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  1. AXPONA 2016 Show Coverage

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    Last week, Staff Writers Dennis Young and Wayne Myers spread their wings and flew to the Windy City to attend AXPONA 2016 (one of the preeminent audio shows in North America). They've been working hard at bringing the show to life by delivering photos, gear talk, and impressions in Home Theater...
  2. Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) Discussion Thread

    GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) Discussion Thread Please post comments and questions about the show here. See the main show reporting thread HERE
  3. Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) 2016 Show Report

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    Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) 2016 Show Report Entryway to Chicago’s Westin O’Hare... The view of Rosemont from our 9th floor room... Reporting from the beautiful Westin O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois for HomeTheaterShack.com, equipment reviewers Dennis Young (Tesseract) - right - and...
  4. HTS Poised to Cover AXPONA 2016

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    Tomorrow marks the first day of Audio Expo North America (AXPONA, for those you well versed with the audio show circuit), one of the best audio expos in the U.S. For three straight days, extremely high quality demo rooms will unleash sonic goodness upon serious audiophiles and curiosity-seekers...
  5. GIK Acoustics to Exhibit New Alpha Series Color Options at AXPONA 2016

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    This isn’t the first time we’ve covered GIK Acoustics’ relatively new Alpha Wood Series of acoustic panels, but the company has progressively added interesting new model options over the last several months. Home Theater Shack has maintained a long-standing relationship with the great folks at...
  6. The "Best Of" AXPONA 2015

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    This past weekend audiophiles descended upon Chicago for AXPONA 2015. Kudos to the show’s organizers for fostering a great atmosphere full of buzz and excitement – they did a fantastic job keeping the event classy and allowed the audio world to truly shine. Home Theater Shack was well...
  7. Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) 2015 Show Report

    GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) 2015 Show Report Reporting from the beautiful Westin O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois for HomeTheaterShack.com, equipment reviewers Dennis Young (Tesseract) - right - and Wayne Myers (AudiocRaver) - left - are on the scene bringing you highlights from the...
  8. AXPONA 2015 Brings A New Flavor to the Table

    Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The Windy City has been a cold destination for the last 5 months, but things are about to heat-up. This coming Friday (April 24), Chicago is rolling-out the red carpet for audiophiles and high-end audio manufacturers for a third straight year by welcoming back Audio Expo North America (AXPONA)...
  9. AXPONA 2015 Reporting Practice Thread

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    This thread is for Dennis and Wayne to refine our techniques for posting on-the-fly at AXPONA.
  10. AXPONA 2015 Discussion Thread

    GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    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...
  11. Happening Now! AXPONA Chicago

    ACA News and Announcements
    Melody is powering some beautiful speakers from Lawrence Audio in room 306 at AXPONA in Chicago this weekend. If you're in the area, you should go check it out!
  12. AXPONA 2014 Official Show Report Discussion Thread

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    AXPONA 2014 Join in the dialogue. Post your questions and requests. I will cover as much as I can for HTS:wave: There are a number of other HTS members who will be here also. We will do our best to let you know what we see and hear.:sn: Follow the Official Report Thread HERE.
  13. AXPONA 2014 Official Show Report by Wayne Myers

    GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    This report is coming to you from the beautiful Westin O'Hare in Rosemont, illlinois. just a short shuttle ride from O'Hare Airport. I arrived late afternoon Thursday to find a lot of scurrying as exhibitors completed the setting up of their displays. Jump to the Discussion Thread HERE...
  14. 2014 Axpona

    GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    Might as well start a thread on this now....... Anyone going? Any sponsors on HTS going? If so, what do you plan to demo? One of these days, when work slows down ( HAH!) I might try to attend one of these shows, esp. in the Midwest like this one.........
  15. Axpona 2013 Show Report Complete

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    Just in cased you missed it... The AXPONA 2013 Official Show Report by Joe Alexander of HTS is now complete. We want to give a special thanks to Joe (ALMFamily) for an absolutely marvelous job of covering the show. Joe will be covering several shows for us throughout the year and we look...
  16. AXPONA 2013 Official Show Report Discussion Thread

    GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    March 8th - Hello from sunny Chicago! :) My day started out very well - I was actually able to get on the road by 5:30 - shocking I know. And, it just continued to get better and better! The Marketplace was the first area open - the first place I stopped at................ Click Here for...
  17. AXPONA 2013 Official Show Report by Joe Alexander of HTS

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    AXPONA 2013 Official Show Report by Joe Alexander of HTS March 8th - Hello from sunny Chicago! :) My day started out very well - I was actually able to get on the road by 5:30 - shocking I know. And, it just continued to get better and better! The Marketplace was the first area open - the...
  18. Home Theater Shack Sponsors AXPONA 2013

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    AXPONA 2013 marks the 4th annual Audio Expo, this time to take place in Chicago, an event that Home Theater Shack is proud to attach our name to. Joe Alexander (ALMFamily) will be attending and reporting on the show and providing a few Home Theater Shack t-shirts to attendees. Sonnie is also...
  19. AXPONA 2013

    GTG, Clubs, Associations and Audio Fests
    Starting a thread to see how many Shacksters are planning to attend this event - count me as the first! :) HTS is now officially a sponsor of Axpona 2013 and hope to continue in the future years. Special For Advance Ticket Holders Only Attend Early Seminars ( beginning at 10:30 Friday ) as...
  20. Axpona 2013 in Chicago

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    Has anyone ever attended this event? I am just wondering if it would be worthwhile to make the 2+ hour trek to go. It is also called the Chicago Audio Show.
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