The second part of Stuart’s report from High end Munich 2017 featuring the following: Audiobyte, Skogrand Cables, Rockna, Trafomatic and Tune Audio. Joseph Audio and Alluxity, Audiopax, Tellurium Q,  Aequo Audio and GIK Panels . Audiovector and Gryphon. Goebel and Vitus. Ear Yoshino. Again split into pages so hit the doodad at the end of each page to take you to the next. 

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High End Society have released details of the visitor figures and round up of this year’s High End Munich, plus the date of next year’s show, High End Munich 2018. Hifi Pig still has plenty of coverage to bring you from this year’s show over the next few days! More »

AVID Hifi, the UK based high end hifi manufacturer, unveiled their new tonearms at High End Munich 2017. This is their next step towards “a complete AVID system”. More »

As Wharfedale celebrates its 85th birthday, they have launched the newest Diamond series, Diamond 11. Since 1981, Wharfedale’s Diamond speakers have served as the classic entry point to hifi, who hasn’t owned a pair of Diamonds at some point in their life? We caught up with Peter Comeau, Wharfedale’s Director of Acoustic Design, at High End Munich 2017, for the launch of the Diamond 11 series (of which you can read more later in our extensive High End Munich 2017 coverage) but do read on for more technical details of the new products. More »

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Hifi Pig Advertising Promotion

Hifi Pig brings you a series of promotional articles about our Great British Brands exhibiting at High End Munich 2017. We let them tell you all about their philosophy and products.

The last two years have been something of a revelation for the small Tellurium Q® team. The Silver Diamond cables have been so well received by owners and reviewers alike. From developing them we have been able to put that understanding back into cables like the Black II speaker cable, which is getting some seriously great feedback from people who have heard it, compared to the old Black cable that Tellurium Q® first started out with. More »

LessLoss Audio got in touch to tell us they will have their Laminar Streamer with Kaiser Acoustics of Germany and Kondo Audio Note of Japan at High End Munich 2017. More »

Greek loudspeaker manufacturer Rois Acoustics has unveiled Μinoas, a new flagship open-baffle dipole loudspeaker. Minoas is the culmination of the company’s 20-year-long experience in the design of open-baffle electrodynamic loudspeakers  (Their Dipole 6 model, back in 1994, was one of the very first such speakers in the world). More »

XLO International Inc, a manufacturer of audio connections, announced today that it has entered into an Agreement appointing Polpak Poland Ltd. as its exclusive Master Distributor of all XLO products for the entire European region. More »

Stone Audio of Poole are holding the UK launch event for GamuT Audio’s limited edition loudspeaker, the Zodiac. More »

When we were asked to take the trip down Valence in the South East of France to visit APURNATM we naturally jumped at the chance. Not only is this an absolutely beautiful part of the world, situated as it is on the left bank of the Rhone and surrounded the Massif Central and the Ardèche hills to the west, and the Vercors Massif in the French Prealps to the east, but we were also going to be treated to a private and exclusive viewing and listen to APURNATM’s two hundred thousand euros (per stereo pair) Pure 200 amplifiers.

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Rupert Neve is a name that will trip of the tongue of anyone who has been interested in or worked in recording studios; put simply he is a giant/demi-god in the industry. Neve has now put his name to a £469 headphone amplifier and who better to put it through its paces than Janine Elliot. More »

Luxman have announced the CL-38uSE and MQ-88uSE Special-edition valve preamplifier and power amplifier, with production limited to just 100 pieces of each. More »

The 2017 ‘Tokyo International Audio Show’ (TIAS for short), which is now in it’s 35th year, will be held at the ‘Tokyo International Forum’, located in Yurakucho, Tokyo. It is organised by the International Audio Society of Japan. More »

Audirvana Plus, the desktop music player for macOS, has released the latest version of its software which now integrates MQA audio technology.  The MQA Core decoder, contained within the new Audirvana Plus 3 player, enables the first origami ‘unfold’ and also authenticates the file using a blue or green light to confirm that the sound is identical to that of the source material. More »

High End Munich 2017 is presenting itself under a new theme: “Let The Music Play”. The team from High End Society, who run the annual High End Munich Hifi show got in touch to tell us about their new theme for 2017. More »

IsoTek’s Mosaic series offers a trio of compact power cleaning solutions in a slim width format. The series balances power conditioning, voltage stabilisation and mains sine wave generation in a selection of components that you can mix and match to suit your hifi or audio-visual system. More »

Miles Kilby of Solidair Audio got in touch to tell us about his Magnetic Levitation Isolation Feet and the principles behind them. More »

Janine Elliot checks out the multi-driver Optoma HEM4 In Ear Monitors costing a penny short of £250. More »

Karma-AV is has announced the availability of the Mark Levinson № 519 Audio Player. They say, “The № 519 has the ability to play virtually any digital audio format and provides a full complement of wired and wireless digital audio inputs from USB asynchronous streaming and mass storage, Gigabit Ethernet, Balanced, Optical, Coaxial, Wi-Fi, aptX® Bluetooth, and an integrated slot-loading CD player. In addition, the № 519 includes high-performance headphone connectivity and integrated digital volume control allowing it to serve as a fully integrated digital music source”. More »

After leading Fine Sounds Group, renamed McIntosh Group in 2016 and the home of Sonus faber, McIntosh Audio Research and other high end brands, for almost a decade, Mauro Grange will be stepping down from his position as CEO, effective December 31, 2016, as planned at the time of the Management Buyout supported by financial sponsors LBO France and Yarpa. More »