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!

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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 »

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 »

Just preparing to head off for day three of High End Munich 2017, the last couple of days has been a whirlwind of hifi news and new products, so here is a round up of the latest from the High End Show news. Loads from KEF, Arcam, Estelon, Mytek, Mark Levinson, Sennheiser, SME, Harbeth and many more!

Plus, don’t forget we are giving out exclusive Hifi Pig and VPI pink slipmats at the show, so grab us and say’ hi’ and claim one if you see us! 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 »

New Italian Hifi brand, Trinaudio, will make their debut at High End Munich 2017 More »

High End Munich 2017 is fast approaching, so keep up to date of who will be there and with what gear!  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 »

Soundsmith will be treating visitors to the High End to some new products…

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Soundsmith, Inc. will be demonstrating their line of phonographic cartridges during the High End Show between May 18 and May 20 in Munich Germany. Highlighting the demonstration will be the 7th Generation of their unique Strain Gauge cartridge, which uses an active voltage coursing through the body of the cartridge to help generate the musical signal. More »

The High End loudspeaker manufacturer, “VOLYA GmbH”, is auctioning off luxury loudspeakers valued at EUR 30,000 (not including VAT) at the High End 2017 for a charitable cause. More »

VANA, Ltd. has announced the arrival in the USA of the European Audio Team (E.A.T) B-Sharp turntable, with features taken directly from the company’s award-winning C-Major turntable (which Janine reviewed for Hifi Pig last year). VANA went on to tell us “The B-Sharp sheds all of the non-essential cosmetic adornments of the C-Major without compromising performance or mechanical integrity, providing vinyl enthusiasts with a superb playback option at a more affordable price”. More »

Lyn Stanley spoke to us about her work and love of Reel 2 Reel tape, just as she was about to start recording her latest album, now named ‘The Moonlight Sessions Volume One’. The album will be given a preview at the upcoming Axpona show in Chicago and is due for release in May. More »

France and Germany have by far the most vinyl pressing plants in Europe. Between them they have, at last count, thirteen compared to the UK’s two. Hifi Pig has learned that following the triggering of “Article Fifty” by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, all exports of vinyl from these two countries, and others that remain in the EU, will effectively be banned outside of member countries. Of course this will only come into effect after Britain has left completely.  More »

Jay Garrett, of our partner tech site, Gadgety News, takes a trip to the London Headroom show for Hifi Pig. More »