Audio Trade Shows are our primary marketing tool. We love to get our speakers out for audiophiles to see and hear at the shows. We also enjoy the interaction with customers (new and old) and colleagues at the shows. Volti Audio typically does three or four trade shows each year. Below you’ll find a listing of upcoming shows as well as the results of past shows. If you’ve never been to an audio show, you are really missing out on a lot of fun!
Page Format – The most recent scheduled show is now listed at the top, with past shows left below for reference
We started out the year at the Florida Audio Expo February 17 – 19 and had a great time teaming up with the usual suspects, BorderPatrol Audio and Triode Wire Labs. Year after year I continue to team up with these guys. Why? Because I want to make the best sound I can at the show, and I don’t know how better to do that. Plus, we do make a great team. So, while there are lots of other amp and cable companies that produce products that would work really well with Volti speakers, I’ve yet to find a better combination than the gear from the ‘Three Amigos’. All three of us have each other’s gear at home too! So, we all know the sound well, and we know how to set it up quickly. It takes just a few minutes on setup day, and we’ve got a system that is always among the top sounding at the show.
Look for Volti Audio at AXPONA in Chicago again this year, April 14 – 16. Volti will be officially debuting the Razz Limited Edition (Razz-LE) speaker at the show, and we will be running a show special as well. 10% off the Razz-LE speakers at the show. Come get them and bring them home at the lowest price you’ll ever see. No shipping cost either!
The largest Florida show ever. Very well attended and a lot of interest in the new Razz-LE speaker. Perhaps the best our room has ever sounded? A few people thought so.
Here are a few of the show reports on our room:
The Three Amigos: Volti, BorderPatrol and Triode Wire Labs | FLAX 2023 – Part-Time Audiophile (parttimeaudiophile.com)
Ken Redmond’s Florida Audio Expo 2023 Highlights | Tracking Angle
Triode Wire Labs, BorderPatrol, Innuos, and a double-shot of Volti | FLAX 2023 – Part-Time Audiophile (parttimeaudiophile.com)
Florida Audio Expo 2023Florida Audio Expo 2023 – Part 3 – Positive Feedback (positive-feedback.com)
Scot’s Best-In-Show | FLAX 2023 – Part-Time Audiophile (parttimeaudiophile.com)
Always a favorite of mine, and a show that continues to grow larger and larger each year. A must-go show if you live anywhere nearby.
The Volti Audio, BorderPatrol Audio, Triode Wire Labs room was packed most of the show with people kicking back and enjoying the sound of this great system.
Here are a few of the show reports on our room:
A very small show that surprised me with the interest level from the attendees.
The show was sparsely attended, by both vendors and show-goers. A person could almost always get the sweet spot in a room without much wait. Rooms generally sounded very good. The Volti Audio, BorderPatrol, Triode Wire Labs room sounded very good indeed.
Overall a good experience, but Volti will not be there in 2023. Perhaps in 2024, we’ll see.
Here’s a couple of show reports on our room:
A nice Youtube report from Steve Guttenberg of The AudioPhiliac. Skip to about 6:30 if you want the Volti room report.
Video by Ken Micallef. Skip to 2:30 for the Volti room.
AXPONA was delayed for a full three years, and the excitement of the show’s return was palpable even two days before the show opened. We arrived on Wednesday evening after a nice ride from TN to Schaumburg and met up with friends for a nice dinner out.
Thursday was setup day, and everything was up and working by noon. We enjoyed a very nice afternoon taking in the show setup scene, and then a great party that evening.
The show itself was busy and bustling, and there was a lot of interest in the Volti Audio speakers.
I’ll be back next year and maybe, just maybe with the new Vittora speakers!
Ken Micallef of Stereophile magazine did a report on our room:
BorderPatrol, Triode Wire Labs, Volti Audio | Stereophile.com
Here’s a report from Doug Moore
THE First Day at Axpona 2022- UPDATE! ~ The Sound Advocate
Florida Audio Expo 2022
The Three Amigos hit the Florida Audio Expo running this year, with what I thought was the best sounding room at the show, hands down. Yes I’m biased, but I’m also experienced, and I visited every other room at the show, some of them several times, and nothing else out there could compare to the dynamic, well integrated and engagingly musical sound that our system produced.
