More Munich HiFi Madness!Posted 6 days ago
I have just been sorting the rest of my photo’s out from the Munich High End Show and thought I’d post them here.
For me the ‘Fine Sounds’ room was the was one of the stars of the show, Fine Sounds are the owners of McIntosh, Sonus Faber, Audio Research and Wadia, not too bad a portfolio, it was a stunning room which shows that the Fine Sounds group really understand what High End means as a lot of the rooms were just crazy, but for me this room had names that are known in HiFi and they were displayed beautifully.
I have already posted the Sonus Faber pics from that room but here are some of McIntosh and Audio Research, if there is one more brand I would love to bring on at HiFi Lounge, it will have to be McIntosh, their look seems to divide opinion but personally I love it but to represent it properly at HiFi Lounge is one hell of an investment, and the trouble is I sold my house to fund HiFi lounge so I haven’t got anything left to sell :( Hopefully one day though, it’s nice to have something to aspire to :)
Anyway, here we go with some of that beautiful McIntosh kit, there are quite a few pics so it may go on a little -
The Beautiful McIntosh Turntable
This is what you call a HiFi System
How Gorgeous is this, The McIntosh 275
Time for some serious power
The Wall Of Sound, this was awesome, it was kinda recreating a PA rig that was used at Woodstock and by the Grateful Dead, as they both used McIntosh power.
A rather large McIntosh Centre Speaker
If you can read this it is quite interesting regarding the ‘Wall Of Sound’
Time for some Audio Research
So that is all the McIntosh and Audio Research Pictures, I think I got a bit carried away, here are some more random ones of other highlights from the show as far as I was concerned -
This is definitely not your average mains block
This was most definitely the hottest room at the show, huge valves.
Time for some Crazy Turntables
This could well be the final Speaker Brand that I’m thinking of adding to HiFi Lounge, Martin Logan, I spent a lot of time listening to these speakers, they took a while to acclimatise to and they are quite different, but they were actually extremely good, especially if you like a clean and detailed sound, more research required first though.
Who said girls don’t go to hifi shows
Now this was most definitely the craziest thing that I say at the show, it is basically a power amp twice as big as me that can kick out 2 x 60,000 watts of pure class A, apparently, certainly looked cool, more like a Transformer than an amp, here is a link with a video on it so you can see it in action -
A very horny pair of speakers
I really haven’t got a clue what was going on here, definitely not living room friendly though
This was very swish
If someone had asked me what this was away from a HiFi Show I really wouldn’t have known, it is a speaker that is omni directional, costing only around £200,000.
These speakers really did sound excellent, not too sure I would want a TeleTubbie in my living room though.
The T+A room was certainly one of the busier rooms
This room was mad just for the cabling.
Apparently talking to someone at the show, these ‘Living Voice’ speakers were the best at the show, unfortunately every time I went in the room they were running their smaller system, definitely a reason to go back next year.
So that was that, it was a massive show and these pictures were only a fraction of what was on show, some crazy, some amazing, all interesting though, it will certainly be a show I will be attending every year from now on, Thanks again to PMC Speakers for taking me along, it was a real eye opener :-)