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Seen & Heard at CES 2013: ‘Nobody THINKS They Want a Yanni Demo’

The quote of CES 2013 comes from Richard Stoerger of Audio Design Associates demo'ing Yanni with high-end A/V gear.


Yanni does Playtime. I wonder if Kaleidescape has this track bookmarked.

For his Venetion demo room at CES 2013, Richard Stoerger of Audio Design Associates was flipping through tired old videos and audio tracks to demonstrate ADA’s $5,000 7.1 Cinema Rapture, RBH speakers, a Display Development projector and Screen Innovations screen, and Kaleidescape movie server.

So he went for a demo reel that you might not expect in an industry that prides itself on being hip: “Yanni’s Playtime” from the album “Ethnicity.”

When I told Richard I did not need to see or hear his Yanni demo he said, “Nobody thinks they want a Yanni demo until they get my Yanni demo.”

Classic Richard.

Here, a few integrators from Utah Audio crack up at the demo, but all agreed it was a great choice.

VIDEO: Dealers crack up at Yanni

VIDEO: Why the dealers are cracking up

Watch the complete Playtime video here and you can see why it makes for a good demo.

NOTE: Yanni is best served with a drink. Thankfully, ADA is serving 4:00 to 6:00 pm daily at Venetian Hotel, Suite 30-311.


CORRECTION: ADA and CE Pro made a terrible error initially when we reported that the track was “On Sacred Ground” from “Yanni Live!” We apologize for any problems this may have caused, for example, if you downloaded the wrong track for a demo of your own.

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About the Author

Julie Jacobson, Co-Founder, EH Publishing / Editor-at-large, CE Pro
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson. [More by Julie Jacobson]

2 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by Kaleidescape  on  01/11  at  05:42 PM

Of COURSE we have the track bookmarked, along with all of the songs in thousands of concerts and musicals. That’s how Richard played it so easily on the Kaleidescape System in his suite.

Posted by Jason Knott  on  01/14  at  11:02 AM

In addition to the audio, Yanni’s trademark backward hair flips were a sight to behold on the SI screen during the demo.

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