Meridian will be actively promoting some of their most innovative products and technologies at this year’s High End event in Munich.Meridian_sooloos_tidal_hifinews

The DSP320 in-wall/in-ceiling loudspeaker is designed for in-ceiling use while also being slim enough for an in-wall set-up. It is designed to deliver similar tone qualities and compatible performance and it can also be easily integrated into systems that combine Meridian’s free-standing DSP loudspeakers with Meridian in-wall loudspeakers. Meridian’s Special Edition series of DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers, which provide “the most revealing, lifelike and powerful performance of any Meridian loudspeaker to date, will also be on display”.

TheMQA technology will also be demonstrated. MQA is a new British technology that “fundamentally changes the way we encode, capture, distribute and consume music. Meridian will be the only manufacturer at Munich with MQA ready hardware on view”.

 

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Definitive Audio who wowed Linette at last years High End Munich show with their glorious Vox Olympian  loudspeakers will be there again with Bemax their German distributor in room E220 VOX2500Atrium 4.

This time they have a brand spanking new pair of Vox Elysian (the bass end of the Olympian system) made in Ebony to match the show pair of Vox Olympian, with a “funky subwoofer crossover cabinet to match” with Kondo electronics, all fed via the Living Voice Battery power supply system.

If you get the opportunity to hear this system at Munich you really owe it to yourself to make the effort….

 

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Lab12 will attend High End Show of Munich (14-17 may) in Hall 4, Booth B07 where they will have three new models:suono_0

integre4 Integrated Amp

Features:

  • EL34, 6550, KT88, KT120 compatible (6550 form factory)
    • Remote Control
    • Output power: 45 watt per channel (6550)
    • Frequency response: 15Hz – 60KHz (-1dB)
    • Input impedance: 50K ohms
    • Tube complement: 4x 6n1p dual triodes, 4x 6550 power pentodes (EL34, KT88, KT120 compatible)
    • Inputs: 5x line stereo RCA connectors (Available upgrades)
    • Weight: 13Kg

gordian Multifunctional Power Distributor / Conditioner

Suono -A class A single ended power amp (pictured)

Features: 

  • KT150 matched tubes
    • Power: 230/240 Vac 50Hz
    • Power consumption: 300 VA max
    • Output power: 25 watt per channel (KT 150)
    • Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz (-0.9dB)
    • Input impedance: 100K ohms
    • Output impedance: 4,8 ohm
    • Tube complement: 2x 6n2p dual triode, 2x KT-150 Power Pentode
    • Inputs: 1x line stereo (RCA connectors)
    • Weight: 14Kg

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It would be a shame to visit such a beautiful and culturally rich city as Munich and not actually see anything of it…..I must admit that we have been so busy in previous years that we haven’t M4_960x482_2made it to any of the Museums and Art galleries, but this year I am determined to!

Of course the High End Munich Show is the focus of our visit but there is so much else to see!

The Pinakothek group of galleries features everything from classic masterpieces at the Alte from the 14th to 18th century including works by Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci, to 19th century works at the Neue by the likes of Caspar David Friedrich, Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh.

Der Moderne features modern works of architecture, design, graphics and art.

www.pinakothek.de/en/alte-pinakothek

www.pinakothek.de/en/neue-pinakothek

www.pinakothek.de/en/pinakothek-der-moderne

The Museum Brandhorst is one of Munich’s newest galleries, featuring 20th and 21st century works from, among others, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.

There is also a collection of over 100 works by Andy Warhol and there are many temporary exhibitions currently there is ‘Yes!Yes!Yes! Warholmania in Munich’, a cooperation between Museum Brandhorst and Filmfest München, focuses on Andy Warhol as a painter and filmmaker.

www.museum-brandhorst.de/en.html

More contemporary art can be found at the Haust Der Kunst gallery which features both an archive gallery and regular exhibitions.

www.hausderkunst.de/en/

The BMW museum is a Mecca for all car lovers and you can visit a host of exhibitions and events  at the BMW Welt, the BMW Museum and the BMW Plant …including currently a temporary exhibition ‘The Mini Story’

www.bmw-welt.com/en/

The Bayerisches Nationalmuseum is dedicated both to visual arts and cultural history of Bavaria from the middle ages through to the Art Nouveau period and features collections from arms and armour to folk art, glass, ceramics and textiles.

