CAS7 Overview

The thing about a smaller show…

“Consequently, I find myself drawn to the smaller audio shows, such as the upcoming California Audio Show (Oakland, CA – July 28 – 30, 2017 – now in it’s 7th year) and T.H.E. Show (Hilton – Anaheim, CA – Sept. 21 – 24, 2017, 27 years running) precisely because they are geared to a smaller (400 – 1000+) attendance featuring less rooms (45+) that are all separated from each other so that leak-through of adjacent sound is minimized. I find this vastly more rewarding too, since I can actually get through the entire show without having missed anything. Rather than being subjected to the (often) over-crowded mob conditions associated with large shows … attending mega audio shows where there is so much to see (and digest) often winds up overwhelming me to the point I just want to leave after only a few very expensive hours ($100+ sometimes). But to have the option, instead, of relaxing leisurely for $1 or less per listening room while having the pleasure of hearing one’s own choice of music (often played from HD sources like a USB stick, these days) on some truly amazing and often beyond-beyond priced systems… this is audio show heaven!”

– Jeremy Kipnis, The State of the High End Audio Show, PFO Issue 91, May-June 2017.

Press Coverage of the 2015 CAS6:

When: July 28-30, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017 10am to 6pm. (Evening hours by appointment with individual Exhibitors.)
Saturday, July 29, 2017 10am to 6pm. (Seminars begin at 9am. Evening hours by appointment with individual Exhibitors.)
Sunday, July 30, 2017 10am to 4pm

Location: Hilton Oakland International Airport
1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621
Tel. 1.510.635.5000

Come experience the mesmerizing sounds and audio equipment presented. You’ll be able to hear audio systems from $1000 to $200,000 from exhibitors in the Bay Area and around the country. Explore our list of previous exhibitors in our 2015 show.

• Prizes
• Events
• Accomodations – Hilton Oakland Airport
• Points of Interest


Ticket sales available now!


CAS7 List of Prizes!

Online ticket buyers in previous years were treated to a special drawing! CAS6 2015 Prizes

Special Rates for Attendees at the Hilton Oakland International Airport

Limited CAS special rate of $140/night + tax.

Deadline: Must book by June 26, 2017
Reservation direct line: 1.510.635.5000

Location: Hilton Oakland Airport
1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621

Built in the 1960s and recently renovated, the Hilton Oakland Airport consists of 4 buildings. Each 3-story building has 9-foot ceilings with thick walls, ideal for sound demonstration purposes. The show will occupy the entire Building V which features the Seminar Room, 7 large and 38 standard (18′ x 13.5′ x 9′) sound rooms. A neighboring building, namely Building IV, is a single-story convention center with a cafe/bar and a restaurant which will house the CAS Registrar, the Concert/Seminar Space, vendor booth area and two additional large sound rooms. Exhibitors will be able to continue music-playing in both Buildings well after show hours into the evenings.

Floorplan – Building IV & V

Building IV & V

Floorplans – Building V

1st Floor – 13 Sound Rooms


2nd Floor – 16 Sound Rooms


3rd Floor – 16 Sound Rooms

CAS registered attendees park at the Hilton Oakland Airport for $8 all day.
Hilton Oakland International Airport: 800+ spots

Points of Interest 

The beautiful, 155-acre Lake Merritt boasts a 3.4-mile scenic jogging path along its perimeter. It is just 14 minutes away in central Oakland. Lake Merritt is also the first official U.S. wildlife refuge since 1870.