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

Updates to this page are happening regularly. Check back to see what new and exciting things our exhibitors will be doing at AXPONA!

Show Specials:

Buy a 3-pair pack of Comply Tips and get another pair of tips for free!
Company: Comply Foam     Location: Ear Gear Expo

Our very popular ""Subwoofer Module SW2"" will be sold at our lowest price ever of $59. Normally $79. This device restores transients that were clipped by the low-pass filter. It is guaranteed to improve your sound system! Use with JL Audio, Velodyne, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, Paradigm, Sunfire, SVS, REL and JBL Subwoofers. We will also raffle a few of these at $5 per ticket, with a one in 10 chance of winning.
Company: US Soundlabs     Location: The Marketplace

Nordost products will be available at a special discounted rate (in The Marketplace). This incredible offer includes all of Nordost cables, QRT power products, resonance control devices and other hifi accessories.
Company: Nordost     Location: The Marketplace

UltraSonic Records will be offering a Show Special Package price for new customers purchasing an UltraSonic V-8 and a new Dryer Cube together. Orders placed at the show will get the package for $1995.00 which represents a $300.00 discount off the regular price.
Company: UltraSonic Records     Location: The Marketplace

Come get 1 of the 5 - 50% OFF RETAIL Coupons for VERASTARR Products
Company: Vapor Audio     Location: Lobby Level - Higgins

TLP Audio will be demonstrating and selling the full-line of the highly-touted Blue Circle Audio powerline conditioners including the new PLC Puck, FX2, X series, and the RPD series DC offset blocker. Special Axpona show pricing will be available.
Company: TLP Audio     Location: The Marketplace

Demo Special on an LG-55EC9300 OLED HD Curved Smart 3D TV. $1999.
Company: Audio Bunker     Location: 342

In appreciation of your visit and support in our products, Woo Audio is offering up to 10% OFF on every demo product at AXPONA.
Company: Woo Audio     Location: Lower Level - Clark

Emotiva Audio is offering 10% off all products at Axpona!
Company: Emotiva     Location: Lobby Level - LaSalle A

Giveaways:

Giveaway of a 45 box; a wooden container to hold 45's and small audio accessories.
Company: Brokenpress Design+Fabrication     Location: The Marketplace

Nordost Giveaway! The winner of our show raffle will receive a 2 meter Blue Heaven Power Cord valued at $314.00 for FREE!
Company: Nordost     Location: The Marketplace

Free swag! Come by the room to get the goods.
Company: Wyred 4 Sound     Location: Lower Level - Sherman

We are giving away - 1M VERASTARR Gold Reference RCA pair ($499 Value)
Company: Vapor Audio     Location: Lobby Level - Higgins

Morrow Giveaway! $1,000 Pair of Morrow Audio MA6 Grand Reference Interconnects. The Grand Reference series offers the ultimate in music realism, detail retrieval and the uncanny ability to reveal the subtle tonal shadings between instruments, even instrument brands. The MA6 excels in all aspects of the musical presentation, soundstage and instrument separation, providing breathtaking realism. The musicality, ebb and flow are effortless! Also, pick up your free Morrow Audio - AXPONA tradeshow bag for LPs and other materials
Company: Morrow Audio     Location: The Marketplace

Legacy will be giving away complimentary copies of the Legacy Music Sampler & Test CD, Volume II to anyone who registers in the Madison Room for the Legacy “Backstage Pass” newsletter.
Company: Legacy     Location: Lobby Level - Madison 

Enter to win a new Aria mini home network server with CD ripper/tagger and 2TB internal storage. MSRP is $3800.
Register for the drawing in room 402. The drawing will take place on Sunday at 3:00PM in room 402.

 

Silnote Giveaway! Silnote Audio will give away a GL Reference 5ft power cable valued at $495 with every $1000 purchase of Silnote products at the show.
Customers will also receive a free Silnote shopping bag with every purchase.
Company: Silnote Audio     Location: 552 

Special Happenings/Demos:

Resolution Acoustics will unveil its new system of room acoustic treatments, featuring patent-pending Towers. In what is believed to be a first for audio show demonstrations, attendees will be able to compare identical, adjoining rooms featuring identical systems of very respected high-end components. The only difference: One room will be treated with Resolution Acoustics’ room-treatment system; the other room will be left untreated.

