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Title: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: MylesAstor on November 12, 2012, 05:43:19 PM
A heads up to all tapeheads (or interested audiophiles) who will be attending the Axpona Show scheduled for March 8-10, 2013 in Chicago.

I will be hosting two-one hour sessions dealing with the topic of reel-to-reel machines and tape on both Friday and Saturday afternoons. I've invited several people to participate on the panel but everyone here should feel free to make suggestions for speakers (or topics)! 

In addition, Greg Beron of United Home Audio will on Friday and Saturday evenings, be playing some extraordinary reel-to-reel tapes for anyone there who wants to drop by his room.

More details to come as they become available.
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: Listens2tubes on December 08, 2012, 03:07:29 PM
Hmm, Myles you make a great case for going to Chicago in March. Any chance you will do the same in NYC this coming April?
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: MylesAstor on December 11, 2012, 09:18:43 AM
Not at the moment.

Maybe things will change.

Myles
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: Listens2tubes on December 11, 2012, 10:12:51 PM
Fingers crossed. :-)
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: docb on December 19, 2012, 10:38:36 AM
I'm one of the folks Myles has asked to participate (question his judgement , not mine!). Eileen and I just checked in with my brother about the availability of his getaway condo in Chicago and it's free that weekend, so we are starting to plan the trip. 

By the way, for those who are saying "yeah but what about tape?",  we will begin packaging and shipping Willy and the Poor Boys over the next few days. The kids are out of college and stepping in to help keep up with things over the holiday break.
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: ironbut on December 21, 2012, 01:33:35 AM
By the way, for those who are saying "yeah but what about tape?",  we will begin packaging and shipping Willy and the Poor Boys over the next few days. The kids are out of college and stepping in to help keep up with things over the holiday break.

Great! I look forward to hearing CCR on a TP tape.
Personally, I hope you guys take some time to enjoy some holiday cheer while the "kids" are home from college (of course, they aren't really kids anymore are they?). A few days won't make any difference to me.
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: docb on December 22, 2012, 12:58:24 PM
True dat. Colin is 21 and moving into his first apartment near UW this week after commuting from home the past quarter. Kate is 17 and a sophomore in college. She's headed to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA next fall, and kicking out mom and dad out of the house tonite so she can put on her annual Ugly Xmas Sweater party. Both kids made the dean's list this quarter. I am a very proud and lucky father.

Eileen has been shipping a large batch of catch up orders of earlier TP releases over the past couple of weeks. We just spent the week absolutely slamming to get a jillion Bottlehead orders out, and will be packing those CCR tapes after Xmas. Other good news is that I fixed my busted Nagra T (loose capstan motor clutches, out of adjustment cam position trimpot), so we will be able to groove to some tape while we are a'packin'.
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: Scott D. Smith on February 11, 2013, 12:42:18 PM
Hi Doc:

Been a little out of the loop the past few months-my day job has been keeping me busy (which I guess is good!) Just now heard about the Axpona show in March.

Not sure what my schedule is yet for early March, but look forward to attending.

FWI: I have a Nagra T-Audio in our shop at the moment, which I would be happy to bring along if you are planning to do any demos at the show. Ping me off-list if you are interested.

Based on the current exhibitor lineup, it looks like an interesting show!

--S
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: MylesAstor on February 16, 2013, 09:17:16 AM
Make sure to check out the R2R seminars if you're attending Chicago Axpona in a couple of weeks! Plus Greg Beron and Jonathan Horwich will be hosting some very special, after hours listening sessions with some very special recordings (I'm sure there will be some Beatles and great Jazz!) in their suites for anyone who would like to hear some magical reel-to-reel tape!

http://www.axpona.com/Section_Home.asp?SID=1049
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: ironbut on February 16, 2013, 01:56:18 PM
Sounds awesome Myles!
Wish I could make it. One of my favorite cities for sure!
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: docb on March 11, 2013, 09:39:24 AM
Thanks so much to Myles for hosting the talks and thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi. It was great to face to face with so many that I had only known by web or phone and equally great to run into old friends. Everyone was so kind and complementary that I had a little trouble getting my inflated head in the elevator on the way out. Jon Ver Halen's brand spanking new Lowther OBs were sounding very sweet, as was the TAD/Lamm setup with Jonathan Horwich's tapes playing (TAD R1 = one of Doc's absolute all time fave speakers), and of course Greg Beron's decks were stealing the show in two or three rooms. One thing I regret missing was hearing Charlie King's Stella/Cello in the Audio Note room - another very sweet sounding room, BTW. Always a treat to walk into a room rolling tape after being assaulted by the rooms playing utz music at psychological warfare levels. Steve and Bes did a superb job of putting together a very successful first show.

Eileen and I love Shi-kae-go, and we will be back as often as life allows. What could possibly be better than a town where half of the population talks like Elwood Blues? On our way home today to start getting our new duping and packaging setups running.
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: MylesAstor on March 16, 2013, 01:36:10 PM
From the tape forum at Axpona 2013!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyEfE09A7Wo

Thanks to Peter Breuninger of AVShowrooms!

Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: ironbut on March 16, 2013, 02:11:25 PM
Wow, thanks a million Myles.
Just watched it and it's excellent.
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: docb on March 17, 2013, 12:41:28 PM
Thanks Myles and Peter! Who was the old windbag in the red sweater?
Title: Re: Chicago 2013 Axpona Show
Post by: Listens2tubes on March 18, 2013, 08:07:36 PM
PLEASE bring something close to this to NYC. Charles? Greg?