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Show Reports, Trip Reports, and various Public Appearances
When EveAnna is out traveling on the trade show circuit for weeks on end
productivity at the factory predictably will slow to a crawl. May 2008.



May 2008: Mix Golf Tourney, AES Amsterdam, Gearfest, PotLuckCon

NAMM show in Anaheim January 2008

AES Show in NYC October 2007

The Tubes Rule Tour V at Arizona HIFI took place August 30th. QUACK!

Left to Right:
Glen Bevell, Arizona Hi-Fi / Richard Gerberg, ProAc USA / Analog Guru Michael Fremer,
Dan Mazza, Arizona Hi-Fi / EveAnna Manley, Manley Labs / Ray Lombardi, Ray of Sound

EveAnna was in Milan, Italy for the 2007 TOP AUDIO hifi show September 13 - 16 supporting our Italian importer, Best Audio. Here below is EveAnna and Giacomo who was of immeasurable help during the week. Ciao!

Manley dealer and acoustics designer Chris Pelonis brought Jim Messina to the factory May 29, 2007 to pick out capsules for his new Manley Reference Gold Stereo Microphone. We also built a Reference Gold Mono mic for him and did a cool custom mod on a Manley ELOP which also allowed it to be used as a straight line amp with these custom "WP" Reference Gold mics that have the built-in transformerless preamps.

Very hip.

And Jim is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

Albert Margolis and Mix Magazine's new boss, Jonathan, horse around with pro audio's two shortest and most fun chicks: Erica McDaniel from Universal Audio and EveAnna Manley at the 12th annual Mix LA Open golf tourney for charity May 14, 2007.

Our team did just fine, thank you!

MAY 5 - 8, 2007 AES Vienna EveAnna and her proteg - Chris Dauray were on hand with our German agents, Audio Import on stand 1538 in Hall Y. Our German-based distributor Audio Import has been appointed our new agent for Austria.

An Austrian dinner May 7, 2007 with Tim Ferrant from Buzz Audio (also my (Geekslutz co-moderator), Roger Nichols, recording engineer extraordinaire, my nephew Chris Dauray, Manley and GML UK importer Gary Ash from Sable Marketing, getting along famously with German importer Christian Reinhardt, his sweetie Heike, and Roland Storch from Audio Import.

May 5, 2007: EveAnna Manley, David Josephson, and Per Lundahl enjoyinga Barvarian Feast courtesy of Lundahl transformers.


MARCH 2007: Our agent Elie Borgh of Beta Audio put on a good show for us at the Antwerp 2007 Dutch HIFI show.
Good coverage to be seen on the 6moons.com website.

11 febbraio 2007: Our Italian HIFI Importer, Best Audio and Video made a presentation at Crosina & Balbo Hi-End Studio, a hifi dealer in Merano (BZ), of Manley HIFI gear and WLM Speakers.
Check out pictures from that day here!



January 18 - 21, 2007 Here's the group at the NAMM SHOW in Anaheim, CA.

Manley Crew L to R: Jay Carter, Chris Dauray, Baltazar, Rachel Groves, Joe (with crossed arms) Rodriguez, The Vanimal, Paul Fargo, Mike Smith, Humberto Rodriguez, Micah with arm around Rita, Manny Q, Gamma in the back. Photo courtesy of Angela from Mouser.

NAMM Show in Anaheim January 2007

CES Show in Las Vegas January 5-8, 2007

AES Show in San Francisco October 6-8, 2006

10000 miles Vanimal's Solo Motorbike Adventure - USA Cross Country Tour 2006

2 Months: August 5 - October 10, 2006

UK - Gary Ash's 50th Birthday Bash -PARIS - Hanging out with Kevin Deal

July 18 - 28, 2006 UK - PARIS Pix

2006 Chino Demolition Derby - Chino Challenge: July 15, 2006 Demolition Derby Pix

3000 miles Western USA Motorbiking trip with JB, Mikey and friends 2 weeks: July 2 - 13, 2006

EveAnna and Fletcher flew to France to attend JB and Hosanna's wedding in Normandy June 24, 2006.
Report coming someday when I get around to it.

Comedie Francais: encore un repas hysterique June 22, 2006 - Paris

TapeOpCon June 16 - 18, 2006. Manley Labs sponsored a party (oh, big surprise) at TapeOp Sunday, June 18th. The WRAP party...

KILL ALLEN WRENCH!!!!!!!!!

The Vanimal was in New England June 8 - June 13, 2006 hangin' out with her family.


  • AES Paris show May 20-23 + Munich HIFI Show May 25 - 28, 2006 + HE2006 at LAX
  • Manteca plays the Dojo April 1, 2006
  • January 2006, the usual Barrage of Trade Shows CES & NAMM.

