Hot off the press, here are the attendance numbers for High End Munich 2019 (impressive):
This year I took a different approach to the High End Munich Show as compared to years past. Instead of beginning with the knowledge that there is no way one person can cover all of this show and then trying to do so, I wandered […]
I’m not one to gossip. But.
OK, it’s a photo gallery. Extravaganza just sounded more exciting!
Here are some of the things I spied at High End Munich 2019 that captured my attention mainly because they strike me as being in need of further examination in Barn (some exceptions where noted). Warning: not everything I found interesting is new.
The MBL room at Axpona 2019 ranked among my favorites—”All enveloping, all consuming, nearly overwhelming, this MBL system grabbed every bit of me and didn’t let go.” I repeat these words because they easily apply to Munich, which is one reason I always spend some […]
I have owned, used, lived with, and loved speakers from DeVore Fidelity for decades. These days, my gibbon X fill the Barn with sweet, sweet music damn-near every day and listening to them now, after being away for what feels like a while, is like […]
Many moons ago, I walked into a NYC hifi shop with a person/reviewer I had just met. We were there to hear the just-arrived-from-Germany Auditorium 23 loudspeakers.
It’s difficult, at least for me, to make appointments during show hours because time at the massively massive and heavily crowded High End Show is dear and I prefer to wander where my interests take me.
My father and I had our differences, who doesn’t with theirs?, but our meeting place, the thing that always brought us together, was hifi and music.
Back in may of 2018, British hifi company SME purchased the Garrard Audio brand. This strikes me being totally. . .cool.
My Axpona laundry is nearly done, most of the Schaumburg has worn off the souls of my shoes, and my bag is unpacked and ready to be re-packed for the big trip over an ocean and a sea.
Sticking with our multi-media theme, here’s the official trailer for High End Munich 2019. The show opens May 9 and runs through the 12th and is chock full O sights and sounds and people. Shiny, happy, people.
Smoke ’em if you got ’em. I snapped 455 photos during 3 days at Axpona 2019 (plus some Polaroids). You’ve already seen a bunch. Here are some more. I’m visually oriented so I care about how things look. YMMV.
More so than any other show, I need to apologize. We all know hifi shows can be big, really big, but there’s really no excuse for missing important things. And I missed a bunch. My excuse? I don’t have one. Besides, I don’t like excuses, […]