The demonstration will use two identical systems driven by a single stack of components. A brief playlist of edited high-resolution recordings will be fed by a Meitner MA-1 DAC to a Pass Labs XP-30 preamplifier via Wireworld interconnects. There the signal will be split and sent to a Pass Labs XA 100.5 power amplifier in each room, and then in turn to identical pairs of Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers.  With the same recording playing simultaneously from the same source, through identical systems in identical rooms, attendees will be able to go from room to room, hearing for themselves what an extraordinary difference can be made by a properly designed system of custom-made acoustic room treatments—even with a system of this caliber.
Location: 412, 413

Meridian will demonstrate the Special Edition DSP7200 Digital Active Loudspeakers with Control 15 Meridian Sooloos Streaming Server System, along with its line of personal audio products including the new MQA-ready Explorer2 USB DAC, Prime Headphone Amplifier and Prime Power Supply. Meridian will also sample tracks of its new ground breaking MQA technology as part of the demonstration. MQA is a revolutionary new British technology that fundamentally changes the way we encode, capture, distribute and consume music.
Location: 436

Press Only - auranas®: Beyond the Preview
Friday, April 24, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM & Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
For press only! auranas® will present a product roadmap. Non-Disclosure Agreement may be required.
Location: 526 

Free demo's for all earphone tips and custom wraps. Bring your own earphones/IEM's and put Comply Tips on them, or try ours!
Company: Comply Foam     Location: Ear Gear Expo

Nordost will be conducting a series of demonstrations and comparisons throughout our cable ranges, QRT devices and Sort Systems. This is the perfect opportunity to not only hear the difference a cable can make, but experience the improvements to sound quality as specific elements are added to cable design. Feel free to stop by for a presentation from one of our product trainers at any time throughout the show!
Company: Nordost     Location: The Marketplace

Product Showcase - auranas®
Friday, April 24, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM & Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Meet and hear Ron Hoering, Principal of auranas® as he talks about Digital Music Assurance, reason for starting auranas®, and their first product the SRV.
Location: 526

Product Showcase - RuneAudio
Friday, April 24, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM & Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Meet and hear our guests, RuneAudio, as they talk about their embedded music system.
Location: 526

Legacy Backstage Event!
Legacy Audio will directly compare new master DXD recordings from Sono Luminous at 352/96/44kHz resolutions on the reference flagship Legacy V speaker system with the Wavelet processor.
Dare to hear the differences in the Madison room, Lobby Level. Demonstrations will be at 11AM, 1PM & 3PM daily.
Company: Legacy     Location: Lobby Level - Madison

Live on site demo of ultrasonic record cleaning will be presented all 3 days!
Company: UltraSonic Records     Location: The Marketplace

WAV v. FLAC, Can YOU Hear the Difference?
Friday, April 24, 2015 | 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
auranas® will present a selection of tracks stored as WAV and as FLAC that will be played back to back. This should provoke a lively discussion.
Location: 526

Product Showcase - StillPoints
Friday, April 24, 2015  |  4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Meet and hear Bruce Jacobs, of StillPoints. The Voice That Is invites you to their room to learn about the technology behind StillPoints' Isolation devices, ESS racks and new Aperture Acoustic treatment panels.
Company: The Voice That Is     Location: 2nd Floor - Renewal A

Product Showcase - Purist Audio Design
Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Meet and hear Jim Aud, CEO of Purist Audio Design. The Voice That Is invites you to their room to hear Jim Aud describe the technology behind Purist Audio Design cable products and how the lines differ.
Company: The Voice That Is     Location: 2nd Floor - Renewal A

Product Showcase - TIDAL
Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meet and hear Jörn Janczak, President and Designer of TIDAL (Germany), as he talks about the new Contriva G2 Loudspeaker. Jörn will also describe the technologies and design goals of TIDAL Electronics.
Company: The Voice That Is     Location: 2nd Floor - Renewal A

Product Showcase - Bricasti Design
Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Meet and hear Brian Zolner, Designer of and Owner of Bricasti Design. The Voice That Is invites you to their room to hear Brian Zolner talk about digital audio, the Bricasti M1 DAC, its design goals and philosophy.
Company: The Voice That Is     Location: 2nd Floor - Renewal A

High-Resolution Audio Demystified
Friday, April 24, 2015  |  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM & Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mark Waldrep, Ph.D., audio engineer, record producer, author, and leading expert on high-resolution audio, 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.
In addition, all attendees will receive a free high-resolution sampler courtesy of AIX Records.
For more information...
Company: AIX     Location: Lobby Level - Lakeshore A

