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Munich High End 2018: VIMBERG & TIDAL

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

All photos courtesy of Doug White

New at Munich is VIMBERG, springing from the minds, hands and creative work of Jörn Janczak of TIDAL. My understanding is that this line of loudspeakers will very much have “DNA” derived from the much more expensive TIDAL brand. Think Toyota vs Lexus, if Lexus was Rolls Royce (if that makes sense).

The new line is very much intended to be a more affordable entry to Janczak’s work (where ‘affordable’ is admittedly highly relative, of course).

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Munich High End 2018: Brinkmann

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photographer: Michael Rasche, www.michaelrasche.com

Audio Legend Unveils FIVE New Products at Munich High End

Munich, Germany—May 10, 2018: Munich High End 2018 will be the most important trade show in Brinkmann’s 33-year history. Once again, Brinkmann will display at Munich High-End 2018 in Atrium 4.1, E108 together with Vandersteen Audio and HRS; however, this year will mark the debut of five new Products:

1-33-1/3 Anniversary Balance: In continuous production since May, 1985, Balance is universally regarded as one of the world’s premier turntable designs…and one of the most enduring.

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Munich High End 2018: Marten

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

From Marten.se

In 2018 we celebrate Twenty years in the High-End audio business.

While we take a moment to reflect, we are still working hard behind the scenes.

Marten has an exciting year ahead with the launch of two new speakers – Mingus Twenty for our Twentieth anniversary and the new reference model, Coltrane Momento 2. Both speakers embody the current design philosophy of Marten; a combination of first-order crossover technology, Accuton CELL drivers and extremely low distortion.

We are also proud to release two new albums from Rhythm Art Duo and Duo Granmo-Berg on our label, Marten Recordings.Read the full article

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First Listen: Wilson Audio Debuts the TuneTot Monitor

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

Arguably, the first Wilson product to be engineered for a special application was the original WATT®. In the mid-eighties, Dave and Sheryl Lee were engaged in producing recordings for their Wilson Audiophile label, the salient goal of which was to create extremely lifelike reproductions of musical events. Dave’s reference loudspeaker, the already legendary original Wilson Audio Modular Monitor (WAMM) was, for that time, singularly capable of revealing the dynamic nuance, spatial cues, and the degree of spectral authenticity of the recordings played through them.… Read the full article

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Munich High-End 2018: NAD completes makeover of classic integrated amplifiers with C316BEE V2

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

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Feature variety of performance features from phono inputs on all models, to integration of BluOs and Chromecast on select models.

Exciting news for vinyl lovers!
NAD has updated their enduring classic C316BEE integrated amplifier with a moving magnet phono stage, along with a redesigned front fascia. I’ve long held firm that entry level NAD integrated amplifiers can be the perfect gateway drug for those flirting with the idea of getting into Hi-Fi. Going higher into the classic integrated line-up, one quickly finds that NAD offers reference level performance without breaking the bank.

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Munich High-End 2018: Merrill Audio

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

From Merrill Audio

Flagship  Most Advanced Power Amplifiers

For Immediate Release:

7th May 2018

Merrill Audio Advanced Technology Labs, LLC

Bernardsville, New Jersey, USA.

Connecting you to your Music so deeply they will touch your soul, that is the new line of the most advanced Power Amplifiers from MerrillAudio. This Crowning achievement took over 4 years of research, the use of the very latest technology, meticulous engineering and finest materials available. Using Merrill Audio’s proprietary ZXOL design, the new ELEMENT series of Power Amplifiers are an order of Magnitude better in every sonic character than their previous amplifiers and simply like no other and

A great many new technologies are used in the new ELEMENT series, code name Project Oganesson. Read the full article

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Munich High End 2018: totaldac shows off d1-twelve DAC and new USB GIGAFILTER

By | May 9th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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What to expect in Munich at High End 2018.

For those who’ve followed my path meandering through digital audio, and streaming in particular with Tidal Hi-Fi, the name totaldac might be a familiar one. I’ve been hooked on Vincent Brient’s designs for more than a year now, and have been sharing the joy of computer-based high-fidelity with friends, and family since Brient sent me his d1-integral DAC/server/headphone amp for a long-term review. I’ve published two parts so far, with the third instalment coming up in the next edition of The Occasional magazine coming out later this month.

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Munich High End 2018 preview: Von Schweikert rolls thunder from the mountain

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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High End at Munich (May 11-13) is peeking over the horizon this week, so I’m continuing coverage – after a fashion – of what’s happening there this year, without my actually being there. I had a chance to speak with Damon Von Schweikert – of Von Schweikert Audio – while he was in Chicago a couple weeks ago for AXPONA. I asked him about the system configuration that the company was showing at High End for 2018, and he said that Munich would be the final stop of the ULTRA 11 flagship loudspeakers that they had been showing for the past several shows.… Read the full article

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Munich High End 2018: The show that all shows want to be?

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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MUNICH.

Have you seen the 2005 Academy Award® historical thriller by Steven Spielberg? If you haven’t let me just say it’s intense. I bring it up because if you have been to the High End show in Munich you know all about how intense it can be. Oh, and you probably know about the beer gardens, and what an awesome venue it is, and the hundreds of amazing, over-the-top, curated high-fidelity sound systems, the enormous crowds of friendly people, and did I mention the beer gardens?… Read the full article

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