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Free Educational Seminars Offered at the New York Audio & AV Show

Chester, Cheshire, England, UK—March 29, 2012—The stage is set and exhibitors are gearing up to give show attendees at the New York Audio & AV Show, April 13-15, 2012 at the Waldorf=Astoria hotel, an aural and visual experience that will have people talking. The two and a half day event will feature more than 100 brands and 70 exhibitors, plus live musical performances and lively educational seminars with editors and publishers from several popular consumer electronics publications, along with industry luminaries.

Seminar Schedule—Saturday April 14 & Sunday April 15
Starlight Ballroom, 18th floor

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Ask the Editors
Moderator: John Atkinson
Quiz your favorite editors about a variety of subjects.

Panelists: Michael Fremer (Stereophile), Alan Taffel (The Absolute Sound), Alan Sircom (Hi-Fi+), Jeff Dorgay (Tone Audio), Stephen Mejias (Stereophile), Sat. only, Art Dudley (Stereophile), Grant Clauser (Electronic House).

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Michael Fremer’s World-Famous Turntable Set-Up Seminar

Learn how to set up your turntable in this hour long, hands on “how to” seminar presented by Stereophile magazines Analog Corner columnist Michael Fremer.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
I Want To Take You Higher—The Present and Future of Digital Music Delivery and Playback
Moderated by AudioStream Editor Michael Lavorgna (Sat.)and David Chesky, HDtracks & Chesky Record (Sun.)

Panelists: Rob Robinson (Channel D), Larry Ho (Light Harmonic), David Hyman (MOG), David Chesky (HDtracks & Chesky Records), Andreas Koch (Playback Designs), will discuss the present and future of music acquisition and playback followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
The State We’re In—Rebooting High-End Audio
Moderator: Alan Sircom, Editor, hi-fi+ magazine

Good sound has never been cheaper or more freely available. So where does that leave high-end audio? Is it just a collection of highly polished, expensive things or is there more to high-end than that? It’s time to re-evaluate what constitutes good audio and rediscover how to make a new generation excited by music once more.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday Only)
Making Audio Reviews More Meaningful
Moderator: Jeff Dorgay, Editor, ToneAudio magazine.

In today’s retail climate, just how much does a review enter into an equipment purchase decision? And if so, what can be taken away from a product review to help that process?

With so many sources of information at our fingertips, ToneAudio magazines publisher, Jeff Dorgay invites you to weigh in on what can be done to make audio reviews more concise.

The New York Audio & AV Show is being brought to you from the UK-based Chester Group International and T.H.E. Show USA. Media co-sponsors are CE Pro, Electronic House, Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, hi-fi+, and TONEAudio magazines.

Waldorf=Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Dates: April 13–15, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012
3:00—8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $17 (e-ticket) & $22

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22 (e-ticket) & $28

Sunday, April 15, 2012
10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Tickets; $22 (e-ticket) & $28

Weekend tickets: Valid 3 days
$39 (e-ticket) & $49

Ticket prices quoted above are inclusive of all applicable sales taxes.
Advance e-tickets can be downloaded online at www.chestergroup.org

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