Inaugural Florida Audio Expo to Showcase Intimate Audio Experience in Tampa
The Florida Audio Expo is holding its first show ever in Tampa, bringing together a ton of high-end audio manufacturers in an otherwise unique take on how to run an expo.
Hosted at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, the hotel was originally built as a condominium. This means that the living suites are acoustically isolated and give a completely different feel to the venue. The audio rooms, Marketplace, and headphone/personal audio demo suites will all feature display areas that include a separate bedroom and kitchen, offering exhibitors the added benefit of a multi-purpose room as an interesting and affordable alternative to typical hotel-style shows and crowded ballroom exhibitions.
“Florida hasn’t had an audio show in a good number of years. We look forward to bringing our speakers and electronics to this culture-rich area of music enthusiasts,” said Bill Dudleston, founder of Legacy Audio.
Open to the public, the Florida Audio Expo will feature a long list of headphone, loudspeaker, and stereo vendors such as A La Carte Productions, AudioQuest, Critical Mass Systems, DSA, Gryphon Audio, Ortofon, LampizatOr, Legacy Audio, Lumin Music, and many more.
“Our mission for creating the Florida Audio Expo was to bring a strong offering to the Southeast market with a fun atmosphere for enjoying music—we want to celebrate our lifestyle and support the industry in this region,” said Bart Andeer, founder of Resolution Acoustics and manager of the Expo’s daily operations. “We have been working this idea for a few years, but wanted to find the right venue available at the right time of year, and we believe we have achieved both for the 2019 show. We strongly encourage regional dealers and manufacturers from all over the US who are looking for a new option.”
The Florida Audio Expo will provide access to incredible sounds, as well as loads of area attractions to do and see. Only a five-minute drive from the Tampa International Airport, the Embassy Suites are close to such local attractions as Busch Gardens, and just an hour’s drive from Walt Disney World.
Additional benefits for attendees and exhibitors staying at the Embassy Suites include a free airport shuttle, free breakfast, and free happy hour.