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Munich High End 2014 – Live blog.

Vanessa Feltz is at Gatwick. .do I ask for a photo..
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It went a bit wobbly. Fuzzy feltz..Will make sure kit photos are better. Boarding in a mo. Looking forward to seeing everyone and of course hearing some incredible hifi tomorrow.

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Leg room optional…

Paul Messenger just boarded..looks rather frail bless him. Will try and catch him for a chat at the other end.

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Interminable S Bahn journey from the airport. Jeesus h.. get on with it! There are beers waiting.
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I would appear to be the only one that made it down for breakfast… off to the show now. Stay tuned.
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First sound of the day.. rather odd music choice.. realism in the piano.. everything below that seems a touch muddled and hi hats a little splashy.. close to a very good sound

Voxativ speakers and amps.

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Amati and sugden.. seen this speaker design somewhere before..
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So far so dire straights

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£95k sprakers to listen to snorah jones with an adequate sound. .
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Hmmm zzzzz…. NEXT
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Nola with a rather huge amp..

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Unison research. ..

Lots of Nordost too. Ooh fooey..bland music is not inspiring us to stay.

Mark browellm said.. we are nought for four so far. Let’s hope things improve.
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Swissonr turn table..

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and 3d amps.

A better sound here. Quite stunning violin. Sub E10k system is best sound so far. Little LEEDH speakers with sub are quite remarkable.

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They are v low efficiency. They have 2kw of amps behind them. The effect is huge sound stage. Great clarity.

Hey ten mins and still here. That’s how good they are.

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Auralic. Lovely boxes. Nice small and a nice sound. Although Rebecca pidgeon never challenged a system ever…
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Hornfabrik.. german horn system.

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Really probably very good. But who the hell listens to this kind of music. Utterly shocking. Mark browellm just turned to me and said “why do so many audiophiles hate music”. Sums it up.

A shame as I suspect this is really very good hifi. Just can’t sit back and take it in with this music.

Atma sphere amps loom built to last. Hammerite finish is ermm
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Men in black will like this..

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Not the straussman amps.

These. .
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More musical fail. From an excellent system. Seriously good sounds. Seriously good.

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Air force one..
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Unreal build on this..
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CH amps are sublime and work v well with the vivids.
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Nice to meet laurence from vivid. . Expect more in them soon.
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Tune audio Anima with ModWright amps and amazon turn table.
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The sound is as good as we expect. . Extremely good.
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And from the sublime to the… well more sublime if anything. .
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Mafia pleasing. .

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You can’t afford it. But if you could, you would. Irresistible and so hard to leave this room, just like last year.

Sly and robbie – dub experience sounding amazing. Kevin just put on some funky electronica acid jazz madness and it’s huge fun. Never heard a horn section so vividly realised.
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Absolare amps
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And kodo turn table. Beautiful build and sound.

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And rockport speakers.

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Playing Bach and wow.. this is really special.

They have the MSB diamond dac too..

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The MSB is playing now. I see why Jason Kennedy was so excited by it. Phwoar.. last few rooms have been really special. Thank goodness , it was a slow start.

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Dartzeel monos. Streamer via MSB diamond and some Martens..
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Another superb sound. Some slight room issues with the bass. They need a bigger room I feel. Still good sounds.
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Dcs and some wilsons..
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It always surprises me how excited people get about dcs. This is quite ordinary sounding for the price I feel. Perhaps this music is a touch bland for me and I am being unfair.
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That’s what you get for your money…
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Avid and Egglestone works. Now this has more about it. Definitely a sound you’d get outbof bed for.
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Luxman amps are lovely too..
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Dropped the U..
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When English is your second language.
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Oh god.. sex wee

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Aidle cans.. rather good. 399 euro through sound practice.
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It’s avantgarde zero one time.
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£ for £ the best loudspeakers in the world.. imvho..
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Shiny thing make it all better.. just entering doorway revision 3 of release candidate 527..

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Playing hotel california.. oops..
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Beautiful plumage..

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Naim muso.. really sexy. Fantastic move forward from Naim.
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Hard to shownin photos just how smart this is and the multi function knob is sweet.
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£895.00 retail. Great value. The sound is good. Very good for such lifestyle system.
Cover off..

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Huge feat of engineering. Will try and arrange more of a write up.
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Paul Messenger in front. He famously said he never attends press conferences. Tells you something about how the statement is being received by the press. With much excitement.
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Press conference about to begin…

Focal are talking about the new flax driver. Very stiff and extremely light.
New aria range to have new flax drivers. New Focal headphones – spirit 1s.
New focal active monitor from e250 ! And they have a me too sound bar called dimension.
They are still talking sound bars.. not sure it’s interesting for our readers. But it does look a good bit of kit.

Naim say streaming is 30% of business as digital source. CD 20%.

Muso presentation now. Don’t understand why they didn’t make this the sound bar solution as per sonos. Focal sound bar and Naim muso… seems odd.

Had to leave before the statement demo. Had arranged to meet others. Will get back for a listen later.
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Avantgarde integrated. 10,400 euro.
Has power module from zero one. The zero ones are 9,000euro.

Avantgarde are looking for uk distribution right now. Good opportunity for the right people.
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Went back to hear the statement. .. Walked into Naim ” is the demo room playing” snorts of laughter behind me. Roy Gregory is laughing saying “sore point”. Apparently it fried the mains.. funny smell in room right enough.
So.. here’s a photo of a corridor full of wammers..
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And some trios with Tron and a tw raven.. how’s that for you?

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Soundstage! OOH NICE. It’s an easy listening version of killing me softly. Exactly why you drop £150k on a hifi. Ffs.
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Ok.. wanna see a $1m hifi?

You do?

Ok then. .

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Magico speakers..

Pass labs and emm labs leccies.
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Playing dead can dance yulunga.. flippin eck Tucker!

These magico speakers are unspeakably good. Ridiculously good.. I’ve had my definition of good adjusted. Wow.

Genuine in the room music. The transients. . The tone. The sheer scale.. by far the best sound I have ever heard. Forget the price, I’m not impressed by that. The sound. . Paul pmac and coco heard them this morning and weren’t that impressed. . Mark and I just came out with the hairs on our necks re-arranged..

Just sat down in front of these and honestly.. I normally like these when I hear them but right now I’m done for the day..
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Actually they are good but..Magico killed it. Stone dead. Sound of the show..
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Ok.. battery dying now folks. Will keep snapping with my proper camera (I am taking decent quality shots too) and all extras will be added to the photo thread when we get back. . Time for a refreshing wheat and barley based energy drink.. luv yoo byeee x

Ok need to drain the battery for this. .
Silbatone. . And as Mr hyundai said, the first ever hifi speakers. 1926.
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They are enormous and sound fantastic.

Bye now.. bye..

Grimm audio champagne and canapés for their 10th anniversary.

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Grimm to announce smaller speaker and a bigger one.. and also a streamer.

Ok I’m back again..

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