The 2024 Society Calendar

Events
January

 

January 14

Kicking off 2024 with a Bang!

Join us for an Incredible Event!

THE LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY AUDIO SOCIETY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AN “EXCLUSIVE” EVENT

Date and Time: Sunday, January 14, 1-4pm 

 Location: Zesto Audio’s personal listening room!

3138 Calle Estepa, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

www.zestoaudio.com

Free parking

A WORLD PREMIER All Tube Event featuring Zesto Audio’s newest product the ANDROS SPIRIT PHONOSTAGE!

An ORIGINAL all tube phonostage from award-winning George Counnas for ALL audiophiles and music lovers.

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME AUDIOPHILE EVENT!

Demonstration of the new original Andros Spirit Phonostage on designer George Counnas’s personal all ZESTO AUDIO tube reference system! George will discuss his state-of-the-art modern tube design philosophy and personally answer your questions. Experience the musical synergy and magic of an ALL tube ZESTO AUDIO Reference system in its private listening room. 

Event Bonus: Get your tubes expertly tested! Attendees are welcome to bring up to 8 tubes total to be tested. Bring only 8 pin power tubes or 9 pin small signal tubes please.

Delicious lunch served 1pm!

Extraordinary Premier Raffle to KICK OFF 2024! Win a brand new: Andros Spirit Phonostage MC version $3,995 value and a fabulous pair of UITaudio.com Single Ended interconnects $1195 value. Total $5200 GRAND PRIZE! 3:30pm drawing. More prizes TBA.

VISITORS AND MEMBERS MOST WELCOME! SPECIAL REQUEST:

All attendees are kindly requested to RSVP to carolyn@zestoaudio.com 805-807-1841 

 

Date and Time: Sunday, January 14, 1-4pm

Location: Zesto Audio’s personal listening room! 3138 Calle Estepa Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 www.zestoaudio.com

Free parking

Do not miss this Zesto Audio Spirit Premier to start the Society’s New Year! Come one come all and please RSVP! 

Plan on following  current Covid-19 best practices.

 

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George Counnas is the founder, president, and design engineer for Zesto Audio. He has loved music all his life and went from a musician to an electronics engineer, to an audio engineer. As a young man in England, he worked for DECCA Navigator (now Raytheon), at the time Britain’s largest electronics company, as part of the research and development team designing airborne navigational systems for the Royal Air Force. George brings to Zesto Audio a unique set of talents of not only designing, creating, and manufacturing the highest build quality of high-end electronic equipment, but also as an audio engineer, he knows how great music should sound. Zesto Audio was established in 2010 in Thousand Oaks, California. Zesto Audio is a manufacturer of fine analog audio electronics, specializing in modern vacuum tube technology for the 21st century listener. Their award winning products include the Andros II, Andros Deluxe II and the Andros Tèssera Reference Phonostages, the Andros Allasso Step Up Transformer, the Leto Ultra II Line Amp, the Bia 200 Select Stereo Power Amp, and the Eros 500 Select Monoblocks. All Zesto Audio products are “Made in the USA.” www.zestoaudio.com

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February

ZOOM-ZOOM-ZOOM – FEBRUARY 18

A Conversation with John Atkinson:

Join us to discuss: High-End Audio – a Shared Community or Isolated Silos?

Questions are expected and will be welcomed!

You are invited to register for this Zoom meeting which is a requirement to attend.
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvd-mhqjwsHNa6zlSAvvIkU17ojCU-0Xbv

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

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John Atkinson is a renowned audio journalist and engineer who served as the editor of Stereophile magazine for more than three decades. He joined the magazine in May 1986 and stepped down from his position in March 2019, becoming Stereophile’s technical editor. Previously he was the editor-in-chief of the British Hi-Fi News and Record Review.

He is widely respected for his extensive and rigorous loudspeaker measurements, which form a valuable database for comparing different speakers.. He has and continues to write articles and reviews on various aspects of audio technology and music reproduction. A longstanding member of the Audio Engineering Society, in 2011 John accepted an invitation from the Technical Council of the AES to present the prestigious Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture at its 131st Convention in New York. In addition to his editing and testing achievements, John has produced, engineered, mastered, or played on more than 40 commercially released recordings. His part in engineering and mastering the Portland State Chamber Choir’s Translations (Naxos) helped make the album a Gramophone magazine Critic’s Choice in 2020.

John is also the most recent recipient of the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society’s Founder’s Award which is the highest honor bestowed by the Society.  The Founder’s Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of audio and audiophile enjoyment worldwide.

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February

February 25, Sunday

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Spectacular February Event at Audeze!

