Seminars

Seminars and special events for AXPONA 2019 are currently in development. Check back for more announcements!

SEMINARS
Friday, April 12, 2019
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Seminars

Open to All Attendees!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Optimizing the Room/Speaker Interface

Open to All Attendees!

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

Session by Paul Reed Smith

Open to All Attendees!

SPEAKER
 
Paul Reed Smith
Founder and Managing General Partner, Paul Reed Smith Guitars
Paul Reed Smith is a musician, songwriter and Founder/Managing General Partner of Paul Reed Smith Guitars. He presides over research and development of new PRS products and is an accomplished guitarist who has played with Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, the late Chuck Brown and a host of other notable artists.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Seminars

Open to All Attendees!

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

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

Open to All Attendees!

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

Michael Fremer's Internationally Renowned Turntable Set-up Seminar

Open to All Attendees!

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

Expanding Your Music Appreciation: Critical Listening

Open to All Attendees!

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!
Sunday, April 14, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

Open to All Attendees!

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.