Tony Pothitos checks out the recent Athens Hifi Show for Hifi Pig. More »

Just some of the lovely people we met at the Audio Video Show in Warsaw.  More »

Part 4 of Stuart’s photo report from the Audio Video Show in Warsaw, Poland.

This is only the second time Hifi Pig have attended the Audio Video Show in Warsaw, Poland but I for one think it on a par with the best of the best. Warsaw itself is a wonderful city that is easy for us to get to, easy to get around and full of open and friendly people…it’s also very inexpensive to eat and full of vegan and vegetarian restaurants which goes a long way to making our particular visiting all that more enjoyable.

Historically Warsaw was pretty much razed to the ground and rebuilt from the ground up and only came out of communist rule in 1989. There is a real passion for music amongst the Polish people and that passion runs through the Audio Video Show. There is still a thriving DIY culture in audio and this DIY culture is moving to the main market and presenting commercial products to consumers. Some of these products represent some of the very best in the World (think Lampizator) whilst others are still very much a work in progress and personally I feel would have been better off taking the time to refine their offerings rather than presenting a product that sounded we below par. However, perhaps I am being a little unkind in dampening enthusiasm because, after all, how does a brand learn and grow if they do not present their product and open it up to criticism.

What I love about the Warsaw show is that aforementioned enthusiasm. Perhaps some of the rooms are not as slick as at some shows and there is certainly some room for improvement in the way a tiny minority of the rooms present their wares: a pair of boots lying at the side of a room presenting very high-end Japanese gear springs to mind, as does a pair of mattresses being used down each side of the room by way of room treatment. These are small irritations that can and will be improved as people become slicker and by far the vast majority of exhibitors really understand how to present their products.

The Warsaw show is split over three venues: The Radisson Blu, The Golden Tulip and the National Stadium.

Adam and his team do a fantastic job putting the show on and really must be congratulated. If you have the opportunity to visit The Audio Video Show in Warsaw then you really should make the effort. Personally, I can’t wait until next year.

We do try and visit every single room and publish pics from every room but a small mishap, me deleting every picture we took and having to do a file recover has meant that one or two may have been missed out and for that I apologise.

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Part 3 of Stuart’s photo report from the Audio Video Show in Warsaw, Poland.  More »

The second photo report from the Audio Video Show in Warsaw by Stuart.  More »

Stuart’s first report from last weekend’s Audio Video Show in Warsaw, Poland.  More »

Ian Ringstead’s thoughts on the Audio Video Show 2017 in Warsaw. More »

Setting off to the Warsaw show feels like going on an adventure. We went last year so we know what to expect, it’s the second biggest European show after Munich so there is a lot to cover but Warsaw, unlike Munich, still manages to keep that intimate and cosy feeling. The show is split into three, distinct zones, almost three shows in one and with three days to cover it all it is possible to do one area a day and still have time to nip into the city and see some of the place you are visiting.  More »

The headfi and portable audio market continues to flourish and the Audio Video Show Warsaw had a whole area dedicated to this niche in the audio industry. Judging by the number of people flocking to the headfi area at the National Stadium, Polish people both young and old are embracing headphones, portable DACs and headphone amplifiers. Here’s a selection of the photographs we took. 

 

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TAGA Harmony, a Polish manufacturer of loudspeakers and audio electronics, invites you to visit its showroom “Belweder I” located on the ground floor of Radisson Blue Sobieski hotel , where the brand will be presenting their best and new products. More »

At the Audio Video Show in Warsaw (17-19 November) the collective, Polish Audio Cluster (Polski Klaster Audio) will be exhibiting in the Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel in rooms 314 and 316. More »

Auris Audio of Russia will be presenting lots of new gear at the Audio Video Show 2017 in Warsaw from Friday. More »

We are just about to set off to Warsaw to bring you coverage of Poland’s, and one of Europe’s, biggest and most exciting Hifi Shows. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip there last year and were treated to a magnificent array of Hifi, some of which we had never heard or seen before.  More »

The second and final set of photographs by Sylvain Blanchoud from the Salon Arts & Hifi Lyon 2017 Photographs. You can see the first set here  More »

Autumn may well be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but it is also the season of Hifi Shows, with several each weekend at the moment, worldwide. Sylain Blanchoud visited the Salon Arts & Hifi in Lyon, France for HIfi Pig and took a whole load of photographs for those that couldn’t make it. 
The Salon has free entry and takes place in the NH Hotel at Lyon airport. More »

Linette and Stuart take planes, trains, trams, buses and automobiles to get to the Swiss High-End Show that took place last weekend in Zurich. More »

Weiss will show their latest product, the DAC501 / DAC502 D/A Converters at this year’s Swiss High-End and stream live binaural jazz.  More »

At High End Swiss Swissonor, who we have had the pleasure of meeting several times, will demonstrate their state of the art level on their classic setup, with many evolutions.

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MBL and their Swiss distributor ‘sfers‘ will be showcasing MBLs Noble Line electronics: N51 integrated amp, N21 stereo power amp and N31 CD-DAC and 116 F Radialstrahler loudspeaker at this year’s Swiss High End. We are located on the 3 rd. floor in the Convention Center, 347. More »

Klangwerk will exhibit with Illusonic and their 3-channel setup at this year’s Swiss High-End in Zurich this coming weekend.   More »

CH Precision will be present in a dealer’s room at this year’s Swiss High-End and will be showcasing their new I1 integrated amplifier, details of which can be found below.

 

 

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