It is also next to the English Garden if you fancy a leisurely stroll after all that culture!

www.bayerisches-nationalmuseum.de/index.php?id=1&L=1

The Münchner Stadtmuseum, in the city centre houses more relics of ‘Typical Munich’, an exhibition on the history of National Socialism and the Nazi party in Munich  and also a puppet museum and theatre (which is apparently quite creepy).

There is also the SoundLab, which is an interactive history of music exhibition.

www.muenchner-stadtmuseum.de/en.html

Right next door to the Stadtmuseum is the Jüdisches Museum which is one of the city’s most modern buildings, it’s permanent exhibition focuses on Jewish history and the Jewish faith.  There is currently a temporary exhibition called ‘Jukebox, Jewkbox!’ A Jewish Century on Shellac and Vinyl.

www.juedisches-museum-muenchen.de/home.html?L=1

If there wasn’t enough new technology for you at the High End Munich Show then you could also visit the Deutsches Museum for more Masterpieces of Science and Technology

www.deutsches-museum.de/index.php?id=1&L=1

There are of course many more places to visit but hopefully this will give you a starting point if you want a little ‘down time’ away from the show…have fun!

 

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Swiss manufacturer Merging Technologies will launch their audiophile D/A converter, NADAC, at the High End Show in Munich on May 14. They will be in Hall 3 on stand J05/K08.   High_end_munich_merging_technologies

NADAC stands for Network Attached DAC, and will be delivered in two different versions, stereo and 8-channels.  Both variants have ¼” and mini-jack headphone outputs which can be configured to carry a different signal to the main output.  Merging Technologies was encouraged to produce NADAC because of the praise their professional D/A converters have received from recording engineers.

Merging is forming a dynamic partnership with a growing number of these content providers, to jointly promote the benefits of the listening to the music “as the artists intended”. Special deals for NADAC purchasers will be announced as they are made available.

NADAC covers PCM formats up to 24-bit/384kHz and DSD up to DSD256. It has AES/EBU and SPDIF digital inputs for use with CD players, CD transports or other devices up to 192kHz.  An Ethernet interface is provided for use with computer based digital audio systems for carrying through ASIO on Windows and CoreAudio with DoP on MacOS any resolution up to 384kHz, DXD and DSD256.  This uses the RAVENNA protocol that Merging Technologies helped to develop for high sampling rate applications and allows “very robust and accurate transfer of the digital audio data from the computer to NADAC”.  The data is stored in a large buffer memory in the NADAC and then clocked out by the unit’s internal clock. This and the RAVENNA protocol’s Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588) “eliminates the cable and jitter related problems associated with conventional digital audio interfaces”.

The NADAC’s line outputs are driven by an ESS9008S SABRE Reference Audio D/A IC.  This IC has 8 separate D/A converters and in the stereo version of the NADAC, each channel uses 4 D/A converters with the outputs summed.  The 8-channel version of the NADAC may also be switched to work as a stereo unit, with the converters configured in the same way.

The NADAC has balanced and unbalanced line outputs; two headphone outputs; a digital volume control and any smart device with a web browser can serve as a remote control.

 

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Swiss brand Soulutions got in touch with Hifi PIg to tell us they are excited to be introducing three new products at this year’s High End Show in Munich.Soulutions_high_end_munich

The new products to be showcased are:

  •  760 D/A-converter
  •  755 phono preamplifier
  •  746 power supply for the 746 SACD player.

Soulutions will be in Atrium 4, E107 at High End Munich.

 

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Harman Luxury Audio will be unveiling No. 536 monaural amplifier from Mark Levinson on Thursday May 14 at MOC Munich, Atrium 4, First Floor, Room F119.Levinson_Munich_high_end_2015

Todd Eichenbaum, Harman’s Head of Luxury Audio Engineering will be introducing the new design and performance of this fully discrete 400W class AB power amplifier which Harman say is a worthy partner for the No. 52 preamplifier.

