From the margins. (Surveying The Soundscape).
From the Margins: Next on the pile is the show guide from T.H.E.
Expo (The Home Entertainment Expo). That's the mini-show that used
to operate in the St. Tropez hotel right next door to the Alexis Park.
This year that show moved a few blocks away to the newer than new
Tuscany Hotel. The Tuscany was so new that it was still being built
while the show was going on inside.
By moving (particularly to an under-construction venue), T.H.E.
Expo further marginalized itself. It seemed even more than ever to be
the refuge of high-end audio's lunatic fringe. The general dearth
of musical reproduction there -- with a few exceptions -- reinforced