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Munich high end day 2.

A late start for me today. Last night got a bit messy.  Anyone tells you Americans can’t drink needs to have  a night out with Dan and Kristine of ModWright… my head hurts. Anyway on the U bhan now. Be at the show shortly.

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And yes, you get a good 3G signal everywhere here. It’s how things should be.

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One of the many atrium. You can’t get your head round the size of this place..

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Surprise of the show has to be Arcam and Kef making a righteous sound. Really textured very High Fi! But in a good way.

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Handsome speakers too.

Playing Come together and sadly now the bass line hasn’t. It’s a touch ott for me. 12k euro. Speakers. ouch..

Small ones at 6k

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Lots of foo
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Carbon rpm10 looks v nice

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Acoustic plan.

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Viva..

Cheshire head phones from Pandora. .

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Just for tough bob
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Every man and his dog is making head phones
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Harbeth hl5
Mr harbeth I presume
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Doh! Audio..

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And deseases acoustics.. brilliant.

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Magic beans a plenty

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These cables are supra..

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Linn stand…
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Each to their own..

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Air tight

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Micro hifi. It’s so gorgeous. .
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Thores 2cd 12
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New systemdek. Derek brought it on the plane with him, it’s that new. £10k and it looks worth every penny. Solid.
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Transformatic audio.

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They say they are not audiophiles and we believe them..

Playing great music though. Actually this sounds impressive. Maybe rushed to judgement. Or not.. no.. not a good sound sadly.
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Everyone’s a winner.

I was going to tell you something about the Densen but monster took our eye..
Proper cheshire nasties..
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Lunchimage

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It’s hifi for wimps…
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Right. Naim statement time.

I have my invite

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We have to queue
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Second time lucky. ..just play some music already.

There’s a bright light in my eye. And a man speaking german at me.. I’m not comparing it to an interrogation. . Honest..
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He’s very friendly.
Still no music, this better be good.

Chet baker now.. and it is good..

Mark just correctly commented.. “there must be 75dB of sound bleed from their stand outside the dem room. Epic.”

Which is a shame as it’s an impressive demo so far. Sadly the bass is dull and thuddy. Lacks timbre and warmth.

Haydn violin concerto is somewhat etched too. Very clinical sound. Some will love it. Not my cup nof tea to be honest. Perhaps too realistic.

Ahh next track.. some wonderful bass now with real prescence from the string section. This is very good. Perhaps the thuddy bass previously was the recording. Still a touch edgy for me but I get it. And it is good. Actually it’s a curates egg. Exceptionally good 95% of the time.

Playing Jeff Beck now at insane volumes and it fair blew my socks off. Great fun very good indeed.
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In case you forgot we are in bavaria
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Bumped into Adam Smith , he said viola was the best sound in show for him. So here we are..

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He’s not wrong. Much. So much life, not at all clinical. Just wonderful actually.
Ocean way audio speakers. All of the bass. They have all of the bass. oh dear, wheels fell off that one.
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Back to Absolare. It is sounding even better today.
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Possibly best in show.

Although we just saw the man put the vinyl on one of those demagnetizer devices. Seems odd. But each to their own.
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Damn good hifi. The rockports are very special. How does such a huge black box dissappear like that. The Absolare amps are $50k, sadly out of reach for me, however a lottery win would put this system high on my shopping list. One of the best sounds in show.
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Popped back to Tune/ModWright now. . I prefer it to the Absolare. Mark disagrees. Both are exceptional. We’ve been in a lot of rooms, heard a lot of good kit and a fair amount of over-priced and average kit.. Absolare/Rockport, Kondo/living voice and ModWright/tune audio stand head and shoulders above the rest. I’d be as happy as George Best locked in a pub with any of them. The tunes are the most accessible price wise. So for me that wins it.
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And then this happened. Hifi deliuxe. Drinks with pq as per..

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PQ’s new capacitor. He’s rather pleased with it.
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Einstein amps. Air force one tt. Audio machina speakers.
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Guy and Nick standing in the way.

Sounds really nice. The turn table is incredible.
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Playing good music too. Jolly good effort.
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Longest arm in show goes to..
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Who knows.. who cares.. it was like a dungeon in there.
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Rega.. sound of silence. She’s very pretty but doesn’t know how to make it play music..

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Help has arrived. We have musix.
Cheapest system at the show probably £4k for the lot and it sounded really lovely.
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And that’s all from me for another year. Will get a few snaps of the big dinner tonight but no more hifi. I’m all hifi’d out. Byeee…

Jack said we have to come and here the nee ModWright phono stage. So here we are.

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Superb. Worth the effort..

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All wammers all of the time. Mark BMtell is doing some live trolling. It’s just like being in the prince albert only with better beer.

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