Show Specials, Giveaways, Special Events/Demos...

Show Specials:

Spatial Audio / Red Dragon Audio / ANTICABLES Audio Company
Room 306 & The Marketplace
Sunday Special!
All demo gear is for sale - please see Paul Speltz or Clayton Shaw about Sunday Only Specials.

Room 326

20% off the entire line

Triode Wire Labs
Rooms 314 & Lower Level - Marketplace

Specially priced audiophile cables.

Chicago Audio Society
The Marketplace

$10 off! Join the Chicago Audio Society while at AXPONA and receive a membership for $20 (regularly priced at $30).

Silnote Audio
Room 552

Sunday Special! 50% off show and demo items.

Morrow Audio
The Marketplace & Room 654 (Musician's Gear Expo)

35% OFF all ONLINE Purchases made at AXPONA.
30% OFF all purchases made from exhibit/show stock at Morrow Audio show locations.
Trade Up To Morrow and get an immediate 40% OFF by trading in your existing brand cables!
Sunday Specials! Stop by the Morrow Audio Booth in the Marketplace to see Final Day Deals!

Woo Audio
Lower Level - Clark

Take 10% OFF show demo units. No sales tax, no shipping charge. Commit anytime during the show and take home on Sunday.

Lower Level - State

Show specials on select audio products, plus headphones and portable Bluetooth speakers.

Madisound Speaker Components
Room 302

On-site sales of the miniDSP UMIK-1, Supra MD06 Power Block, and Supra USB cables with special AXPONA discount.
Sunday Specials! Many deals on demo drivers and miscellaneous products!

ModWright Instruments
Room 430 & 2nd Floor - Sheffield

All modifications 25% off, for orders taken at the show.
This includes ModWright modifications for Oppo 95, 105, 105D and Sony HAP-Z1ES and Sony XA-5400ES models.

GIK Acoustics
Lobby Level - Volti Lounge

Visit our exhibition space and sign up to receive a 10% discount on your next order.

Vinyl Me, Please
The Marketplace

$23 Special Edition VMP Archive records (reg $27)
$75 New Member Special - 3 month membership with 1 free bonus record!

Benchmark Media Systems
Lobby Level - Lakeshore B

10% off Benchmark products ordered by end of show. Pick up discount code card at Benchmark exhibit.

MUZO Cobblestone
The Marketplace

10% discount off Amazon for the duration of the show.

Audio Envy
The Marketplace

30-40% off cables!
Take home today or get free shipping.
Hassle free 45 day return policy, love it or send it back!

Echobox Audio
Ear Gear Expo

Purchase the Echobox Finder X1 earphones for 20% retail ($180 instead of $199).

Echobox Audio
Ear Gear Expo

Pre-order the Echobox Explorer HiFi DAP for $449 at our booth and receive 3 months of free TIDAL HiFi.

LKV Research
The Marketplace

Sunday Specials! Sunday discounts on used/demo units: LKV phonostages - Veros One and Phono 2-SB; LKV line level preamplifier - Line One. This is your chance to get a good deal on these amazing designs.

Comply Foam
Ear Gear Expo

Upgrade your earphone for free! Bring your earphones to our booth and we'll fit them with a pair of Comply tips for free.

Comply Foam
Ear Gear Expo

Buy one, get one 50%!! This special is good throughout the entire show for Comply Foam Tips.

van den Hul
Lower Level - Wells

15% off on all phono cartridges

Zanden Audio Systems, Ltd.
Room 410

We are offering special show pricing on our AT-1 (acoustic tube) and AP-1 (acoustic panel) acoustic treatments. New acoustic treatments are 25% off retail. They were recently reviewed on Soundstage Ultra.

Zanden Audio Systems, Ltd.
Room 410

Sunday Specials! We will have a limited number of used demo and discontinued acoustic treatments at additional discounts. Inquire about show specials on our award winning electronics

Daedalus Audio
The Marketplace

20-25% discount on the DiD's

Special Events / Demos:

Grammy-Award Winning Producer Larry Mitchell LIVE In Concert! Presented by Morrow Audio
Limited Space! First 60 guests receive FREE drink tickets!
Saturday, April 16th 6:30-7:30 p.m.
LaSalle Ballroom “B”

VIP Appearance! Live mini-performances with Grammy Award-winning Producer, Larry Mitchell and more on the hour.
Hear for yourself & come play our 1958 Les Paul Historic Re-issue with the renowned ""Phoenix"" Guitar Cable by Morrow Audio.
Room 654 (Musician's Gear Expo)

Product Showcase - auranas® - Meet and hear Ron Hoering, Principal of auranas® as he talks about Digital Music Assurance, the reason for starting auranas®, and our first product the SRV.
Friday, April 15, 2015, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 16, 2015, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room 526

WAV vs. FLAC, Can YOU Hear the Difference? auranas® will present a selection of tracks stored as WAV and as FLAC that will be played back to back.
Friday, April 15, 2015, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM & Saturday, April 16, 2015, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 526

