best-of-show in chicago: uno xd and mezzo xd!

AXPONA 2019 consolidated what we already saw on the horizon last year: The US has its new major High End Audio show! Spreading out all over the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel,  AXPONA has now reached a size and diversity that makes it a 3-day assignment for those who plan to see everything.

Thus we were really pleased to see how many people re-enterd our room, the luxurious Alexander Presidential Suite, often several times a day. At a show with so much to see, this is truly a nice and much appreciated statement!

On "center stage" appeared the DUO MEZZO, in this environment a really "top notch" visual and acoustical attraction. Partnered by ESOTERIC, HRS and Transparent Cable equipment, this setup did not fail to impress, as for example witnessed by Johnathan Valin's comments in his The Absolute Sound show report, with the DUO MEZZO being on his short list of the 9 "ties" for best sound at AXPONA. Read his full review at: Plus Jonathan's opinion is backed by his colleague Julie Mullins, who put the MEZZO setup in her "Top 3" list for Best Sound at the Show.

Next door UNO Fino Edition and ZERO TA were sharing a smaller (and thus more "real world" space for many) room, making beautiful sounds in their own right. And as a third opportunity to listen to our horns, ESOTERIC USA demonstrated its latest Grandioso Series electronics using an UNO XD speaker. Another very impressive and ear-opening experience, as witnessed by John Atkinson of Stereophile magazine. Full article at:

Big Thanks! also go to Angie Lisi and her team from Audio Pathways/American Sound of Canada, our North American distributor, for realizing such impactful presentations!


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