Salon des Refusés NYC
Running concurrent with The NY Audio & AV Show, a few NYC dealers have decided to stay home and piggyback on this event by holding their own.
Stereo Exchange is featuring a number of presentations by manufacturers including Peachtree and Bel Canto as well as Chris Connaker of the Computer Audiophile who will be offering computer audio seminars. Their event runs, not coincidentally, the same dates as the show. Check the Stereo Exchange website for details. Lyric Hi-Fi is also having an event on Saturday and Sunday featuring presentations by Nordost and a demo of the new Magneplanar MG20.7 speaker.
And if you are making a special trip into NYC for the Show, make sure you make time to hit some of NYCs great record stores. Some of my favorites include Other Music, Academy Records, A-1 Records, and In Living Stereo's new location on Great Jones Street (and if like chicken wings and beer, just head down the street to Great Jones Cafe) which in addition to hi-fi houses a very nice selection of new and used records.
The Museum of Modern Art is also only .7 miles away and from the Waldrof=Astoria (and they have a bar!).
And if your tastes run to the less modern or a smaller more intimate venue, the Frick Collection is only 1.7m from the Waldrof (no bar).