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Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Report

Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Report
Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show In Tampa, Florida.

 

  The Florida Audio Expo (FAE) 2022 took place February 18th through 20th at the newly refurbished Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore hotel. You had the opportunity to experience 12 floors' worth of products from the world's leading audio brands. New for 2022, the show will partner with Bill Nimz and the team from Barbaric Nightmare Productions for daily live streams from the show floor. Their live feeds will feature sights and sounds during this event, including interviews with industry experts throughout the weekend.

 

Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Reports

Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Report The Third Time's A Charm, Part I FLAX 2022 Show Report By Maurice Jeffries

The Third Time's A Charm: Part I
FLAX 2022 Show Coverage By Maurice Jeffries
After a two-year COVID-disrupting hiatus, show driven high-end audio returned to Central Florida via the Florida Audio Expo 2022 event with the proverbial bang. Packed rooms, slow elevators, very friendly crowds (many attendees clearly thrilled by the opportunity to enjoy some good old-fashioned person to person contact), and generally good show sound all signaled a long-overdue return to almost normal, or to the new normal.
---> FLAX 2022 Show Part I Coverage By Maurice Jeffries.

 

 

FLAX 2022 Show Coverage Part II By Maurice Jeffries

The Third Time's A Charm: Part II
FLAX 2022 Show Coverage By Maurice Jeffries
Picking up where I left off in Part I of my FLAX 2022 show report, I headed up to Room 1109, the Blink High End encampment. There I was treated to a superb system built around the stellar compact/stand-mount Fink Team KIM speakers ($12K the pair with stands), a Creek CD player (the Voyage $3,495), Linn Klimax DSM server (with onboard Organik DAC – $39K), Aavik Acoustics i-580 integrated amplifier (a cool $25,200), and Ansuz cable loom.
---> FLAX 2022 Show Part II Coverage By Maurice Jeffries.

 

 

Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Report By CHuck Bruce of Enjoy the Music.com

  My humble view of a remarkable and fun show in the sunny Southland, a most appreciated re-appearance to the show circuit. Hats off to all who made it happen.
---> FLAX 2022 show report by Chuck Bruce.

 

 

Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Report Part 1

  As the first high-end luxury audio event of 2022, it felt like a 'welcome back' party during the Florida Audio Expo 2022 show. Everyone was overjoyed to see one another in person. With some flights cancelled due to snow, Enjoy the Music.com's Greg Weaver was unable to attend this event. So this meant i had to work double-time to get photos, chat with our good friends, partner magazines, and those who kindly appreciate our efforts. As always, we wish there was more time! Some planned events did not occur, such as Greg's music night, while others, such as our very private party, was incredibly well-attended as everyone enjoyed great food, my Muse / wife Heather's very generous drink-pouring of Macallans 18 year, JWalker Blue, Siesta Key Rum... and go-karting!
---> FLAX 2022 show report Part 1.

 

 

Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Report Part 2

  As we continue our journey through the fantastic Florida Audio Expo 2022 show, it was obvious the sound within various rooms is very, very good. Some rooms have the sound quality many wish they had within their own home music system! Friendly faces, marvelous music, and sensational sound caress my ears....
---> FLAX 2022 show report Part 2.

 

 

Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Report Part 3

  Today's update has a glorious variety of gear seen during the fabulous Florida Audio Expo 2022. From turntables and DACs to splendid speakers and more! We even found a small taste of headphone heaven too! Let the music play on....
---> FLAX 2022 show report Part 3.

 

 

Florida Audio Expo Show Report Part 4

  While we wait for a few more show reports to chime in from Enjoy the Music.com's writing staff, here's Part 4 filled with many pics from the Florida Audio Expo 2022. Within this update are some spectacular speakers, DACs, and a really sexy turntable too! For those who love artistic luxury audio products, we have something for you!
---> FLAX 2022 show report Part 4.

 

 

Florida Audio Expo 2022 Show Report Videos

  During the Florida Audio Expo 2022 there were live streams those at home could enjoy. Below is a sampling of the many videos taken during the show. Enjoy!
---> FLAX 2022 videos.

 

 

 Florida Audio Expo Show Report Part 5

  Rounding out my Florida Audio Expo 2022 show coverage, we have cool tube amps, a sweet turntable, DACs, seriously great speakers and much more! As always, enjoy the music!
---> FLAX 2022 show report Part 5.

