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Sophia Weiss Lapat


ROSEMONT, IL (March 1, 2017) - - AXPONA (Audio Expo North America), the largest consumer audio show in the United States, returns to the Westin O’Hare Rosemont April 21-23, with nearly 45 new manufacturers and dealers making their debut at the 2017 show, offering music lovers and audiophiles the very latest products in the industry.

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, in a wide variety of price points and mediums. Nearly 45 new and innovative manufacturers will gather at AXPONA 2017 to introduce their newest offerings in headphones, receivers, speakers, amplifiers, turntables, and much more.

The following is a summary of first time exhibitors that will be at AXPONA 2017, representing a number of product categories including Speakers, Cables, Headphones, Vinyl, and more:

64 Audio, AmCan Audio, Audio Consultants, AudioQuest, Audio-Technica, Aurender, Bang & Olufsen, Bertrand Audio Imports, Bluebird Music, Burwell & Sons Loudspeakers, beyerdynamic Inc., David Michael Audio, Destination Audio, Etalon Sound, final, HD Tracks & Chesky Records, Hegel America, Intervention Records, J&B Distributors Inc., Kevro International,  Kubotek USA, Larsen, Luminous Audio, Lutz Precision, k.s., Madera Handcrafted, Meze Headphones, Mojo Audio, Monitor Audio, Natural-Sound, Pass Laboratories Inc, Precision AV,  Prism Sound, Roon Labs, Schiit Audio, Smyth Research, Sonic Bee, Sonner Audio, Sonoma Acoustics Inc., Twelve Inch, VOLYA, Voxativ, Wolf Audio Systems, Wynn Audio, and Zesto Audio.

“We are thrilled with the increased number of new exhibitors this year, which clearly shows that AXPONA is the place to be if you’re in the audio industry,” said Liz Miller, Event Director, AXPONA. “Each year we draw more and more attendees looking for the very best in audio equipment and this year is no exception.”

In addition to incredible new products debuting at AXPONA, the show also features three jam-packed days of incredible sounds, technology, and presentations. A series of live performances and educational presentations will be showcased throughout AXPONA, and music lovers will have the opportunity to experience the very best in sound in over 140 separate listening rooms.

Open to the public, AXPONA offers a variety of ticket options for attendees. One day passes are $25 two day passes are $45; and three Day are $55. Gold passes are available for $95; industry passes (offering admittance for three days and the industry welcome mixer) are $60; and student passes for one day is $10.

The Gold Pass Package is the ultimate AXPONA experience, and includes a collector’s Badge, official AXPONA T-shirt, access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge with VIP check-in, coat check, refreshments and free WiFi, and an exclusive reception for Gold Pass ticket holders on Saturday, April 22 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM featuring a meet & greet with writers from The Absolute Sound. There are only a limited number of passes available, so order soon.

Thanks to the overwhelming interest by students to attend and experience AXPONA, there is an expanded Student Day pass available for any of the three days. A new passport program encourages students to explore the show, and if they complete all the stops they could win prizes including headphones, t-shirts, and vinyl.

All general admission tickets grant access to the exhibits including listening rooms, the Marketplace, Ear Gear Expo (EGX), as well as educational seminars, live concerts, and special events.

AXPONA will be open Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

The Westin O’Hare is located at 6100 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. Parking is available at the Westin’s main lot at a discounted rate of $10/day and the overflow lot for AXPONA attendees and exhibitors.

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

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