There was almost no Press at this show, which was disappointing. But here’s a report from Paul Elliot
and one from Enjoy The Music
and this, written on a forum post by an attendee:
“I had a fun day at the Expo. It is not a big show like Chicago but still interesting and informative and definitely great to have something coming out of this pandemic. I was able to hear more speakers and systems today than I have had a chance to hear in the past couple of decades. So for me it was worth the trip.”
“Some big rooms housed MBL. Awesome to see in person. The VAC room was a spectacular setup with VonSchwiekert speakers. The speakers threw an expansive soundstage in that large room. Suncoast Audio had a room with the Gaia Vivid speakers. A newcomer in a larger room was Borresen speakers. They auditioned a small 2 way that was very impressive and the 05 Silver Supreme. This is a large speaker that can shake your body. And they did it with Class D amplifiers. Very nice.”
“I heard a few other speakers and amps that were good but my favorite room was the Volti Audio and Border Amps room. I was smitten by the Rival II horn speaker made in Tennessee. Paired with the 16 W/ch Border Amp they sounded wonderful. Smooth, natural, musical is what comes to mind. Now I get it. What the SET amp with Horns people have always been talking about. I visited that room twice and stayed over an hour. I was loving every minute of the music.”
Capital Audiofest 2021
We had more fun than we deserved at the 2021 Capital Audiofest in Rockville, MD, November 5 – 7
Pent up demand from vendors and attendees alike brought an energy to this show that I haven’t seen in quite a while.
I think we can safely say that the Audio Shows are back, so get out there and enjoy them.
Ken Micallef – Stereophile Magazine
Florida Audio Expo
February 7 – 9, 2020
The show in Tampa is really turning out to be a great show in a region of the country that seems ready for it. Last year we introduced the Rival Type II cabinet style at this show, and the response all around was very positive. This year we introduced the new 2020 Rival Special Edition – a fully optioned, curved-sided version, and the response was even better. Check out the show reports below.
We’ll be back in 2022
Capital Audio Fest
November 1 – 3, 2019
Volti Audio was there, teamed up with BorderPatrol Audio and Triode Wire Labs in two rooms. In room 316 we had the Volti Audio Vittora speakers and at the last minute, we were able to have a second room at the show – room 309 – where we alternated between two sets of Rival speakers.
We had a set of Type II Rivals veneered in a beautiful Bosse Cedar veneer. These fully optioned speakers sounded sweet with a BorderPatrol SE300B and my Innuos music server feeding into a BP DACSEi. The second set of Rival speakers were curved-sided prototypes, built just a couple days before the show. The official introduction for this new version of the Rival will be at the Florida Audio Expo 2020. But it was good to get these out for a few Press photos and for a few people to be able to hear them. (actually they sound identical to the TypeI and Type II Rivals).
I ended up selling the Bosse Cedar Rivals at the show, and on my way home I delivered and set them up for my new customer in Salem, VA.
Lone Star Audiofest
May 3 – 5, 2019
April 12 – 14 Chicago
The largest Audio Show in the USA and well worth a visit for any audiophile looking to have fun seeing and hearing the very best gear available. Once again Volti Audio teamed up with BorderPatrol Audio and Triode Wire Labs to put on a great showing in room 688. We’ll be there next year.
February 8 – 10, 2019
The inaugural show in Tampa, FL
Volti Audio introduced the Rival Type II cabinet style at this show, and the response all around was very positive. There’s a good possibility we’ll be there for the Florida Audio Expo 2020. Stay Tuned.
November 2 – 4, Rockville, MD
CAF 2018 was a great show, and once again Volti Audio teamed up with BorderPatrol Audio and Triode Wire Labs to put together another fantastic system. We’re looking forward to CAF 2019.