Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,468
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Check out these first time Axpona exhibitors for this year's show:

    ABYSS Headphones, ACK Audio, Acora Acoustics, ADD-POWR, AGD Productions, Audiogen, Ayre Acoustics, Block Audio, Butcher Block CAD, Coherence Systems, Edifier, Decibel 9, ESS Laboratories, essuse Technologies Company Limited, Fonica International, Fyne Audio, Gated HiFi Distribution, Gill Audio, Golden Audio Illusion, Gotham Audio, Goya Acoustics, Grandinote, GT Audio Works, Harman International, Harmonic Technology, iBasso Audio, Klipsch, Laufer Teknik, Lone Star Audio, Mag LEV Audio, Manley Labs, McGary Audio, MEE Audio, Moon Audio, Nokturne Audio, Porter Acoustic, Qobuz, Shunyata Research, Sound United, SVS, T+A elektroakustik, Tenacious Sound, Tien Audio Ltd., Tri-Art Audio, Woo Audio, MYSPHERE, Transparent Audio, Verdant Audio, WAND Turntables, and Weiss Engineering.

    Hard to believe some of those big names are Axpona virgins
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
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    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,926
    edited April 2019
    Art Smuck @arthurs from Destination Audio will be at the show, room 556! Their horn speakers are spectacular and Art is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. Their room is not to be missed.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    I am looking up reservations for Friday and Saturday. Right now we have a wide open selection. Who is in for Friday dinner and who is in for Saturday dinner? As tony suggested, I am using 10 folks and 7 PM as a base and looking on Open Table.

    At the Renaissance, Sam and Harry's. https://samandharrysschaumburg.com/menus/
    Webber Grill Seasons 52 Maggiano's Chicago Italian Prime, Bahama Breeze, Wildfire, The Saddle Room, this does not include places that are not on open table like several of the pizza places around. Giordanos is the place we wound up at last year for stuffed Pizza. I did call Kumas Korner the burger place we tried to get in last year and they do not take reservations. There is also several bar and grill type places that are not listed on Open table as well like miller's ale house or local to the area like Pilot Pete http://www.pilot-petes.com/menu-main.php


    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,463
    I'm in for Saturday only Brian.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I’ll do a Friday but most likely not Saturday.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,926
    Culver's for breakfast lunch and dinner.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Lol. Not that good but definitely good for the ICE CREAM now and then
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,463
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Culver's for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Trust me it's not that good
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,926
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Culver's for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Trust me it's not that good

    Oh, but it is. Definitely a better fast food burger than the In-N-Out **** that everyone out here is in love with.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,665
    I went there once. I will never eat there again and I don't think I can disagree with your statement anymore than I already do. Personally, I'd rather have Taco Hell.....er,.....uh,.....I mean Taco Bell. That's sayin' something right there.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    If we are talking fast food - nothing and I mean NOTHING beats out Chick-Fil-A
    best fast food ever in the history of mankind
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,926
    Never been to one but would be down to try it.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,463
    Clipdat wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Culver's for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Trust me it's not that good

    Oh, but it is. Definitely a better fast food burger than the In-N-Out **** that everyone out here is in love with.

    What you need is some White Castle....that'll learn ya!
    :D
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    WHATABURGER!!
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    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
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  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 449
    My 8 year old daughter an I are interested in going. Do you think the place will be family friendly? She's very well behaved but not sure about the audiophies. It would be our first time going. I've read about last years. We'd go to the show Saturday and Sunday and hang around CHI flying back home Tuesday.

    Thoughts? Opinions?
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Marantz HD-CD1 | Denafrips Aries II | Belkin Soundform Connect | iPad Air USB to DAC
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,706
    mpitogo wrote: »
    My 8 year old daughter an I are interested in going. Do you think the place will be family friendly? She's very well behaved but not sure about the audiophies. It would be our first time going. I've read about last years. We'd go to the show Saturday and Sunday and hang around CHI flying back home Tuesday.

    Thoughts? Opinions?

