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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
JD Events

AXPONA – Audio Expo North America, April 25-27, 2014

What: AXPONA – Audio Expo North America
When: April 25-27, 2014
Where: Westin O’Hare, Chicago/Rosemont, IL
How: www.axpona.com for more info and to purchase tickets

Who should come to AXPONA:
AXPONA is an event for anyone who performs, produces or simply enjoys music.  Music fans can immerse themselves in their own favorite tracks in hundreds of dedicated listening rooms showcasing the highest end audio equipment.

They can also visit the Audiophile Marketplace for original and re-mastered vinyl recordings, CDs and accessories, and check out the Ear Gear Expo (EGX) for the latest in headphones and mobile playback technology.

The 2013 event welcomed over 4,000 people.  More than 5,000 are expected to attend this year to experience the listening rooms, exhibits and a full agenda of educational seminars led by industry experts.  Find the list of exhibiting companies here and the seminar schedule here.

You will hear the difference:
The difference between standard and high definition television is drastic and the same holds true for audio.  High-end equipment and high-resolution recordings allow attendees to hear music in its finest form.

New for AXPONA 2014:
Ear Gear Expo (EGX): the world’s best headphones (and related personal listening gear) all in one place!

A Live Auction presented by Audiogon – access both affordable and high caliber equipment at this auction open exclusively to AXPONA attendees and exhibitors

The Silent Disco powered by Sennheiser

Quotes from AXPONA:
“AXPONA was conceived with the intention of helping the music playback industry maintain a level of visibility now and in the future. Over the years, many new ways to enjoy your music have been introduced but none can equal the sound of a great recording on a well-designed and assembled system.  AXPONA gives everyone the opportunity to experience this first-hand. Not only can you experience the systems but you can also interact with the designers and learn how to achieve the best set-up for your system. A very large marketplace of software, LPs, CDs, tapes and other media are available, along with all the accessories anyone would ever need to complete their system. We are extremely happy to be returning to Chicago and look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming the new companies and attendees who will discover AXPONA for the first time.” - Steve Davis, Director of Sales & Industry Relations, AXPONA

“We are extremely excited to have partnered with Steve Davis to help him achieve his long-term vision for AXPONA. The event is a first-class forum for thousands of passionate consumers to experience high-end audio equipment in a high-quality and high-energy environment. We look forward to establishing AXPONA as the premier audio event in the US." - Joel Davis, Founder and CEO of JD Events.

“AXPONA is an opportunity for music lovers to "test drive" the world's finest audio gear, all assembled under one roof. At AXPONA you're invited to bring your favorite LPs, CDs, digital files, even your iPod and hear your music sounding better than you've ever heard, or even imagined it can sound.  You don't have to be an "audiophile" to hear what you've been missing but after a day at AXPONA you might become one.” - Michael Fremer, Editor, Analog Planet

“If music is an important part of your life, you need to come to AXPONA and hear music as it is meant to be heard. This will be an eye-opening (and ear-opening) experience for everyone in attendance!” - Josh Bizar, Vice President, Music Direct

The History of AXPONA:
Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) was founded in 2009 by a group of highly-skilled professionals who have been active in consumer electronics retail, wholesale and distribution for over four decades.  Events have been held in Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta, GA and most recently, Chicago, IL.

In the fall of 2013, AXPONA was acquired by JD Events, a Connecticut-based trade show company which brings a team of seasoned professionals with decades of event expertise to the show.

AXPONA returns to Chicago this year and has become a leading annual event showcasing the latest innovations in music playback technology. 

AXPONA Director Steve Davis as well as select speakers from event seminars may be contacted for interviews.  Please contact Joelle Coretti at 203-371-6322 or joelle@jdevents.com for more information.