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    AXPONA OPENS APRIL 13-15, 2018 IN A NEW, LARGER LOCATION OFFERING THE LATEST AUDIO GEAR & EQUIPMENT, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING, AND LIVE CONCERTS

    AXPONA Attendees to Converge at The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center

    SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 18, 2018) - - Calling all audiophiles, music lovers, vinyl collectors, audio engineers and musicians, AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will open April 13-15 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center offering attendees three jam-packed days of incredible sounds, technology, presentations, design, and the very latest products in the industry. Now in its ninth year, AXPONA is the defining, high-end audio show in the United States, which caters to dealers, distributors and manufacturers, as well as music-loving consumers. AXPONA’s new state-of-the-art venue will feature an EXPANDED Exhibit Hall, and NEW Record Shop and Master Class Theater. AXPONA will once again offer something for everyone – from the novice music lover to the seasoned audio expert looking to enhance their sound with the latest technology.

    The 2018 event will be the LARGEST show to date, meeting the increasing demand from attendees looking for the TOP brands in the music world under one roof, in a central location. The expanded Exhibit Hall, which is home to the Marketplace and Ear Gear Expo, is a whopping 30,000 square feet and will showcase a vast array of turntables, cables, accessories, racks and stands, tonearms, cartridges and the latest headphones and associated equipment in the growing world of mobile and high-end personal listening. Top manufacturers exhibiting this year will be AudioQuest, Empire Ears, Kimber Kable, Morrow Audio, Pro-Ject, Sennheiser, and SOTA. The NEW Record Shop, a pavilion within the Exhibit Hall is the place to shop for new and vintage vinyl, CDs, SACDs and downloads and discover new artists. The NEW Master Class Theater will feature curated content presented by industry experts.

    Sit, relax and surround yourself with the best in high-end audio equipment and gear by visiting AXPONA’s 150+ Listening Rooms. Attendees are encouraged to experience listening rooms by listening and comparing the superbly designed, high performance systems and components from some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers. In all, more than 400 manufacturers, retailers and brands will gather at AXPONA, including Acoustique Quality, Bandwidth Audio, ELAC, Emotiva, Exogal, Magico, LLC, Pass Laboratories, PS Audio, Zesto Audio all of whom will showcase the newest high-end products and services to attendees.

    AXPONA 2018 will also feature live concerts that continue to thrill and entice attendees. Saturday night’s Blues Revue will be presented in partnership with Delmark Records and will be a celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the label.

    “We are excited to welcome attendees to AXPONA’s new home at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center, and offer new and expanded features including a larger Exhibit Hall, new Record Shop for vinyl collectors, a Master Class Theater to host experts in the audio industry, and 150 Listening Rooms to experience the best sound from the world’s biggest and best brands,” said Liz Miller, VP, Event Director, AXPONA.

    Open to the public, AXPONA offers a variety of ticket options for attendees. One day passes are $25 two day passes are $40; and three Day are $50. Gold passes are available for $95; industry passes (offering admittance for three days) are $50; and student passes for one day is $10. All tickets include free self-parking each day.

    The Gold Pass Package is a special pass for admission to all three days of AXPONA along with some extra perks! The AXPONA Gold Experience Pass includes: collector’s Badge, official AXPONA T-shirt, access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge with VIP check-in, coat check, refreshments and WiFi, and an exclusive reception for Gold pass holders on Saturday, April 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM with special guests. There are only a limited number of passes available, so order soon!

    Thanks to the overwhelming interest by students to attend and experience AXPONA, there is an expanded Student Day pass available for any of the three days. A new passport program encourages students to explore the show, and if they complete all the stops they could win prizes including headphones, t-shirts, and vinyl.

    All general admission tickets grant access to the exhibits including Listening Rooms and Exhibit Hall. as well as educational seminars, live music in the lounge, and special events.

    AXPONA will be open Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel is located at 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, please visit www.axpona.com or call 203-371-6322.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    AXPONA 2018 WELCOMES RECORD-BREAKING 60 FIRST-TIME EXHIBITORS

    SHOWCASING THE VERY BEST IN HIGH-END AUDIO EQUIPMENT APRIL 13-15, 2018


    Schaumburg, IL (February 28 , 2018) - - AXPONA (Audio Expo North America), the largest consumer audio show in North America, will move to its new home at the Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel April 13-15with 60 first-time exhibitors making their debut.

    AXPONA is known for featuring world-renowned companies and manufacturers, showcasing the most innovative products and services in the high-end audio industry. It is the place where manufacturers and dealers unveil their latest offerings, in a wide variety of price points and mediums. 60 NEW and innovative exhibitors will gather at AXPONA 2018 to introduce their newest offerings.

