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AudiocRaver 12-06-14 02:43 AM

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All right, audio nuts and enthusiasts, who is up for AXPONA 2015? It is time for the fiercely proactive (a group in which I am rarely included:R) to make reservations. A room block is available at the AXPONA rate at the Westin O'Hare in Rosemont (Chicago), and air fares are reasonable this far ahead.

Along with RMAF in Denver in October, this is a major event with exhibitors and attendees gathering from around the world. Dennis and I are making our reservations. We are already discussing ways to up our game and deliver the best show report ever.

Here are some details:
  • What: Audio Expo North America (AXPONA).
  • When: April 24-26, 2015 A.D.
  • Where: Westin O'Hare, Rosemont (Chicago) IL, USA.
  • Who: Anyone can attend, and everyone who loves fine audio gear should attend.
  • How: Drive. Or fly into O'Hare, take the free shuttle to the Westin. If you have a room there you will not even need to rent a car, there are plenty of restaurants about.
  • How much: Tickets are $15 for 1 day, $25 for 2 days, $35 for all 3 days.
  • Why: The finest audio gear in the world will be on display and available to hear and touch and pine for, even to buy at show discount rates if you decide you cannot live without it.
  • LINK TO THE AXPONA WEB SITE
First question: Anyone making plans to be there? There was a nice little HTS group last year that had meals together, shared experiences, made suggestions, argued (a little), encouraged the weary, and generally had a great time at the show. Who is planning to attend?

AudiocRaver 12-06-14 03:17 PM

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Who among us has been to a big audio show like RMAF or AXPONA?

What did you like about it?

What did you wish was different?

Savjac 12-06-14 04:54 PM

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I shall be there, barring the end of the world of course.
My best friend and I usually attend except for last year. :)

Savjac 12-06-14 04:56 PM

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AudiocRaver wrote: (Post 1010225)
Who among us has been to a big audio show like RMAF or AXPONA?

What did you like about it?

What did you wish was different?

I have been to numerous Consumer Electronic Shows as well as AXPONA. I like the ability to see, hear and touch equipment and speak to the very people that may have designed the products.

I do wish it was easier to work through or with crowds and sound is almost always not at peak.

AudiocRaver 12-06-14 11:34 PM

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Savjac,

The crowds and noise can be distracting. Luckily I have only been put off a couple of times by noise levels that made it impossible to focus.

This year I hope to spend a little time looking more at electronics than just speakers, if there is a way to do so.

I look forward to meeting you.

prerich 01-08-15 12:46 PM

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Wow...not making it again :( !!!! I guess its just a thing about going to Chitown so close to the end of winter. I wish a show would come to the South (i.e. Florida or Georgia) again. :(

AudiocRaver 01-28-15 10:50 AM

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It is official, Dennis Young (Tesseract) and I will be attending AXPONA. We will be doing so with the generous support of Vertical Scope, the owners of Home Theater Shack. Thank you, Vertical Scope!

As mentioned already, we are looking into ways to provide Better, Faster coverage. Of course, we will never skimp on taking the time to perform in-depth, honest evaluations.

Suggestions are welcome.

Savjac 01-28-15 11:35 AM

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This is such a big show, can the rooms, floors, duties be divided amongst those attending ??

AudiocRaver 01-28-15 12:10 PM

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We develop / compare / compile / split up our gotta see lists the best we can. There is always overlap, which is good, so we keep "calibrated" to each other somewhat.

Planning and prep are a necessity, but so is a certain amount of flexibility.

AudiocRaver 01-28-15 12:15 PM

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Anyone up for planning a dinner get-together Friday night? There are restaurants within walking distance.....


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