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Another hi-fi high-five from IFA 2019

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

This is our second slice of IFA 2019 coverage. Read Part 1 here.


The first thing that hits you upon entering one of the Messe Berlin’s 20+ exhibition halls is the noise cacophony of a thousand conversations. Exhibitors attempting to cut through with loudspeaker systems find themselves on the losing end. Neighbouring exhibitors might duke it out for a short while before embracing bilateral surrender or perhaps – as per NAMM – a fine from show organisers.

For the consumer, this is a show to see, to touch and to talk.… Read the full article

A hi-fi high-five from IFA 2019

By | September 9th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Denver’s RMAF isn’t the only event to bear audio fruit in early September. Also running this past weekend were the Süddeutsche Hifi-Tage audio show in Stuttgart and the broader consumer electronics aim of IFA in Berlin. On floorspace and attendee numbers, IFA dwarfs SDHT and RMAF, even when we isolate its audio exhibits.

Of the three, only at IFA do we see hi-fi and portable audio hardware presented in the same way as smartphones, computers, TVs, cameras, white goods and wearables.… Read the full article