May 2022


Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 7:00 PM

Place: ZOOM On-line

Guests: Nick Noiseux, President of the Boston Audio Society

Topic: Reports on the 2022 AXPONA, high-end Audio Show

Audiophile consumers who regularly attend the annual CES events in Las Vegas were discouraged by CES’s declining and lack of hi-end displays and booths. In part, due to CES’s diminishing interest in featuring high quality consumer audio, Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) came on-board in 2016. The first AXPONA show was held in 2016. The number in attendance has increased annually, and Nick Noiseux said the hotel rooms were full of consumers and high-end boots. He estimates 10,000 audiophiles were in attendance.

The mission of AXPONA, according to its founders, ‘…is to bring together the largest annual gathering of audio enthusiasts, music lovers, audio dealers, manufacturers, and distributors in North America. AXPONA engages and entertains our audience by displaying immersive listening experiences with high performance audio products. We support the growth of the high-end audio industry by cultivating a passionate community and promoting the enjoyment of high-fidelity sound.’

The show includes multiple hotel floors packed with over 140 listening rooms. The Expo Hall features The Record Fair, The Ear Gear Experience, and seminars. The show is geared to the serious audiophile, newcomers to high-end audio, and music lovers. The 3-day show took place at the Renaissance Schaumburg, Hotel & Convention Center, in Schaumburg, IL, April 22-24, 2022. Dates for the 2023 show have been announced. Nick Noiseux took many photos while in attendance. They will be on display during his ZOOM presentation

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Time: Sunday May 22, 2022, ~ 7PM Eastern until... (SUGGEST 6:45 PM )

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