Show Report: T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013

The Home Entertainment Show Newport Beach is growing into one of the best hi-fi shows in the U.S. This year's show, which started today and runs through Sunday, appears even bigger than last year's, which was big enough to use up all the parking in both of the hotels that house the show. It's got audio systems ranging from double-digit to six-digit prices, and lots of space devoted to vinyl records, headphones, and other subcategories. The focus, as always, is on music, not home theater.

I only got a chance to see a few of the rooms at the show today; I'll be back tomorrow to finish it off. Meanwhile, here's a short photo essay showcasing the most interesting products I've seen so far at the show.

Click here to get the wrap-up report on the other rooms I visited later.