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The next High End Munich will take place from May 9 to 12, 2019 again in the exhibition area of the MOC in Munich. More »

I was very lucky to make it over to Munich this year in what is undoubtedly the best show in the calendar. More than ever there were more new manufacturers as well as the traditional names we have heard over the years. Fink Audio are one of the newer names in the street, though their work is probably more well-known than they would let you know. This is a company best known for acoustic evaluation, involved in the creation of loudspeakers for other brands, who hire them because of their expertise, experience and excellent in-house simulation and measurement facilities. Whilst loudspeaker brands might not admit to using their skills, Fink also create speakers under their own name, notably the MW 4 speaker a year ago. More »

Hifi Pig caught up with David Shevyn of GIK Europe at Munich High End and chatted about what I think is a great idea for those looking to add room treatment to their listening spaces. More »

For the first time Munich High End also played host to Can Jam Europe. The event was held just over the road from the MOC and attracted more than 2000 people, proof indeed that the market for headphones and portable audio is continuing to be a healthy one. Here’s a photographic tour of the event which promises to grow in coming years. Congratulations to Juliane Thummel and her team for a job brilliantly done.  More »

What more is there to add. A bit of a piece on horn loudspeakers we saw at High End in Munich and HIfi Deluxe.  More »

In the last three years or so we have seen a steady increase in the number of reel to reel players at High End in Munich and it seems that more and more audiophiles are adopting the format despite the relatively small number of new releases on tape. Of course there are a handful of specialist companies releasing product on tape and judging by the number of people carrying tape around at the show, it is been lapped up. And so, without further a do here’s some of the reel to reel tape players we happened across at this year’s High End in Munich. No words, just pictures of some truly beautiful reel to reel players for your delectation. More »

Turntables were absolutely everywhere at this year’s Munich High-End and so here are some of the ones that stood out on our travels around the show…with a handful from Audio-Deluxe thrown in for good measure. We have no way of seeing everything at the shoa nd know we will have missed a good proportion but hope you enjoy all these lovely turntables.  More »

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Atlas Announce a host of new luxury cables.  

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Check out some of the Great British Brands at High End Munich 2018 in our downloadable promotional feature.

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Merrill Audio announce a new high-end amplifier  using Merrill’s proprietary ZXOL design and called the ELEMENT series. More »

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Aequo Audio has announced two more loudspeaker models extending the current product family at both ends of the price range, with the GLADIUM: a more affordable fully passive 3-way, and D I L U V I UM as the newly redesigned outcome for Aequo’s production of the “ultimate flagship loudspeaker.” More »

Vivid Audio announce a new family of loudspeakers, KAYA in a more accessible format. All the same GIYA technology inside a modern and room friendly enclosure. More »

They say that familiarity breeds contempt.  It would seem that unfamiliarity does likewise.   I’d mentioned to a few people over the last couple of weeks that I was going to see Josh Rouse; the response was invariably a variation on: “Never heard of him” and implicit in these statements was the conviction that if they hadn’t heard of him, he couldn’t be any good. More »

The guys at Aequo Audio have been in touch to let us know they will be launching a new speaker, Stilla, at this years High End. You can see them in Hal 4 Cabin W12. Regular readers will remember our review of their Ensis speakers and awarded them our top accolade. A very slim floor standing speaker, designed by the credo: form follows function. Built by hand out of materials like Scandinavian plywood, hdf, high stiffness artificial stone and aerospace billet cnc aluminium.  Highly customisable to match with every interior.

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KEF, and lifestyle brand, Porsche Design have expanded their range of Red Dot award-winning products to include Black Editions of the SPACE ONE WIRELESS Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, MOTION ONE Bluetooth® Earphones and GRAVITY ONE Bluetooth® Speaker. More »

The Japanese Hana cartridge brand has now launched a mono cartridge, a version of the Hana SL (Shibata nude diamond tipped, low output) called the ‘Hana SLM’.    More »

JoSound returns to Munich with the its Horus loudspeakers, a dual horn design, at HighEnd 2018 on 10 to 13 May 2018 at the M.O.C. More »

Stuart and Linette Smith have had the Chord DAVE DAC sat on their rack for the best part of a year now and don’t want it to go home. Find out why.  More »

The Technics 1200 and 1210 turntables are gaining a good deal of favour with audiophiles who are adding better arms, power supplies and more. Here, in his first review for Hifi Pig Alan McIntosh adds the £495 HE V Linear Power Supply from UK company Timestep to his own Technics 1210.  More »

Adam Billingham checks out the exclusive Tape club in London and has a listen to their studio’s PMC monitoring system.  More »

Nostalgia tours roll into town with rapid regularity.  Missed one Seventies or Eighties hit-maker?  There will be another along before you know it.  Nostalgia sells.  It’s less common though for someone who had their first number one in 1979 and their last top ten single in 1982 to come storming along with a set that draws heavily on their new album and yet delivers a credible, and relevant, performance. More »

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