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New from the audio analyst©, Part 1: Virtual AXPONA 2024

06-04-2024 | By Greg Weaver | Issue 133

New from the audio analyst© for re-publication in Positive Feedback – Virtual AXPONA 2024

If you've never been to an audio show, especially one as large and comprehensive as the foremost, most successful show in the continental US, AXPONA, which is an acronym made from Audio eXPO NOrth America, held annually at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL, some thirty miles northwest of downtown Chicago, you likely will have no understanding of just how much goes on and what there is to see at such events.

To wit, I offer two recent episodes, recorded during my attendance at the most recent AXPONA, held Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th, 2024! The first, Episode 172, will give you a sense of just how big, and how busy, the venue is during this event…

E172: AXPONA – The Largest Audio Show in North America - https://youtu.be/pmBjOlSsz8Y

Next, I offer episode 173 to establish that, while the majority of rooms at such events end up with perhaps poor collaborative interaction, thereby offering somewhat less than engaging sound, some can be utterly enchanting, establishing a level of performance one may aspire to achieve at home. So here I will share a virtual visit to one of the five best-sounding rooms I heard at this recent show…

E173: AXPONA 2024 – Top Five Room: GTT & Kubala•Sosna - https://youtu.be/bOIJ1CT4kh8