Ken Micallef  |  May 11, 2024  |  0 comments
Voxativ owner and designer Inès Adler and head of marketing Christopher Owens debuted Andagio, “their newest horn-loaded model meticulously optimized for their exclusive range of field coil drivers,” the press release stated.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments
Mansour Mamaghani’s Audio Reference, one of Munich’s top high-end showrooms, again filled a massive exhibit space in the MOC with multiple display areas dedicated to major brands.
Ken Micallef  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments
With the daring, midcentury modern–influenced designs of their amplifiers, Sweden’s Engstrom paired with Marten’s new Coltrane Quintet loudspeaker for a big, bold, yet surprisingly intimate sound.
Ken Micallef  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments
Walking around this show, your brain blurs. So much information. So little time. But occasionally, a flash of light reflecting a gold hardware detail catches your eye. Consider, for example, amplification products from HSE Swiss Huber, which are beautiful to behold and beautifully made.
Ken Micallef  |  May 10, 2024  |  1 comments
“Hitting the ground running” is a suspicious phrase at High End Munich. The show is humongous, a beast, four large buildings with three floors apiece crammed to the rafters with every imaginable audio brand, many unknown to me and most American hi-fi fans.
Robert Baird, Thomas Conrad, Andrey Henkin  |  May 09, 2024  |  0 comments
Rufus Reid and Caelan Cardello: Rufus Reid Presents Caelan Cardello; Julie Kelly: Freedom Jazz Dance; One For All: Big George; Archie Shepp: Derailleur; Chris Potter: Eagle's Point.
Jason Victor Serinus, Stephen Francis Vasta  |  May 09, 2024  |  0 comments
Takács Assad Labro: Pieces for bandoneón, string quartet, piano, and voice; Smetana: Má vlast; Tchaikovsky, Korngold: Souvenir de Florence, String Sextet.
Robert Baird, Phil Brett, Ray Chelstowski  |  May 09, 2024  |  0 comments
John Leventhal: Rumble Strip; Umbrellas: Fairweather Friend; The Who: Live At Shea Stadium, 1982; UFO: Lights Out; Tom Rush: Gardens Old, Flowers New.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments
What a nice little system. The LP version of Paul Simon’s “Something So Right” sounded exactly that on TSO’s system, with an exceptionally smooth midrange and lovely bloom to the sound.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments
What a perfect way to say goodbye AXPONA 2024. In a simple system consisting of Zellaton Emotion Evo speakers ($44,750/pair), LTA Ultralinear amplification ($7000), and a Grimm Audio MU2 ($17,500) serving as preamp and streaming DAC with a Roon core and analog volume control, we began with a 16/44.1 mastering of Janis Ian’s “Guess You Had to Be There.” Given my age, I expect I was.