AXPONA, High-End Audio/Music Show, Draws Southeast Audiophiles & Music Lovers to Jacksonville Mar. 5-7

JACKSONVILLE, FL, Dec. 14, 2009 — Excitement is building for AUDIO EXPO OF NORTH AMERICA (AXPONA), a major new consumer forum for showcasing the best and latest products and technologies in high-end audiophile listening equipment and music reproduction. Exhibits featuring hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the world’s finest audio components, plus a broad program of audio technology demonstrations, seminars and live-music performances promise a unique, highly successful inaugural event March 5-7, 2010, at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.

AXPONA, sponsored by Stereophile magazine, is the first consumer audio show on the East Coast in several years. Attendees will have a rare opportunity to mingle freely with industry leaders, manufacturers and experts from around the world, while enjoying live demonstrations of equipment and software. They’ll see and hear hundreds of world-class products and brands, including many almost never seen outside showrooms, and learn about the latest technologies, including new techniques for downloads, storage, playback and mobile applications.

“We’re delighted to see such a high level of acceptance and enthusiasm from the high-end segment of the audio industry, and expect attendees to be excited by their discoveries at the show,” said AXPONA President Andrew Spaulding.

AXPONA-sponsor Stereophile magazine editor John Atkinson will host a broad program of seminars throughout the show. In addition, Richard Bird, president of Rives Audio, an award-winning acoustical design specialist, will lead a seminar on acoustic enhancements, revealing the best ways to optimize a listening environment, and Dr. Mark Waldrep, founder and president of legendary AIX Records, will demonstrate recording techniques and lead a seminar on high-definition audio. On the music side, Ukrainian classical violinist Mikhail Levitsky will perform in the Wyndham’s atrium during the day. Other musicians are being scheduled for evening performances.

Enthusiasts will find high-end products and technologies abundant. The show has already sold out exhibition space on the main convention floor, and continues to gain about one new exhibitor per day. Visitors to will note more than 80 A/V manufacturers, dealers, specialists, distributors and media suppliers representing over 120 equipment brands already committed to exhibiting their high-performance wares.

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