New York - Two show-management companies have joined forces to produce the first New York Audio & AV Show here from April 13-15.
The 2.5-day show, targeted at audiophiles and videophiles, will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel n midtown Manhattan.
The show producers are U.K.-based Chester Group Exhibitions and Richard Beers. Chester Group operates shows in England, Sweden and Sydney, Australia. Beers is owner of T.H.E. Show Las Vegas and T.H.E. Home Entertainment Show in Newport Beach, Calif. Media sponsors are Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, Tone Audio, and U.K.-based Hi-fi+ magazine.
Seminars, music programs and 100 rooms of exhibitors are promised. The show has signed up 61 exhibiting companies so far, according to the Chester Group's
New York City has been the location of several hi-fi shows sponsored in the past by Stereophile magazine, "and we intend to bring back the excitement and enthusiasm for the first time in many years," said Chester chairman Roy Bird.
On Friday, April 14, the show runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday tickets cost $22, or $17 for an e-ticket. On Saturday, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and tickets cost $28, or $22 for an e-ticket. On Sunday, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and tickets cost $28, or $22 for an e-ticket. A ticket for all three days costs $49, or $39 for an e-ticket.
U.S. companies interested in exhibiting can contact Bill Leebens at
or (941) 807-7880.
Springtime audio and A/V shows are nothing new for New York City. Last year, Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) was held in Manhattan on June 24-25. Before that, the most recent show in Manhattan was 2007's The Home Entertainment Show, which was sponsored by Stereophile, Home Theater, Ultimate AV, Audio Video Interiors and Shutterbug magazines.