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Parts-Express Midwest Audiofest 2018

Discussion in 'Events & Happenings' started by faber12, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. faber12

    faber12 Super Member

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    It is that time of the year again, Parts-Express is hosting the Midwest Audiofest:
    www.midwestaudiofest.com

    Parts Express
    725 Pleasant Valley Drive
    Springboro, Ohio 45066

    Anyone else going? The food is good, and it is a lot of fun.

    Super easy to get to as well, as it is just a short distance from I-75.
     

     

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  2. mattsd

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    Oh yeah, I'll be there with some friends.
     
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  3. faber12

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    Missed your reply until just now. I will also be there, with at least one friend. I need to get an AK t-shirt so I can be recognized...
     
  4. bravo30

    bravo30 Bravo30 Subscriber

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    I am planning on bringing several nice items to sell...a Marantz 2285B and a 2252B...both near mint and serviced. A variety of speakers, including large Advents, EPI 120C, M&K S-1B, Design Acoustics PS-10 and other pieces limited to the capacity of my SUV and prior sales.
     
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  5. TaddNOhio

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    Wow i wish i could go to this but unfortunately have to work that weekend 12hr shifts. I never knew this even existed till i came across this thread .... maybe next year i can go
     
  6. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Living in the southeast means I'll never get to go to an audio fest. Here in Florida we have "fraud fest" every day. :)
     
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  7. faber12

    faber12 Super Member

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    I am actually not going this year... A recent development. I am visiting an AKer instead though.
     
  8. yesshows77

    yesshows77 Well-Known Member

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    Myself and a local audiophile will be there with a bunch of items. We are sharing a booth with a friend of his from the Akron area. PM me if you want a listing of what is available for us to take to the swap meet.
     
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  9. Wildcat

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    You'll need to make a pilgrimage to Chicago one of these years and meet some of us at AXPONA. :D More audio there than you could shake your power cords at!
     
  10. Fishleehooke

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    I'll be there bright and early with a friend or 2. I am looking/ hoping to see some McIntosh, Fisher, JBL, AR, and Sansui stuff. It's be awesome to find some of that, but I don't expect too. See you guys there!
     
  11. centsless

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    Hi....if you are Brad and with Bryan...then yes...I will meet up with you tomorrow...:) I am not bringing a lot as I am hoping to meet someone there with some stuff I want. Drive safe and catch ya tomorrow. This is suppose to be the biggest fest ever!
     

     

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  12. TaddNOhio

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    Hope someone will post some pictures of the Audiofest here, i am unable to attend this year but would like to go next year .. sounds like a great time
     
  13. yesshows77

    yesshows77 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is I (Brad) and my local audiophile friend Bryan will be there during the morning hours only, as I suspect we will be packing up shortly after 12 noon. Lots of vintage goodies are packed in my van, so looking forward to seeing you and everyone there. I plan on wearing a Yes T-shirt to the event (go figure).
     
  14. winters860

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    I'll be attending, but will not be setting up at the swap meet this year.
     
  15. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Perhaps! Sounds like a good time.
     
  16. gguillot

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    Damn - I wish I could be there. You guys have fun!!
     

     

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  17. Wildcat

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    I like when I run into friends there--good to catch up. I hang with some of my Chicago pals for a lot of the show also. What I find really interesting is that in many of the rooms, you are able to speak directly with the company owner and/or designers. I think one of my best conversations this year were with Gayle Sanders of Eikon Audio (formerly the co-founder of Martin Logan). And one of our local audio club members had a room with speakers which were just featured in The Absolute Sound's latest issue. Parts Express also has a room or table at the show, and they are always very helpful. I'm sure they put on a great festival as well!
     
  18. TaddNOhio

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    How was the show guys? Any great deals? Any pics so those of us who have never been can get an idea what it's like
     
  19. yesshows77

    yesshows77 Well-Known Member

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    Huge turnout today at the audio swap meet. Had a great time meeting several other sellers and the foot traffic of potential buyers was incredible. Unfortunately, we (Bryan and I) did not make a bunch of sales, but I still enjoyed seeing buyers looking over our gear and asking us questions. The heat was intense, so we stayed until about 1 pm then packed it up for the drive back to Indy.
     
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  20. centsless

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    Thank God for the canopy right Brad?..whew...94 there. Couple of pics of our stuff...but some was sold as soon as we unloaded it. 20180714_085031.jpg 20180714_085019.jpg
     
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