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If they are designed to be flat in a particular room, then heaven help you when you go to another room! ... and these guys have some special voodoo if they can design the speaker so that the room doesn't have resonance or detrimental reflections. I have a hard time with that.
This show has potential, but needs a strong driving force, behind it. Poor promotion is not a good starting point. At least it was a better turnout, than last year.
It always has had more potential, but is kept purposely smaller than some of the other shows...
It always has had more potential, but is kept purposely smaller than some of the other shows. Real promotion costs real dollars, which in turn costs people to attend in the form of fees as either a vendor or attendee, which has always been the opposite of why the show was formed ( I've been going since before it was in Dallas as well as have been on the steering committee for several years--in fact, the show would have ceased to exist several years ago if I had not volunteered to do it). Self promotion is the motto of the show and interested vendors are told this from the get-go. No other show let's you demo your wares, whether as a full fledged company or a DIY for nothing more than your travel and room costs. Most of the people setting up have been doing it for many years, so it's more of a "family" get together with a few new cousins showing up every year.
I get all of that. The problem is, when Danny (GR) is not there, the show is a dud. Other than Wayne (Pi), there are no exhibiting manufacturers, with a noticeable following, on the forums. So, outside of those 2 guys, there is no promotion. Look at the number of posts, in this section, compared to those in Danny's section. And the difference, in turnout, this year compared to last year.Seriously, I think you guys should consider promoting this as more of a DIY affair, than something akin to RMAF (but with a more laid back atmosphere.) If you want more commercial exhibitors, I wonder how many small mom-and-pop hi-end companies are within 8 hours drive, from Dallas? I wonder how many the organizers have contacted? If you don't reach out to them, how are they supposed to know about it? Certainly not from reading about it here.Come to think of it, there were some DIY outfits, that did not come back, from last year. $200, and $4 gasoline, is a bit much, for someone to just come, and "hang out". Especially if your last memory is the 2011 version.
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