On the same day Harman’s Luxury Audio Vice President Jeff Poggi will be present for face-to-face meetings and interviews.

Room F119 will also host the full Mark Levinson range of products, the new Revel Concerta2 speakers, Revel Performa3 and Ultima2 speakers, and from JBL some special custom finish Everest DD 67000 and K2 S9900 speakers.

 

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German high-end brand Audionet “restarts with full steam” at High End Munich 2105 says the company’s press release just in.  max_galerie_02

They will be in Showroom E101 where they say they will be showcasing:

  • new and better products (hard- and software)
  • new distribution concept
  • new marketing
  • new team
  • new power

Kit likely to be on dem will include Audionet’s Art G3 CD player along with their MAX monobloc power amplifiers.

 

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Whilst visiting Munich for this year’s High End event you may find that you can drag yourself away from all the great audio, hifi and events that The High-End Society have laid on and so Hifi Pig thought we would put Cheers to Munich High End 2013together a list of attractions in Munich that you may like to consider visiting.

In previous years we have found that there is just so much to see at the High End show itself that there has been little or no time for extracurricular activities, other than those based around Munich’s nightlife… and what a great nightlife Munich has and so in this first instalment of “Things To Do In Munich Other Than The High End Show” we thought we’d kick off with a short list of some of the city’s better known drinking establishments – there are of course lots more!.

Most of the beerhalls will offer the thirsty audiophile a selection of beers along with a decent selection of food…which we have found surprisingly good and decent value, though mainly pig based which we of course don’t approve of!.

The main two beers that we have come across in Munich are Helles (pale, malty and quite strong) and Dunkle (rich and dark). You can order a small one or go all out and order a stein which should last all but the most fervent of drinkers at least a short while!

Augustiner Keller

Arnulf str. 52 – 80335 München – Tel. 0 89 594393

Augustiner Am Platzl

Orlando str 5 – 80331 München – Tel. 089 2111356

Hackerhaus

Sendlinger Str 14 – 80331 München – Tel. 089 2605026

Hofbraeuhaus

Am Platzl 9 -80331 München – Tel 089 2901360

Zum Augustiner

Neuhauser str. 27 – 80331 München – Tel. 089 23183257

Zum Franzizkaner

Residenz str 9 – 80333 München – Tel  089  2318120

Booze wisely !

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Our friends at Blumenhofer Acoustics got in touch to let us know that they will be attending this years High End Munich where they will be in  room F224.Blumenhofer_high_end_munich_2015

for this year’s High End show they will use as a sourse the Air Force One Turntable from TechDas, developed by Mr. Hideaki Nishikawa, the former Technical Department Director of Micro Seiki, responsible for the acoustics imprint of that company and responsible for the creation of the legendary SX-8000II turntable.

Amplification will be from Germany in the form of Einstein Audio who will present its state of the art phono preamplifier.
The electronics chosen will be the top of what Einstein can offer – The Preamp, combined with The Silver Bullet.

Cabling is from a small Italian company called. Cammino who will deliver the cabling and the power harmonization for the whole system..

Loudspeakers will of course be from Blumenhofer themselves and they will have a pair od Genuin FS 1 MK 2 in olive veneer and most probably they will be able to show the new Genuin FS 3 MK 2.

 

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Astell&Kern has launched its most affordable high-resolution portable player yet – the AK Jr.AK Jr_10

Despite costing £399, the new AK Jr shares many features with its big brothers.

Its aluminium case, machined controls and performance immediately set it above sub-£500 rivals says the company’s recent press release.
24bit/192hKz high-resolution audio playback
Widest range of music file format support – including DSD
High-quality Wolfson DAC
Premium aluminium casing and textured aluminium volume wheel
Ultra-slim design – 6.9mm at slimmest point; 8.9mm at largest
Weighs just 93g
3.1in touch screen display
64GB of internal memory, expandable to 128GB via 64GB microSD card (multiple cards can be used if you want to carry more music).
Bluetooth 4.0 support: wirelessly stream to headphones/speakers.
Powerful, 1.95V RMS headphone output – drives headphones more effectively than smartphones or rival portables; no need for separate headphone amp.