HEADPHONE TECHNOLOGY WORLD LEADER

  • BI-ANNUAL ELECTION OF LAOCAS OFFICERS
  • LARGEST GRAND PRIZES FOR RAFFLE SINCE 2023 GALA

Sunday, February 25, 2-5 PM

3300 MacArthur Blvd., Santa Ana 92704

www.audeze.com

In Honor of John Williams, EVP Personal Listening

Audeze Flagship LCD-5 & GRAND Raffle Prize

LIST PRICE: $4,500.00

Transparency, Resolution, and Speed

BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE!

2ND GRAND Raffle Prize

LIST PRICE: $4,500.00

A TOTAL OF $9,000.00 RAFFLE PRIZES

AND UNBELIEABLE PRODUCT DISCOUNTS FOR ATTENDEES ONLY

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From humble beginnings making transducers and headphones by hand in Orange County, Audeze has pushed the envelope on what is possible with Planar Magnetic Designs. Dragoslav Colich (CTO), the recipient of the 2021 George and Carolyn Counnas Innovation Award from the Society, and Sankar Thiagasamudram (CEO) will present updates on Audeze Products plus information on Dragonfire Acoustics. In addition to all the design, prototyping and testing Audeze manufactures a majority of its products at its Santa Ana Facility. The presenters will also have a Q&A. Guests, visitors and new members are invited.

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March

Saturday, March 23rd , 2-5 PM

Super Society Event at Sunny Components!

Join us for a CELEBRATION OF VINYL of epic proportions!

WORLD PREMIER OF THE GETZ/GILBERTO ONE STEP album by IMPEX RECORDS.

The Fabulous Album by João Gilberto and Stan Getz
 
PRESENT WILL BE:
Abey Fonn, President of Impex Records, will present the fantastic new edition!
Nick Getz, son of Stan Getz, will make a special presentation!!
 
Special celebration. In addition to lunch served by the Society, special selection of delicious treats provided by Impex including adult beverages.
 
Raffle Planned. Free parking.
Special Record Show provided by AudiophileUSA just for us to shop and enjoy!!

Join us for the March monthly meeting at Sunny Components
Address: 1370 E. Cypress St, Covina, CA 917249  (Directions)
Website: http://sunnyaudiovideo.com/
Phone: 1-626-966-6259

Our host will be Sunil Merchant -audio component impresario.

 

Plan on following current Covid-19 best practices.

 

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Call in and book an appointment to get a focused demonstration for all products and purchase pick up.

Sunny Components features some of the finest products built in America & Europe, combined with the finest service and know how and expert setup from Electrical power to the finest Audio stands, electronics speakers turntables and streaming. They stock, install and configure Roon and MQA.

They are reference dealers for CH Precision, stocking and demonstrating both 1 and 10 series.

Wadax Reference DAC and Streamer on Demonstration,  Brinkmann Audio full line dealer, Vinnie Rossi Brama series, EMM Labs and Meitner audio, Bryston audio, Hegel Audio systems, Meridian Dacs,
Speakers, Amplifiers,  and streamers, The Living Voice Auditorium series loudspeakers. NAD & Bluesound, Technics Turntables, Amplifiers and speakers: Stenheim Loudspeakers, Bowers and Wilkins Reference 800 series stocking dealer, Vivid Audio, Aerial acoustics,
Audio stands by Harmonic Resolution Systems, Arya-Audio Revopod,  Target, Quadraspire.
Check out their website for more products at sunnyaudiovideo.com
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April

ZOOM-ZOOM-ZOOM – APRIL 7

Enjoy a conversation with Michael Fremer

zoom invite to follow…..

April

April TBD

On Sunday,  April tbd from 2-5 pm, the Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its monthly meeting at Shelley’s Stereo & Video 
Address: 22102 Clarendon Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (Directions)
Website: shelleysstereo.com
Phone: 1-818-716-8500

Our host Alon Moscovitch, his staff and invited industry representatives will demonstrate the latest products. Don’t miss this extraordinary event with this top-notch equipment for your listening pleasure.

Stay tuned for updates!

 

Plan on following   current Covid-19 best practices.

May

May Event

TBD

Stay tuned for updates!

 

June

ZOOM-ZOOM-ZOOM – June 9

Enjoy a conversation with Andrew Jones

zoom invite to follow…..

June

June TBD

LA&OC Audio Society Enjoys T.H.E. Show

Stay tuned for confirmation and updates!

The Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society invites everyone to join us and experience a spectacular event.  T.H.E. Show

When you order your tickets, all Society Members receive an additional $5 discount when you use the code: LAOCAS5. This Society code is applicable in addition to any other pre-sale discounts you may receive in advance or at the door. Please go to T.H.E. Show’s website noted below for your best deal on tickets, hotel rooms and information on events and exhibitors.

http://thehomeentertainmentshow.com

Included for our enjoyment is T.H.E. Society Lounge. The improved, special Hospitality Suite for all Society members. Relax, stretch your legs and enjoy the refreshments. Use the code to enter. Identify yourself and wear your Lifetime Badge.

Experience the camaraderie of networking with a large group of like minded audiophiles.

An incredible opportunity to experience locally THE high end audio trade show with an expanding exhibitor list featuring over 125 vendors. PLUS an expanded marketplace for vinyl and CDs, a new Headphonium™, High Res Audio demos, equipment demos, luxury car show, gourmet food trucks, a packed seminar and evening events schedule, AND MORE.

 

T.H.E. Show health and safety protocols are on the ticketing page Plan on following   current Covid-19 best practices.

FB: @thehomeentertainmentshow

IG: @thehomeentertainmentshow

Twitter: @onlyattheshow

 

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Message to the Society from T.H.E. Show!

“We are delighted to welcome LAOCAS members to T.H.E. Show. With plenty of brands and exhibitors, a full marketplace, our new Headphonium™, as well a packed seminar and evening events schedule there will be plenty to experience. As always, we will have T.H.E. Lounge, our special room for society members, with refreshments to enjoy. Please visit our website at thehomeentertainmentshow.com to learn more.
We look forward to seeing all of you ”

 

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July

Super Summer Society Event at Sunny Components!

Join us for a CELEBRATION EXTRAVAGANZA of epic proportions!

Stay tuned for confirmation and updates!

 

monthly meeting at Sunny Components
Address: 1370 E. Cypress St, Covina, CA 917249  (Directions)
Website: http://sunnyaudiovideo.com/
Phone: 1-626-966-6259

Our host will be Sunil Merchant -audio component impresario.

 

Plan on following current Covid-19 best practices.

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Call in and book an appointment to get a focused demonstration for all products and purchase pick up.

Sunny Components features some of the finest products built in America & Europe, combined with the finest service and know how and expert setup from Electrical power to the finest Audio stands, electronics speakers turntables and streaming. They stock, install and configure Roon and MQA.

They are reference dealers for CH Precision, stocking and demonstrating both 1 and 10 series.

Wadax Reference DAC and Streamer on Demonstration,  Brinkmann Audio full line dealer, Vinnie Rossi Brama series, EMM Labs and Meitner audio, Bryston audio, Hegel Audio systems, Meridian Dacs,
Speakers, Amplifiers,  and streamers, The Living Voice Auditorium series loudspeakers. NAD & Bluesound, Technics Turntables, Amplifiers and speakers: Stenheim Loudspeakers, Bowers and Wilkins Reference 800 series stocking dealer, Vivid Audio, Aerial acoustics,
Audio stands by Harmonic Resolution Systems, Arya-Audio Revopod,  Target, Quadraspire.
Check out their website for more products at sunnyaudiovideo.com
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August

August TBD

Stay tuned for confirmation and updates!

 

Saturday, August tbd, 2-5 pm: The Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its monthly event at The Source Audio/Video Design Group in Torrance

3035 Kashiwa St, Torrance, CA 90505

http://thesourceav.com

 

Personally selected CDs/SACDs will also be part of a planned raffle held approx. 4:30pm.

An extraordinary lunch will be served. Free parking is nearby. Guests, visitors, and new members are invited.

Plan on following current Covid-19 best practices.

 

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As they have many times before for The Society, our host, Jason Lord, will demonstrate top of the line equipment in spaces custom designed to maximize your musical and visual enjoyment.
The Source Audio Video strives to provide the best in all product assortments and services. From Personal Audio to Two Channel Audio, Home Theaters and Automation.
They provide high quality audio and video equipment in all price ranges and are a Premium HiFi Brand Dealer in Los Angeles for McIntosh Labs, Sonus faber, Audio Research Corporation, Focal, Bowers & Wilkins, ATC Speakers, Chord Electronics, Marantz, Denon, Sony, Sim Audio Moon, SAE Amplifiers, Woo Audio, Wisdom Audio, JL Audio, REL, and Crestron home automation systems to name a few!
They Master the Art of Designing your dreams! They bring the artist into your living room for a live performance and can create the movie experience that will embarrass the high end public theaters.
Together with you, your ears, your eyes and your budget, their specialists help you design your new Home cinema, your new Audio system or your new Headphone rig from some of the best headphone and personal audio manufacturers like Meze Audio, McIntosh, Audeze, Dan Clark Audio, Focal, Sennheiser, HEDD Audio, Astell & Kern, Woo Audio, ampsandsound, SPL, Final Audio, Chord Electronics, Head Amp, STAX, Empire Ears, Questyle, and Grado to name a few.
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September

ZOOM-ZOOM-ZOOM – September 8

Enjoy a conversation with Frank Brenner covering the Linkwitz experience.

zoom invite to follow…..

