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John Curl Awards Banquet

David Hicks | Published on 10/17/2023

John Curl Award Presentation

All Audiophiles Foundation members are invited and encouraged to attend!

The Audiophile Foundation is pleased to alert our readership that this year on December 3rd, our beloved John Curl will receive the 4th Annual George and Carolyn Counnas Innovation Award during the LAOCAS 30th Anniversary Gala.  (NOTE THAT THIS IS AN LAOCAS EVENT AND NOT AN AUDIOPHILE FOUNDATION EVENT)

All audiophiles are warmly invited and highly recommended to attend.

Join other Foundation members and friends at the LAOCAS 30th Anniversary Gala on December 3, 2023, to celebrate and thank John Curl personally for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of solid-state audio amplifiers, circuit innovation, mastering recorders and much more.

Robert Harley, editor of The Absolute Sound, calls John Curl our "Unsung Hero" and credits him with introducing circuit innovation that is the foundation for all modern solid state amplifiers.

John Curl's creative genius has benefited many companies, including Ampex, Mark Levinson, Vendetta Research, Constellation, Dennison, Mofi, Parasound, and many others.

Come and celebrate John Curl's remarkable career and learn from his expertise at the LAOCAS 30th Anniversary Gala on December 3, 2023, held in the grand ballroom at the Double Tree Inn by Hilton in Buena Park, CA.





Date: Sunday, December 3

Time: 10 AM until we’re done! -11am Buffet Served

Location:DoubleTree by Hilton Buena Park

Address:7000 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620(Directions)

Dress is Holiday Casual


MeetWilliam Low, fromAudioquest, winner of theFounders Award

MeetJohn Atkinson, winner of our22nd Founders Award

MeetMichael Fremer, Master of Ceremonies -Appears Courtesy ofCardas Audio

MeetJohn Curl, winner of theCounnas Innovation Award

MeetDr. David Robinson, Editor and Chief ofPositive Feedback

Featuring a performance byMartin Chalifour, Principle Concertmaster of the LA Philharmonic Orchestra! Sponsored byRay Kimber. (With thanks toBob Attiyeh).


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For all your individual and group ticket needs. It will sell out, so please buy your tickets now! Just $50 for a Lavish Buffet and inclusive parking!

Members and Visitors! are most welcome!


No Covid restrictions this year. Masks are entirely optional.

Not to be missed! Please sign up today! Always an incredible Event!

Over $50,000.00 in Amazing Raffle Prizes!

Before the recent pandemic, way back in 2019, several SFAS members attended the LAOCAS presentation of the Founders Award for Michael Fremer and in addition to having a fabulous time and hobnobbing with industry illuminati, managed to win many thousands of dollars in raffle prizes, including a pair of Vandersteen Speakers, a Rogers tube power amplifier, a pair of ESS Bookshelf speakers, and, something else that Larry couldn't remember- he was a multiple prize winner- maybe an SAT Tonearm? So don't miss out. This years prize list is bigger than ever!