    Your daughter hasn't been raised steeped in the ways of guy conversations has she...
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    It is family friendly
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 449
    Thanks, booked. Are the polkies going to wear anything so we can recognize each other, maybe Polk forum name tags?
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Marantz HD-CD1 | Denafrips Aries II | Belkin Soundform Connect | iPad Air USB to DAC
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Marantz SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk LSi25, LSiC, LSiF/X | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55” | Sony DVP-S500D
    Office Music-2.0 QAcoustics 3030i | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Office Music 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Topping DX7s (BAL out) | PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Office Music 3-2.0 Martin Logan Motion 40 | Martin Logan Forte
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570 | Rotel RB-1590
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | Martin Logan Forte
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Family Room SA-10 (optical), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Office DX7s (optical), Living Room Ares (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Sony PS HX-500, Polk RT55, CS300, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500, AMC 2445 bridged
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    I am easy to reorganize, Balding fat and loud... OK maybe not so easy. If you take a look at the old expona thread, I believe there is a pic of us. If you haven't been to this before, it is huge. Even with our group, we would get separated from the group and wound up texting each other.
    T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Border Patrol SE-I

    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,463
    mpitogo wrote: »
    Thanks, booked. Are the polkies going to wear anything so we can recognize each other, maybe Polk forum name tags?

    I'm in witness protection so just look for the guys talking into their sleeves.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Fair warning, the music in that room might be a little "Taylor Swift" if you know what I mean...
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,665
    Oh snap!

    He will usually play what you want though.....not so sure that this will be the case at a bigger show but...

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,928
    edited April 2019
    MartinLogan to Demo Masterpiece Series Speakers at AXPONA 2019

    https://www.avsforum.com/martinlogan-demo-masterpiece-series-speakers-axpona-2019/

    Other Sneek Peek Anouncements: https://www.audionirvana.org/forum/title-to-be-added/audio-shows/axpona-2019/109436-axpona-2019-sneak-peaks


    While, I've only gone to AXPONA or any audio show from 2014 forward, this year seem like it may be the largest show yet.

    Further research, I guess it will be:
    http://www.axpona.com/pressrelease_article.asp?id=1528

    I'm thinking about taking Friday off..... Saturday is going to be VERY crowded!
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,928
    edited April 2019
    https://www.avsforum.com/klh-coming-axpona-2019/

    Even the reborn KLH brand will be on display...they have the well reviewed budget stuff, the Kendall towers:
    product1-1__87149.1550347677.jpg?c=2&imbypass=on
    https://klhaudio.com/kendall-floorstanding-loudspeaker/

    as well as the revamped Model Nine $12K Electrostatics!
    Model-Nine-Concept-19-1024x997__73363.1550866075.jpg?c=2
    https://klhaudio.com/model-nine-electrostatic/
    https://www.cepro.com/article/klh_revives_model_9_speaker


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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    That’s a good looking tower ^
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,926
    edited April 2019
    Regarding KLH, from the Axpona exhibitor specials page: "After hours demonstration & discussions are available at the show. Please contact: Jeff Dano, VP Business Development - KLH Audio [email protected]"

    @joecoulson Maybe Jeff would be willing to entertain some of our demo tracks after show hours.

    I wouldn't mind asking some questions about their bookshelf model:

    Albany-grille-off-3-4-black-oak-pair-900-x-900__03898.1550866648.jpg?c=2&imbypass=on

    2-Way acoustic suspension system with 1 x 5.25” Woven Kevlar® mid/bass driver, and a high performance 1” Anodized Aluminum tweeter with a linear response faceplate.
    Butyl rubber surrounds and braided tinsel leads on all drivers.
    REAL WOOD VENEERS – Black Oak and American Walnut.
    ¾” MDF construction featuring custom designed internal low resonance driver chambers and bracing optimized through finite element analysis.
    Powder coated die-cast aluminum driver baskets, featuring oversized magnets for superior control and output.
    Brushed aluminum tweeter faceplate and driver fascia.
    Frequency response: 35Hz-23KHz +/- 3dB.
    Sensitivity: 92dB.
    Power handling: 200 watts.
    Impedance: 8Ω.
    Crossover points: 2.4KHz
    Dimensions: 13” x 5.5” x 9.5” (H x W x D)
    Weight: 11 lbs.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    I have a list working. It will be very similar to yours. I really don’t wanna hear anyone say “these have really good bass” without hearing some specialized tracks. Ones that blew BBC’s subwoofers come to mind.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,665
    Play them some Yosi at considerable levels and see if they say the same thing....

    If you can literally hear the flubber flapping like a fat chick on a 75mph roller coaster? The bass ain't that good.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Tom You may not listen to the same stuff as me, but we are definitely on the same page from our conversations