The Astell&Kern AK Jr will make its European debut at the Munich High End show on 14th May. It will be in shops later in May, at a suggested price of £399.

 

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British loudspeaker manufacturer PMC (Professional Monitor Company) has announced that High End 2015 (14th – 17th May) in Munich will see the European debut of the latest addition to its twenty series range – PMC_loudspeakers_Munich_High_End_2015the twenty.Sub. This new subwoofer, which has been designed for use with both music and movies alike, is available with the unique ATL™ (Advanced Transmission Line) bass loading principle, Class-D amplification, and  DSP control.

Visitors to PMC’s room, which is F123 in Atrium 4, will be treated to a full demonstration of the new twenty.Sub, highlighting the product’s wide-range of placement and connectivity options.

There will also be two 3-way floorstanding models on demonstration. The twenty.26, the pinnacle of the twenty series  and the svelte fact.12..

All speakers in PMC’s room will be driven by a Bryston electronics system featuring the BDP-2 Digital Player, BDA-2 External DACand 7BSST2 Mono Power Amplifiers.

There are other chances to hear PMC throughout the show. Cyrus Audio (Atruim 3, booth G10a) will be running systems using twenty.21 and fact.8, whilst Black Pearls Audio (Atrium 4, booth E01) from Greece will also be demonstrating twenty.21 on their stand. There is also a chance to hear PMC’s SE range, as PMC’s German distributor, Audio Concept, will feature the MB2 SE’s in their room (Atrium 4, booth E213). Those also visiting the HiFi Delux show whilst in Munich will have the chance to visit British brand Vertere, who will be running a demonstration using MB2 SE’s in a system designed without compromise.

 

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Portento Audio is a new business based in Turin (Italy) devoted to the production and sale of hand-crafted hi-fi cables and accessories. powerstrip1

“Portento Audio’s mission aims to preserve the musical message in its entirety, focusing on the listener’s main target: Music. In order to achieve this, top-quality materials have been carefully chosen, like the low-mass RCA connector with a customized aluminium body. All this is meant to hit music at its heart, by delivering solid and exciting playback quality” comments Pier Paolo of Portento.

Portento audio delivers a wide range of products: from analogue interconnect cables to digital ones, USB, speaker and power cables.

Electronics includes a power distributor machined from aluminium and the versatile power distributor/conditioner Powercond. It’s about a mix of electronics and technology, which main feature consists of six switched outlets divided in two groups, a parallel power line filter, a galvanic isolation transformer for digital sources and a digital voltmeter.

Portento Audio is aimed to an audience who cares about quality, sensitive about finishes, but also to the budget-conscious audiophile.

Portento Audio will be present at the Munich High End 2015 Exhibition at Hall 03, Stand L04.

 

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UK manufacturer Talk Electronics will be at the HIGH END 2015 in Munich, Germany from 14th – 17th May. You’ll find them on stand H2, M01. where you will get the opportunity to see their  four TALK systems:TT-Lite

Apprentice TT turntable with C100 cartridge

Apprentice LITE TT (Pictured)

Apprentice IA Manual amplifier with Phono input

Apprentice SP miniature floor standing speakers

Hifi Pig will certainly be along to say hello!

 

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Avantgarde Acoustic will have a  “traditional” showroom E124 in Atrium 4 at HIgh End Munich 2015, with ample space for displaying and demonstrating their unmistakable horn loudspeakers (which Linette was so taken by a couple of years ago) Avantgarde Trios Sideand electronics that the brand has also become famous for in the past 24 years.

If the last years dem’s have been anything to go by this is a must see room at this years Munich High End show.

 

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Illusonic will exhibit at the High End Munich show where they will present with both a booth and a room shared with loudspeaker manufacturer Klangwerk.SONY DSC

On the booth at D29 in Hall 4 the  Swiss company will explain their products, display their different IAP models and demonstrate their system/room calibration service.

In Atrium 4, Room F 231 B they will demonstrate IAP 4 with Klangwerk loudspeakers:

The system will comprise:

IAP 4,  Klangwerk Ella for main left and right loudspeakers, Klangwerk Muro on/in-wall surround loudspeakers and BMzC acoustic elements.

