The 2020 Society Calendar

Events
January

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM

Location: AUDEZE

Address: 3412 S Susan St, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (Directions)

Website: Audeze.com

Phone: (714) 581-8010

Join in a Factory Tour at Audeze!  Dragoslav Colich (CTO) and Sankar Thiagasamudram (CEO) will take you behind the scenes on a tour of Audeze which will include how Audeze products are designed and manufactured.

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Audeze is a pioneer in the Planar Magnetic technology that is known for its award winning headphones. 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.

In addition to all the design, prototyping and testing Audeze manufactures a majority of its products at its Santa Ana Facility.

They have a slew of new products that they plan to introduce at CES and NAMM. All the new products for 2020 will be available for demo. They will follow up the tour with a Q&A. Special pricing is 25% Off on all Audeze products in person at the factory and we’ll raffle a LCD-24!

The normal great raffle is planned, and lunch will be provided. Music lovers, visitors, and members alike are invited. Free parking is available. For more information visit www.laocas.com or call LAOCAS president Bob Levi (714) 281-5850

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February

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: Scott Walker Audio
Address: 1215 N. Tustin Ave, Anaheim CA 92807 (Directions)
Website: scottwalkeraudio.com
Phone: 1-714-630-4100

Scott Walker and his team will have demonstration rooms showing the latest and greatest in high-value, high-end audio gear.

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The latest offerings from Magnepan (LRS)MAGICO (A3),Sonus Faber (Olympica Nova), & Rockport (Atria II & Avior II) will be playing.  Also, as the newest Rockport & VPI dealer on the West Coast, several models will be on display & demonstrated on electronics from Constellation (Revelation series), GryphonMcIntosh, VAC & Soulution.  Digital from Roon Labs and MQA will be showcased on gear from Berkeley Audio Design (Alpha Reference series 3), Aurender, MSB Technology & MyTek. Turntables from Acoustic Signature (Invictus Jr), VPI (Avenger Reference & Prime Signature in Rosewood) will be on display using cartridges from Air Tight, SoundSmith & Ortofon. As the #1 Synergistic Research dealer, all rooms will be outfitted with the latest room acoustics, cabling, power conditioning and accessories by Synergistic Research.  Audio racks from Artesania & Solid Tech will be on displayed in all rooms.  The newest SONY Oled UHD tvs will be showing.  Headphones from HIFI Man, Focal, Sony & Audeze will be available for audition. Presenters from Sonus Faber, McIntosh, Aurender, MSB, and Constellation to be announced.

A delicious lunch will be served. Parking is ample and free. Guests, visitors and members alike are invited. For more information call LAOCAS president Bob Levi at (714) 281-5850.

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March

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: ESS Laboratories
Address: 9855 Joe Vargas Way, South El Monte, CA, 91733 (Directions)
Website: esslabsusa.com
Phone: (888) 377-8720

Join in a Factory Tour at ESS Labs!  ESS’ CEO, Rickey Caudillo, will take you on a behind the scenes tour of ESS Labs which will include how ESS  products are designed and manufactured.

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 ESS Laboratories has been an industry leader since the mid-1970s. The company has recently relocated its facilities in Southern California and is proud to announce the introduction of its enhanced ESS-Heil Air-Motion Transformer. The original air-motion transformer was created by the noted German physicist, Oskar Heil, and his patent was assigned to ESS for production in the United States. ESS is the only officially licensed manufacturer of AMT Air Motion Transformer technology. The key to the system is the design of its patented, double-sided diaphragm and its magnetic components that concentrates the sound unknown in conventional transducers. The sound signal moves five times faster than the air-motion of a conventional cone driver. The sound is superior to any other sonic transducer available on the market with superb dynamic range, producing sound as clear as light, with quality the near equivalent of actually being in the concert hall. Products using the Heil methodology include: Speakers ranging from the entry level AMT 6″ RM II-6 to the 12″ AMT Series Speaker with a special Limited Edition at the top of the line The 422H Heil AMT Hybrid Headphones, with two drivers, one being the first Heil driver ever utilized in headphones. With one full-range custom-designed moving coil driver the outstanding 252 conventional cans do not sound conventional at all. Find out how all this is possible when Rickey gives the history and future of ESS.

Eastwind Import will be on hand to offer carefully selected vinyl and CDs for sale. A delicious lunch will be served. A raffle is planned. Parking is ample and free. Guests, visitors and members alike are invited.  For more information call LAOCAS president Bob Levi at 1-(714) 281-5850.

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April

Date: April 19, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: Shelley’s Stereo & Video
Address: 22102 Clarendon Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (Directions)
Website: shelleysstereo.com
Phone: 1-818-716-8500

Our hosts will be Alon Moscovitch and staff.

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Eastwind Import will be on hand to offer personally-selected vinyl and CDs for sale. A raffle is planned, and lunch will be served. Parking is available and free or paid in the neighborhood. Guests, visitors and members are invited. For more information call LAOCAS president Bob Levi at 1-(714) 281-5850.