    The following is a summary of first-time exhibitors that will be at AXPONA 2018, representing a number of product categories including Amplifiers, Cables, Headphones, Speakers, Turntables, and much more:

    Accent Speaker Technology, ACE Computers, Acoustic Research, ADVANCED, Asona, Bandwidth Audio, Bending Wave USA, Bluewave, Boenicke, Caprice Audio, Cayin, Clarus Cable, Clear Tune Monitors, Creative Sound Solutions, Dekoni Audio, Dynamique Audio, Earsonics, EarzAudio, Effect Audio, EINSTEIN Audio Systems, Eikon by Gayle Martin Sanders, Elite Audio Systems, Elite AV Distribution, EMU Systems, Fern & Roby, Gobel High End, HighEnd by Oz, iFi Audio, Kanto Audio, KirmussAudio, Kole Digital Systems, KRC Professional Audio, Lenbrook, Lindemann Audio, M&Co Electronics, Merging Technology, Orinda Acoustics, Parasound Products, Perfect Seal, Perfect Vinyl Forever, pNeuance Audio, Prana Distribution, PranaFidelity, Pro-Ject, Rainbow Audio, Reckless Records, Refined Audio, Rubert Neve Designs, SOtM, Stereo Haven , Studio Electric, Swan Song Audio, The Sound Environment, Timbre & Luces USA, TRIANGLE Speakers, Western Electric and Zavfino 1877Phono.

    “AXPONA has become the go to event for audiophiles and continues to excite and attract the best manufacturers in the world and this year is no exception with 60 new, world-class exhibitors,” said Liz Miller, Event Director, AXPONA. “The 2018 show is the largest to date, offering attendees exclusive access to the newest products, industry experts, and live performances all in one place.”

    Open to the public, AXPONA offers a variety of ticket options for attendees. One day passes are $25 two day passes are $40; and three Day are $50. Gold passes are available for $95; industry passes (offering admittance for three days) are $50; and student passes for one day is $10. All tickets include free self-parking each day.

    The Gold Pass Package is a special pass for admission to all three days of AXPONA along with some extra perks! The AXPONA Gold Experience Pass includes: collector’s Badge, official AXPONA T-shirt, access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge with VIP check-in, coat check, refreshments and WiFi, and an exclusive reception for Gold pass holders on Saturday, April 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM with special guests. There are only a limited number of passes available, so order soon!

    Thanks to the overwhelming interest by students to attend and experience AXPONA, there is an expanded Student Day pass available for any of the three days. A new passport program encourages students to explore the show, and if they complete all the stops they could win prizes including headphones, t-shirts, and vinyl.

    All general admission tickets grant access to the exhibits including Listening Rooms and Exhibit Hall. as well as educational seminars, live music in the lounge, and special events.

    AXPONA will be open Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel is located at 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, please visit www.axpona.com or call 203-371-6322.

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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
    -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
    -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    • #3
      I'll be there carrying Skylab's bags.
      Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7s, 4 M&K ST-150Ts, 1 VCC-5; Amplification: 2 Vandersteen M7-HPAs, CI Audio D200 MKII, Ayre V-6xe; Preamp: Doshi Audio Line Stage v3.0; Phono Pre: Doshi Audio V3 Phono Pre; Analog: Wave Kinetics NVS; Durand Telos and SME 3012R Tonearms, Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement v2; Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Zero, Benz Micro LPS; Reel to Reel: Technics RS-1500; Doshi Tape Pre-Amp; Studer A810; Studer A812; Tascam BR-20; Multi-channel: Bryston SP-3; Digital: Custom PC> Lampizator Big 7 DAC

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      • Skylab
        Skylab commented
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        My bags of LPs and hopefully tapes I buy at the marketplace I’m sure you mean...YUP

      • MylesBAstor
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    • #4
      I can't wait for the show to start and I'm counting down the days. This year I got two Gold passes for the wife and I. I'm also looking forward being at a new hotel this year.

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      • #5
        will Acoustic Sounds release any of the new titles for 2018(Reel Tapes) at Axpona?

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Purevinyl View Post
          will Acoustic Sounds release any of the new titles for 2018(Reel Tapes) at Axpona?
          I don’t know but I am guessing yes.
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
          -cj 40th Anniversary ART300 monoblock amplifiers
          -Merrill Audio Elemente 116 monoblock amplifiers
          -cj GAT preamplifier Series 2 preamplifier
          -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Allnic cables, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, MG Audio, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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