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April 20, 2023

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More than 9,000 attend and over 500 companies exhibit at the 12th edition of AXPONA

Schaumburg, IL (April 18, 2023) – – AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) welcomed 9,115 attendees to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel, April 14-16, 2023, a 20% increase over 2022, marking its biggest show yet. AXPONA offered music lovers, audiophiles, and seasoned audio enthusiasts three jam-packed days of incredible sound, technology, seminars, live music and the very latest products in the industry.

“This was the largest AXPONA yet, with 12 floors of exhibitors, 200 Listening Rooms, 500+ brands, hundreds of product debuts, and over 9,000 audiophiles and music loving attendees,” said Liz Smith, AXPONA’s Show Director. “We are so thankful to our incredible exhibitors, attendees, and partners who helped make this show an astounding success. We look forward to coming together as a community again in 2024!”

“We are always thrilled to support AXPONA as the premier audio event in North America. We saw an impressive increase in traffic this year, and we look forward to continued success next year.” -Jeff Sigmund, President of Luxman America

“T+A had a great show with good traffic that exceeded our expectations and plenty of serious buyers. Many consumers were asking where can I buy? And we saw dealers from all over the country. AXPONA has become the North American show for us.”-Dave Nauber Chief Executive Officer for T+A

“AXPONA 2023 was an absolutely tremendous success for Fidelity Imports. In 2022 we had 2 rooms, we increased our room count to 6 for 2023 and we want 8-10 rooms for 2024!  If you are in any way involved in the audio industry, you simply cannot miss this show!”- Steve Jain, Managing Director and Co-founder, Fidelity Imports

“LCH Audio had fantastic exposure to the Hi-End Audio Community at AXPONA and truly inspiring reactions from consumers and audio professionals alike. Hats off to AXPONA for a seamless event. We are already planning for next year!”-Mark Menendez, Founder LCH Audio

The Exhibit Hall, which is home to the Record Fair, showcased a vast array of turntables, cables, accessories, racks and stands, tonearms, cartridges and new and vintage Vinyl, as well as car audio.

The Ear Gear Experience encompassed one of the convention center’s large ballrooms to enhance the listening experience for personal audio. Everything from open-back, closed-back, in-ear headphones and accessories, cables and players that go into a personal audio rig were on display in the Ear Gear Experience.

On Friday night, AXPONA welcomed Anne Bisson, Canadian Jazz Singer-Songwriter who brought her beautiful voice, bold arrangements and a taste of the ’70s. The Saturday night’s concert featured singer-songwriter, Amber Rubarth who has toured all over the world, opening shows for legendary artists including Emmylou Harris, Kenny Loggins, Richie Havens, Dr. Ralph Stanley and Jason Mraz.

AXPONA returns April 12-14, 2024.

For more information about the event, please visit www.axpona.com.



AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is North America’s largest event for audiophiles, manufacturers of high-end audio equipment, musicians and music lovers. The three-day experience features 200+ high fidelity listening rooms, providing guests the enviable opportunity to experience the newest technology in high-end consumer audio products. Attendees are encouraged to go from room to room and sit, listen and compare the various systems. The Expo Hall and Ear Gear Experience play host to thousands of products and accessories from cables to headphones to LPs and SACDs.  Beyond the exhibits, AXPONA includes live musical performances and educational seminars with industry experts and demonstrations.

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