Event Schedule

Seminars Room Sponsored by: 

Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS

4/11/2019  |  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

Audio Industry Welcome Reception

Kick off your AXPONA experience by networking with manufacturers, dealers, distributors and press. This exclusive reception is for members of the trade to network, make connections and set meetings for the next three days.

The reception is open to registered exhibitors staff, Media, and Industry Pass Holders.

Friday, April 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/12/2019  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Ear Gear Expo and Record Fair Open

10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

SEMINARS

4/12/2019  |  10:30 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Seminars

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SEMINARS

4/12/2019  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Optimizing the Room/Speaker Interface

SPEAKERS
 
Bob Hodas
, Bob Hodas - Acoustic Analysis

The focus of the Seminar will be the speaker/room interface and optimizing system performance with proper placement and room treatments.

A slide presentation will demonstrate the frequency and phase response of speakers placed properly and improperly in a room. Integrating subwoofers with the main speaker system for both stereo and surrounds systems will be covered. There will be a discussion of what types of acoustic treatments to use a room and how to determine where those treatments will best serve the listener. Slide examples will be shown exhibiting results from proper use of acoustic treatments. Equalization techniques will also be included. Common misconceptions will be discussed.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

SEMINARS

4/12/2019  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Session by Paul Reed Smith

8:00 PM - 10:15 PM

LIVE MUSIC

4/12/2019  |  8:00 PM - 10:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Friday Night Concert: Seth Walker

Sound & Lighting Sponsor:

JTR
(http://jtrspeakers.com/)

“…an accomplished guitarist and an even better singer, distilling the soul of Ray Charles, the Southern boy roots charm of Delbert McClinton, and an uptown blues turn of phrase (à la Percy Mayfield) into his own distinct voice.” – The Vinyl District

"Walker's brilliantly nuanced vocals are as natural, clear, sharp, and as effortlessly elegant as his guitar playing..." - All Music

“Are You Open?” Seth Walker sings on his transfixing new album of the same title. More than just a question, it’s a challenge, an invitation, a dare. “To me, being open means being vulnerable and exposed,” explains Walker, “but that’s where the little nuggets of creative gold come from. I never planned an overall concept for this record, but each of these songs seemed to spin out from asking myself that one simple question.”

Produced by The Wood Brothers' Jano Rix, ‘Are You Open’ marks Seth Walker's tenth studio recording, and the music is undoubtedly his most inventive, exploring new sounds and textures as he examines what it means to truly be open, both as an artist and more broadly as a human in today's increasingly more complicated world. The songwriting here is bold and infectious, featuring melodies and rhythms drawn from Walker’s time spent in Havana and filtered through his split-screen life in New Orleans and Nashville. The result is a melting pot of sounds and perspectives, a soulful brew of roots music from the Americas and beyond. Songs frequently build off of a single chord, shifting in color and tone as they ebb and flow and stack layer upon layer over hypnotic bass lines and percussion grooves. The record features Walker’s guitar playing more heavily than ever before, and the new approach suits him well, showcasing a melodic prowess to match his prodigious lyrical gifts.

‘Are You Open?’ follows 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Gotta Get Back,’ a stunning collection that found Walker excavating the roots of his love affair with music by reuniting the family that first sparked his fire as a child. That album traced its origins back to Walker’s native North Carolina, where he grew up on a multi-family commune and studied classical violin and cello before ultimately discovering his passion for soul, jazz, blues, and folk. He’d go on to deftly mix all those genres and more in his work as a solo artist, organically building up a celebrated two-decade career that’s earned him praise everywhere from The Washington Post to NPR, who hailed his "hard-driving" songs and "sweet tenor," in addition to landing him dates with The Mavericks, The Wood Brothers, Raul Malo, Paul Thorn and Ruthie Foster, among others.

Learn More at:  www.sethwalker.com

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/13/2019  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Ear Gear Expo and Record Fair Open

10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

SEMINARS

4/13/2019  |  10:30 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Seminars

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

SEMINARS

4/13/2019  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Steve Guttenberg, the Audiophiliac in conversation with ELAC's Andrew Jones

SPEAKERS
 
Steve Guttenberg
Writer, The Audiophiliac blog for CNET.com
Andrew Jones
, ELAC
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SEMINARS

4/13/2019  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Michael Fremer's Internationally Renowned Turntable Set-up Seminar

SPEAKERS
 
Michael Fremer
Editor, Analogplanet
In this one hour "hands on" seminar you will learn how to correctly set-up a turntable, install a cartridge and optimize its performance. A question and answer period follows, time permitting.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SEMINARS

4/13/2019  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Expanding Your Music Appreciation: Critical Listening

Hearing and listening are not the same thing. As we strive to improve our audio systems and deepen our appreciation of the music we enjoy, critical listening becomes increasingly important. There are many tools, viewpoints, approaches, and strategies to critical listening. In this discussion led by several industry veterans with unique perspectives, we will explore some of their methods that will offer you some tools and tips designed to help you improve your personal critical listening process. You may never listen to music the same way again!
8:00 PM - 10:15 PM

LIVE MUSIC

4/13/2019  |  8:00 PM - 10:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Saturday Night Concert

Coming Soon!
Sunday, April 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

EXHIBITION HOURS

4/14/2019  |  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Listening Rooms, Expo Hall, Ear Gear Expo and Record Fair Open

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SEMINARS

4/14/2019  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

"(secrets of the white album)": Behind The Beatles' Masterpiece

SPEAKERS
 
Thomas Mulready
, CoolCleveland.com

Thomas Mulready dissects The White Album and peels back the curtain to show how the album was recorded, the stories behind the songs, and what was happening in The Beatles’ lives at time. Using rare video, photos and needle drops, the presentation includes Q&A, trivia and many surprising insights.