The California Audio Show lacks the pomp of the big industry meets like CES. There's no bustling expo floor, no booth babes. Rather, the whole affair is spread out through a few dozen rooms in a decidedly un-fancy hotel down the road from San Francisco's airport. In each room, you'll find an equipment dealer or a speaker manufacturer showing off their latest goodies. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own music for demos, and the bearded, ponytailed and bespectacled throngs hoof from room to room with their stacks of 180-gram Deutsche Grammophon LPs, Bob Dylan tape reels, and Yo-Yo Ma SACDs in hand.