AXPONA (Audio Expo North America)
April 21-23 | The Westin O'hare | Rosemont, IL
AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is the largest high-end consumer audio show in the United States. The three day experience features multiple hotel floors packed with listening rooms, exhibit floors, seminars and live musical performances. Whether you’re a serious audiophile, a new comer to high-end audio or simply a music lover, you’ll find everything you need to immerse
yourself in your favorite sounds.
The event features over 140 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 Marketplace and Ear Gear Expo play host to thousands of
products and accessories from cables to headphones to LPs and SACDs.
"Gamut Product Demo at Kyomi Audio of Chicago"
Written by Greg Weaver | The Absolute Sound | March 25th, 2017
"...Kyomi Audio operates within George’s multi-level home, and this event featured an encore showing of the same components the company presented at AXPONA 2016: the Gamut RS7i loudspeakers ($39,990/pr.), M250i monoblock amplifiers ($25,990/pr.) pictured below, and D3i dual mono linestage ($8390), pictured second below; Gamut Reference cables connected the system: biwired speaker cables (starting at $3790 for 1.5m), interconnects (XLR and RCA, $2990 for 1m), and power cords ($4290 at 2m). This setup gave listeners the opportunity to hear these remarkable products in an environment similar to one they might actually live in. And, because both George and Benno had collaborated to refine the room’s setup, the system was completely dialed in..." (Read More)
"Vivid Audio Giya G1 Spirit"
Written by Doug Schneider | SoundStage! Global | February 24th, 2017
"...The newest thing that the G1 Spirit has that no other Vivid model has is the option for an external crossover. Some may think this was done primarily for performance -- and perhaps there’s a little bit of that there -- but Dickie told me that it was really done for future expansion into active speakers (i.e., fully powered with either line-level analog or digital crossovers). Dickie has made no secret about his affinity for active speakers, so this allows a way to one day transition the G1S to active operation -- G1 Spirit Active, perhaps. The G1 Spirit was first shown last September, at two shows held the same weekend: the Tokyo International Audio Show, in Japan, and HiFi Messen, in Norway....." (Read More)