True to the motto “After the HIGH END is before the HIGH END”, the course has already been
set for the next HIGH END show and the dates have now been fixed: 15 to 18 May 2014 in the MOC
Munich.
Read Hifi Pig’s final show report of Munich High End 2013 and other coverage of Munich High End and other Hifi Shows around the world.

In part 5 of the show report from Munich High End 2013 we have a listen to the new Gryphon Audio Trident II loudspeakers, have a chat with Norbert Lehmann from Lehmann Audio and have a chat with newcomers Van de Leur who are launching a new valve pre and class D power amp. We also have a listen to German Physiks omnidirectional loudspeaker, Estelon loudspeakers, 3D Labs electronics and Jean Marie Reynaud loudspeakers. We warm our toes in the Gato room, get a look at some carbon nano tubes in the van den Hul room and have a look at some new kit from Chord. More »

Linette has finished her “Birds Eye View” of the Munich High End Show and you can now read the final part of her report on Munich High End 2013. Munich_High_end

 

I’ve written Munich High End Show report Part 3 and Munich High End Show report part 4 but there is still much more to add including an interview with Norbert Lehmann of Lehmann Audio and an “in Show” review of some massive Gryphon Audio Loudspeakers that made their debut at the Munich High End Show.

We’re slowly working through all the photographs and notes we’ve made and we hope to have our coverage tied up by the end of this weekend…hopefully.

 

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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!  More »

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 ‘Turn it up, bring the noise’ 

It’s Saturday already so time to pack our bags, eat another huge breakfast and set off for our last day at the show.  The fantastic staff at the NH München Deutscher Kaiser are looking after our bags until we come back for the train tonight, we don’t leave until very late so we can actually have another full day here. 

The plan was to have a day seeing a bit more of the city but so many people have wanted to meet up with us that we still haven’t got round all of the show, so off we trot like good little piggies.

The weather is a bit wet again but not too bad and the underground is packed with people in ‘drinking trousers’ as we have come to call Lederhosen, and Bayern Munich football shirts, it’s a great atmosphere but more on that later. More »

You can read the second installment of Linette’s views on the Munich High End show, “A Bird’s Eye View”,  where she’ll be talking about what stood out at the show for her.

Brands she discusses include Thoress who make some interesting looking valve amplifiers, German Physiks and their omnidirectional loudspeakers, Vexo amplifiers, Lehmann Audio and Estalon.

High End Munich 2013 – A Bird’s Eye View Part 2 – hope you enjoy it.

High End Munich 2013 – A Bird’s Eye View Part 1

 

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Legacy Audio, based in Springfield USA, premiered their Aeris Legacy_aeris loudspeaker to the European market at the Munich High End show 2013.

It’s a bold yet elegant looking loudspeaker and is packed with tech’. While touting 24-bit DSP and 1kwatts of internal bass power, the upper portion of Aeris is open-air dipole which the company says offers “fast decay of midbass frequencies and airy spacious highs”.

The 6 driver, 4.5 way system is the first to use the Legacy Dual Air Motion neodymium tweeter and a dipolar titanium encrusted 8” midrange with an enormous motor structure imported from Italy. The midbass is delivered by an open air 10” driver, while dual 12” subwoofers provide a linear volume displacement of nearly 200 cubic inches. The bass section is internally powered by dual 500Watt ICEpower® modules.

Chief Designer, Bill Dudleston, describes the development of the new Aeris loudspeaker: “ My initiative of providing a 4” AMT that could transition to the smoothest and most dynamic 8” midrange driver available was met with the challenge of accordion-folding 16 square inches of Kapton into the 4” long, 1” wide chamber. Neodymium was employed to provide the flux density required. The results were more uniform dispersion and tremendous attack. Treble now had natural weight and shimmer without tizz. The 10” dipolar driver completes the transition to the foundation provided by the dual 12” subs.”

Hifi Pig had a good listen to the Aeris at the Munich Highend show and you’ll be able to read what we thought very soon.

Specifications

Frequency Range:  16-30 kHz, Sensitivity: 95 dB (@2.83 volts/1m) Upper cabinet dimensions (HxWxD): 147 cm x 37 cm x 41 cm

Base dimensions (HxWxD): 8 cm x 48 cm x 46 cm

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At Hifipig.com we have a lot to say about the Munich 2013 show, but I wanted to give you my views, as a first timer who isn’t a techy, doesn’t necessarily know all the science bit but knows a good sound when she hears it.  I also like my hifi to look great too.

