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Sophia Lapat

175+ Listening Rooms, 500 Hi-Fi Audio Brands, Educational Seminars and Live Musical Performance by Toronzo Cannon

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 27, 2022) - - Calling all audiophiles, music lovers, vinyl collectors, audio engineers and musicians, AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will open April 22-24 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center offering attendees three jam-packed days of incredible sounds, technology, presentations, design, and the very latest products in the industry. AXPONA is the largest high-end audio show in North America, which caters to dealers, distributors and manufacturers, as well as music-loving consumers. AXPONA’s state-of-the-art venue will feature 175+ Listening Rooms, an expanded Expo Hall featuring the ever-popular Record Fair and Master Class Theater, Ear Gear Experience, robust Seminar schedule, and Live Music nightly.

“Due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be our first in-person celebration marking AXPONA’s 11th anniversary bringing together music lovers, seasoned audio experts, audiophiles, and musicians under one roof to explore and shop 500 world-class exhibitors,” said Liz Smith, AXPONA’s Show Director. “We look forward to welcoming our close-knit AXPONA family of exhibitors, attendees and partners back with enhanced health and safety protocols to enjoy a new state-of-the-art music experience.”


The Exhibit Hall, which is home to the Record Fair, will showcase a vast array of turntables, cables, accessories, racks and stands, tonearms, cartridges and new and vintage Vinyl. Top manufacturers exhibiting this year will include Nordost, SOTA Turntables, Pro-Ject, Audio-Technica, Zavalinka Records, Brisea, and Iconoclast Cables.

The Ear Gear Experience will be in its new home, one of the convention center’s large ballrooms to enhance 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, HiFiMan, Sennheiser, T+A, Mytek, Cardas Audio, Lenbrook, PSB and more will debut new products and have dedicated booths.

Sit, relax and surround yourself with the best in high-end audio equipment and gear by visiting AXPONA’s 175+ Listening Rooms. Attendees are encouraged to experience listening rooms by listening 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 and brands will gather at AXPONA, including MBL, ELAC, Bluesound, Wilson Audio, Focal Naim America, Dan D'Agostino, Hegel, Krell Industries, Magico, Pass Labs and SAE all of whom will showcase the newest high-end products and services to attendees.

AXPONA 2022 will also feature Live Concerts nightly including Chicago bluesman, Toronzo Cannon who will be this year’s Friday night performance at 8pm. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. Visit to learn more about the Concerts including Saturday’s performance which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Open to the public, AXPONA offers a variety of ticket options for attendees.


1 Day - $25 online, $30 onsite

2 Day - $40 online, $60 onsite

3 Day - $50 online, $90 onsite

Student Pass - $10

All general admission tickets grant access to the exhibits including Listening Rooms and Exhibit Hall, as well as educational seminars, live music, and special events. 

AXPONA opens Friday, April 22 10am-6pm; Saturday, April 23, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, April 24 10am-4pm.

Your health and safety will always remain our top priority. Per the latest mandates from the Cook County Health Department, all AXPONA participants will be required to where masks except while eating and drinking.  Additionally, Everyone will be required to show either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. Details on this process will be communicated available on our Health & Safety page in the coming months.

For more information on ticketing and ticketing options, please visit


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 over 175 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.

For more information including updates on AXPONA’s exhibitors and schedule, visit call 203-307-2697.


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