The Audio Bacon crew will be flying out to the largest high-end audio show in North America. There were over 7,000 attendees at last year’s AXPONA and they’re expecting an even larger turnout this year. There will also be over 50 new exhibitors! To accommodate the increasing growth, the event will now be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center.
The Exhibit Hall featuring Ear Gear Expo and The Record Fair, seminars and live musical performances. Whether you’re a serious audiophile, a newcomer to high-end audio or simply a music lover, you’ll find everything you need to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds.
The event features over 150 high fidelity listening rooms, providing guests the enviable opportunity to experience the newest technology in high-end consumer audio products. Attendees are encouraged to go from room to room and sit, listen and compare the various systems. The Marketplace and Ear Gear Expo play host to thousands of products and accessories from cables to headphones to LPs and SACDs.
- Vanity Crash (Friday @ 8 pm)
- Blues Revue with Corey Dennison Band and special guests Demetria Taylor and Jimmy Johnson (Saturday @ 8 pm)
Our Hit List
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- Room EQ Wizard: The Best Free Tweak You Will Ever Buy! – Friday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
- Kii Three ($11,500/pair)
- Wharfedale Diamond 11 Series
- TAD Micro Evolution One ($12,495, MoFi 334)
- Fyne Audio F1-10 ($18,000)
- Dynaudio Special Forty / Contour 20
- PMC twenty5 Series
- Audiophile Direct V80F ($5,250/pair, Level 1 Schaumburg)
- Harbeth The Monitor 40.2 ($17,990, Room 486)
- Gayle Sanders Eikon ($24,500, Rooms 742, 744)
- Legacy Audio Valor ($80,000, Utopia A)
- Nola contender S3 ($6,000)
- Acoustic Energy AE1 Active ($1,795)
- Magico A3 ($9,800, Room 1621)
- RUEL R+
- Burmester 911 MK3 Power Amplifier
- Aesthetix Mimas Integrated Amplifier ($7,000, Room 552)
- First Watt’s SIT-3 (Schaumburg G)
- Parasound Halo JC 5 Stereo Amplifier ($5,995, Room 730)
- Doshi V3.0 Monoblocks ($29,995)
- Emotiva RMC-1 16-channel Atmos/DTS:X AV processor
- Head Gear
- Clarus Power conditioner