Seminars

SEMINARS
Friday, April 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vinyl Industry Update

Open to All Attendees!

MODERATOR
 
Michael Fremer
Editor, Analogplanet
SPEAKERS
Josh Bizar
Vice President, Music Direct
Jeffrey Smith
Public Relations & Strategic Partnerships, Discogs
Bill Voss
Business Development Manager, Technics
Mat Weisfeld
President, VPI Industries

Get a look behind the scenes at the LP’s amazing renaissance and discuss all things vinyl. Whether you're already into vinyl, thinking about buying your first turntable or getting back into it, the panel of experts will have answers to all of your questions.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Music Matters: Why Quality Recordings Are A Sound Investment

Open to All Attendees!

SPEAKER
 
Lyn Stanley
, International Recording Artist

International Recording Artist and Audiophile's Sultry Songbird, Jazz Vocalist Lyn Stanley, will take you through the journey of how quality sound recordings are made at the top studios around the country and why/how they are made to make your system sing to its top performance level.  

Lyn Stanley records at the top studios in Hollywood and New York and uses the master of master engineering team of Al Schmitt and Bernie Grundman to mastermind the engineering of her high caliber recordings.  There is a lot of pre-planning and thoughtful management of her recording sessions to achieve the highest level of quality she her recordings have been known and described as "stupendous sound" and "the perfect blend of air and music reproduction dynamics."

Learn the behind the scenes stories on how some artists take their recordings to a level and stop short of making them hit the audiophile quality mark.  You will leave this seminar with a greater level of knowledge of what goes into quality recordings and pressings and the pro forma needed to make even a modest system sound better just by knowing what kind of quality recordings are the best investment.

Lyn will cover analog, digital and reel to reel formats and what goes into her production practices that give her recordings the highest marks on sound by reviewers worldwide.  You won't want to miss this seminar to expand your purchasing knowledge and help you make the right choices and spend your music investment money wisely.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Cartridge Clinic & The Extender

Open to All Attendees!

Based on 43 years of cartridge design and repair, A.J. van den Hul will present a catridge clinic.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meet the Editors

Open to All Attendees!

MODERATOR
 
Dr. David W. Robinson
Editor-in-Chief, Positive Feedback
SPEAKERS
 
Myles B. Astor
Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback, Founder, www.audionirvana.org
 
Carol Clark
Managing Editor, Positive Feedback
 
Julie Mullins
Managing Editor, The Absolute Sound
 
Greg Weaver
the audio analyst, Senior Writer, The Absolute Sound, Senior Editor, Enjoy the Music.com, Senior Editor, Positive Feedback Online
Join in a lively Q&A session with your favorite magazine editors and writers.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Going from wax to the max: Everything YOU need to know about Vinyl Ripping

Open to All Attendees!

SPEAKER
 
Dr. Rob Robinson
Director of Engineering, Channel D
Linking analog vinyl playback with digital audio has never been easier, and the combination delivers the convenience of computer audio coupled with stunning, transparent playback quality. Featuring a live, step by step hands-on demonstration this seminar will cover everything you need (and want) to know about transferring vinyl LPs to high resolution digital audio files: hardware, digital recording, ripping and storage strategies, editing, and much, much more.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Michael Fremer's Internationally Renowned Turntable Set-up Seminar

Open to All Attendees!

SPEAKER
 
Michael Fremer
Editor, Analogplanet
In this one hour "hands on" seminar you will learn how to correctly set-up a turntable, install a cartridge and optimize its performance. A question and answer period follows, time permitting.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote: A Life in Audio

Open to All Attendees!

SPEAKER
 
John Atkinson
Editor-in-Chief, Stereophile

Stereophile editor-in-chief John Atkinson put together his first audio system 50 years ago. In this talk, he discusses both how his system and his tastes in audio have evolved over the years, finishing up with an examination of the high-end audio market in 2018.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Designing a Listening Room, Sound Advice from The Pros

Open to All Attendees!

MODERATOR
David Blumenstein
Reviewer/International Correspondent, Dagogo
SPEAKERS
 
Chad Esslinger
, Chad Esslinger Design
 
Frank Fontana
, Fontana Real Estate & Design Group
 
Glenn Kuras
Owner & Founder, GIK Acoustics
 
Kenneth Walter
, Gray | Walter

Whether you purchased your dream music system or building a room around existing equipment, designing a Listening Room or space dedicated to enjoying music is key. The Listening Room plays a large part in the sound that you hear from your system and there are steps you can take to improve your room's performance. From Lighting to Flooring to Furniture Arrangement to Soundproofing and everything in between. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts from experts in Interior Design and Wall Panels!

Sunday, April 15, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cartridge Building Live with AJ Van Den Hul

Open to All Attendees!

SPEAKER
 
A.J. van den Hul
Founder, Van Den Hul
Based on 43 years of cartridge design and repair, A.J. van den Hul will present a clinic and demonstration where cartridges will be evaluated live! Cartridge design, evaluation and performance will be discussed. A question and answer period will be included.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Classic Album Sundays presents Daft Punk Discovery

Open to All Attendees!

SPEAKER
 
Terry Hunter
, DJ

Classic Album Sundays the world’s most popular album listening club is delighted to have been asked to join this year’s AXPONA. We will be paying homage to the long-lasting influence of Chicago house music as we will be joined by Chi-Town native Terry Hunter to discuss the impact of Chicago house on the world leading to Grammy Award Winners Daft Punk and their iconic second album Discovery.

Paying homage to Chicago House, Disco, Soul and much more, Daft Punk have long been influencers on the dance music scene. Discovery build on the Chicago influenced house sound found on their early releases into ‘song’ led productions that were in Thomas Bangalter’s own words a way of “saying to the electronic kids, ‘Rock is cool, you know? You can like that.'”

Following an interview with Terry Hunter we will feature a full album playback on a world class audiophile sound system supplied by our partners at AXPONA.

Join us to hear this album as never before.

View the Classic Album Sundays' blog post here.

Our extended blog post on Daft Punk’s Discovery can be found here: http://classicalbumsundays.com/album-of-the-month-daft-punk-discovery/

Our Daft Punk Discovery Musical Lead-Up Playlist can be heard here: http://classicalbumsundays.com/daft-punk-discovery-musical-lead-up-playlist/

Our Daft Punk Discovery Legacy Playlist can be heard here: http://classicalbumsundays.com/daft-punk-discovery-legacy-playlist/

MASTER CLASS THEATER
Friday, April 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Silence Amplified

Open to All Attendees!

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Analog Magik

Open to All Attendees!

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Subwoofer Integration for music

Open to All Attendees!

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Silence Amplified

Open to All Attendees!

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Subwoofer Integration for music

Open to All Attendees!

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Analog Magik

Open to All Attendees!

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Silence Amplified

Open to All Attendees!

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM