Hifi Pig’s very last report on High End Munich 2016.
Input Audio’s room had a distinctly British feel to it with them using the new Creek Evolution 100 CD Player/DAC and Evolution 100A amplifier along with Harbeth Loudspeakers. The excellent Wand tonearm from New Zealand was also in evidence.
Hifi Racks certainly do get around and they’ve been present at pretty much every show Hifi Pig has covered recently. Julie and Bradley always put on a great stand to show of their hand-made, solid wood Hifi, AV and now media racks. Expect to see them in evidence at Hifi Pig Towers in the near future.
We couldn’t find very much about these loudspeakers but they certainly sounded pretty nice and look funky as hell! The company is from Italy and the speakers pictured are the catchily named Linea Victor Mini BLR301/6”
The Stromtank is a high-power battery pack with integrated pure-sine wave converter power supply. It totally disconnects your audio system from the grid. With the Stromtank you can enjoy up to 8 hours listening to music before it connects uninterrupted and automatically with the grid to recharge. During the recharging process you can listen without any interruptions.
La Boite Concept
Russell K and Merrill Audio
Merrill Audio make what I consider to be one of the best amps I’ve ever heard, the Veritas, and we use their Thor amplifiers here at Hifi Pig as our reference. Russel Kauffman (pictured) makes a small range of speakers in the UK that have been well received. Good to see these two brands together at High End.
Room treatment is an often overlooked part of an audiophiles set up but GIK prove that effective room treatment doesn’t need to be expensive or overly intrusive. From their Tri Trap bass traps to acoustic panels you can have your own images printed on GIK has a product for most situations to allow you to get the best from your system. How do we know? We use their products extensively in our listening room here at Hifi Pig Towers.
The Bespoke Audio Company
The Bespoke Audio Company make just one product, a preamplifier. As their name suggests it is a high-end product that buyers can specify very particular details for. This year they brought a bubble car along to Munich by way of drawing attention to their brand and it managed to do that very effectively indeed.
Headed up by larger than life character Max Townshend, this company have been in business since 1975. Many will know them for their Rock series turntables but they are making a great name for themselves with some really rather excellent supports aimed at decoupling your electronics and loudspeakers from external vibrations. They also make a lovely preamplifier and super tweeters too.