Sources connected to IAP 4 will include: HDMI universal player (CD, SACD, DVD, Blu ray), Network Media Rendering and keeping the vinylistas happy a  Thorens turntable.

 

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UK Hifi Brand Wilson Benesch will form a partnership with CH Precision, TechDAS and Trinnov at the Munich High-End 2015.wilson-benesch-endeavour-carbon-fibre-loudspeaker

Wilson Benesch

Wilson Benesch will be at MOC Messe to partner its Endeavour loudspeakers with CH Precision, TechDAS and Trinnov Audio in a presentation featuring digital and analogue replay systems, amplification and digital room correction systems.

Wilson Benesch will be exhibiting the Endeavour loudspeaker constructed from carbon fibre composites and aluminium and which stand at an imposing 1.47m in height. The Endeavour’s drive unit compliment is comprised of the latest Wilson Benesch drive technologies; the Tactic II drive unit and the Semisphere Tweeter combined with the new Carbon-Nanotech Enclosure – a bell-shaped carbon-nanotech composite structure which isolates the midrange and bass air volumes entirely.

CH Precision

Swiss company CH Precision will provide amplification, power conditioning, digital-to-analogue conversion and digital replay. The A1 Amplifier, C1 Controller and D1 CD/SACD Transport will form the backbone of the Munich High End 2015 presentation, with further support from the X1 Power Conditioners.
TechDAS

TechDAS is the house brand of Stella Inc., the distributor of a multitude of high-end audio components in Japan, including Wilson Benesch, CH Precision and Trinnov Audio.

In 2012, Stella Inc. launched the TechDAS ‘Air Force One’ turntable. In 2014, TechDAS introduced the Air Force Two. The Air Force Two turntable, a less expensive variant of the original design which retails at £79,000, uses trickle-down technologies from the flagship, including the air bearing and the vacuum disc suction from the Air Force One.

TechDAS will present at the Munich High End 2015, the Air Force Two Turntable.
Trinnov Audio

French room optimisation experts Trinnov Audio will present the Amethyst stereo processor at the Munich High End 2015.

Wilson Benesch, CH Precision, TechDAS and Trinnov audio will be exhibiting in Room F203 of the MOC Messe Exhibition Centre.

 

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German Physiks will be demonstrating their new HRS-130 loudspeakers in room F210 at the Munich High End Show in May.  This features their proprietary omnidirectional wide-band DDD driver in an octagonal cross German Physiks Unlimited Mk II Ultimatesection cabinet, with a 10-inch downward firing woofer in the base. The standard finish for the HRS-130 is black or white high-polish black polyester.  The HRS-130’s crossover has been developed from the new design in their best selling Borderland Mk IV loudspeakers. HRS‑130 prices start at £11,900.

Also on demonstration will be a luxury version of their Unlimited Mk II loudspeakers called the Unlimited Mk II Ultimate.  This is the same basic design as the Unlimited Mk II, but the acoustic vinyl finish has been replaced with a luxurious all-over high-polish polyester finish, which is available in black, white, yellow and red. Unlimited Mk II prices start at £8,900.

Renowned German pianist and composer Martin Vatter will be giving his popular presentations again in the German Physiks room this year.  Martin is also well known as an audiophile and he will be talking about how this has influenced his purist style of recording, as well as playing tracks from his extensive repertoire.

 

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The HIGH END SOCIETY has designed the official smartphone app for the HIGH END 2015 specifically to cater for the interests and requirements of visitors and exhibitors. High_End_Munich_App

The new app for 2015 focusses on the visitors’ schedule for the fair. The HIGH END app means that our guests have at their fingertips all the information they need to plan their own schedule so that they are ideally prepared for their visit. By downloading all the im- portant data just once, the app can be used anywhere, regardless whether or not there is a mobile internet signal.

