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For Immediate Release
Natalie Stanichuk

AXPONA, NORTH AMERICA'S LARGEST HIGH END AUDIO EXPO, RETURNS APRIL 17-19, 2020 TO CHICAGO NEW Ear Gear Experience, Designer Vignette, Live Musical Performances, and Educational Seminars

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 17, 2020) - - Calling all audiophiles, music lovers, vinyl collectors, audio engineers and musicians, AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will open April 17-19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center offering attendees three jam-packed days of incredible sounds, technology, presentations, design, and the very latest products in the industry. AXPONA is the largest high-end audio show in North America, which caters to dealers, distributors and manufacturers, as well as music-loving consumers. AXPONA’s state-of-the-art venue will feature 200 Listening Rooms, an expanded Expo Hall featuring the ever popular Record Fair and Master Class Theater, the Ethan Allen Design Showcase, a NEW Ear Gear Experience, robust Seminar schedule, and Live Music nightly.

AXPONA is North America’s largest audio expo, welcoming music enthusiasts from around the world to meet exhibitors from well-established and emerging product categories. In all, more than 500 world class exhibitors will be at AXPONA to connect with serious audiophiles, newcomers to high-end audio, and music lovers looking to explore, shop and enjoy the music. In 2020, several companies will be making their AXPONA debut, many for the first time in North America.

AXPONA will once again offer something for everyone – from the novice music lover to the seasoned audio expert looking to enhance their sound with the latest technology.


The 2020 event will be the LARGEST show to date, meeting the increasing demand from attendees looking for the TOP brands in the music world under one roof, in a central location. The new Ear Gear Experience will be the largest area in the country dedicated entirely to personal audio featuring an Ear Gear Theater, Industry Talks, two Networking Lounges, a Café and the latest and greatest in personal audio. Everything from open-back, closed-back, in-ear headphones and accessories, cables and players that go into a personal audio rig will be on display at the Ear Gear Experience.  Leading global brands and manufacturers such as Schiit Audio, Focal Naim North America, Audeze, Jerry Harvey Audio, HIFIMAN, Astell & Kern, Lenbrook and more will debut new products and have dedicated booths on the expo floor.

There will also be a Café to purchase beverages, two lounges to take a break, and the Ear Gear & Beer Tasting on Saturday, April 17 with a local craft brewery.

Additionally, AXPONA attendees will have the opportunity to sit and relax in a beautifully designed vignette featuring high-end audio products from the show’s exhibitors and custom home furnishings from Ethan Allen.

The Exhibit Hall, which is home to the Record Fair, will showcase a vast array of turntables, cables, accessories, racks and stands, tonearms, cartridges and new and vintage Vinyl. Top manufacturers exhibiting this year will include Pro-Ject, SOTA, MAG-LEV Audio and Audio-Technica.

Sit, relax and surround yourself with the best in high-end audio equipment and gear by visiting AXPONA’s 200 Listening Rooms. Attendees are encouraged to experience listening rooms by listening and comparing the superbly designed, high performance systems and components from some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers. In all, more than 500 manufacturers, retailers and brands will gather at AXPONA, including Bowers & Wilkins, ELAC, Martin Logan, Nordost, Pass Labs, Magico, Devialet, Wilson Audio and McIntoshall of whom will showcase the newest high-end products and services to attendees.

AXPONA 2020 will also feature live concerts that continue to thrill and entice attendees.


 Open to the public, AXPONA offers a variety of ticket options for attendees.


1 Day - $20 Early Bird, $25 in advance; $30 onsite

2 Day - $30 Early Bird, $40 in advance; $60 onsite

3 Day - $40 Early Bird, $50 in advance; $90 onsite

Student Pass - $10 -

The Student Day pass is available for any of the three days for attendees ages 15 – 25.

Grab your 2020 Early Bird Tickets, which expire Sunday, February 2.

Gold Pass: $98 in advance ($125 onsite); Gold Pass allows admission all three days of AXPONA along with a collector’s Badge, official AXPONA T-shirt, 2020 collector’s pin, a reusable AXPONA water bottle access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge with VIP check-in, coat check, refreshments and WiFi, and a Happy Hour with wine and beer on Friday, April 17 and Saturday April 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Plus access to the Gold Hospitality Suite in the Hotel Tower, with seating, water, snacks and a restroom. Limited number of passes available.


For more information on ticketing and ticketing options, please visit


All general admission tickets grant access to the exhibits including Listening Rooms and Exhibit Hall, as well as educational seminars, live music, and special events. 


AXPONA opens Friday, April 17 10am-6pm; Saturday, April 18, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, April 19 10am-4pm.



AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is North America’s largest event for audiophiles, manufacturers of high-end audio equipment, musicians and music lovers. The three-day experience features over 200 high fidelity listening rooms, providing guests the enviable opportunity to experience the newest technology in high-end consumer audio products. Attendees are encouraged to go from room to room and sit, listen and compare the various systems. The Expo Hall and Ear Gear Experience play host to thousands of products and accessories from cables to headphones to LPs and SACDs.  Beyond the exhibits, AXPONA includes live musical performances and educational seminars with industry experts and demonstrations.


For more information including updates on AXPONA’s exhibitors and schedule, visit call 203-371-6322.



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