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Audioholics SOTU Trade Show - Registration Deadline This Weekend!

by October 10, 2008


This weekend is your last chance to register for our 10th Annual State of the CE Union Event to be hosted this October 23rd and 24th at the beautiful Disney Dolphin resort in Orlando Florida. With 7 state of the art demo rooms packed with never before seen A/V gear from leading manufacturers, great educational seminars and tons of free food and product giveaways, you won’t want to miss out!

Demo Room Breakdown (7 rooms are better than 6)

As you can see in the list below, we've got some hard hitting manufacturers coming to our event putting on state of the art demos of their latest products some of which are making their debut at our event!
Room Exhibitor
Europe 4 Sherwood Newcastle
Europe 5 Yamaha / EMP
Europe 6 Epson / Atlantic Technologies
Europe 7 Marantz / Snell / Escient
Europe 8 Audyssey
Europe 9 Emotiva
Europe 10 Dolby/Pioneer

> Map of the show floor layout <

Here is a peek into some of the demo rooms hosted at our event


  • HT setup will be: an XPA-5, XPA-2, three of our ERM 6.3’s (the large ‘center’ channel speakers), 4 ERD-1’s, and hopefully (prays, weeps, crosses fingers) a UMC-1 and a dual sub set.
  • 2 Channel setup: New ERC-1 CD player, RSP-2, two ERT-3 towers, and maybe a sub…not sure on that yet.

Sherwood R-972 ReceiverSherwood Newcastle

  • Sherwood Newcastle will be demoing their new flagship receiver R-972 for the very first time at this year’s Audioholics State of the CE Union trade show. According to Jeffrey Hipps, Sherwood's Sr. VP for Marketing and Product Planning, "The R-972 was designed offer a completely contemporary suite of high performance audio/video features, yet it needed to stand out from the pack. With its Trinnov Optimizer Room Correction System, this is certainly a must hear demo you won't want to miss.


  • Yamaha Electronics Corporation will demonstrate its first Blu-ray disc player and flagship RX-Z11 11.2 channel network AV receiver at Audioholics 2008 State of the CE Union trade show at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, on October 22 – 24, 2008. The company will also display the latest addition to its high end RX-Z series receivers, the RX-Z7, as well as its RX-V3900 network AV receiver.

Feed your Brain with our Educational Seminars

The power of knowledge is at your finger tips courtesy of two fun filled days packed with informative educational seminars hosted by industry guest speakers from the likes of THX, Audyssey, Audio Precision, Dolby and many more.

Check out our Educational Seminar Overview

Spooky Banquet Dinner Event / Costume Party

Grim ReaperScary ghouls, freaky music and spooky Audioholics staff. That’s just some of the freebies you’ll get at our Halloween banquet party.

The Spanish tradition will intermix with the dark side of Halloween, to give you all goose bumps; the exhilarating dancing of our flamenco couple and our live “downtown DJ’s” will keep your hairs shrieking.

Don’t’ forget to freak your self up. The best costume will win prize and a trophy to show off. So, get your imaginations going!

We’ll make sure the food measures up as well. The Dolphin hotel is recognized nationally and internationally for their gourmet specialties. We have chosen under their guidance the “eeriest. Augustine buffet.” filled with Bohemian sea foods, delicious and tangy fruits and many meat specialties; a multiple course meal mouth-watering desserts prepared by world renowned chefs.

We don’t wanna give away too many details, as the ghouls may get angry with us.

Click > HERE < for more info on our dinner venue.

Last Chance to Register

As a result of the recent surge in demand for participating in our event, we are extending the registration deadline until the end of this weekend October 12th.

If you register now, we will waive the $75 registration fee for up to two people from your party.

Click > step 2 < to book your room NOW then fill out our registration form and write in “Last Chance” and fax it back to us.

We hope to see all of your happy faces there as we commemorate 10 years of online success. Don’t procrastinate any longer. Register to our event, bring your family and enjoy a 4 day fun filled weekend at Disney while feeding you’re A/V addiction!

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About the author:

Gene manages this organization, establishes relations with manufacturers and keeps Audioholics a well oiled machine. His goal is to educate about home theater and develop more standards in the industry to eliminate consumer confusion clouded by industry snake oil.

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Recent Forum Posts:

Adam posts on October 12, 2008 20:59
Hey, why not hold it in Tucson next time? It's really nice around here in October. Come on…you know that you want to.

Sure, there's the logistics of it all. But, that's what Matt is for!
TICA posts on October 12, 2008 20:33
Sorry you can't make it

jamie2112, post: 467130
I really wish I could attend this but I just did AES and cannot afford it. Next year I will be attending for sure…

We're sad to hear you can't make it this year. We'll make sure the videos go up as fast as possbile so you can all enjoy it virtually.

We will not be hosting the event next year. If we do it again, it will be in the Clearwater area.

jamie2112 posts on October 10, 2008 23:52
I really wish I could attend this but I just did AES and cannot afford it. Next year I will be attending for sure…
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