T.H.E. Show 2022: Record Shopping at T.H.E. Vinyloneum
As an audio present beginner, I didn’t know fairly what to anticipate coming to T.H.E. Show, however I knew for certain I needed to hit what I’m calling “T.H.E. Vinyloneum” situated within the Marketplace space on the second flooring.
I used to be pleasantly shocked by what I discovered. There aren’t an enormous variety of resellers, however the 4 in attendance have an amazing choice. Cash is king; nevertheless, all settle for bank card or PayPal so when you don’t carry paper cash round anymore you may nonetheless burn a gap in your pocket.
I’m clearly not the one attendee wanting so as to add to the file assortment as all the vendor cubicles had been busy. This being an occasion for audiophiles, choice traits to classical and jazz however I did see a variety of rock and a number of other packing containers of punk, new wave, and steel.
Audiophile pressings from MoFi, Impex, Classic Records had been in abundance, with different labels additionally featured.
My eyes lit up after I noticed simply how a lot classical and jazz was accessible as these genres are onerous to seek out in Calgary. Highlight purchases for me had been an unopened copy of the latest mono, Craft Recordings RSD launch of Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section (worth uninflated), an Impex urgent of E.S.P. by the Miles Davis Quintet (Copy 0047 of 3000) and a clear copy of Janos Starker enjoying the Bach Cello Sonatas (with Gyorgy Sebok).
I’m going house on Sunday not simply having seen and heard some very good gear at T.H.E. Show (and presumably additions to the gear want record), but additionally with some nice new wax to spin in my basement. What might be higher than that?