Transparent Audio
Bob McConnell
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Libertyville, (847) 362-5594
Wednesday, September 21, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565

Transparent Audio designs and manufactures cables and related products praised worldwide for their musical quality. Many distinguished recording facilities and independent recording engineers have chosen Transparent to achieve technical excellence.

Bob McConnell, Director of Business Development at Transparent Audio, brings a unique perspective to his position. For many years he worked as a professional singer specializing in opera and stage work while simultaneously building a career in audio. Listening to and studying music has been the center of his life. The team at Transparent shares his passion and works every day to deliver the finest connectivity and power products for all levels of music systems.

Mr. McConnell will introduce Transparent’s Generation 5, their latest product line.


Tour of WFMT Studios
Rich Warren
Friday, October 21, 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 as well as the control rooms which have been upgraded and refurbished with state-of-the art digital equipment. He will highlight the music production control room, an installation more likely to be found in a major recording studio than a radio station.

Rich Warren is now in his 43d year with WFMT. For more than 30 years he has hosted the Midnight Special which has been on the air since 1953. He also presents the Folkstage live concert series and is the curator of WFMT’s folk music archive.

Over the years, Rich Warren has covered consumer electronics for various publications, including the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Magazine. At the moment he writes a technology column for the Champaign Urbana News Gazette.

In addition to conducting the tour, Rich Warren will discuss the future of music access and storage.


John Quick/Brad O'Toole
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Chicago, (312) 829-5950
Wednesday, November 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Evanston, (847) 864-9565

A leader in digital audio, this British company manufactures audiophile-quality products that set the standard for audio transparency and the extraction of digitally encoded music.

John Quick is General Manager of dCS America. He has worked in high-end audio since the 1990s in both retail and management. He is proud of representing a company whose spirit of innovation is a constant source of inspiration to him.

Brad O’Toole, Vice President of Sales of dCS America, started his career in audio a quarter century ago. He has been involved in all aspects of operations, sales, and marketing of high-end audio and has traveled the world in his various capacities.

Brad and John will talk about dCS products and highlight their design philosophy. 


Technology Update
Scott Soloway
Tuesday, December 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Hinsdale, (630) 789-1990
Wednesday, December 7, 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 degree in math and Physics, Scott began a career in audio/video retailing. He has been with Audio Consultants for more then 30 years.

Scott will bring you up to date with the ever-changing world of audio and video. He will discuss “computer audio”, the revolution in audio streaming, and the new video “alphabet soup.”