September

 

CanJam Socal

Saturday, September 28
10am-6pm

Sunday, September 29
10am-5pm

CanJam returns to Southern California for the 9th edition of CanJam SoCal! CanJam SoCal 2024 will once again take place at the beautiful Irvine Marriott in the heart of Orange County. Featuring the headphone audio industry’s leading brands, CanJam SoCal 2024 will showcase the latest products and innovations in headphones, in-ear monitors, and personal audio electronics in all price ranges. The Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will have a booth in the foyer. Stop by and say hello.

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Plan on following   current Covid-19 best practices.

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October

Exclusive Premier Event

Stay tuned for confirmation and updates!

 

On Sunday, October TBD from 1-4 pm, the Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its monthly meeting at Common Wave HiFi
Address: 1451 E 4th St #106, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (Directions)
Website: commonwave.net
Phone: 1-213-277-4434

Our host Wesley Katzir and staff will present a variety of his best wares for your listening pleasure.

 

Common Wave Hi-Fi is a unique venture in that it is both an audio showroom and social listening space. Located in downtown L.A., Common Wave also dedicated a portion of its space to function as a record shop along with holding events monthly music events and movie nights. It’s all about reaching out to the larger community interests, while including hi-fi into the mix. With forty-four true hi-fi brands in their stable of product lines,

 

Personally selected CDs/SACDs will also be part of a planned raffle held approx. 3:30pm.

An excellent lunch will be served at approx 1:15pm.

Parking is available and free. Guests, visitors, and members alike are invited. Demos will be scheduled throughout the day.  For any additional information visit www.laocas.com, or call President and CEO Allen Taylor (714) 299-1509.

Plan on following current Covid-19 best practices.

 

November

Stay tuned for confirmation and updates!

 

Exclusive Presentation from Sunny’s Components and LAOCAS!

On Sunday, November tbd, from 2-5 pm, the Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its monthly meeting at Sunny Components
Address: 1370 E. Cypress St, Covina, CA 917249  (Directions)
Website: http://sunnyaudiovideo.com/
Phone: 1-626-966-6259

Our host will be Sunil Merchant -audio component impresario.

 

A delicious lunch will be served including adult beverages. Free parking nearby. Guests, visitors and new members are invited.

Special Event Only Promotions will be offered.

Stay tuned for more information.

Plan on following current Covid-19 best practices.

December

31st Annual Society Gala

Sunday December TBD

Time: 10:00 a.m. until we’re done!

At our 31st Annual Gala and Awards Banquet the LAOCAS will present the Founders Award,

AUDIOPHILE VIPS ATTENDING.

MEET THE LEGENDS OF THE AUDIO INDUSTRY!

Meet Michael Fremer, Master of Ceremonies. Editor of The Tracking Angle and Distinguished Sr. Editor at The Absolute Sound. Sponsored by CARDAS AUDIO.

Meet William Low from Audioquest, winner of The 2023 Founders Award.

Meet John Atkinson of Stereophile, winner of our 22nd Founders Award.

Meet John Curl, winner of the Counnas Innovation Award

Meet Dr. David Robinson, Editor and Chief of Positive Feedback

Meet Ray Kimber of Kimber Kable

Meet George Cardas of Cardas Audio

Meet Joe Kubala of Kubala-Sosna Cables

Meet Holger Stein of Stein Music from Germany and Innovation 2022 Award Winner

Meet Paul Seydor of The Absolute Sound

Meet George & Carolyn Counnas of Zesto Audio

The Seventh Annual Audiophile Recordings of the Year Awards (ARYA), chaired by Dr. David Robinson.

The Fifth Annual presentation of the Carolyn and George Counnas Innovation Award. 

The President’s Award will be given to an outstanding and contributing member by the LAOCAS President and CEO, Allen Taylor.

Join us at the Double Tree by Hilton Buena Park!  Located at 7000 Beach Blvd  Buena Park, CA 90620

Free Parking!

Dress is Holiday Casual

Plan on following current Covid-19 best practices.

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