Tour of WFMT Studios
Friday, September 20, 7pm - 9pm, WFMT Studios, (847) 864-9565
Thanks to Rich Warren, this tour has become a tradition at Audio Consultants and one of our most popular events.
Mr. Warren will showcase the important renovations just completed at the WFMT studios. The on-air room has been redone and the control rooms have been refurbished and upgraded with state–of-the-art digital equipment. Tour attendees will be the first visitors to see the new facilities.
Rich Warren is celebrating his 39th anniversary with WFMT. For the last 30 years he has hosted the famous Midnight Special which has been on the air since 1953. He also presents the Folkstage live concert series, Sweet Folk Chicago.
Mr. Warren has covered audio, video, and consumer electronics for the Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Daily News, the Sun Times, the Chicago Tribune and Sound and Vision. He has also reviewed folk music recordings for Sing Out magazine. At the moment he writes a technology column for the Champaign -Urbana News-Gazette.
For reservations, please call the Evanston store at 847 864-9565.
Tuesday, October 8, 7pm - 9pm, Libertyville, (847) 362-5594
Wednesday, October 9, 7pm - 9pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565
Allan Haggar joined Sumiko after completing a music degree in voice performance at the University of Michigan. He also studied piano and choral conducting.
Sumiko is a major importer of high fidelity audio products, such as REL subwoofers , SME turntables and tonearms from England, and Pro-Ject turntables from Austria.
Mr. Haggar will talk about the REL sub-bass systems. He will demonstrate how a subwoofer does more than just add bass to a system.
Tuesday, October 22, 7pm - 9pm, Chicago, (312) 829-5950
Wednesday, October 23, 7pm - 9pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565
Rich Maez is Director of Sales and Marketing for North and South America for Boulder Amplifiers. He has been involved with high-performance audio for nearly 20 years in both the retail and manufacturing sides of the industry. He is an audiophile and a dedicated music lover.
Boulder manufactures some of the finest electronics components in the world. Their designs which have never bent to fads, have withstood the test of time and garnered worldwide acclaim.
Mr. Maez will introduce two products from the new Boulder 2100 Series: the 2110 preamplifier and the 2160 stereo amplifier. He will discuss the numerous technical advancements that have taken place over nearly 2 decades and have been incorporated into these latest models.
Tuesday, November 5, 7pm - 9pm, Libertyville, (847) 362-5594
Wednesday, November 6, 7pm - 9pm, Hinsdale, (630) 789-1990
Peter McGrath is Sales Director for Wilson Audio, the legendary American loudspeaker company.
He is also a distinguished recording engineer who has been recording orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera, and instrumental soloists for more than 30 years.
In Libertyville, Mr. McGrath will introduce the new Wilson Alexia loudspeaker. In Hinsdale he will discuss the Sasha and other famous Wilson models.
Tuesday, December 3, 7pm - 9pm, Chicago, (312) 829-5950
Wednesday, December 4, 7pm - 9pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565
Scott Soloway, the resident scientist and Manager of the Evanston store, is back by popular demand.
After graduating from Knox College with a BA in math and physics, Scott began a career in audio/video retailing. This year marks his 30th anniversary with Audio Consultants.
Scott will bring you up to date on the ever-changing world of audio and video. He will discuss “computer audio,” digital audio management, 3D, the latest in display technology, and the analog video sunset.