It’s that time again, when we announce the winner of our High End Munich “Hifi Pig Loves You” Award. There has been a real mix of winners over the years and different hifi shows that we attend. From high end manufacturers to local hifi dealers and even a music enthusiast for his talks at the Cranage show. Last year’s High End Munich prize went to British brand Avid Hifi. It is not just for the best sound at the show, though of course that is a part of it. We also take into account how the people running the room treat their audience, the effort that they have taken putting the system and the room together and the kind of music that they play. Hifi Pig loves rooms with a sense of fun, that look like are enjoying themselves and are not scared to play something a little out of the ordinary for a hifi show. Generally it’s a tricky one to judge, especially at the High End where the standard is incredibly high and we often feel torn between several rooms. More »

Munich High End Show 2017 Report Part Seven featuring: Nime loudspeakers, Eclipse, Axiolab, Popspeakers, Audioplus Laboratories, CAD, The Chord Company, Boenicke, CH Precision, Vivid Loudspeakers, Portento Audio, Davis Acoustics, Kalista, Blumenhofer Acoustics, Tektron, Jern loudspeakers, RD Acoustics, 440 Audio turntable, Lampizator, KR Audio, TAGA, Lehmann, Falcon Acoustics, DiDiT, Cardas, Vinni Rossi, Monitor Audio, Sugarcube, Musikelectronic Geithain, A Charlin, Questyle, Graham Audio, Mutec, Music First Audio, SOtM, Gold Note, Egglestonworks loudspeakers, Skogrand Cables, Triangle Art, Kronos, ZenSati ApS, APL HiFi, VAC, HorchHouse, Bitttner, KR Audio, Mezza Audio,  Pylon, Triangle, Lundahl, Bespoke Audio, Creek, Epos, Hifi Racks, Final

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What does the month of May mean if you are an audiophile and hifi lover? Of course, Munich! We, along with the whole hifi universe by the look of it, made the annual pilgrimage to Bavaria, Germany and the High End Munich Show. High End Munich 2017 was our fifth and the most incredible show yet.If you weren’t able to make it then you can capture the vibe of this truly amazing hifi show in our dedicated High End Munich 2017 section here, plus the main section gives you access to previous years too. If you were there have a look and see if your impressions were the same as ours…plus there is bound to be something that you missed. More »

Hifi Pig’s report from Munich High End Show 2017 part 5 includes loads of pictures and features: JoSound and Elektron Research, hORNS, Audio Flight, Magnum Dynalab, Pure Audio Project and Soul Note, Kondo and Kawero, Volya, Way Cables, atlas Cables, Mytek, Venusodio, Lab 12, Manger, Estelon, Thrax Audio, Diapason, Aries Cerat, Vyger and Tellurium Q. There are sixteen pages in all so again use the doodad at the very bottom of the page to scroll through. 

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Part three of our coverage of this year’s High end Show from Munich including Nagra and Wilson, Cessaro and TW Acustic, Silbatone, Silberstatic, Amplifon and Absolue, Odeon Audio and New Audio Frontiers, MSB Technology, Harbeth and finally Stein Music. 

There are eight pages so again use the doodad at the bottom of each page. 

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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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Vinyl is everywhere at the moment and High End Munich is THE place to go is you want to see some really High End turntables and associated kit. Here’s a selection of the turntables that caught my eye. Of course some of these turntables are built with no expense being spared but that’s not to say there weren’t a good number of more affordable turntables too. Words kept to a minimum as we know it’s the pics you want!

There are six pages, just click on the doodad at the very bottom of each page. 

Continuum Audio Labs, AMG, VPI, Graham Slee, Kuzma, Acoustic Signature, Hanss Acoustics, Funk Firm, Dr Feikert, Acoustical Systems, Wand, Pro-Ject, Panalogue, First Voice, SME, Gold Note, Kronos, Scheu Analog, Triangle Art, Transrotor, Tech Das, Convert Technologies, 440 Audio, Clearaudio, Thorens, Origin Live, Roksan, Audio Exclusiv, Elac, EMT, AVID Hifi, Reed and Triangle.  More »

Triangle have released a ready-to-listen pack featuring a turntable and a pair of amplified speakers. It has been developed by French brand Triangle, in partnership with Pro-Ject. More »

We have been making the pilgrimage to High End Munich for five years now. It is, quite simply, the greatest Hifi Show on earth. I love meeting people from all over the world, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, this year I lost track of the number of people who grabbed us saying ‘I know you from Facebook!’ and it was brilliant to meet people that we knew ‘virtually’ in the flesh. High End Munich is one of those shows that can overwhelm you with it’s immensity. It’s quite tricky to explain just how big a show it is…it’s a beast! Every year has been incredible, but this year it just went up another level. It’s kind of crazy, but just when you think the best can’t get any better, it does, and this year High End turned it up to 11.

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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 »

Gold Note are a well known for their very high end products but here Janine Elliot takes a listen to their €195 and €350 moving magnet cartridges. More »

We have been making the pilgrimage to High End Munich for five years now. It is, quite simply, the greatest Hifi Show on earth. I love meeting people from all over the world, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, this year I lost track of the number of people who grabbed us saying ‘I know you from Facebook!’ and it was brilliant to meet people that we knew ‘virtually’ in the flesh. High End Munich is one of those shows that can overwhelm you with it’s immensity. It’s quite tricky to explain just how big a show it is…it’s a beast! Every year has been incredible, but this year it just went up another level. It’s kind of crazy, but just when you think the best can’t get any better, it does, and this year High End turned it up to 11. More »

Harman Performance Audio Group will be introducing Mark Levinson’s first ever turntable, the No515 on Atrium 4, first floor, room F119 at this year’s High End in Munich. More »

Ortofon will be at the High End as usual displaying a full range of cartridges, including the new MC Windfeld Titanium, a new cartridge in the absolute high-end class. More »

It has been one very busy week for High End Munich 2017 news, Hifi Pig will keep you up to date with everything hifi and audiophile that is happening in the run up to the High End Munich show next week….here’s what has happened in the last 24 hrs, in case you blinked and missed it! News from Mytek, SOtM, Chord Electronics, The Funk Firm and Convert to name just a few….. More »

Devon-based Timestep has earned quite a reputation for its modifications of various Technics turntables. Now, designer Dave Cawley turns his attention to a more affordable deck – the new Technics SL-1210 GR – to create the enhanced Timestep EVO GR. More »

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.

Munich 2017 – the reveal. This Munich sees Funk at its most ambitious. There, not just one but two new arms will be on show. More »

Audio MusiKraft have announced their entry to the audiophile market with their brand new turntable products and online boutique. They say that their shells create “The world’s first and only “tweakable” And “customisable” Phono Cartridge”. More »

On June 1st, 2017, the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turns fifty years old. To mark the occasion, The Beatles have released three Anniversary Editions of the album in association with Apple Corps Ltd., Capitol and USM. Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in both stereo and 5.1 surround audio, amongst the anniversary releases is a Double LP Deluxe Vinyl edition. So to support the release, Pro-Ject Audio Systems have announced two turntables; the Essential III: Sgt. Pepper‘s Drum and 2 Xperience SB: Sgt. Pepper Limited Edition. More »

Intimate Audio recently sent this very different looking Italian turntable to Hifi Pig reviewer, Ian Ringstead. More »

Gold Note are a well known for their very high end products but here Janine Elliot takes a listen to their €195 and €350 moving magnet cartridges. More »