So... ...I am here. Or so says the wall art at the SpringHill Suites in Schaumburg. I'm heading to the show tomorrow morning, and am spending this evening charging up the Pixel phones for the photography tomorrow (thank goodness for the new Night Sight feature, as it will take way better photos in the dimly lit rooms), as well as going over the floor plan to figure out how to attack this beast. The show has apparently added more rooms over last year (its first year at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center). As a sign of the times, all of the floors, except one, are sponsored by the streaming company Qobuz. (The third floor is sponsored by Schiit Audio...and yes, it is pronounced just as you'd think. And I do intend on stopping by to see what new Schiit they have to show us this year.) I'm writing up three separate show reports, and also trying to post a few things on the @rekkidcollector Instagram account, so my posts may be a bit sporadic. But there will be plenty of sights to share this year, and I may speak with a few fellow industry folks to see what's in store for the year ahead. Stay tuned!