Being the photo monkey of the outfit, I didn’t take notes like Mr Hifi Pig who will be giving you a more in depth report of the rooms and exhibits, so my thoughts are very much based on what stood out for me.

Obviously there was a hell of a lot of kit at the show so it did take a lot for things to stand out, some really great hifi that you would be amazed by in someone’s home set up, won’t even get a mention but please don’t take it the wrong way….I just got a bit of hifi fatigued at some points and my brain got a bit overloaded.

Right then, let’s buckle up, climb through the wardrobe and down the rabbit hole into the crazy, wonderful world that is the High End show, Munich 2013. More »

Part one of Hifi Pig’s report of the Munich High End 2013 show is now up and Munich_High_endlive. We will be publishing lots more around the show with dozens of reports of what we saw and what we heard so keep popping back to the site.

We think that giving the reports out in bite size chunks is preferable to one long piece and we hope you enjoy.

Once we finished all the write ups we will publish a slideshow of all the photographs (over 500) that we took at the show itself.

Munich High End 2013 Show report part 1

 

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For those of you that don’t know Munich High End is the hifi show to attend if you are a manufacturer wanting to get your products noticed in Europe. It’s very well attended and takes place at Munich’s MOC over 4 days every year. Hifi Pig were there and we have lots of photographs, comments, interviews and much more that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.  The show is so big that it would be impossible to see every room and every exhibitor but we really did try – if we missed you out then we are sorry and we’ll make sure we come along next year and see you. This is part one but we have many many more parts to add and will drip feed them over the coming week so keep checking back for all the latest from the Munich High end 2013! More »

 Arcam make some bold claims for their latest AV receiver, the AVR750 7.1 and the specs certainly look impressive.arcam-avr750-advance They launched the new receiver at the Munich High End show and we went along to have a bit of a listen in what was definitely one of the most lively rooms there.

• 4K (UHD) video compatible including upscaling

• 7 HDMI inputs,  2 HDMI outputs, ARC compatible

• Auto setup with room  correction

• Class G power  amplification

• On board PSU for rSeries accessories

• Ethernet, RS232  and  IR control

• Free  iOS control app

Charlie Brennan the MD of Arcam says the followint about it.

“The AVR750 is, quite simply,  the  highest performing AV receiver Arcam has  ever made. The  AVR750 is an audiophile product by any measure. Equally at home with high resolution surround sound or two-channel music, the  AVR750 delivers stunning realism with everything from heavy-weight blockbusters to your favourite concert video.

The power amplifiers within the  AVR750 are perhaps the  finest ever seen within any AV receiver. Power delivery is both clean and  tight  against a background noise level that is astoundingly low. Listeners can  expect to be enthralled from the  opening sequence to the  final encore!”

We had a listen to the new receiver at Munich High End show on Saturday and, whilst we’re not usually great fans of A|V set ups, were very impressed with its performance through some KEF E series loudspeakers. You can read more in due course when we publish the Munich High End show reports in full.

Price £4000.

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Hifi Pig have just spent the last few days at the Munich High End show which if you didn’t know is a huge show showcasing the whole gamut of Hifi available in the world today. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Our first of many show reports looks at the eight companies chosen by the High End society to represent the newcomers – or new kids on the block of the hifi world

Hifi Pig knows what it’s like to be a new company in the hifi world and so when we heard that the organisers of this years Munich High End show would be offering a handful of new hifi manufacturing companies the opportunity to display their wares we thought we would also lend our support by giving them a little more of the limelight in the pages of Hifi Pig.

The companies chosen were: Pure Audio Project, Manufacture le Son, Rike Audio, Lab 12, Black Pearls Audio, Schuch Tronic, BeatOn and Erzetich Audio. Read more about the Newcomers to Munich High End 2013

 

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Munich High End 2013 – Newcomers

Hifi Pig knows what it’s like to be a new company in the hifi world and so when we heard that the organisers of this years Munich High End show would be offering a handful of new hifi manufacturing companies the opportunity to display their wares we thought we would also lend our support by giving them a little more of the limelight in the pages of Hifi Pig.

The companies chosen were: Pure Audio Project, Manufacture le Son, Rike Audio, Lab 12, Black Pearls Audio, Schuch Tronic, BeatOn and Erzetich Audio. More »

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