We’ll come back to the main listening rooms in the next installment of the show report from Munich High End but in this part we’ll look at some of the exhibitors who had taken static stands and were not actually playing any music or we were unable to get a listen.

There is some stunning looking hifi equipment out there and for anyone interested the Munich show really is an Aladdin’s cave, although it has to be said an absolutely huge cave! 

Symphonic Line

Here’s the Kraft 300 pure class A amplifier.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Taga

Taga were an interesting bunch of guys to talk to. I looked at the prices of their loudspeakers and had to ask if this was correct – they were so low. The company builds all its loudspeakers in China in a purpose built factory and it has to be said that you seem to get a whole lot of loudspeaker for your money. They also look to be very well finished.

Here’s the Taga F80 which retails at €708 a pair. It’s a 4 way with 5 drivers and a sideways firing bass driver. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This picture shows the company’s TAV 606 V3 and its matching sub from their Audio Video Series. TAGA

Solution

Solution is a Swiss company building cost no object hifi with clean and simple lines – we liked the aesthetics a lot! The SACD player is €22 800, the 520 preamplifier is €17 000, the 530 Integrated is €36 000, the 501 monoblocs are €17 000 each and the USB interface is €2378. Solution

Raidho

Danish company Raidho showed us their C-3.1 loudspeaker which retails at €29 498. It’s a great looking rear ported design with ceramic mid and bass drivers and a ribbon tweeter. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bel Canto

Here you have from top to bottom the CD2, C7R, 3VB Pre and C5i all from the company’s One series with the CD 3t at the very bottom. It’s very stylish looking kit and well displayed. Bel Canot

Wilson Benesch

I have a lot of time for Wilson Benesch as they are determined to ensure that their innovative products remain made in Sheffield in the UK. Carl on the stand was a really nice guy who took a good deal of time out to chat with us. Wilson Benesch

Isotek

Mains treatments from top to bottom Orion, Vision, Aquarius, Sigma and the Titan. Isotek Munich High end

PSB

PSB are a Canadian manufacturer and here’s their Image T5 loudspeaker. It’s a triple port, bass reflex design which offers a claimed 34Hz response. PSB at Munich High End

Holborne

Swiss made loveliness. Holborne Turntable

Holborne

Holborne Turntable 2

Plinius

Here the New Zealand company show of their Reference SA power amplifier which offers 300 watts per channel with 100 of those watts being in class A. Plinius SA Reference

Dynamikks

I so want to hear these loudspeakers as they look stunning in the flesh. The company seems to pay little attention to what is fashionable in the industry and it shows. Dynamikks Speaker

Dynamikks Horn

CA Electronics

We have tested a few bits of CA Electronic kit including their ceramic frooters and loudspeakers. They were proudly displaying their recommended award from Hifi Pig CA ELECTRONICS

Everything But the Box

Funky, Colourful and Fun! Everything But the Box 1

Everything But the Box 2

Cambridge Audio

Cambridge Audio system comprising the company’s Azur 651a amplifier, 651c CD player and 651T tuner. Cambridge Audio

Stax

The SRM 3235 driver and earspeakers. As a teenager Stax were a brand I lusted after. Stax

Astell and Kern

Well received digital music player which we reviewed here. On the Saturday afternoon Astell and Kern’s promotional team had a sign which declared “Free Beer!” Result! Astell and Kern

Clear Audio

Beautifully conceived and manufactured turntables. Clear Audio Turntable 1

Clear audio Turntable 2

Neotech Cables Neotech cables

AlkemiaVero

Omni directional loudspeakers using Mangers MSW driver. The cabs are made of 3.5mm carbon and they are a 2+1 way design offering a claimed response of 24 – 33 000Hz and 91dB sensitivity. Really beautiful looking loudspeakers. AlkemiaVero Loudspeakers

Fortevita

We think this is a preamplifier. Whatever it is it’s impossible not to touch it when you see it. Possibly the most beautifully finished product I saw at the show. Fortevita 1

Fortevita 2

Diesis Audio

From Italy these are lovely looking open baffle loudspeakers. Really wished these had been playing as I’d love to hear them sometime. Diesis Audio front

Diesis Back

Amphion

Very popular and great sounding loudspeakers from past experience. Amphion 1

Amphion 2

Amphion 3

TransRotor

Turntable pron for you to drool over.TransRotor 1

Transrotor 2

Transrotor 3

Transrotor 4

Transrotor gold

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