Ken Micallef  |  May 12, 2024  |  1 comments
Assisted by IAD Audio’s Thomas Henke, I learned about Quad HiFi’s relaunch of their beloved 33 preamplifier and 303 power amplifier, which were available and very popular from 1967 to 1985.
Jason Victor Serinus  |  May 11, 2024  |  0 comments
When Jason Victor Serinus arrived at High End Munich 2024, he found that scale and scope of the show to be truly impressive, as you'd expect from the world's largest two-channel audio expo.

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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.