Master Class Theater – Axpona 2022

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After a two-year hiatus, NAD Electronics is pleased to announce that they will be returning to the Axpona Expo in Schaumburg, IL. from April 22-24th. Participating attendees will get to experience the latest in audio including listening room demos, seminars, talks, and musical performances. NAD Electronics is again proud to sponsor the Masterclass Theatre, where an exciting lineup of speakers will present deep-dives into some of the most interesting technologies and ideas in high-fidelity consumer audio today. Join representatives from MQA, DALI Loudspeakers, IsoAcoustics, Bluesound, and Audiodo, where they will tackle topics like how studio master recordings are created, the science behind how we hear, the science of acoustic isolation, among many other fascinating issues.

Check out the full schedule below.


Understanding and Appreciating Powered Speakers

Friday, April 22, 2022

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Speaker: Jason Zidle, Brand Manager (North America), DALI Loudspeakers

Powered speakers have always encountered resistance by audio aficionados. However, shifts in lifestyle, technology, and media have created incredible category momentum, convincing enthusiasts not only of their viability, but even their superiority to traditional systems. This session will explore the principles, perceived advantages, and various designs of powered speakers.

Click here to learn more about DALI Loudspeakers.

Where Audiology and Acoustics Meet to Create Personalized Listening Experiences

Friday, April 22, 2022

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Speakers: Ajay Misra, Director of Sales at Audiodo Personal Sound™
Paul Barton, PSB Founder and Chief Acoustic Designer

Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, Audiodo™ utilizes the science of sound to provide a never-heard-before audio experience. Developed by innovators with a passion for music and over 30 years of experience in acoustical algorithms, Audiodo Personal Sound™ uses digital signal processing to give every music lover the best experience, personalized for them.

Click here to learn more about Audiodo.

Hi-Fi On Your Wi-Fi: What’s Good, Better, Best and Absolutely Necessary

Saturday, April 23, 2022

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Speaker: Marshall Currier, National Trainer, Lenbrook America

Does a simple internet speed test tell the whole story?  Is your home Wi-Fi network good enough for all your wireless devices, including your beloved Hi-Fi?  Join Bluesound’s Marshall Currier as he walks you through the various types of home networks, common setup mistakes, upgrade considerations, and more!

Click here to learn more about Bluesound.

MQA Masters: Why and How are They Created?

Virtual Event
Saturday, April 23, 2022
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Speaker: Spencer Chrislu, Director, Content Services, MQA Ltd.
(This session will be presented virtually)

Learn about the MQA content creation process for recorded and live music, and why award-winning mastering engineers work with MQA tools within the recording and mastering process. Insights will be provided around why this makes a difference when listening back on your hi-fi system at home. The presentation will include ‘The Montreux Years: a case study of live MQA recordings’.

For the NAD MasterClass, MQA is giving away a copy of Nina Simone: The Montreux Years and Muddy Waters: The Montreux Years on MQA-CD and vinyl. For a chance to win, follow @NADElectronics on Instagram and enter by liking the MQA contest post and tagging a friend. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on April 30, 2022.

The Montreux Years’ is an artist-themed collection series bringing together seminal performances, alongside rare and unreleased recordings, handpicked from the festival’s archives and remastered in MQA.

Click here to learn more about MQA.

Acoustic Isolation – Unlocking Greater Acoustic Performance

Sunday, April 24, 2022

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Speaker: Dave Morrison, Founder/President of IsoAcoustics

Dave Morrison, Founder and President of IsoAcoustics Inc. discusses the interaction and acoustic impacts between speakers/audio equipment and the supporting surface, supported by research done at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada.

Click here to learn more about IsoAcoustics.



DALI Room – 729

DALI RUBICON 8C, Sound Hub, Sound Hub Compact, BluOS D Module, NPM Module, OBERON 9, KATCH G2, IO-6, NAD C 399 BluOS, M33, M23, Bluesound NODE, POWERNODE and Vault2i.

Lumin Room – 726


Holm Audio Room – 733

NAD M33, C 700, M10 V2, DALI RUBICON, OPTICON 6, MENUET and Headphones, Bluesound NODE, POWERNODE and Vault 2i.

Saturday Audio Exchange

PSB SubSeries 450, Synchrony T600 and B600, NAD M33, M23, M10 V2, C 700, C399, T 778, C 358, C 298, C 316BEE and Bluesound NODE, POWERNODE and Vault 2i.


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