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1 April, 2019Print

Qobuz Chosen As Official Streaming Service of AXPONA

Attendees will experience Hi-Res music at up to 24/192 resolution on Qobuz in most every exhibit.
AXPONA's tenth-anniversary show takes place April 12 - 14 at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center


Qobuz, the world’s first and only certified Hi-Res streaming and download service, has been chosen as the official high-resolution streaming service at this year’s AXPONA, the largest high-end audio show in North America. In their first audio show appearance since Qobuz publicly launched in the US on February 14th, Qobuz will stream in more than 190 listening rooms throughout the show on some of the world's best music systems.

In the US, Qobuz has quickly become the streaming choice of true music connoisseurs insisting on the highest quality files and listening, and it is now integrated with many of the world's top audio manufacturers, including Mark Levinson, Aurender, McIntosh, Devialet, Sonos, Wolf, Esoteric, and BlueSound - full partners list HERE. At AXPONA, where Qobuz will also be a first-time exhibitor, Qobuz Chief Hi-Res Evangelist David Solomon will host flash DJ sessions throughout the show and speak on the future of Hi-Res Audio. He will also do a 45 minute introduction on Qobuz that will be open to the public.

Visitors are excited to learn and hear more, and exhibitors are excited because Qobuz has a seemingly endless supply of the best sounding Hi-Res (flac) tracks that any DAC can easily play.  

Here is what some of the top audio manufacturers are saying about using Qobuz on their systems:

Auralic’s Alex Brinkman: “ There are many streaming services out there right now, but for me, Qobuz is the only one built for the hardcore music lover. We’ll be showing everyone why at Axpona”

Angela Cardas Meredith of Cardas Cable: "Now that we’ve had the chance to try Qobuz, we can’t go back. It’s a dramatic improvement over any other streamer we’ve used before. The detail, presence and imaging is amazing.”

Jesse Luna of dCS: "I love Qobuz at shows, and at home. The seemingly endless catalog of Hi-Res (flac) tracks are perfect on our latest and greatest systems, as well as our legacy components... Considering I am using a dCS Scarlatti D/A, this is a huge benefit to me.”

A full programming schedule of Qobuz at AXPONA is below.


Friday, April 12

11:30 am: Auralic (FlashDJ) (Schaumburg H)

1pm: Legacy (FlashDJ) Utopia A

2-2:45pm: Qobuz and Hi-Res Streaming, Introduction to Qobuz

3-4pm: Luxman (FlashDJ) 580-582

Saturday, April 13

10:30-11:30am:  CH Precision Breakfast w/ Qobuz. (FlashDJ) 1644

12-12:30pm:  The Future of High Resolution Audio (Seminar)

1:30-2:30pm:  Luxman (FlashDJ) 580-582

3-4pm:  Legacy (FlashDJ) Utopia A

Sunday, April 14

10:30-11:30am: CH Precision Breakfast w/ Qobuz. (FlashDJ) 1644

12:00pm - 1:00pm:  What's New with Audio Streaming? (Seminar w Chris Connaker)

1:00pm - 1:45pm: Audiophile Trivia Face Off

AXPONA Details:

Friday, April 12 - Sunday April 14

Exhibition hours: 10am - 6pm Friday + Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center

1551 N Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

About Qobuz

Founded in 2007, Qobuz is a Paris-based commercial online music streaming and downloading service that addresses the needs of curious and discerning music lovers. Live in eleven European markets and now the US, Qobuz offers an exceptional range of music genres as well as exclusive editorial content independently curated by a team of experts. Qobuz offers subscriptions to streaming services with genuine CD quality audio of more than 40-million tracks and millions of Hi-Res tracks up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution from all genres. For more information: www.qobuz.com.


AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is the largest high-end audio show in North America. The three-day experience features multiple hotel floors packed with listening rooms, The Expo Hall featuring The Record Fair, a dedicated Ear Gear Expo,  seminars and live musical performances. Whether you’re a serious audiophile, a newcomer to high-end audio or simply a music lover, you’ll find everything you need to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds.

The event features over 190 high fidelity listening rooms, providing guests the enviable opportunity to experience the newest technology in high-end consumer audio products. Attendees are encouraged to go from room to room and sit, listen and compare the various systems. The Marketplace and Ear Gear Expo play host to thousands of products and accessories from cables to headphones to LPs and SACDs.

For more information, contact Hannah Schwartz (hschwartz@shorefire.com) or Mark Satlof (msatlof@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171.