Axpona 2019 Schaumburg IL

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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,173
    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
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,546
    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.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,215
    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


    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,547
    I'm in for Saturday only Brian.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    I’ll do a Friday but most likely not Saturday.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,546
    Culver's for breakfast lunch and dinner.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Lol. Not that good but definitely good for the ICE CREAM now and then
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,547
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Culver's for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Trust me it's not that good
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,546
    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.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,899
    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    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
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,546
    Never been to one but would be down to try it.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,547
    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
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,820
    WHATABURGER!!
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 411
    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 C47 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
    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] | SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | 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
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    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: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,853
    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...
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    Belles 350A Reference Amp
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,215
    It is family friendly
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 411
    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 C47 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
    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] | SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | 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
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    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: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,215
    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.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,547
    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.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Fair warning, the music in that room might be a little "Taylor Swift" if you know what I mean...
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,899
    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,695
    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!
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,695
    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


    Post edited by WLDock on
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    That’s a good looking tower ^
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,695
    edited April 2019
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,546
    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.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    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.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,899
    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.

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

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,106
    Tom You may not listen to the same stuff as me, but we are definitely on the same page from our conversations
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
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