert H. Levi, Positive Feedback. $1395. Thank you Nancy Wiener, Director-General VANA Distribution.
From Ergo21: three New Style Ergo 21 Seat Cushions. $79 each. Thank you Steve Gambhir.
From Whitledge Designs: A FREE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT using state-of-the-art computerized
measurement equipment. The same stuff John Atkinson uses!
This gift has a value of over $1000!!! WOW!!! Thanks, Jon Whitledge.
From Cardas Audio and George Cardis:
One sweep record
one 1.5m pair of Clear Reflection interconnects (XLR or RCA)
one pair of EM5813 IEMs (In Ear Monitors)
Thanks so much Angela Cardas-Meredith!
Jensen Transformers, Inc:
the ISO-MAX MC-2RR-L, Moving Coil Cartridge Step-Up Transformer (1:10 STEP-UP FOR MC CARTRIDGES UP TO 45 Ohms). Adds 20dB of low noise, low distortion gain to RIAA
preamps and provides excellent bandwidth: <3 dB at 2 Hz and 180 kHz. Nested double mu-metal cans for additional magnetic shielding. New to the market and state
of the art design! Retail: $595.
Thank you Dave Hill, General Manager
From Aesthetics: two of their famous MC Cartridge Demags! $250 each. Jim White will personally
present them to two lucky winners!! $500. Thank you Jim White.
From Impex Records and Elusive Disc: a superb prize package of new incredible LPs for the audiophile. $350. Thank you Abey Fonn!
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