We are excited to be back in Tampa for the Florida Audio Expo! The Florida show was the last event we did before the world shut down! I remember at the show a lot of attendees and visitors were talking and theorizing about what the impacts of this unknown COVID-19 virus would be. While talking to some about the impact on audio shows I had this dark sinking feeling and turned to my wife Jane and told her we need to really enjoy this trip, "I have a feeling this is the last trip we will be taking for awhile. Florida Audio 2020 was the last time we were on a plane until now.
We weren't really locked in to going until as recent as last week! I'm never against shows but this year I was still going to hang back since the idea of traveling on a plane with children is already a rough one. Traveling with little ones while adhering to COVID-19 regulation, even tougher! My little ones handled it like champs!
Anyway, we made it and we are here at the Florida Audio Expo. At the moment it looks like we have VPI products in 4 rooms.
We are showcasing our new Avenger Direct Turntable with House or Stereo and Audio Shield in room 715 and 716 with a whole lot of other fantastic gear!
Our Signature 21 in Rosewood with Suncoast Audio Tampa Terrace Room on the second floor.
We are also excited to have finally gone through our Limited HW-40 40th Anniversary Direct Drive. There has been concern about what we would do with the HW-40 after we ran through the limited 400 tables and we are proud to continue a "non limited" flavor in the lineup. At the Florida Audio Show we are debuting the standard VPI Direct Drive with essentially everything you already loved about the HW-40. The table will be in Piano Black Sides and the ability to easily change tonearms. The limited serialized anniversary plate has been removed for a standard serial plate and the dust cover is no longer included but available as an accessory. This will be showcased with CAT Audio on the 12th floor.
Anyone who wanted that limited anniversary flavor start making phone calls and see who still has them in stock!
We will be providing more information on the rooms and experience at the show across platforms to make sure everyone is part of the experience!
But the main reason we are excited to be here is to celebrate my daughter Shyla's 4th Birthday! We will be having an industry celebration tonight during the hotel Happy Hour for cake, singing, and presents!
See you all at the show!
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