Does size matter to an Audiophile?

Four Days at Axpona 2023

Text and photos by Paul Elliott

 I think so for the 9115 Audiophiles that descended upon the Renaissance Schaumberg Center in Chicago April 14-16, 2023

The final press release from Axpona states…….

9115 visitors over the weekend to see 12 floors of exhibitors, 200 Listening Rooms, 500+ brands, hundreds of product debuts, two live concerts, over 20 Seminars, and Master Classes.

Big is an understatement.  Axpona definitely has the beef! One could have spent the weekend, getting educated and entertained without ever listening to a system. Twenty-two hours in three days went by in a blink. I am still catching my breath. Man, what a show!

This will not be the usual review of rooms or equipment. The PTA platoon covered this show very well indeed.

I am presenting a photo essay, trying to capture what 9115 visitors experienced over the weekend. I hope this gets across just a small part of the size, scope, and feel of this mega US show.

It all started on Thursday, with setup. Just imagine the logistical nightmare of getting all that equipment into the Renaissance, in place and up, and sounding so good

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