Dealer Events in Maryland Thursday and Washington State Friday

Thursday, June 16, 6–9pm: Gramophone will celebrate the Grand Opening of their Gaithersburg showroom (8513 Grovemont Circle, Gaithersburg) with an evening of wonderful music, delicious food, and world-class audio/video systems, while on Friday, June 17, 6–9pm: Gig Harbor Audio (3019 Judson Street, Suite D, Gig Harbor) and J-Corder (5800 Soundview Drive, D-101, Gig Harbor) will host a "Tactile Psychoacoustics" listening party.

Participating brands at the Gramophone event will include AudioQuest, Bowers & Wilkins, McIntosh, Lutron, Sony, and many more. For additional information and to RSVP, visit, email, or call (410) 308-1650.

Guests at the Gig Harbor event will witness a performance by "electro-world-groove" band Budapest West in an unusual manner—listening through Mylar balloons—in an attempt to simulate a deaf person's experience of listening to music. The band's acoustic performance will be recorded directly to tape using a Technics 1520 open-reel machine. All attendees will receive a digitized version of the recording, complete with clinking glasses, applause, and chatter.

Other featured gear will include Blumenstein Audio loudspeakers, Exposure 3010 electronics, and AudioQuest cables. In addition, 18 oil paintings by artist Ann Stockdale will be on display, and 7 Seas Brewing will provide their Life Jacket Session IPA. For more information and to RSVP, email, or call (253) 228-6021.