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AXPONA 2017 The Marketplace

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 6:20 PM

The team of was at the Audio Expo North America 2017 (AXPONA) this last weekend. The activity was held at the Westin O’Hare at Rosemont, IL. Our journey at AXPONA started at the marketplace, and here is what we found.

As we entered the market doors, there were the exhibitors of the three main retailers of high quality vinyl recordings (Acoustic Sounds, Music Direct and lusive Disc). Other than vinyl records, there were accessories, CD's, SACD's and Reel to Reel tapes available for sale.  

Mr. Todd Garfinkle from MA Recordings show us some of his recordings from varios generes. This records add variety to a market flood with Rock, Jazz and Classical music. Also, the production of this records is first class. We look forward to review the records pictured below. For more information pleas visit

At the left end of the salon we found Dr. Vinyl (, a puerto rican stablished in Maryland (USA) how offers; turntable calibration services and sell respected and well regarded audio products. We talked about the new HANA SL cartridge ($750), which in a short time had acquired legendary status among audiophiles, mainly due to his performance to price ratio. We are arranging to receive a sample for review in the weeks to come.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab was displaying his new entry into the turntable and phono preamp market at AXPONA. They hope to capture the interest of the newcomers to the “formato análogo” at an affordable price.

Mitch Anderson of surprise us with a $12 dollars ingenios device which let you easily display your favorite vinyl records on the wall without a frame. We invite you to access their web site to see how it works. I definitely want one!

In case you thought you has seen everything, Mr. Ben Bennett was exhibiting the Mooo Mat ( A turntable mat which main feature is his good looks and uniqueness. Due to the nature of the animal skin used no mat is identical. Did I forget to say that it is also supposed to improve your turntable audio performance?

NEXT: AXPONA 2017 (New Products)

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Reply Dr Vinyl
8:30 AM on April 27, 2017 
Gracias Por la reseña