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AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #80 on: 23 Apr 2014, 08:42 pm »
Yes, ted_b's advice is great. Hit the stairs, and I think top-down is also a good call. One thing I will add is that headphone exhibitors will have less difficulty setting up (no room issues to deal with!), so it makes sense to head there early in the show when speaker manufacturers are less likely to have their room really well dialed in.

Arun, I work in Evanston! Right downtown in the Chase building. But I won't be in Evanston on Friday...AXPONA here I come.

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #81 on: 23 Apr 2014, 09:53 pm »
I may be in a position to offer a free parking space if someone is interested. I'm staying across the street and my room includes free parking. As I am flying in, I have no need of a space. I'm staying both Friday and Saturday nights. I see no reason why I can't take advantage of the offered space.

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #82 on: 24 Apr 2014, 01:56 am »
I'd recommend spending the first 25% of you available time (which means for one day show goers you need to fly through this step in a couple hours) going to the top floor of the show, stopping into several rooms on each floor for a very short time, then use the stairs at the end of the hall to go down one floor and do the same...until you exhaust the floors (usually 3-4 floors).  Then do the same in the ballrooms on the main floor.  I mention starting at the top and using stairs cuz usually the elevator situation is a huge time waster, and the end stairs are lightly used.
...well, unless the fire alarm goes off! :duh:
Good advice Ted  :wink:

See ya all soon, leaving this dreadful 78 degree weather shortly

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #83 on: 24 Apr 2014, 02:11 am »
Which hotel do you speak of?

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #84 on: 24 Apr 2014, 02:18 am »
Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare...It's directly across the road from the Westin.

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #85 on: 24 Apr 2014, 04:32 am »
I may be in a position to offer a free parking space if someone is interested. I'm staying across the street and my room includes free parking. As I am flying in, I have no need of a space. I'm staying both Friday and Saturday nights. I see no reason why I can't take advantage of the offered space.

If not spoken for yet, a friend and I that will be driving over from a nearby Hyatt and could certainly make use of the parking space.  We will already be paying for 24 hr. parking at the Hyatt, and would welcome the chance to not pay twice for parking each day.  Thanks,  Chris

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #86 on: 24 Apr 2014, 05:16 am »
Hi, Chris.

I'm waiting for a reply from someone. If I do not get a reply by Thursday evening, it's all yours. I'll contact you via PM.

Michael

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #87 on: 24 Apr 2014, 05:26 am »
Hi, Chris.

I'm waiting for a reply from someone. If I do not get a reply by Thursday evening, it's all yours. I'll contact you via PM.

Michael

Sounds good Michael.  Thanks again.

roscoeiii

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #88 on: 24 Apr 2014, 04:21 pm »
It's around the corner. Time for a roll call? Who will be there when? Let's get a list going (give us your AC name, real name and days you'll be there):

roscoeiii (Roscoe): Fri, Sat & Sun

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #89 on: 24 Apr 2014, 04:48 pm »
It's around the corner. Time for a roll call? Who will be there when? Let's get a list going (give us your AC name, real name and days you'll be there):

roscoeiii (Roscoe): Fri, Sat & Sun

dburna (Dave Burna): Fri only.

I will be wearing a black long-sleeve t-shirt that simply says "ALE," plus a fleece if it is cold in the hotel tomorrow.  Please say hi -- it would be great to put a face to a name.  And don't forget -- I have free CDs for the taking.   :D


-dB (a unit measure of noise)

UPDATE: I might bring along a few donor LPs as well.  Depends on whether I feel like carrying the extra weight.  Since I have been TT-less for many years, I don't really have a use for these.
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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #90 on: 24 Apr 2014, 05:10 pm »
mresseguie......Michael ......Starting around 1:30 Friday till 4 pm Sunday. My wife, God bless her, has chosen to stay home.
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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #91 on: 24 Apr 2014, 05:55 pm »
ted_b (Ted)
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Fri late morning till Sunday end

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #92 on: 24 Apr 2014, 06:07 pm »
I'll be there all three days as well.  8)

Can't wait!

(If someone buys them I can bring my CIA D100-B's (listed) and save you shipping! Hint, hint!)

TomS

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #93 on: 24 Apr 2014, 08:33 pm »
I'm in Friday morning through Sunday, staying at the Marriott across the street this time.

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #94 on: 24 Apr 2014, 08:43 pm »
I'm Chris and will be there Friday for the majority of the day and Sunday for about half the day to pick up my new speakers (more on that later). I'll be wearing a blue/grey Columbia fleece and jeans.

Do people bring CD's to listen to? Is it worth or do a majority of the vendors not allow you to play your own stuff?

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #95 on: 24 Apr 2014, 08:46 pm »
I'm in Friday morning through Sunday, staying at the Marriott across the street this time.

Tom's birthday tomorrow!

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #96 on: 24 Apr 2014, 08:47 pm »
Sure, bring cd's but maybe also a USB thumb drive as more and more of the vendors are doing servers (iTunes/Jriver/Audirvana/Pure Music). 

Pete, good catch!  Tom, I'm staying at MArriott too.  I'll buy you a nightcap drink for your big 70th b-day!!  :)

TomS

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #97 on: 24 Apr 2014, 08:53 pm »
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Pete, good catch!  Tom, I'm staying at MArriott too.  I'll buy you a nightcap drink for your big 70th b-day!!  :)
Ha, then you'll have to wait a few years!

roscoeiii

Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #98 on: 24 Apr 2014, 09:27 pm »
Only going to be able to get together after the show on Friday. Tom I hope I can buy you a beer then!

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Re: AXPONA - 2014 Chicago 4-25, 26, 27- 2014
« Reply #99 on: 24 Apr 2014, 09:37 pm »
asliarun (Arun) - All day Saturday and Sunday.

Looking forward to meeting some of you.