Saddle Creek’s newest signing Ada Lea has announced her debut album ‘what we say in private’ will be released on July 19th, 2019. The Montreal-based artist has also shared the video for lead single ‘the party,’ which Gorilla vs. Bear debuted, describing the song as “a stark and intimate introduction to Ada Lea’s vivid, often mercurial sound.”

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We Are Strangers have released “Thirty Days,” the first track to be released from their upcoming self-titled EP, due in June. “Thirty Days” will also be featured in tonight’s episode of the CW’s iZombie, but XS Noize is where you can get an exclusive listen of the full track before its big TV debut.

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After finishing the coverage of the top floor, I made my way down to the rooms that run around the outside of Atrium 4. Once again there was a host of brands and some interesting sights and sounds. Covered in this report are Kondo and Kawero, Vienna Acoustics, Gauder Akustik, Soulution, Brinkmann, HRS and Vandersteen, WOD Audio, Ypsilon, Lansche and EMM Labs, Nordost, Gobel High End and FinkTeam.

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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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Saturday saw me flying solo at the High End Munich 2019 Hifi Show. As an intrepid Hifi Journalist, I grabbed my camera and made my way up to the top floor of the show, 4.2, to pick up from where we had left off the previous day. This top floor is always one of the best areas of the show, the brands often keep the same room year on year, so it’s easy to orientate yourself and see everything. The same brands, however, doesn’t mean the same gear every year…I was treated to some stunning rooms and some fab surprises.  There is also a strong French contingent up there so it was nice to have a break from my limited German language skills and ‘parlé Francaise’ a little. More »

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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Where are all the women in Hifi and Audio we hear you say…we are in Munich, well quite a few of us anyway!

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PMC was on our ‘must visit’ list, not only were they teasing us with new product releases, they were playing the Capitol Studios Dolby Atmos remix of the iconic Miles Davis albums, ‘Kind of Blue’ and ‘Sketches of Spain’.

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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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Accuton  are inviting you to their stand in Atrium 3 at the High End Fair in Munich, where you can personally experience their unique automotive sound system, custom-developed for the Bugatti Chiron.

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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 »

Credo of Switzerland have announced that they will show their new speaker model, The Cinema LTM at HIGH END 2019.

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

IDLES have shared a new song – “Mercedes Marxist” – pulled from the sessions for their latest LP ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’. In addition, the band has confirmed another run of American dates this fall, playing their biggest venues yet.

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