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April

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Location: George Meyer AV
Address: 4844 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (Directions)
Website: georgemeyer-av.com
Phone: 1-310-820-1113

George Meyer AV Clinic Event: All members invited via appointment only

Call for an appointment. 1-(310) 820-1113 Learn about and bring your equipment that needs repair.

May 17

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: 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 empresario.

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A raffle is planned, and lunch will be served. Parking is available and free or paid in the neighborhood. Guests, visitors and members are invited. For more information call LAOCAS president Bob Levi at 1-(714) 281-5850.

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May 31

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: Recerche HiFi/ @Holiday Inn – Buena Park
Address: 7000 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 (Directions)
Website: Rererche HiFI
Phone: TBA

Our Host will be Rich Dasteel

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A raffle is planned, and lunch will be served. Parking is available and free or paid in the neighborhood. Guests, visitors and members are invited. For more information call LAOCAS president Bob Levi at 1-(714) 281-5850.

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June

CanJam SOCAL 2020
June 20, 2020 – 10am-6pm
June 21, 2020 – 10am-5pm

Location: Irvine Marriott (Directions)
Website: canjamglobal.com

The Society will sponsor  CANJAM SOCAL 2020!

Visit our hospitality room open to the public! Join the society in the room and receive a great gift!

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Featuring over 100 leading brands in over 25,000 sq ft. of exhibition space, CanJam SoCal 2030 will showcase the latest products and innovations in headphones and personal audio electronics in all price ranges – from $50 earbuds to the world’s finest headphone audio systems at $50,000.

Location
CanJam SoCal 2020 places you in the heart of Orange County. The Irvine Marriott is within miles of SoCal’s most amazing beaches, professional sporting events, and fabulous shopping. Closest to John Wayne Airport, the venue is also easily accessible from LAX, Long Beach Airport, and San Diego International Airport.

CANJAM SOCAL 2020 is an official June Society Event! Not to be missed! Please go to their website for tickets.
See you there!

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July

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: Common Wave HiFi
Address: 1451 E 4th St #106, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (Directions)
Website: commonwave.net
Phone: 1-213-277-4434

Our hosts will be Wesley Katzir and staff

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Eastwind Import will be on hand for our software shopping fun! See new LPs and CDs from all over the world at terrific prices!

Extraordinary raffle planned. Complimentary lunch will be served at 2 PM! Parking is available and free.  Guests, visitors, and members alike are invited.

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August

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020Time: 2-5 PM
Location: The Source AV Design Group
Address: 3035 Kashiwa St, Torrance, CA 90505 (Directions)
Website: thesourceav.com
Phone: 1-310-534-9900

Our Hosts will be Jason and Stephen Lord

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Eastwind Import will be on hand to offer personally selected vinyl and CDs for sale.

A huge raffle is planned and an extraordinary lunch will be served.  Free parking is nearby.

Guests, visitors and new members are invited.

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September

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: Sunny Components
Address: 1370 E. Cypress St, Covina, CA 917249  (Directions)
Website: http://sunnyaudiovideo.com/
Phone: 1-626-966-6259

Be greated again by our Host Sunil Merchant

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Check out specific systems with excellent price/performance starting at $10K.

Eastwind Import will be on hand to offer carefully selected vinyl and CDs for sale.

You will not want to miss this one. A raffle is planned and an extraordinary lunch will be served.

Free parking is nearby. Guests, visitors and new members are invited.

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October

Date: October 18, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: Excel Audio
Address: 4678 Campus Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Directions)
Website: excelaudio.us
Phone: 1-949-933-1599

 

Our Host will be Mike Rose.

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A raffle is planned and an exceptional lunch will be served. Free parking is nearby. Guests, visitors and new members are invited.

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November

LIFETIME MEMBER EVENT

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: George Meyer AV
Address: 4844 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (Directions)
Website: georgemeyer-av.com
Phone: 1-310-820-1113

GEORGE MEYER AV CLINIC EVENT: The event is open to Lifetime Members of the Society.

The guest speaker will be Steve Hoffmann.

Call for an appointment. 1-(310) 820-1113 Learn about and bring your equipment that needs repair.

November

Date: Sunday , November 16, 2020
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: Weinhart Design
Address: 2337 Roscomare Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077 (Directions)
Website: weinhartdesign.com
Phone: 1-310-472-

The Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society will hold its final dealer event of the year at Weinhart Design.

 

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A raffle is planned, and an exceptional lunch will be served. Free
parking is nearby. Guests, visitors and new members are invited.

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December

27th Annual Gala
Sponsored by AXPONA
North America’s High End Audio Show

Date: December 6, 2020 Time: 11 AM until we’re done!
Location: Holiday Inn – Buena Park
Address: 7000 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 (Directions)

Coming Sunday, December 8th, our 26th Annual Gala will honor Andrew Jones with the Founders Award, our highest honor!  Michael Fremer will introduce Andrew.

The Third Annual Audiophile Recordings of the Year Awards and the Second Annual presentation of the Innovation Award will be announced!  Of course, the President’s Award will be given to an outstanding member.

A grand lunch will be served.  What great FUN!!