Munich High End Show 2019 Show Report from Hifi Pig’s Janine Elliot.

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The final figures for High End Munich 2019 are in and they are impressive. Also we’ll announce the dates for the Munich High End 2020.FromTheHighEnd Society. More »

Welcome to the fourth report of Hifi Pig’s coverage of this years Munich High End show. High End Munich is huge but we do try to bring our readers as much of the show as we possibly can so please do enjoy this instalment of Hifi Pig’s coverage, safe in the knowledge there is more to come. This report contains details from: Grimm Audio, MSB Technology, Ascendo, Luxman and Isotek, VAC, Von Schwekert Audio, Masterbuilt Audio, Airtight, Esoteric, Artesania Audio and Acoustic Signature, Boenicke, IsoAcoustic, dCS, Dan D’Agostino and Wilson Audio, EgglestonWorks, Doshi, Way Cables and Pre Audio Turntables, Manger, Scheu, ZenSati and SPL, Zellaton and YS Sound, Engstrom, CAD, Bibacord, Verity and Franc Audio Accessories, Digitale Audio Systeme, Weiner Lautsprecher Manufaktur and Way Cables, Vivid Audio, CH Precision, Tech DAS, AGS and Artesania Audio, Totem Acoustics, Portento Audio, NAIM and Focal, Audio Solutions, Audio Hungary, EERA and PPFFF, SPEC and Leben and finally Line Magnetic and Supravox. 

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Report three from the recent High End Show in Munich by Stuart Smith, Hifi Pig’s editor and Chief Shenanigans Officer and featuring: CH Precision, Wilson Benesch, Etsuro Urushi, Master Built and GIK, Voxativ, Chord Electronics, Tune Audio, Trafomatic, Audiobyte, Rockna and Skogrand, iFi and finally PMC. Read on because one of these provided the highlight of the show for me…and I don’t say that lightly!

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Continuing Hifi Pig’s coverage of the recent Munich High End Show Stuart Smith brings you more information and thoughts from the event, this time including horn loudspeakers from Odeon Audio, new products from Auralic which were showcased using Spendor loudspeakers, more horn loudspeakers of gargantuan proportions from Stein, from the UK Harbeth and finally a listen to the latest Elysian loudspeakers from Wharfedale. 

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Welcome to the first of my reports from this year’s High End Munich show which took place from 9th to 12th of May at the brilliant MOC venue in Munich and featuring: TAD (Technical Audio Devices) Laboratories, Kii Audio, Technics, Octave, ATC, GATO and Emotiva, Audio Reference, Dan D’agostino, Absolute Sounds, Canton, DALI, AVM, Primare and inakustik, Accuton and Bugatti, JoSound and Axjets, Crystal Cables and Siltech, Vitus Audio, THRAX, Raidho/Scansonic, Joseph Audio and Alluxity and Weiss & PSI Audio.

Munich High End is always a packed event and this year was no exception with a great mix of industry people and music lovers alike. Whether you are a fan of streaming audio, vinyl, tubes/valves, solid state, full range speakers, horn loudspeakers…or even sports cars, there is going to be lots for you to see and hear at High End and we hope our coverage of the show gives you a feeling of being there to some extent.

As well as being very well attended, the show is also absolutely huge and you can kind of tell the people who are making their first visit to High End as they begin the day looking not a little dazed and confused – or perhaps that was the previous night’s beer intake.

We try to cover as much of the show as is physically possible but to get into every room, make notes and take pictures is impossible and this year we have been somewhat selective – but don’t worry as we will have reports from myself, Linette, Ian Ringstead and Janine Elliot, as well as a report from the HifiDeluxe show that takes place at the same time in Munich.

So, without further ado, here is my first report featuring: TAD (Technical Audio Devices) Laboratories, Kii Audio, Technics, Octave, ATC, GATO and Emotiva, Audio Reference, Dan D’agostino, Absolute Sounds, Canton, DALI, AVM, Primare and inakustik, Accuton and Bugatti, JoSound and Axjets, Crystal Cables and Siltech, Vitus Audio, THRAX, Raidho/Scansonic, Joseph Audio and Alluxity and Weiss & PSI Audio.

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Huei distils 30 years of amplifier design and engineering into an all-new phono preamp. Advanced microprocessor-controlled phono preamp brings Chord Electronics’ three-decade-strong amplification expertise to turntables everywhere for £990.

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Data Conversion Systems Ltd (dCS) has launched their new streaming audio platform at the annual HIGH END show in Munich on 9th May 2019. It has been named dCS Mosaic.

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As we are sat in the storm that has just hit CDG airport in Paris we took the opportunity to update Hifi Pig readers on the latest news from High End Munich 2019.

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Chord Company will be introducing the benefits of its latest XLPE dielectric technology at High End 2019, Munich.

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dCS say they are excited to announce that they will be demonstrating the new Bartók network DAC with Class A headphone amplifier at the forthcoming Munich High End 2019 show between the 9th and 12th of May. More »

Astell&Kern announces the launch of four new products at High End 2019 Munich. More »

Hifi Pig proudly brings you Essential High End Munich 2019. We have a foreword by Stefan Dreischärf of The High End Society, the organisers of the High End show, plus information on getting about in Munich, where and what to eat and a full list of all the exhibitors and where you can find them. We’ve also included details of the HifiDeluxe show that happens the same time as High End Munich.  Best of all it’s FREE to download! Take a look and click the link or the image.  More »

“Zero Feedback, Zero Dead time and bottomless noise floor using Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors on the ELEMENT 114 Stereo Power Amplifiers from Merrill Audio make it simply one of the best amplifiers available,” claims the latest press release from Merrill Audio, continuing and adding that they are “very excited to release this new advanced technology at a lower price point”.

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IsoTek launches the Super Nova at the High-End Show, Munich.  The new addition to the Ultimate Series, Super Nova is the most sophisticated (passive) front-end source component power cleaning system IsoTek has developed so far. 

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The melto2 from Lab12 has different equalisation curves, mono and stereo options, three inputs, balanced outputs and on paper at least looks like an interesting proposition. But does this flexibility come at the expense of great sonics? Stuart Smith finds out when he listens to this €3750 phono-preamplifier. 

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Club Kuru, are a London based alt-psych rock band and they are about to drop a new album called Meet your Maker. Roughly 45 minutes long, the album certainly does not overstay its welcome as it is a fantastic listen that gives off impressions of bands such as Tame Impala and even, to me, Pink Floyd – take a listen here and you’ll see what I’m on about.  More »

Leema Acoustics has launched a “future-proof” CD player for the streaming age that offers the benefits of music streaming, combined with high-performance CD playback.

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