This year , visitors to High End Munich can once again look forward to a first-rate mix consisting of numerous events, many music demonstrations, exciting lectures, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, to be staged during the exhibition and featuring high-calibre presenters.


“SoundsClever“ provides recognition to complete audio systems, offering extraordinary sound performance for less than 5000€.During the exhibition, various professionals from the industry will present their contribution. In addition to a large array of manufacturers and sales organisations presenting their contribution in their own stands/rooms, there are specially equipped dedicated auditory booths in Hall 1, Stand A15/17, in which two exhibitor-independent music systems will be presented. The rules are the same for all specialists: aside from the provision that a set is ultimately not allowed to cost more than 5000€, there are no restrictions.

Music Without Limits

Room K1b (opposite to Hall 1), on all the exhibition days from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Long awaited by many music aficionados with great anticipation, this year‘s music demonstrations will again take place in conference room K1B across from Hall 1. Music of all different styles and in all formats – stereo and multichannel – is made available for visitors‘ listening pleasure in closed, 30-minute sessions. The internationally-renowned sound engineers, Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia) and Bert van der Wolf (Northstar Recording) present the latest results of their audiophile work. On Saturday afternoon, French horn player and Echo prize winner Felix Klieser will be the guest in Room K1B. He his bringing along his new album with all horn concertos from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, also on vinyl. In an interview, the renowned classical bassist, Lothar Brandt, will be exploring the topic of how meaningful high-quality music reproduction is becoming for today‘s classical musicians.

High End Kolleg

Room K2A (opposite to Hall 1)

This is a multi-faceted series of presentations which invites visitors to learn and emulate best practices, encompassing the following topics, among others: the lectures by LowBeats “Comparing hi-fi online – the virtual auditory room”, “Better placement of loudspeakers – understanding your space” from Dynaudio or the lecture by the successful YouTuber Hans Beekhuyzen “A simple two step approach on loudspeaker placement” promise to deliver exciting content and invaluable tips to visitors.

Official Press Conference And An Autograph Session With Steven Wilson

The British musician Steven Wilson, is the Brand Ambassador of the show, he will be present at the official press conference on the 9th May – starting at 11:00am Room K4 (opposite to Hall 4). Topics include, high end music reproduction from the perspective of musicians and Dynaudio Unheard at the exhibition.

Autograph session with Steven Wilson:

9th May 2019 – starting at 2:00pm

Foyer in front of Hall 4

Audiophile Test CD

As in previous years, in 2019 the editors of stereoplay and the High End Society  will once again be producing an audiophile test CD specifically for the exhibition. The 12 music pieces of the “HIGH END listening course 2019” demonstrate the most important audiophile terms for evaluating sound and each within one discipline, bring out what is possible in each system.

With the CD and a visit to the exhibition, visitors can learn something about listening to music and train their own ear. In 33 individual lectures, the editors of stereoplay will provide a compact course, explaining terms such as tone colour neutrality, offset in depth, fine dynamics and resolution of ranging for novices and advanced listeners alike. With the music samples on the CD, editors Alexander Rose, Stefan Schickedanz and Andreas Günther, along with editor-in-chief Malte Ruhnke will be visiting 12 leading exhibitors in Atriums 3 and 4, and using their demo systems to make theory come alive in practice. Two back-to-back lectures comprise a complete “listening course”. Visitors can get the “HIGH END listening course” with the exhibition guide from stereoplay (free of charge, as long as supplies last at all participating exhibitors or in Hall 4 at the WEKA stand).

MQA Live Session With Ana Silvera

On 10th May, at 3:30pm, MQA will be recording an MQA live session. The British singer and songwriter Ana Silvera will join Jasper Høiby (from the prize-winning trio, Phronesis) in giving a concert. The concert will be live-streamed from the Village Recording Studio in Copenhagen to MQA at the show.

The App For The High Munich End 2019

The app for the show can now be downloaded free of charge in the Google Play Store or in Apple’s App Store and also updated. With the app, visitors have all the necessary information on every aspect of the exhibition on their smartphones.

High End Newcomers

Hall 4 – Stand T11

With the “Newcomer Area”, the HIGH END has developed into a forum for up-and-coming start-up companies. The organiser offered six companies from Europe the opportunity to showcase their power of innovation in one place, free of charge at a group stand. This year, a total of six start-up companies were chosen from the large number of applications received. The range of selections extends from an “ingenious” tool for turntables (Mind-Pop Revolution), individually crafted tube amplifiers (Röhrenschmiede & Hartlab), loudspeakers in extraordinary shapes and designs (Deeptime), powerful subwoofers in open cabinets (ModalAkustik), right down to complete audiophile systems (LaMusika).

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