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May 13, 2016

High End Show Munich 2016: Day 2, Part 1

By WL Low

 

As I continued my tour of the Munich High End Show, I noticed the overall mood of a typical trade show. Many exhibitors who were either representatives of manufacturers or the manufacturers themselves, were not too keen to demo their systems. The priority was given to order taking. That’s what differentiates a trade show like the High End Show in Munich from a consumer show like the Kuala Lumpur International AV Show, where exhibitors are retailers who are more approachable and customer friendly. Many rooms and stalls in Munich only had static displays. Even in a suite or room where there was a demo system set up, once the host had an interested party to clinch a deal, the demo was over right away! Some big brands had separate demo and business rooms for more conducive environments to do business. The whole show had a hunger for orders; there was a business-like trade show feeling. Maybe this is a bad year because I heard from those who made their annual pilgrimage to the show mentioning the lower than usual first-day number of visitors. Blame it on the poor global economy?

 

Anyway, let’s continue with our tour on Hall 2 & 3:

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Lampizator tube output DACs were fairly represented in Munich High End 2016
 
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Emme Speakers Galileo, powered by Analog Domain amps, Tru Life phono stage & Kronos Pro turntable. All connected with Skogrand Beethoven cables
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Mr Skogrand himself!
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A giant Dynaudio replica made of  Lego blocks on a revolving display display

 

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Note the details right down to speaker terminals and switches!
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T+A amplifier has superb build quality
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T+A Blu-Ray Receiver
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Full BMC system on demo
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Technics returning to hi-fi! Good! I wish we see them in Malaysia
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The latest Technics re-issue of the SL 1200 turn table
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Technics speakers featuring BMR drivers
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Inakustik cables
 
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A closer look at the Inakustik cable geometry
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Inakustik power line conditioner
 
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Swiss-made Piega speakers
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T+A showing off the engineering quality of their new CD/SACD player, which is built like a bank vault!
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Look at what’s inside the T+A power amp!
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Dali speakers recommends the use of its own cables