audioXpress 2021 Media Kit

Media Information and Editorial Calendar

The Leading Global Audio Development & Design Magazine and Website

audioXpress remains the authority on audio development and design by connecting manufacturers and distributors with developers, builders, brands, buyers and consultants around the globe! It’s readers are the audio product designers, developers, consultants, integrators, DIY enthusiasts, opinion leaders and your best customers. All of them agree that the coverage of trending topics, unique in the audio industry, make audioXpress a must read.

audioXpress’ audience has expanded significantly since 2014, when the magazine embraced its audio development focus. Now reaching 52,000+ readers all over the world (print and digital combined circulation). More than 60% of the magazine's renovated audience are engineers working in manufacturer’s R&D departments, engineers involved in product design and development, production, systems, integrators, and consultancy.

Every month, audioXpress combines the best educational articles on topics such audio electronics, speaker and headphone design, amplifiers (from tube to Class D), acoustics, practical test and measurement, audio engineering praxis, and standards.

audioXpress provides inside stories on new audio developments, on R&D Stories, the most complete objective reviews of innovative products and software, and selects some of the best DIY audio projects from worldwide experts.

You’ll find an audience that is a prime target for your promotions. Delivering more:

  • Pro, consumer, and commercial applications
  • Reviews of technology trends and standards
  • Digital audio networks & wireless audio
  • Test & Measurement
  • Acoustic & electroacoustic science
  • Mobile platforms and micro-speakers
  • Industry Trends and Insights


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Print Rates
Print Artwork Guidelines
Online Rates
Advertising Calendar

Media Kit Request


Black and White Rates

SIZE 12X 6X 3X 1X
2 Page Spread $1,480 $1,665 $1,755 $1,850
Full Page $800 $900 $950 $1,000
1/2 $520 $585 $615 $650
1/3 $400 $450 $475 $500
1/4 $325 $340 $360 $390
 4-Color Charge 12X 6X 3X 1X
Add to Black and White Rates $300 $300 $300 $300

Cover Rates (Include Color Charge)

SIZE 12X 6X 3X 1X
Cover 2* $1,360 $1,530 $1,615 $1,700
Cover 3* $1,280 $1,440 $1,520 $1,600
Cover 4* $1,500 $1,620 $1,710 $1,800

*Premium Positions are available and subject to publisher’s approval. Add 10% to Net Rate.

Print Artwork Guidelines (inches width x height)

2 Page Spread: Live: 15.25” x 10” (live copy with 1” gutter), Bleed: 16.50” x 11.125”, Trim: 16.25” x 10.875”

Full Page: Live: 7” x 10”, Bleed: 8.375” x 11.125”, Trim: 8.125” x 10.875″

1/2 Horizontal:  7” x 4.75”
1/2 Vertical: 3.375” x 10”
1/3 Horizontal: 7.284” x 3.66”
1/3 Square: 4.625” x 4.75”
1/3 Vertical 2.25” x 10”
1/4 Page 3.375” x 4.75”

All artwork should be submitted in a vector-based format, printer-ready, PDF. Advertisements posted in the digital edition may still exude subtle, unavoidable differences in apparent resolution from that of press-optimized files.

PDF Checklist:

  • 4 color ads should be in CMYK format
  • Black and white ads should be in grayscale
  • Fonts should be embedded
  • Graphics need to be high resolution (300 DPI or higher)


The audioXpress website receives over 400,000 visits a month.

Our weekly newsletter The Audio Voice - sent to opt-ins and subscribers of both audioXpress and Voice Coil magazines - provides interesting industry updates, occasional show reports, weekly news highlights, and direct access to complete articles from audioXpress and Voice Coil. Every week, The Audio Voice, has turned into the globally recognized "voice" for the audio industry from an unique inside perspective.

You are reaching a valuable audience with audioXpress. An audience that is unique and impossible to get anywhere else.


