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Last weekend proved just how much the music really matters. Over 200 people attended World Wide Stereo's annual “Music Matters” event, filling both stores in Montgomeryville and Ardmore to capacity, despite dreadful weather. Thank you to all of our presenters and staff who worked so hard to make the presentations the best ever — and especially to our wonderful customers who make these events possible. This year we went a little out of the box adding the gang from Martin Guitar and Molly Hicks, a hospice music therapist. These were strong additions, and only emphasized how much it’s really all about the music and not just the gear we sell.
To our manufacturer partners — McIntosh, Audeze, Dynaudio, Bowers & Wilkins, KLH, and Focal Audio — who donated almost $12,000 in giveaways: Thank you for allowing a handful of attendees to take home a piece of the experience. (Prizes included: Focal Spark Headphones, two KLH 5.1 Quincy Home Theater Systems, a pair of Dynaudio Xeo 20 Bookshelf Speakers, a pair of Audeze LCD-X Headphones, a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 606 Bookshelf Speakers, a McIntosh MA252 Integrated Amp, and a pair of Bowers & Wilkins PX On-Ear Headphones.) And of course, thank you to our local vendors: George's Music and Izenberg's Catering.
Thank you also to the many new folks who attended and who are just beginning to appreciate the World Wide Stereo experience. Our motto is to do well by doing good. We make our living bringing the joy of music and all the other wonderful things consumer technology can provide to our customers. What follows is a summary of the event, the music played, and the gear used — check it out, and be sure to scroll through our photo gallery at the end!
For over 180 years, Martin Guitar has been “the” choice for the best musicians on the planet, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk, and bluegrass to classical and flamenco players of every age. During their keynote and breakout sessions, we learned more about Martin's incredible history and experienced what makes them so special, as their guitars were played by some of the folks who build them.
Presented by: The folks from Martin Guitar
Products used (Martin Guitars):
Products used (PA System):
Electro Voice Evolve 50
Molly is a music therapist and bereavement coordinator at Penn Wissahickon Hospice in the Philadelphia area. She also serves on the Allied Therapies Steering Committee of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. During the presentation, Molly performed two original songs. During the breakout sessions, she talked 1:1 with attendees and shared more about music therapy. It was incredibly moving for all. (To get in touch with Molly, click here to send her an email or follow her on Facebook.)
Presented by: Molly Hicks, MMT, MT-BC
During this special session, KLH President and CEO Dave Kelley covered the different types of speakers available today, and took us through the creation of a speaker from conception to production.
Presented by: David Kelley, President and CEO of KLH, Former President of Klipsch
Products used (Montgomeryville):
Products used (Ardmore):
Presented by: Bob Staples, McIntosh Labs
Presented by: Adam Domurad, World Wide Stereo
Spotify, Tidal, Deezer — oh my! Another one of our own, Ben Morrow, gave an educational 101-level crash course on music streaming, and how it can take the listening experience to new levels.
Presented by: Ben Morrow, World Wide Stereo
Presented by: Evan Grimm, Audeze
Presented by: Mick Tillman, Dynaudio
Evan Grimm of Audeze shares the history of headphones
Martin Guitar leads a private session at our second Music Matters event in Ardmore
The folks from Martin Guitar share the incredible history of the iconic brand
Local guitarist, Ricky Smith, plays Eric Clapton on a Martin Guitar
Music therapist, Molly Hicks
Our very own Adam Domurad shows us how to get the most out of our vinyl records and digital music files
The beautiful lineup of Bowers & Wilkins speakers
Attendees experience the power of audio in iconic movie scenes
Giveaways of the night, featuring products from Bowers & Wilkins, McIntosh, KLH, Audeze, and Focal
A few lucky winners of Focal's Spark Wireless Headphones
The lucky winner of a new pair of Audeze LCD-X headphones
The new owner of a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 606 Bookshelf Speakers
The lucky winners of McIntosh's MA252 Integrated Amp
Bob Cole kicks off the first Music Matters event at Montgomeryville
Dave Kelley details the evolution of the loudspeaker
Additional giveaways from our manufacturer partners
The lucky winner of the KLH Quincy 5.1 Home Theater System
The winners of the Dynaudio Xeo 20 bookshelf speakers
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