    The Home Theater Cruise in October 2005 was good fun at the casino. Hanging out with the META guys was a rare opportunity.

    Gambling with Ed Cherney, Al Schmitt, and Elliot Scheiner: PRICELESS

    Being on a cruise ship is akin to being stuck at a Denny's or Red Lobster for a week. Except there's a casino. So I got up $3400 in two days and just played for free all week on the ship's money to relieve boredom. It is no wonder the French Monk who invented Roulette hung himself. Roulette is a maddeningly random game!

    The only other good thing was hanging out with our industry's best recording engineers.


  • The AES in NYC October 7-10, 2005 was a crazy week.
  • Read here for the Vanimal's AES Report.
  • 4th of July 2005 Trip to the River
  • AES Barcelona May 2005 was a howl!
  • Scuba Diving in Palau March 2005!

    A BIG thanks to Bob Ludwig for inviting me to the Grammys!

    The Vanimal hangin' out with two Bobs 2/13/2005, Ludwig & Clearmountain

    HE2005: April 28 - May 1, 2005
    at the NYC Hilton
    we again teamed up with
    Joseph Audio and Cardas Audio

    We did a special 3 channel demo featuring the Manley Ghidorah,
    the 3-headed preamp!

    We played those wonderful new SACD re-releases of the 3-channel RCA and Mercury recordings from the late '50's, originally recorded with 3 tracks.

    We scored a great award from Dave Glackin in Positive Feedback!



  • NAMM 2005 pix. January 2005.
  • My sister had a new baby girl November 2004.
  • AES in San Francisco October 2004
  • Maynard Ferguson Tribute Event Sept. 30 - October 3, 2004
  • Motorbiking in California again with JB and Camille July 2004.
  • My nephew Chris interns for a month and finally gets a quick Hollywood tour.
  • Motorbiking in the south of France with JB and friends May 12 - 17, 2004
  • Rock and Roll at the NAMM show January 15-18, 2004 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
  • CES 2004 in Vegas, baby! It was nice to see those of you who came to enjoy some coffee, beer, and munchies and hear some hifi with us at the Alexis Park Hotel January 8-11, 2004. Full report here.

    My Best Sound at Show vote goes without question to:
    TOM JONES !!!


    Photo by Steven Rochlin

    Hangin' out backstage at the MGM Grand with Jones The Voice

    Left to right:
    Rick Rubin, Tom Jones, Rick Rosen, The Vanimal, and Mikey Fremer.
    Bonus: Read Michael Fremer's 3-part Rick Rubin interview from January 2004 issue of musicangle.com!
    A must do. Goto: TOMJONES.COM

  • EveAnna was far away in the Far East for holiday vacation December 2003. She was in Indonesia Scuba Diving.
  • That Home Theater Cruise was fun in early November 2004. See?

    Left to Right: Phil Ramone, Pien van den Herik (Bob Hodas's lady), Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt, and The Vanimal.

    Winner! Best Sound at Show! Two Years in a Row! HE2002 & HE2003
    Here's EveAnna travelogue regarding the Stereophile HE2003 June 5 - 8, 2003 in San Francisco!
    We were in the Hampton Room with
    Joseph Audio, Cardas Audio, Equi=Tech, Orpheus Labs, and Grand Prix Audio.
    The show was amazing!
    Check out this video interview of EveAnna at the HE2003 show on Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity!
    It's a Windows Media Player file. If you don't have Windows Media Player, you can get it here, even if you are on a MAC.

    It's PERPETUALLY FIRE SEASON in LOS ANGELES

    Manley Labs hosted the July AES-LA section meeting on July 30, 2002.
    Read a report! and Read another Report!

    Chris Pelonis, EveAnna Manley, and Michael McDonald - August 2002
    In EveAnna's office at the factory

    Hawaiian shirt day at the Manley NAMM 2001 booth.
    Pictured: Gamma, Humberto, Paul, Baltazar, and EveAnna, with broken wrist, pre-surgery, all doped up on Vicodins....

    EveAnna all dressed up at the Stereophile Home Entertainment show in the summer of 1999 showing off her photography and a pair of KT90 equipped gold 120 Watt Monoblocks.

    We were still partnering up with Tannoy in the late 1990's. Those are the Manley Reference 240's driving the Tannoy Westminsters. EveAnna still has those speakers in her house and she enjoys them very much thank you!

    We can never forget J-CON from AES 1997.
    Howard Jalaikakik shows off J-CON literature. I am sure it is very collectible today.
    George Massenburg gave the keynote speech that year. What an important trade show that was!



    We bought the machine shop from Gary.
    I am short and he is very tall.
    Photo from the early 1990's.

    Eric Burdon and The Vanimal - March 23, 1989 - Backstage in Ventura