Saturday, April 28, 2012: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2012: 9:30AM - 5:00 PM
Attendee Ticket costs and how to purchase
Tickets are available during show hours from the registration booth. Ticket cost is $20.00 per guest which
includes admission to Saturday evenings live entertainment.
Sorry no on line or advance ticket sales available
at this time.
Exhibitor Sign in Date and time
Friday, April 27, 2012 between 3:00-9:00 PM.
What is an AKFest?
It all started in 2003 when I invited a few Audiokarma.org
members to my house for a few beers and to listen to my stereo
system. Before I knew it, 75-plus members wanted to come.
Obviously, my very small abode was not going to accommodate
this get together. So I got on the phone and located space
in a nearby hotel. From there, the show has grown into what
it is now: the Midwest’s premier audio show.
When is AKFest 2012?
AKFest 2012 runs Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2012 at the
posh Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in Novi, Michigan. The admission fee is
$20 for both days and includes a live show on Saturday. Preformers to be announced soon.
What is Audiokarma.org?
started as an audio-related message board that was created
by my good friend Tim Poliniak as a place for his friends
to hang out and talk audio without the attitude that can be
annoying on other websites. Ten years later, we have a global
membership of over 120,000 and have added a variety of forums
for our diverse membership. We still pride ourselves on having
one of the friendliest and most civil bulletin boards on the
Why AKFest 2012?
Speaking from my own personal experience attending many other
audio shows, AKFest is just flat-out fun! Not that those other
shows are not, but they do tend to be stuffier. We try hard
to make everyone feel relaxed and welcomed, regardless of
their experience. Our attendees and exhibitors tell us how
much fun they have had and that translates to a welcoming
atmosphere for our guests, veteran audiophiles, novices, and
many of our first-time show goers.
What should I expect upon arrival?
When you arrive, you will be greeted by our wonderful staff
who will quickly get you registered and on your way. You’ll
receive a map and a lanyard with an ID that allows you to
access all the fun at AKFest 2012. That's it! Don't forget to
stop by the raffle table and pick up some raffle tickets for
a chance at some wonderful prizes from our growing list of
The Exhibit Rooms.
Come on in and check it out! You may find tube–powered
or solid state amplifiers driving full systems. Maybe a DIY
components dealer selling drivers and speaker building kits.
Or the latest in digital download technology, or a fine analog
system, spinning LPs, or even tapes. Discover everything from
modestly priced component systems to the ultimate dream set-up
or anything in between. Factory representatives, dealers/distributors,
and hobbyists will all be there to show off their finest gear.
Don’t be shy about asking the room
host about his or her system. The exhibitors are there for
you. You can arrange to purchase almost anything you see.
Take your time to make your way around the
show and see what AKFest 2012 has to offer. If a room is closed,
just knock. It may be busy or the host may be out visiting
with friends for a few minutes. Check back later. If you can’t
get to every room on Saturday, come back on Sunday and finish
your tour. And be sure to bring your favorite music so that
you can experience it on all the different systems.
Come on out, hear great music, and learn all about new audio
gear. While you're at it, maybe win a prize and enjoy some
live music. But most of all, have a great time, make new friends,
and have lots of fun!
David Goldstein - Audiokarma.org