Smoke ’em if you got ’em. I snapped 455 photos during 3 days at Axpona 2019 (plus some Polaroids). You’ve already seen a bunch. Here are some more. I’m visually oriented so I care about how things look. YMMV.
More so than any other show, I need to apologize. We all know hifi shows can be big, really big, but there’s really no excuse for missing important things. And I missed a bunch. My excuse? I don’t have one. Besides, I don’t like excuses, […]
“You’re the best!” When you hear that being said, you know it’s typically meant to come with a pinch of sarcasm. If not, it implies the bestower of said gift is in a position to know what’s best. For everyone.
Speakers live with us in a more obvious manner than other hardware. Speakers, especially loud speakers, live in-room and stand out as objet d’art (ideally). Which is all to say with speakers, looks matter.
Following are a few thousand words on hardware from Axpona 2019 (if the old saying holds any water).
The simple act of removing a record from its sleeve, placing it on a turntable, queuing it up, and giving it quick brush off takes time. I like to call that time a ritual—a few moments of reflection and concentration before the event. A prequel. […]
These are a few of my favorite things.
The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois is a big place. Axpona 2019 fills up a lot of that space. It’s a big show.
Confession time—I have a thing for Luxman. Call it Lustman.
The hits keep comin’. Here are some more product debuts at Axpona 2019.
Say hello to Stiletto 15, a 3-way sealed box + open baffle loudspeaker. Get a peak and listen to a pre-production pair at Axpona.
Here’s a list, I checked it twice, of some of the new gear to see and hear next week @Axpona 2019:
With Axpona 2019 less than a week away, my pre-show excitement is starting to make itself known.