HHR Exotic Speakers presents "An after- hours listening session" for Press, Reviewers and Serious listeners.
Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  The event starts at 6:15pm and will run until 7:15pm or until the last person leaves.
HHR Exotic Speakers together with Purity Audio Designs will present a listening session after show hours for Press, Reviewers and Serious Listeners!
HHR Exotic Speakers will present an opportunity to get better acquainted with a few of our many distinguished guest "Speakers".
Company: HHR Exotic Speakers     Location: Room 508

Hear from the experts at AudioKinesis, Aurender, Exogal, Clarity Cable and Teo Audio!
Visit room 554 to hear brief talks on the hour by the respective designers who will answer your questions and demonstrate their products. Topics will include speakers, digital playback, cables and digital treatment, and turntable and cartridge setup.
Talks lead by:
Duke LeJeune of AudioKinesis
Harry Lee and Sally Jeung of Aurender
Jeff Haagenstad and Jim Kinne of Exogal
Chris and Melissa Owen of Clarity Cable
Taras Kowalczyszyn of Teo Audio
The complete schedule will be posted outside of room 554.
Company: Essential Audio     Location: 554

The Legendary UHA After Hours Master Tape Event
Friday, April 24, 2015  |  9:00 PM til....
Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  9:00 PM til....
Hear all the music you grew up with sourced from copies of the master tapes. Bring your favorite beverages and enjoy.
Location: Two rooms will feature the event this year! Lower Level - Banks & Washington
Sponsored by United Home Audio, MBL North America, Jolida

Hear demo's of the new Beethoven Concert Grand as well as other models from Vienna Acoustics.
11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Friday
1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Saturday
12:00 pm on Sunday
Location: 3rd Floor - Rosemont 2

Primare - high quality amplifiers, preamps, CD players! Hear demo's at...
11:00 am and 2:00pm on Friday
1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Saturday
12:00 pm on Sunday
Location: 3rd Floor - Rosemont 2

Anthem - high quality amplifiers and preamps! Hear demo's at... 
12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday
1:00 pm on Sunday
Location: 3rd Floor - Rosemont 2

Paradigm - high quality loudspeakers! Hear the new Prestige series on...
12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday
1:00 pm on Sunday
Location: 3rd Floor - Rosemont 2

Parasound on the 3rd Floor in Rosemont 2 will be demo'ing the new Halo 2.1 integrated amp
10am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday
2pm on Sunday.
Richard Schram, president of Parasound and industry legend, may be around for questions and discussions during these times.

PSB high quality loudspeakers! Come to Rosemont 2 on the 3rd floor to hear the new Imagine T3's.
They can be auditioned at 1pm and 4pm on Friday and Saturday, 11am on Sunday.

NAD high quality amlifiers and electronics. Hear the new Masters Series M12 and M22 preamp and amp at 1 and 4pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am on Sunday. 3rd Floor - Rosemont 2 

Care Audio Presents Lyn Stanley
Saturday, April 25, 2015  |  1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
CareAudio is excited to present Lyn Stanley, the newest jazz vocal sensation and International Recording Artist at 2015 Audio Expo North America on Saturday, April 25 at 1:15pm on the Lobby Level in the Division room.
Known for her sultry, captivating, uniquely lush and beautiful voice, you can hear Lyn Stanley's amazing sound through audiophile equipment, in a sonically extraordinary setting.
Lyn Stanley has been described by Michael Fremer as a "Chanteuse Extraordinaire," and her albums are sought-after reference recordings (discs) for audiophiles setting up their systems for perfect sound quality. She has recently become the #1 independent jazz vocal artist on CDBaby.com. Her recordings, Potions [from the 50s] and Lost In Romance are regarded as the best sounding albums to be released in the past few years. Lyn will be available to sign albums for those attending the show.

The Emotiva XMC-1: Superb Music Listening Meets Immersive Home Theater
Friday and Saturday at 12 PM and 4 PM.
Sunday at 12 PM
Emotiva's XMC-1 preamp/processor brings you audiophile quality two-channel listening and a stunning immersive home theater experience - together in one system for the first time. Finally, you won't have to choose between music and home theater. With the XMC-1 you can have the best of both. Join us to learn more about the next step in audiophile home theater audio.
Company: Emotiva     Location: Lobby Level - LaSalle A

All About Dirac Live for Emotiva
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM
Dirac Live is the most advanced state-of-the-art room correction system available today, and a custom version of Dirac Live, developed specifically for Emotiva, is included with every XMC-1 purchase. Join us for a demonstration of how to calibrate your room and speakers using Dirac Live for Emotiva, a sample of the improvement you can expect to achieve with Dirac Live, and some inside tips from our engineers to help you get the best results.
Company: Emotiva     Location: Lobby Level - LaSalle A

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