APRIL 11-13, 2025
Schaumburg Convention Center | Chicago, IL

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March 25, 2024

Shop the latest products, enjoy live concerts, partake in compelling seminars, tastings and more  

Schaumburg, IL (March 25, 2024) — AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will return for the 13th edition, April 12-14. Audiophiles, music lovers, musicians and collectors will unite at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center to experience a record-breaking show featuring 300 exhibitors and 700 brands coming from 40 different countries and, 200+ interactive listening rooms, an expanded Expo Hall, Ear Gear Experience, Live Concerts, Seminars and much more. Add these 10 “must-do’s” to your agenda to experience the best of AXPONA 2024:

  1. Shop Till you Drop

The Expo Hall, which is home to the Record Fair, will showcase a vast array of Turntables, Cables, Accessories, Acoustic Panels, Tonearms, Cartridges, Vinyl and Desktop Speakers in the growing world of mobile and high-end personal listening. Expect 50+ exhibitors from across the globe, many of which will be debuting products for the first time.

  1. Ear Gear Experience

The Ear Gear Experience will take up 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 will be on display at the Ear Gear Experience.  Leading global brands and manufacturers such as Audeze, Sennheiser, Warwick Acoustics and more will debut new products and have dedicated booths.

  1. Listening Rooms

Experience a record-breaking 200+ dedicated listening rooms (on 12 floors) crafted by the best in the business. Attendees are encouraged to experience listening rooms by listening to and comparing the superbly designed, high-performance systems and components from some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers. In all, more than 500 global manufacturers, retailers, distributors and brands will gather at AXPONA, including Alta Audio, Axiss Audio, Convergent Audio Technology, DALI, Dan Clark Audio, Fidelity Imports, GoldenEar, Joseph Audio, Linn Products, Magico, Martin Logan, Sennheiser, Swan Song Audio, Technics, Von Schweikert Audio, and Zesto Audio all of whom will showcase the newest high-end products and services to attendees.

  1. Industry Expert Talks and Seminars

Get front row seats to compelling seminars all weekend, including the ever-popular, Michael Fremer’s World-Famous  Turntable Set-up Seminar, as well as new and relevant topics like “Speaker Design: Inside and Outside the Box” and “YouTubers: Seeing Sound.”

  1. Live Music Nightly

When the show closes, the afterparty kicks off with live music nightly. On Friday, April 12 at 8pm, Chicago’s very own Bobby Broom, a celebrated jazz guitarist and performer will take the stage. Broom was born in Harlem, NY and raised on New York City’s Upper West Side where he began studying the guitar at age 12.. Today, Broom calls Chicago home and teaches Chicago high school students for the Ravinia Festival Organization’s community outreach Jazz Scholar Program.

The Secret Sisters, a celebrated singing duo and real-life sisters, will close out AXPONA’s live concerts on Saturday, April 13 at 8pm. The Alabama-based country-folk pair, featuring the talents of siblings Lydia and Laura Rogers, emerged in 2010 with a sound that combines effortless harmonies, sharp songwriting, and a shared love of country music’s rich history. The Secret Sisters’ fifth studio album, Mind, Man, Medicine will be released on March 29, 2024.

  1. Product Debuts from World-Renowned Manufacturers

More than 300 manufacturers will convene at AXPONA to unveil the latest Headphones, Speakers, Turntables, Cables, Accessories, Streaming Music, Racks and Stands, Tonearms, Cartridges and more. Touch, test and shop the best in high-end audio equipment and gear by the world’s most prestigious manufacturers. Highlights include –Auris Audio: Auris Headonia 300B Tube Head Amp, Vanatoo Transparent Zero Plus, T+A North America Criterion S 230 Loudspeakers, Phillips Design all-new Diamond loudspeaker, Altitude Audio ARIA Reference Edition: High-Resolution Sound Personalization Software for Desktop, Focal Naim Uniti Nova Power Edition and Aria Evo X loudspeakers, plus many more!

  1. AXPONA Swag

AXPONA offers the best collectibles to take home including the official AXPONA T-shirt, AXPONA sweatshirt, and baseball cap.

  1. Master Class Theater

The Expo Hall is home to the Master Class Theater featuring industry talks by exhibitors and experts on the latest trends and news in the audio world. Highlights include “10 Ways to Optimize Music Streaming”, “Discoveries and Advances in Vinyl Optimization”, and “Limiting Factors of Modern True-to-Life Audio Reproduction”.

  1. New Kids on the Block

AXPONA is known for featuring world-renowned companies and manufacturers, showcasing the most innovative products and services in the high-end audio industry. It is the place where manufacturers and dealers unveil their latest offerings, and this year AXPONA will be joined by dozens of new manufacturers, distributors and dealers including: Altitude Audio, Austin Audio Works, Balanced Audio Technology, BCW Suppliers, Belleson, Brodmann Acoustics by Arceau Arts GmbH , Concierge Audio , DeVore Fidelity, Diptyque, Falcon Acoustics, For the Record Vinyl,  Harmonia Distribution, Heaven 11 Audio, Jamie Audio, Johnny G Collectibles, MACO, Metaxas & Sins, Morel, Myriad Magnetic , Notable Audio, Perfect8 Technologies, Paducah Home Theater, PictureSleeve45s, Record Wonderland, REVO US, Rhythm Distribution, RTM Industries SAS, Sierra Sound, Sparkos Labs, Starke Sound, Steinway Lyngdorf, Stereo Integrity, Supatrac, Tom Christiansen Audio, Tone Imports, Totem Acoustic,  and Vinyl Sound USA.

  1. Lunch Break and Tastings

Take a break from exploring the show and visit AXPONA’s Café located on the Expo Hall for quick bites, carving stations, refreshments and snacks. For a more formal dining experience, visit Schaumburg Public House (SPH), an approachable urban brasserie featuring local beverage and food from northern mid-America. Follow @axpona on Instagram for announcements on Beer Tastings throughout the show.

AXPONA will be open Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel is located at 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173

To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, please visit www.axpona.com or call 203-371-6322.


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