NAD Electronics to Bring Multiple Seminars to Axpona 2019

NAD Axpona 2019 Audio Expo North America


In less than four weeks, NAD Electronics, along with its sister company PSB Speakers, will touch down in Schaumburg, IL, for Axpona, the largest high-end audio show in North America. Over the course of three days, attendees will be immersed in all things audio, with access to various listening-rooms, seminars and live musical performances. This year, NAD has specially curated a wide range of seminars, covering topics such as The Future of High Resolution Audio and The Ins and Outs of Room Correction.

Attendees will also have the chance to hear exclusive demos of acclaimed NAD components such as the EISA award-winning NAD M32, NAD C 588 turntable, and the all-new NAD M10, as well as experience state-of-the-art technologies like MQA and Dirac Live.

Check out the full schedule below.


AMA with NAD’s Chief Technology Officer: Greg Stidsen Talks About Being at the Forefront of Audio Technology

Friday, April 12, 2019

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Speakers: Greg Stidsen, Chief Technology Officer, NAD Electronics; John Atkinson, Editor, Stereophile

Stereophile‘s John Atkinson sits down with NAD’s Chief Technology Officer, Greg Stidsen, to discuss trends in high performance streaming audio, introducing the next generation to high fidelity, and his long-time collaboration with PSB Speakers’ founder, Paul Barton.


Achieving Authentic Studio Quality Sound

Friday, April 12, 2019

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Speakers: Mike Jbara, CEO, MQA

The Holy Grail of audio is to listen to the studio master of your favorite songs. Join MQA as they lead us through an end-to-end solution for capturing the original studio master recording, authenticating its bit perfect playback, and delivering the ultimate listening experience direct from the source to your home.


The Future of High Resolution Audio

Saturday, April 13, 2019

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Speakers: Besflores Nievara Jr., Brand Ambassador, Music Direct; David Solomon, Chief Hi-Res Evangelist, Qobuz; Greg Stidsen, Chief Technology Officer, NAD Electronics; Mike Jbara, CEO, MQA

Is there a future for high resolution audio in a world that values the ephemeral over the physical, and quantity over quality? What are the demographic and industry trends that will drive demand for high resolution audio and are we at a turning point where consumers will value audio quality as much as they do video quality? Join industry experts as they weigh in on these questions and many more, in a panel discussion that is sure to be as controversial as it will be entertaining.


Amplifier Myth Busting: Making Sense of Amplifier Technologies and Specifications

Saturday, April 13, 2019

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Speakers: Greg Stidsen, Chief Technology Officer, NAD Electronics

What do specs mean and why do they matter?  Do specs correlate to what we hear?  There are a lot of myths and misinformation around amplifier technology.  Join Greg Stidsen, Chief Technology Officer for NAD Electronics, as he breaks down the myths, half-truths, and misconceptions behind amplifier and amplification technologies in a session that is sure to be enlightening to both beginner and advanced audiophiles.


The Ins and Outs of Room Correction

Sunday, April 14, 2019

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Speakers: Jakob Ågren, Head of Product, Dirac Research

No one wants to live in an anechoic chamber and there’s only so much that physical adaptations to a room can do to compensate for sound distortions. And that’s where room correction comes in. Learn from the experts at Dirac Research as they walk through what room correction is, how it works, and how common features in a room can distort your listening enjoyment and how to optimize your listening environment.


Audiophile Trivia Face Off

Sunday, April 14, 2019

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Speakers: Ken Forsythe, Director of Marketing Development, MQA

Two teams, comprised of a mix of industry experts and enthusiastic audience members, will face off against each other for the illustrious and inaugural NAD Sherlock Ohms Award for Deductive Trivia! Join us for loads of trivia, friendly competition, prizes, and bragging rights!


Holm Audio Room #1 – 726

Products on Display: NAD M10, NAD C 588, Bluesound POWERNODE 2i, Dali Oberon 6, Dali Rubicon 6.

Activations: MQA demonstration Friday – Sunday, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM; Dirac Live demonstration Friday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.


Saturday Audio Exchange Room 306

Products on Display: NAD C 658, NAD C 268, NAD C 588, NAD M32, NAD M10, PSB Imagine T3, Bluesound POWERNODE 2i.

Activations: Roon demonstration Friday – Sunday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM; MQA demonstration Friday – Sunday, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Dirac Live demonstration Friday – Sunday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.


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