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Old 03-05-2012, 10:58 PM
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AXPONA, the Audio Expo North America show is this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Omni Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida, sponsored by Stereophile and The Absolute Sound. Anyone planning on attending?
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:26 PM
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If I can get a day off work this weekend, I might go and check it out. Looks like it should be a decent show.
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I was there last Saturday. Highlights for me were the MBL 126 monitors and the Joseph Audio Pulsars (playing in the Channel D room). Wasn't as impressed with the KEF Blade speakers as I had hoped to be, but their lesser priced R Series speakers were surprisingly good. And the YG Acoustic room was easily the most disappointing IMO.

I'd be happy to post more detailed thoughts for those that are interested.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:50 PM
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David.......Did you take any photos of the rooms and gear?
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I snapped a few from my phone, but regrettably the lighting sucked and I didn't have a chance to return with my real camera. I'll post what I have over the weekend.
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I understand there were only 28 rooms. I wonder if this event will be able to survive.

Interestingly, RMAF last year had tons of room and demos but the crowds were quite light. So I worry a bit that some of these events may disappear. This would be an issue since audio dealers continue to be "endangered species" and getting to see/hear audio gear is more difficult.

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I'm not sure that I would have categorized RMAF as light. I thought it was down a little bit.
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I'm not sure that I would have categorized RMAF as light. I thought it was down a little bit.
I think you might find numerous exhibitors who would suggest that traffic was light, relatively speaking.
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