A comprehensive service is available to app users, including the following information: 

  • Hall layouts
  • Brand list
  • List of all product groups and associated
  • Shopping list – visitors can simply draw up an individual list of their personal favourites and plan their own tour of the show
  • Fair info with all the important information for visitors to the HIGH END – hotels, restaurants, public transport, parking, shuttle service and much more
  • The app can be downloaded free of charge from the Google Store and the Apple App Store.
  • Available for iOS and Android
  • Available in German and English

 

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Once again, the HIGH END will feature a wide variety of interesting talks, presentations, demonstrations and workshops with high-profile speakers all about consumer electronics. MUNICHLOGOSQUAREMERRILL1

Special demonstrations, talks, presentations and events with top speakers Here is a small selection:

RADIO AUDIO QUALITY: DIGITAL AND EVERYWHERE

BR, WDR and IRT present state-of-the-art audio technology at the HIGH END Conference room K2A (opposite Hall 1)

Radio in the digital age: 90 years after it was introduced, radio broadcasting uses the full range of digital possibilities. With digital production and broadcasting technology, optimum studio quality can now be delivered directly to living rooms, cars and mobile devices. Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk and the Institut für Rundfunktechnik, the joint research centre of ARD/ZDF, ORF and SRG, will be demonstrating the variety and quality of radio programmes and technology for the first time together this year at the HIGH END.

In an acoustically optimised demonstration room (K2A), visitors can look forward to exhibits, demonstrations and information all about audio technology, production, distribution and audio quality.

Sound engineers from BR and WDR will be presenting highlights from the latest music productions and radio plays in studio quality, in 5.1 Surround Sound or binaurally on headphones. DAB+, DVB-C and internet digital broadcasting will all be available for direct comparison. In a listening booth, you can judge the quality of audio codecs and data rates in a MUSHRA test.

Other topics: The importance of EBU R128 loudness regulation and the work, this involves when remastering archive material. Exhibits on HTML5 Audio and Binaural Room Synthesis give an insight into the latest research and an outlook on forthcoming developments.

As well as this: at the BR stand in Hall 2 R06 there is a car where you can listen to DAB+ digital radio and the Symphoria audio system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen.

Listen to the original master files of a recording session, just like the sound engineer. This is as close it gets to the original recording.

DSD IN ITS PUREST FORM 

Conference room K1b (opposite Hall 1)

Andreas Koch from the USA, one of the inventors of the DSD high-definition digital audio format and owner of Playback Designs, Joachim Kiesler from Saxony, professional re- cording engineer and mastermind of Musikelectronic Geithain, and Primephonic, the new Dutch download portal, have got together to set up a very special joint venture. The aim   is not only to show interested visitors the musical potential of the DSD format, but also to demonstrate the current state of the art in DSD downloading, not just in stereo, but above all in multi-channel audio.

The presentations will be given by the leading European sound engineers Erdo Groot (direc- tor, producer and sound engineer of Polyhymnia B.V.), Jared Sacks (director, producer and sound engineer of Channel Classics B.V.) and Jan-Eric Persson (sound engineer and founder of Opus3 Records). As well as this, the engineers and producers will be presenting their recordings and talking about their experience with DSD.

The subject of DSD mastering of analogue multi-channel tapes will also be discussed. Visitors are sure to prick up their ears at the demonstrations of legendary recordings from the Quadro era of the 1970s.

Duration approx. 30 minutes

Saturday, 16 May 2015 

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Topic: The importance of USB cables for PC hi-fi

Comparison of USB connections in all price categories Exhibitor: Nagra –  Atrium 4, room E217

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Topic: A naturally beautiful voice

Jazz artist Lyn Stanley sings live and on record Exhibitor: Purist Audio Design – Atrium 4 , room F226

14:00

Topic: How sound finds its feet

Turntable spikes show what’s happening below Exhibitor: Aura/Verity Audio, Atrium 3, room D106

15:00

Topic: How sound benefits from modern high-bit technology

Music from MP3 to the highest definition in direct comparison Exhibitor: Burmester, Atrium 3, room D106

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Topic: How a high-class audiophile compilation is made

STEREO’s new listening test CD presented on a super system Exhibitor: MBL, Atrium 4, room D106

More news on presentations at High End Munich 2015 when we get it.

