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AXPONA 2018 Show Report --
Audio Expo North America
AXPONA 2018 is set for April 13th through
15th at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center. AXPONA's new state-of-the-art venue will feature an expanded Exhibit Hall plus a new Record Shop and Master Class Theater.
They will once again offer something for everyone – from the novice music lover to the seasoned audio expert looking to enhance their sound with the latest
The AXPONA Record Fair: Vinyl collectors can browse and shop for vintage vinyl, CDs, SACDs and downloads in a centrally located pavilion. Exhibitors include Music Direct, Elusive Disc, Acoustic Sounds, Delmark Records among others.
Master Class Theater: This world class, open theater located in the Exhibit Hall will feature curated content presented by industry experts including US Sound Labs, Perfect Seal, and Rutherford Audio.
Expanded Exhibit Hall featuring Ear Gear Expo: One of the fastest growing areas at AXPONA, the Exhibit Hall will encompass 30,000 square feet to accommodate
more exhibitors. See the newest and coolest turntables, cables, accessories, racks and stands, tonearms, cartridges and headphones and associated equipment. Top manufacturers exhibiting this year like AudioQuest, Empire Ears, Kimber Kable, Morrow Audio, Pro-Ject, Sennheiser, SOTA, and U-Turn Audio will unveil NEW Products never seen before.
Listening Rooms: The 2018 event will be the LARGEST show to date, offering attendees access to 150 Listening Rooms. Sit, relax and surround yourself with the best in high-end audio equipment and gear by the
world's most prestigious manufacturers.
Industry Lounge: A new space for members of the audio industry including exhibiting and attending manufacturers, dealers, and distributors to connect, network, and develop partnerships.
In addition, this event will also feature live concerts that continue to thrill and entice attendees. Saturday night's Blues Revue will be presented in partnership with Delmark Records and will be a celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the label.
AXPONA 2018 Ticket Information
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 are $50. Gold passes are available for $95; industry passes (offering admittance for three days) are $50; and student passes for one day is $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
Wi-Fi, and an exclusive reception for Gold pass holders on Saturday, April 14th from
6pm to 7pm with special guests. There are only a limited number of passes available, so order soon!
All general admission tickets grant access to the exhibits including Listening Rooms and Exhibit Hall. as well as educational seminars, live music in the lounge, and special events.
Where And When
Friday and Saturday 10am
through 6pm (April 13th and 14th)
Sunday 10am through 4pm (April 16th).
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel
1551 N. Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173.
To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, please visit AXPONA's