SCAENA presents "Dear Prudence"
Saturday, April 16th from 12:30 - 2:00pm & 4:30 - 6:00pm
So Dear Attendee, please join us in the SCAENA room located in the DIVISION Room, Lobby Level, on Saturday, April 16th from 12:30 - 2:00 PM and again from 4:30- 6:00 PM and celebrate the “White Album”, The Beatles recording of “Dear Prudence” and as a most special treat, meet and greet, Prudence Farrow Bruns, the woman who inspired John Lennon to pen this song in that year so desperately in need of beauty
For more information...
Room Lobby Level - Division

Cambridge Audio's Expert Product Trainer - Ben Beaumont - on hand all weekend to answer any questions you might have about the Cambridge Audio range.
We'll also be running an amazing competition and giving away some cool freebies so make sure you stop by and say Hello.
Room 344

Cartridge Clinics presented by AJ van den Hul!
Visit the Wells room on the Lower Level to meet with AJ van den Hul and attend Cartridge Clinics. The schedule will be posted at the Wells room.  
Lower Level - Wells

High-End Sound and Network Audio Streaming 
Meet and hear George Klissarov, founder of exaSound
Friday, April 15, 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Saturday April 16, 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Sunday, April 17, 1:30 - 2:00 pm
Room 504

Vinyl signing by 'Dear' Prudence Farrow Bruns
Attendees will have an opportunity to win a Beatles White Album autographed by Prudence in ROOM 402. Sponsored by; Playback Designs, NOLA , and Sbooster.
Attendees must register in room 402 for the free drawing prior 5pm Friday.
Room 402

The Legendary UHA After Hours Analog Tape Event!
Friday and Saturday evenings from 9:00 pm till...
Brought to you by United Home Audio & MBL
Lower Level - Schiller

VINYL PARTY - GamuT & Acoustic Sounds
5:30 PM Friday
GamuT & Pear Audio Blue presents new and upcoming vinyl from Acoustic Sounds. Chad Kassem from Acoustic Sounds will present new vinyl on a complete GamuT system - M250i monos, RS7 speakers, GamuT cables & Pear Audio Blue's amazing Kid Thomas turntable. Drinks & snacks
Room 438

GamuT 's Optimizing speaker placement - Every day at 2 PM. GamuT's Chief designer Benno Baun Meldgaard demonstrates speaker optimization, applicable for any room and any speakers.
Room 438

Meniscus Audio Group
Along with our premium speaker kits, we will also exhibit speakers from ""up and coming"", amateur speaker designers. These ""soon to be famous"" designers with have their latest systems showcased throughout the weekend.
Room 424

High Resolution Music: Fact or Fiction
Mark Waldrep, Ph.D., audio engineer, record producer, author of "Music and Audio: A User Guide To Better Sound", and leading expert on high-resolution audio, will be holding  a seminar. Dr. Waldrep will discuss what is and what isn’t high-resolution audio, clear up  confusion over specs for HRA, introduce easy to use tools that can be used to determine the resolution of audio tracks, explain audio provenance and demonstrate real high-resolution audio tracks using a state-of-the-art, high-res digital playback system."These sessions are open to all attendees and questions are welcome.
All attendees will receive a free high-resolution sampler courtesy of AIX Records.
Friday, April 15 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 16 form 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Lobby Level - Lakeshore B 

Madisound Speaker Components
Live demo of the famous LXmini speaker kit.
Saturday - Wisconsin Beer & Cheese tasting on Saturday evening as the show winds down.
Room 302

VIP Appearance! VTL President Luke Manley will be present at show Friday and Saturday
Lower Level - Seneca

AURORA by THIEL presents CATFIGHT for the AXPONA Student Day Concert
The concert will introduce students to AURORA, the live, ultra-HD concert streaming studio, which opens in May in Nashville, Tennessee. A Meet & Greet with the band will take place immediately after the concert!
Sunday, April 17th from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Location: Theater
Concert tickets are complimentary with AXPONA Student Day admission and may be picked up by visiting THIEL Audio in Room 518 on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Tickets are limited and available first come, first served
This all-girl band has been called “the darlings” of the Chicago cover band scene. Covering top artists of today and yesteryear. Bruno Mars, Icona Pop and One Republic, to playing classic favorites by Prince, Blondie and Queen. From their humble beginnings, to a host of high profile events in Las Vegas, NV and beyond....this litter of kittens has been playing their hearts out for over a decade!!! Every show is a party in the making. @Catfightchicago

VIP Appearance! LKV's Chief Designer Bill Hutchins
LKV's Chief Designer Bill Hutchins will be available in the Marketplace to discuss design of audio pre-amplification and other audio related stuff. Come and find out what goes into designing and making your gear.
The Marketplace

Comply Foam
Comply Foam will be demo-ing a variety of mid-range to high end IEMs with ComplyT tips, stop by to try some out.
Ear Gear Expo

