Looking for a place to check out the latest and greatest products in the audio market? Having trouble finding a local specialty dealer to get a demo? Consumer audio shows like AXPONA are a great way to check out a lot of gear in a no-pressure environment. AXPONA is one of the largest consumer-oriented audio shows, and this year it has added 60 new manufacturers to its exhibitor list. AXPONA will take place in Illinois from April 13-15.
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 13-15, with 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 passes are $50. Gold passes are available for $95; industry passes (offering admittance for three days) are $50; and student passes for one day are $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 to 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 the Exhibit Hall, as well as educational seminars, live music in the lounge, and special events.
AXPONA will be open Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 10 am to 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.