April 19th, 2023
By: Carlin "Rick" Smith
The AXPONA 2023 show has come to end and I was there Friday. Happy to report the show seemed back to pre-COVID levels of vendors and attendance. I am sure it helped to have a sunny 75 degree day in Chicago at this tinme of year. Below are some pictures and there are many others out there from various sources.
It is always great to catch up with so many from the various vendors, distributors face to face. There was a lot of positive energy.
Auralic modular components
More T+A gear
Nordost Room Picture 1
Nordost Room Picture 2
Gryphon Room Picture 1
Gryphon Room Picture 2
Gryphon Room Picture 3 (Massive AMP!)
PS Audio Picture 1 - new DirectStream DAC MK2 and a new streaming product sitting on top
PS Audio Picture 2 - ASPEN FR30 Speakers on demo
PS Audio Picture 3
Old school looking
Beautiful Speakers with Vitus Audio monoblocks
Pass Labs, Aurender, others
Aavik, Borreson Speakers
Reel to Reel!
Von Schweikert Speakers
Part of Scott Walker Audio Room
Bob Carver gear made in Illinois
Internal horn speakers
Ayre, Aurender, etc.
Large Room with four Audio Research Monoblocks
Quite the display of source equipment
New Magico S3 Speakers
One of several Innuous rooms
Interesting custom wood front
Pass Labs, GoldenEar Speakers
Perhaps my favorite picture of the show!
Not even sure what wsa being pitched in this room but vintage, guy on guitar was good (looks remarkably like Rick Rubin)
Very nice Nagra room with Stenheim speakers
Orchestalls Speakers - odd looking but sounded good
Great fit and finish
Unrelesed Aurender AP20 integrated (digital transport, DAC, and Amplififer) - a first for Aurender
2nd picture of AP20 that was using Wilson Audio SabrinaX speakers
McIntosh and B&W Speakers
More McIntosh Gear