Record Signing with Prudence Farrow Bruns
Attendees will have the opportunity to bring their copies of the White Album for Prudence to sign or purchase new copies at the Music Direct booth in The Marketplace, 180 Gram reissues in Mono or Stereo for her to sign.
Music Direct Booth in The Marketplace

JansZen / BACCH Demonstration Schedule
Room 546

Fri. April 15th 
10:00a - 11:00a  BACCH SP/JansZen zA1.1A
11:00a - 12:00p  JansZen zA1.1A/exaSound DAC
12:00p - 12:30p  Closed
1:30p - 2:30p  BACCH SP
2:30p - 3:30p  JansZen zA1.1A/exaSound DAC
3:30p - 4:30p  BACCH SP
4:30p - 5:30p  JansZen zA1.1A/exaSound DAC
5:30p - 6:00p  Wild card - We don't know what the heck we'll be up for. Probably just more music, but hey, come by and suggest something.
6:00p - 6:30p  Drinks and relaxing music
8:00p - 9:30p  Private appointments - Sign up in Room 546 during exhibition hours or contact JansZen anytime at 614-448-1811 or ask for a time through JansZen's contact page
Sat. April 16th 
10:00a - 11:00a  BACCH SP/JansZen zA1.1A
11:00a - 12:00p  JansZen zA1.1A/exaSound DAC
12:00p - 12:30p  Closed
1:30p - 2:30p  BACCH SP
2:30p - 3:30p  JansZen zA1.1A/exaSound DAC
3:30p - 4:30p  BACCH SP
4:30p - 5:30p  JansZen zA1.1A/exaSound DAC
5:30p - 6:00p  Wild card - We don't know what the heck we'll be up for. Probably just more music, but hey, come by and suggest something.
6:00p - 6:30p  Drinks and relaxing music
8:00p - 9:30p  Private appointments - Sign up in Room 546 during exhibition hours or contact JansZen anytime at 614-448-1811 or ask for a time through JansZen's contact page
Sun. April 17th 
10:00a - 11:00a  BACCH SP/JansZen zA1.1A
11:00a - 12:00p  JansZen zA1.1A/exaSound DAC
12:00p - 12:30p  Closed
1:30p - 2:15p  BACCH SP
2:15p - 3:00p  JansZen zA1.1A/exaSound DAC
3:00p - 4:00p  BACCH SP



Morrow Audio
The Marketplace & Room 654

$1,000 Morrow Audio Shopping Spree & “Phoenix Guitar Cable” Giveaways!
Sign up at both Morrow Audio AXPONA locations!

Benchmark Media Systems
Lobby Level - Lakeshore B

Stop by and register for a chance to WIN a Benchmark DAC2 L D/A converter valued at $1695.

Seminar Giveaway - “What’s Buggin’ You?” A Q&A About HRA & Other Stuff
Attend "What's Buggin' You?" A Q&A About HRA & Other Stuff on Friday, April 15 from 10:15 - 11:15 AM and be entered for a chance to win To Serve & Groove which takes you through all the components that let you assemble a world class music server for your home.

JansZen Loudspeaker
Room 546

Each day, we'll award one attendee with a $1000 JansZen discount certificate, applicable toward any JansZen speakers, new or used.
Come by room 546 and write down your name and your email address or phone number before 5 pm Friday and Saturday, or 3 pm Sunday. A spreadsheet will randomize the names and pick the recipient. The first name and initials of the recipient will be posted on the door to Room 546 within an hour of closing time. The recipient will also be contacted by email or phone that evening. Only one signup per person per day, but the same person can swing by and sign up on all three days. This offer is made directly by JansZen Loudspeaker, Ltd.  No purchase necessary. A purchase won't increase the odds of winning. The odds of winning will be one in however many signups occur. There are no charges to receive the certificate. All attendees are eligible.

RIVA Audio
Room 508

Visit RIVA Audio in room 508 and be entered to win a Turbo X and RIVA S, two premium wireless speakers that should be on your must-have list. 

Parts Express
The Marketplace

Stop by Parts Express’ booth at the Marketplace!  We will be giving away a Dayton Audio SPA1200SP 1200W Subwoofer Amplifier with DSP!

Sweet Vinyl Giveaway
HA-2 - Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC
Valued at $299

Echobox Audio
Ear Gear Expo

Giveaway of 1 Finder X1 earphone each day of the show. Names can be entered by visiting our booth and drawings will be held at the end of each day. Must be present to win.

Legacy Audio
Lobby Level - Madison

Legacy Audio will be offering a complimentary copy of the Legacy Music Sampler CD, Volume 3 to all attendees who register in the Lobby Level Madison Room.

Room 536 & Ear Gear Expo

SweetVinylTM will be doing a drawing for any Axpona attendee that comes by our Suite (#536) or Table at the Ear Gear Expo and gets a demo of the SugarCubeTM. To enter just come by – check out SweetVinyl’s SugarCube and register for the drawing on our tablet app.  We will make the drawing on the last day of the show and attendees will not have to be present to win as long as they have provided contact information.