 

 

Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors Florida Audio Expo 2022 Happy Hours

Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors Florida Audio Expo Industry Happy Hour
Enjoy the Music.com, high-end audio's celebrated online site for over 26 years and a leader in providing industry news, gear reviews, and show reports are pleased to announce that we're sponsoring Florida Audio Expo's Industry Happy Hour during their 2022 event in Tampa. Exhibitors and members of the press are invited to join us for complimentary food and beverages. Since 1995, Enjoy the Music.com has been a major resource for information about the consumer electronics high-end luxury audio industry and high resolution / streaming music on the internet. We are deeply honored for the opportunity to support the Florida Audio Expo 2022 show, and in teaming up to benefit our outstanding audiophile industry exhibitors and honorable members of the media.
---> Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors Florida Audio Expo Industry Happy Hour.

 

 

 

More About The Florida Audio Expo 2022
Attendees have the opportunity to experience the world's finest high-performance audio equipment in Florida's famous sunny weather. This includes luxurious audio electronics, legendary loudspeakers, terrific turntables, and must-hear headphones from the industry's most coveted brands.

"We are thrilled to have our third annual show at the Embassy Suites Westshore," said Bart Andeer, co-founder and operations manager of the Florida Audio Expo. "The convenience of being just minutes from the airport and downtown is a bonus for exhibitors and attendees alike. The 2022 show will be an exciting opportunity to once again share our passion for music and sound, and for attendees to experience new audio products from all over the world." The Florida Audio Expo is within convenient driving distance to such local attractions as Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium, and just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World.

The Embassy Suites, originally built as condominiums, offers a luxury feel and the living suites are acoustically isolated — one of the key reasons this venue was selected. The audio rooms, Marketplace, and headphone/personal audio demo suites will all feature display areas that include a separate bedroom and kitchen, offering exhibitors the added benefit of a multi-purpose room as an interesting and affordable space.

 

FLAX 2022 Documentary Filming From Barbaric Nightmare Productions

FLAX Doc. Filming By Barbaric Nightmare Productions
FLAX will partner with Barbaric Nightmare Productions to host their new documentary, The New Audiophiles. In addition to filming for the documentary, the Barbaric Nightmare team will live-stream daily over the Florida Audio Expo's YouTube channel, interviewing industry experts before a live audience. In addition, roving camera crews will capture and broadcast live footage of the event.

"This documentary will show not only how our love of music has grown through the pandemic, but also how audio technology has enabled the next generation to be the 'The New Audiophiles'," said producer Bill Nimz. "This film aspires to tell the story of how artists and industries are evolving, and how new waves of audiophiles, of all ages, are discovering their love for great music." The Florida Audio Expo appreciates all the support it has gotten from the industry, with special thanks to platinum sponsors Qobuz.com and Enjoy the Music.com.

 

 

Qobuz Official Streaming Service Of Florida Audio Expo

 

Qobuz Official Streaming Service Of Florida Audio Expo
The Florida Audio Expo is thrilled to announce that Qobuz, the world's first certified Hi-Res lossless streaming and download service, is once again the  official streaming service for their show. David Solomon, Chief Hi-Res Evangelist at Qobuz USA, will host his famous Flash DJ sessions throughout the weekend.

"We sincerely appreciate the strong support from our exhibitors and members of the press who will participate," said Bart Andeer, co-founder and operations manager of the Florida Audio Expo. "The Tampa area is home to many music lovers and luxury consumers who appreciate the opportunity to experience the world's best audio systems. We expect several new-product introductions that are sure to be highlights for those attending, in addition to many fantastic demos. We are also thrilled to share with everyone live streams of the excitement on the show floor, more details to follow." 

 

 

Admission was $15 for Friday only, $20 for Sunday only, or $30 for all three days; admission is free for students and spouses, while first responders and military personnel get 50% off all ticket prices.

 

When
Friday February 18, 2021 from 10am to 6pm
Saturday February 19 from 10am to 6pm
Sunday February 20 from 10am to 5pm

 

Where
Embassy Suites by Hilton Airport Westshore
555 North Westshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609

 

 

 

Learn More
You can learn more about this event at Florida Audio Expo's website. 

 

 

 

Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report

Previous Florida Audio Expo Show Reports
Enjoy the Music.com's previous coverage includes Florida Audio Expo 2020 show report and Florida Audio Expo 2019 show report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

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