New York Audio & AV Show Draws 1,200

The first-ever consumer-oriented New York Audio & AV Show took up residence at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel April 13 to 15.

According to Justin Bird, director of the Chester Group, the U.K.-based show organizer, the show was expected to draw around 1,200 visitors over its three days to see the 70 brands on exhibit in 40 rooms on two floors. Based on what he observed in pre-registration numbers, Bird said there is a market in the New York area for this kind of consumer audio exhibition.

Events planned throughout the weekend included receptions two of the show’s nights featuring DJs playing vinyl recordings. Also featured were presentations by Chesky Records, an “Ask the Editors” panel, and a turntable set-up seminar.

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