Category: Shows

T.H.E. SHOW Newport 2018 – Day 2 & Awards

The Marriot Irvine Spectrum’s grand opening was only two months ago. I geeked out over the high-tech elevator system which queues guests in a more efficient manner. The Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar had a gorgeous view and the pool-side restaurant and bar had fantastic ambiance and food. As for the hotel rooms, they were…


T.H.E. SHOW Newport 2018 – Day 1

T.H.E. SHOW Newport 2018 – We’re just enjoying the beautiful weather and taking it easy. We had a great time just chatting, drinking, making new friends, and simply enjoying the music. Mostly second-floor coverage today. Scott Walker Audio had a huge presence (5 rooms!). High Fidelity Cables is always magnetically fun and we love the…


AXPONA 2018 – The Awards

In case you haven’t heard, AXPONA 2018 has set the bar as far as North American High-end audio shows go. It’s going to be tough to beat and we’re already looking forward to next year. Before then, please let us know what you’d like to see on Audio Bacon. It’s an ongoing poll we’ll be…


Los Angeles Audio Show 2018 Cancelled

From their Facebook page. An Open Letter to the Industry. LAAS Cancelled. Dear Industry Friends, It is with sadness and regrets that I announce the cancellation of the 2018 LA Audio Show — Orange County. Refunds will start to be issued immediately to those exhibitors who have already paid deposits and/or full remittances for space…


AXPONA 2018 Show Report – Day 3

Last day of the greatest American high-end audio show I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending. The impossible energy from those in attendance was something to behold. Everyone had damn great time. I’m already looking forward to AXPONA 2019. At this point, everyone at the show is looking a bit exhausted, anxious, and hungover. One…


AXPONA 2018 Show Report – Day 2

The Audio Bacon team covered 80-ish rooms on Day 2 of AXPONA 2018. It was the meatiest day of the show. The foot traffic of many white-haired, round-bellied audiophiles was in full swing and the elevators were jam-packed. Some clever audiophiles even resorted to requesting harsh recordings or even passing foul gas to clear the…


AXPONA 2018 Show Report – Day 1

One glance at the layout of AXPONA 2018 and it became very clear that it would be impossible to listen to everything, nevermind revisiting rooms. With over 160 rooms, this show is frickin’ huge…appreciably larger any of my previous shows. There were lines upon lines of perky ears at the elevators and inside of listening rooms….