Category: Shows

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….


AXPONA 2018 – The Hit List

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…


CanJam SoCal 2018 – Show Report

Great vibes at this year’s SoCal CanJam! I had an awesome time kicking it with familiar faces and making new friends. The booths were swarmed by Head-fiers from all around. Special thanks go out to Jude Mansilla, Ethan Opolion, and the rest of the Head-Fi crew for making these CanJams possible. These shows help facilitate…


RMAF 2017 – The Music

I’m constantly looking for new music and I’ve found shows to be a great place to do some recon. Amidst the Eagles and Eva¬†Cassidy filled hallways, there are some gems to be heard. To properly demonstrate their gear, vendors tend to select the best recordings they could get their hands on. That said, there’s no…


RMAF 2017 – Best Sounds of Show

I had plenty of favorites from the show. These were some of the standout components in the various categories. I enjoyed them for different reasons and wanted to give them some recognition. In no particular order: Speakers Verity Audio Lohengrin IIS speakers ($133,000) – No other system performed the disappearing speaker act better than Verity…