Seminars


Wilson Audio
Peter McGrath
Thursday, July 31, 11:00am - 6:00pm, Chicago, (312) 829-5950

Introducing the Sasha Series-2 Loudspeakers from Wilson Audio

Peter McGrath of Wilson Audio will introduce the Sasha Series-2 at our Chicago store. High performance in a relatively compact form was the greatest strength of the original Sasha. The Sasha Series-2 brings this quality to an entirely new level because of several important technological refinements, including a special configuration of the Wilson Convergent Synergy Tweeter. Peter is the Sales Director for Wilson Audio. He is also a distinguished recording engineer who has been recording orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera, and instrumental soloists for more than 30 years. Peter will be at our Chicago store on Thursday, July 31st, from 11am-6pm. To audition the exceptional Wilson Sasha Series-2, please call our Chicago store at 312 829 5950 to make an appointment.

Zanden Audio
Eric Phiels
Wednesday, August 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565
Thursday, August 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Libertyville, (847) 362-5594

Hear Your LPs Played Correctly for the First Time 

The people at Audio Consultants and Eric Pheils of Zanden Audio Systems invite you to bring one or two of your favorite records to hear them played back according to how the LP was actually produced. It will be a revelation.

Eric Pheils is a dedicated audiophile and the North American Distributor for Zanden Audio Systems, an electronics company established in Japan in 1980. Since 1996, he has lived in Japan where he met Kazutoshi Yamada, owner, founder, and chief engineer of Zanden. Zanden is a product of Mr. Yamada's imagination and passion. Eric joined the company in 2005. 

Zanden manufactures very specialized, high performance, hand-crafted components. Eric will introduce you to the exciting range of Zanden electronics with a focus on phono stages, particularly the model 120, an innovative design featuring selectable equalization settings. He will also conduct individual demonstrations using your own records.

Eric will be at our Evanston store on Wednesday, August 6th, from 7-9 pm and at our Libertyville store on Thursday, August 7th from 7-9 pm. To make a reservation, please sign up online, call, or stop by any of our stores. Seating will be limited.

Tour of WFMT Studios
Rich Warren
Friday, September 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, 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.

Rich Warren will showcase the recently renovated  WFMT facilities. He will guide you through the remodeled on-air room and the control rooms which have been upgraded and refurbished with state-of-the-art digital equipment. WFMT just installed a brand-new music production control room more likely to be found in a major recording studio than in a radio station.

Rich Warren is celebrating his 40th anniversary with WFMT. For more than 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 and video and consumer electronics for various publications, including the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Magazine. He has also reviewed folk music recording 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

Arcam
Scott Campbell
Tuesday, October 28, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Libertyville, (847) 362-5594
Wednesday, October 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565

Scott Campbell has been Arcam’s Export Sales Manager for more than 15 years. He is also a member of Arcam’s product planning team.  

Established in 1976 just outside Cambridge, UK, Arcam manufactures a complete  line of hi-fidelity audio and video electronics.  Their components are technologically advanced, simple in design, and long-lasting.

Scott, whose love of film and music greatly enhance his presentations, will speak about Arcam’s design philosophy and introduce their latest products.

Sonos
Cullen Harwood
Tuesday, November 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Chicago, (312) 829-5950
Wednesday, November 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565

Mr. Harwood was a big fan of  Sonos long before he joined the company in 2013.  He is now their Midwest representative.

Sonos systems  allow you to stream music in every room in your home wirelessly with high-fidelity sound and control everything from your smartphone or tablet.

Mr. Harwood will demonstrate the versatility, quality, and ease of operation  of the Sonos product line.

Technology Update
Scott Soloway
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Hinsdale, (630) 789-1990
Wednesday, December 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565

Scott Soloway, the resident scientist at Audio Consultants 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.  He has been with Audio Consultants for more than 30 years.

Scott will bring you up to date with 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.