It's that time of year again for audiogeeks to gather and drool or condescend ! Capital Audiofest 2013 This year, it will be in a hotel in Silver Spring, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. I will be there, probably on Saturday or Sunday. I promised to help Dennis Murphy haul and set up his display. He says he'll be showing the new Philharmonic Slim and the Philharmonic 3. Jim Salk will be there in an adjacent room, but I don't know what speakers he'll bring. Both Jim and Dennis will use electronic gear from Audio by Van Alstine to drive their speakers. Philharmonic 3 As always, it would be fun to meet up with any AHer member while there. If you are really interested in shopping for speakers, this is an excellent way to see and hear many in one day. And if you aren't buying, it's always more fun to share observations and snarky wisecracks about all the audio gear you can't afford to buy .