Banner Type Size (pixels) Material Max. Size Rate (monthly)
Scalable header  984 x 162 JPG, PNG, GIF 260kb $995
Leaderboard 728 x 90 JPG, PNG, GIF 200kb $850
Large Rectangle 300 x 250 JPG, PNG, GIF 40kb $650
Half Banner 300 x 100 JPG, PNG, GIF 80kb $350
Button 125 x 125 JPG, PNG, GIF 40kb $150
Lower Banner 728 x 90 JPG, PNG, GIF 200kb $500

Banner Specifications

  • 96 dpi
  • RGB color
  • Specify URL for linking advertisement

The Audio Voice Newsletter  — Weekly! (Contact Strategic Media Marketing Inc. for pricing and availability.)

The only free e-newsletter serving audioXpress and Voice Coil members and community! Serving audio news, insight, announcements, and project articles to members worldwide.

Banner Type   Size (pixels) Rate (Weekly)
Main Header 650 x 124 $450
Full Banner 650 x 83 $400


2021 ADVERTISING CALENDAR * BD - Bonus Distribution  
Issue Shows & Fairs Special Focus /
Market Update
Deadlines Calendar
January * CES

Speaker Trends, Drivers and Transducers

Space Close 11/09/20
    Haptic Drivers
Smart Speaker Designs
Material Close 11/16/20
      Mailing Date 12/11/20
February * NAMM SHOW


Space Close 12/10/20
  Integrated Systems Europe

Voice Interface Systems

Material Close 12/15/20
      Mailing Date 01/11/21
March GSMA Mobile World Congress Test & Measurement Space Close 01/08/21
      Material Close 01/15/21
      Mailing Date 02/11/21
April  NAB Show

Market Update: Hearables & Voice

Space Close 02/10/21
  * Prolight+Sound Communications (UC) Call Material Close 02/17/21
  * Axpona   Mailing Date 03/11/21
May High End Show Munich Glass Audio Special - Tubes Space Close 03/10/21
  * Lone Star Audio Fest

Phono and Turntables

Material Close 03/17/21
      Mailing Date 04/12/21
June ALTI Expo Automotive Audio Space Close 04/09/21
  * InfoComm Headphones Material Close 04/16/21
  * CanJam SoCal


Mailing Date 05/11/21
July * Midwest Audio Fest


Space Close 05/10/21
  Summer NAMM   Material Close 05/17/21
      Mailing Date 06/11/21
August   Focus on Acoustics Space Close 06/10/21
      Material Close 06/17/21
      Mailing Date 07/12/21
September  IFA Berlin | IBC Speaker Builder Space Close 07/09/21
  * CEDIA Expo (w/Parts Express) Speaker Focus Material Close 07/16/21
  * RMAF (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest)   Mailing Date 08/11/21
October *AES International Convention Home Theater Space Close 08/10/21
  * Loudspeaker Sourcing Show Residential
Installation Products
Material Close 08/17/21
      Mailing Date 09/13/21
November * Capital Audio Fest DSP - Wireless Audio Space Close 09/10/21
  * New York Audio Show AI and Edge Processing Material Close 09/17/21
      Mailing Date 10/11/21
December   Installation Audio Space Close 10/11/21
    Room Correction Material Close 10/18/21
      Mailing Date 11/11/21

Bonus distributions and dates are subject to change.
Confirm with your audioXpress/Voice Coil representative.

Send artwork and billing inquiries to: Nathaniel Black


  • Prepay available upon request. Confirm with SMM upon booking. 4% discount for 6 – 11 month contract. 8% discount for 12 months or more. Contract must be paid in full to qualify.
  • New Advertisers: First ad prepaid, then Net 30 on approved credit.
  • US Advertiser Credit Terms: Net 30
  • Outside US Terms: Ads must be prepaid prior to space closing date.
  • All payment must be made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Funds may be wired. Contact KCK Media’s Advertising Department.


  • Digital ads are required. Corrections/changes to existing ads and manipulation of digital files will incur additional production charges and will be reflected on the invoice for that issue month.
  • Production charges apply for the conversion of files from RGB into either CMYK for color ads or to grayscale for 2-Color and BW ads. (Note: Photos and graphics found on websites are usually in RGB mode and are often of poor quality for printing.)