HARMAN Partners with Local Retailers at AXPONA
By Tina Leitz
Senior Marketing Manager
Global Centralized Brands
AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) was back in action April 22 – 24 in Schaumburg, IL with over 7,500 attendees and 200 listening rooms. Our HARMAN Luxury team was back in action, too, as Sam Scialdone, Jesse Coyer and Cory Robertson partnered with Music Direct on two listening rooms.
The first room featured Mark Levinson products including the 5000 series (№5101, №5105, №5206 and №5302) that were driving Revel F328be floorstanding speakers. Everyone who experienced the demo was amazed and impressed. The smoothness, fine detail and range of the system was what was talked about the most. Stereophile Magazine gave this room a nice review, which you can see here.
Our second demo room was all about JBL featuring the JBL SA750 integrated amp, JBL L52 Classic bookshelf speakers and the JBL HDI-3600 floorstanding loudspeakers. We also showed the JBL L75ms. The surprise of the weekend turned out to be the JBL L52 Classic. Many of the attendees were blown away by the performance and kept asking, “Where are the subwoofers?” The goal of this room was to show simple, budget-friendly products that sounded better than stuff costing at least two to five times more. The goal was certainly achieved. All of these products were received extremely well. We even got another nice review of the JBL L52 Classic in Stereophile.
In addition, there were a few other dealers who featured our products in their demo rooms including Cinetec who featured the ML No5105 and the Revel 328Be, Holm Audio featured the №5105 and №5101, and Qobuz were showing the №5909 headphones in their exhibit space.
After a two-year hiatus because of the global pandemic, it was great to be back at AXPONA showing off all of the fantastic new products Luxury Audio has to offer our dealers.