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A comprehensive list of the companies at High End Munich 2015 and the rooms they will be in.  More »

The High End in Munich will see the official launch of ecologically-sound stands for each Harbeth loudspeaker. Hand-mit_harbethmade in southern Bavaria, Harbeth say they are “‘green’ to the core and the result of loving care and personal attention to detail”.

The new stands are said to be made from sustainably-sourced beech timber from German forests which is transformed into hand-made stands during a labour-intensive process in Füssen. Everything about the products is natural: the power used is from hydro, glues are water-based and solvent-free, the coating from oil and wax. Even the company’s bank is selected because of its  ecological credentials.

Traditional carpentry skills ensure rigidity; not glues, metals or plastics. Even the (eco-plastic and vegetable starch) packaging is sustainable and the transport used is gas-powered.
The duo of Eva-Maria Weichmann and Ralf Sieg give a percentage of their profits to good causes including Rainforest Rescue and German conservation projects.

“Having met Eva and Ralf, and learned about the skill and dedication they use to produce beautiful eco-stands, they are to be commended”, said Harbeth’s MD Alan Shaw. “Theirs is a genuine labour of love and with true regard for the environment.”

You can see Harbeth in Hall 3 and Stand F21 at Munich High End and rumour has it they will be releasing something very special….but they were remaining tight lipped about that one.

 

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KR Audio have been in touch with regards to High End Munich to let us know what they will be up to and it seems quite11-kronzilla-sx a lot actually.

KR Audio will have their own stand (Halle 4, C05) where they will be displaying their wares and demonstrating the VA 830, Kronzilla SXI with KR T-1610 new Zirconium application along with their VA 200, 200 Watt monoblocks with the KR 842vhd application.

They will also be represented at Munich in the Berlin Hi-Fi room (Halle 4, A05) where there will be a demo of  KR VA 355i and  KR Kronzilla VA 680 with Lundahl trasnformer application, the Tektron Itlaia room (Halle 2, M01) with the KR 211 tube application to OEM design.

 

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Hi Fi Racks Ltd got in touch to tell us that they will again be exhibiting at High End Munich in May 2015 – and this year, Munich_high_end_Hifi_racksthe Rutland-based firm will be presenting the worldwide launch of two brand new product ranges. The UK market has already been given a sneak preview of the Grand and Ianua products at Bristol Sound & Vision in February, where the feedback was extremely positive – Hifi Pig got a good luck at the new racks and they look very nice indeed.

The Grand Range
The Grand Stand and Grand XL products have been designed to meet the needs of the higher end of the market and to complement sophisticated hi fi and audio visual systems, with extra isolation and de-coupling on each tier.

Each hi fi rack and TV stand is constructed from the customer’s choice of solid oak, cherry, maple, walnut or mahogany, with a range of finishes also available.

Each piece is handmade in the company’s own workshops and customers will be able to choose from a range of standard sizes or tailor their rack to meet their unique requirements.

The Ianua Range
Ianua is the very first Hi Fi Racks range to feature doors and are designed for people who want their hi fi rack or AV stand to blend with their other furniture. Each product is manufactured in solid oak, with a choice of finishes to complement any room. Both wall-mounted and floor-standing racks are available.

The Ianua range features soft open/close doors, multiple shelf configurations and de-coupling shelf supporters as standard.

‘Both the Grand and Ianua ranges went down a storm at Bristol Sound & Vision in February. We received lots of positive comments from stand visitors, especially around the products’ aesthetic design and superior acoustic benefits. What’s more, we also took a number of orders on the spot – a sure sign that Grand and Ianua are set to be popular.’

You’ll find Bradley and the Hi Fi Racks’ team at Hall 3 Stand G10 from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 May.

 

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AudioQuest will be at this year’s High End Munich and this year will have all of their Product Development Champions in attendance.

Their new Headphone, the NightHawk will be on display/demo at the show, and Skylar Gray, the designer will be there in our Room – E122 in Atrium 4, everyday of the show between 2-3pm.

Steve Silberman AudioQuest’s Digital Guru will be at the show, presenting 2 new products, and as always Steve will be able to chat about ideas and future technology.  Steve will be in E122 everyday from 3-4pm.

Joe Harley and Bill Low will be on hand to talk about cable, and any other interesting subject.

 

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