Axpona 2020 April 17 -19

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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,541
    I agree if Polk Is not at AXPONA after the release of the first SDA’s in years it would be a truly lost opportunity of untold proportion. The potential publicity and word of mouth ... just can’t understand it.
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,022
    Wonder if it's too late?
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,488
    Clipdat wrote: »
    dromunds wrote: »
    I did a quick perview of the exhibitors and I don't see Polk listed. Are they missing the opportunity to showcase their new Legend series and especially the L-800 SDA's to a large crowd in the Chicago-area? If so, I will be very disappointed if indeed this is the year I can finally make it down there, I was really hoping to be able to get ears on the new Legend SDA's in a proper set-up. I hope I am incorrect and just missed their name on the list of exhibitors. Anybody know?

    Neither Polk nor Marantz is on the exhibitor list on the Axpona website, but Classé is.

    If Polk doesn't have the L800s at Axpona it would be a serious oversight and epic marketing blunder.

    they might think like Bose and don't want their speakers compared to the "big boys" as that would lose sales. :'(
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    Maybe they will be in the Classe room?

    That would be a good start, and while they're at it they should team up with @helipilotdoug who can provide all the cables for the room.
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,048
    edited March 2020
    Maybe they will be in the Classe room?
    I don't know...They showed up at CES, AXPONA, RMAF, etc last year with their no longer made in China, now made in Japan Delta Series gear. The $9999 Delta Pre , $9999 Delta Mono (also offer $12,99 Delta Stereo) connected to $38,000-$42,750 Magico S5 Mk.II, and Tascam reel to reel.

    Somehow I don't think the Polks will make it into that room....

    Post edited by WLDock on
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    edited March 2020
    JD Events made a press release regarding Axpona and how it will continue as scheduled (attached).

    Also some relevant info here: https://axpona.com/landing9.asp
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    Hahah, interesting: "While the risk remains low at this time, AXPONA will be a no handshake, no contact event. We recommend fist and elbow bumps instead."
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,706
    Speaking of Doug, anyone hear from him ? Hope he's doing good.
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,053
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hahah, interesting: "While the risk remains low at this time, AXPONA will be a no handshake, no contact event. We recommend fist and elbow bumps instead."

    Interesting, as I have thinking about this event with all those people, from all over. Sigh. What to do?
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,053
    edited March 2020
    Elbow bump! Had to look it up. :smile: Pretty cool.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,302
    tonyb wrote: »
    Speaking of Doug, anyone hear from him ? Hope he's doing good.

    @helipilotdoug ???
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,302
    edited March 2020
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Speaking of Doug, anyone hear from him ? Hope he's doing good.

    @helipilotdoug ???

    He’s fine, just got done texting him

    You will probably see his cables with Legacy Audio
    Post edited by txcoastal1 on
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    Thanks for the update! :)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,039
    You making the trip this year Drew?
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    Is the Pope Catholic?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,039
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Is the Pope Catholic?

    I haven't asked...
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    edited March 2020
    Let's try to hit some rooms together this year. I'm interested in any room that isn't playing the Pink Panther Theme or Tin Pan Alley.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,039
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Let's try to hit some rooms together this year. I'm interested in any room that isn't playing the Pink Panther Theme or Tin Pan Alley.

    I draw the line at the restrooms...
    ;)
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    edited March 2020
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I draw the line at the restrooms...
    ;)

    But I heard they had really good acoustics!
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,302
    Clipdat wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I draw the line at the restrooms...
    ;)

    But I heard they had really good acoustics!

    Brown note?
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    LOL. You got me good on that one.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,936
    Anyway to get the title of this thread changed? AXPONA has been postponed until Aug 7-9th 2020
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,936
    I will not be able to attend now. I will be out of town.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,302
    I’ll take your pizza
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,089
    erniejade wrote: »
    Anyway to get the title of this thread changed? AXPONA has been postponed until Aug 7-9th 2020

    if not -- one could always start a new thread.
    Just thinkin' out loud, here (so to speak).
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,125
    edited March 2020
    Damn. :(

    "AXPONA has been rescheduled from April 17-19 to August 7-9, 2020 out of concern for the health and safety of all participants due to the growing coronavirus situation. This decision was made following an outpouring of feedback from the AXPONA community over the last 72 hours.

    The three most consistent themes we heard were, 1) fears of attending public events will increase in March and April, 2) AXPONA should still be held in 2020, and 3) reschedule later this year if possible. Although the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel is booked solid all year, they offered us a week in August that will accommodate all of AXPONA's space needs. So we secured it.

    We rescheduled out of an abundance of caution during this unpredictable time to provide the best opportunity for a well attended event and to ensure the best AXPONA experience for all show goers in 2020. We will contact all exhibitors and attendees directly later this week as we work through the details of the move.

    Our sole priority today is to communicate this news immediately so everyone can adjust their plans accordingly. We thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.
    We look forward to seeing you all at AXPONA in August!

    Sincerely,
    Joel A.Davis
    Founder & CEO, JD Events [email protected]"
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,053
    Well I for one, am a bit relieved. I was struggling with common sense precaution, as the situation is changing daily. And I really want to see my buds again this year.

    Just checked, it's not the same week as the Woodward Dream Cruise! Yay!

    I plan to be there! :smile: Unless of course, the world ends as we know it! :wink:
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,488
    I might go now since it is away from the cold weather B)
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,039
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I’ll take your pizza

    first you must show up.... :p