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AXPONA (Audio Expo North America), the largest high-end audio show in N.A. returns to its permanent home at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, IL for its 11th anniversary from April 17th – 19th. The company says it is a “must attend” event for audiophiles, music lovers. Hi-fi manufacturers will showcase products in 200-plus listening rooms, and there will be an expanded Expo Hall featuring the attendee favorite record fair, a ‘NEWEar’ Gear Experience, a Master Class Theater, several seminars and live nightly concerts.

The expo welcomes music enthusiasts from around the world to meet exhibitors who make up well-established and emerging product categories. There will also be in excess of 500 exhibitors who will enjoy the prospect of engaging with serious audiophiles, potential customers, newcomers to high-end audio and music lovers in general. There will also be several companies making their debut at the show this year.

The show is being held at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173 and show opening times are 10AM – 6PM on the first two days, and 10AM – 4PM on the final day. Tickets are 1 Day – $20 Early Bird, $25 in advance; $30 onsite; 2 Day – $30 Early Bird, $40 in advance; $60 onsite; 3 Day – $40 Early Bird, $50 in advance; $90 onsite; Student Pass – $10.

Note that there are also 2020 Early Bird Tickets, which expire Sunday, February 2nd. Gold Pass: $98 in advance ($125 onsite); Gold Pass allows admission all three days of AXPONA along with a collector’s Badge, official AXPONA T-shirt, 2020 collector’s pin, a resuable AXPONA water bottle access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge with VIP check-in, coat check, refreshments and WiFi, and a Happy Hour with wine and beer on Friday, April 17th and Saturday April 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Plus access to the Gold Hospitality Suite in the Hotel Tower, with seating, water, snacks and a restroom. Plus, Gold Pass Holders have a VIP line for the evening concerts so you can be the first to find your seat for the show. Limited number of passes available.

For more information on ticketing and ticketing options, please visit the AXPONA registration site here.

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Martin Dew