Axpona After Hours Party
Friday, April 12, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Audio Consultants
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Join us at the Evanston Store for food, drinks, music and more.
Enter for a chance to win an Ayre Codex -DAC/Headphone amp. A $1800 value.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of Grado GH3 headphones. A $325 value
Enter for a chance to win a pair of Sennheiser HD660s headphones. A $500 value
Enter for a chance to win a pair of Audeze iSine10 headphones. A $399 value
****You must come to the store to enter for the raffles****
We will have 7 events at the store on this evening
#1 The Best System We Have Ever Heard
This amazing system will include:
The Magnepan 30.7 speakers. Considered by many to be the finest loudspeaker in the world regardless of price. The MG30's will be here with some of the best electronics in the industry. Meet Mark Winey -owner of Magnepan.
Boulder Manufactured in Colorado, the 1110 pre amp, 508 phono pre amp, 2120 streaming DAC and 2160 power amplifier. Boulder is the best sounding, most reliable brand we carry. The Boulder front end will be driving the Magnepan's to an unprecedented level. Meet Rich Maez -National Sales Manager of Boulder
HRS. One of the key elements in producing a superb audio system is to have a very low noise floor. HRS is the industries leader in vibration isolation. The MRX rack as well as their M3X isolation base, Nimbus Assemblies, Vortex Feet and Damping Plates will all be used in the system. We also have SXR, RXR Audio Stands and matching Isolation Bases on display
Transparent Audio. We will be using Transparent's Opus level for our reference system. In it we will have Opus power cords, Opus balanced cables and Opus speaker cables. We will also have their line conditioning, and Ethernet cables. Meet Bob McConnell, Director of Business Development.
Vicoustic. The biggest component quite literally is your room. Having the best equipment will not perform to its potential if it is in a compromised environmentt. Audio Consultants can analyze your listening room, generate a plan with 3D renderings and install the appropriate room treatments. Our high end room is a great example of what is possible when everything is done correctly.
#2 Sennheiser HE-1 -worlds best headphone
Audio Consultants has been chosen to be one of the few stores in the world to display what is probably the finest headphone system ever made.
While the specifications of the HE-1 are beyond reproach, only listening to this extraordinary combination of Hi Res DAC, tube and FET amplifiers and electrostatic headphones can let you appreciate what an amazing accomplishment Sennheiser has achieved after ten years of design work.
#3 Audeze Headphones. Audeze feature proprietary planar magnetic designs with extremely thin-film driver materials and powerful custom magnets. Planars overcome many limitations inherent in typical cone drivers; our lightweight diaphragms are, for example, faster and more responsive than heavier moving-coil or dome drivers. Almost every model that Audeze makes will be available for audition at this event. Meet Mark Martinez of Audeze .
#4 Shure Headphones. Shure specializes in Award Winning Earphones featuring sound isolation technology, a variety of cable configurations, and unique sound strategies. Get a chance to audition the Shure Electrostatic headphones, IEM's and Pro headphones.
#5 Ayre Acoustics. For the event, we will have Ayre newest product, the QX8. The QX-8 Digital Hub provides a total solution for state-of-the-art digital music reproduction. An Ethernet cable, USB source, or most any digital component connected to the QX-8 will allow you to enjoy a vast digital music library. You can also simply plug-in your favorite set of headphones and enjoy a musical experience. Meet Gary Mulder, Brent Hefley and Ryan Berry from Ayre Acoustics.
#6 Headphone Room. The headphone listening room will be open for auditioning. Listen to Audeze, B&W, Grado, Sennheiser and Shure headphones. You can listen to them using Ayre, Grado, Lehmann, McIntosh and Project headphone amplifiers. We also have the Astell&Kern high resolution portable player on display and available for audition.
#7 Movie Room. The theater will be running all night. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the film. Using a Sony 4K projector, Aerial Acoustic speakers, Bryston electronics and Transparent cables, the experience is not to be missed.