Technics probably has the most iconic turntable in the world
Their new EAH T700 headphone however failed to impress me at the show
The Abyss. I finally got the chance to listen to it! Connected to the speaker plugs of a 2 x 30W tube amp the Abyss performed extremely well and it is my top 3 of best headphones ever.
The RME ADI-2 Pro. Unfortunately I didn’t get to listen to it but it caught my eye right away. This is RME’s Anniversary reference AD/DA converter, I’m thinking Nathan can have a closer look.
Who ever said headphones aren’t for girls? Ultrasone even has a bordeaux colored headphone called “Edition 8 Julia”
All of the other Ultrasone headphones af course were at the show. We’re in Germany after all. The one that caught my attention most was this blue Tribute 7 PR04
Vinyl Cleaners. It’s no surprise to anyone anymore that vinyl is back. At the show you found all kind of accessories for your turntables, cartridges etc, but it were mostly the vinyl cleaners that stood out most. While I don’t doubt they work perfectly, it would be nice if they could make less noise.
Violectric is celebrating their 30th birthday and was showing a whole lof of (new) products. Of course there was the V800/850 DAC but also the newest V280 amplifier which is a trimmed down power version of the V281. Fried also explained they’ll be working on expanding the LakePeople product range and one of the first new products there is an AD convertor. Something I’ll be looking into myself. I seriously have to stop buying Violectric gear though
For those of you who have never met or Seen Fried, here he is 😀
All of my speaker friends are in to the really high end stuff but one affordable brand I really like myself is Zu Audio from Utah, USA. The Omen MK2 costs about $1800 for a pair and it sounds sublime. David Scott, this one’s for you. I’ll probably be buying myself a pair as soon as my cats stop attacking my old B&W speakers.
Well that’s it for this year’s High End Munich show for me. It was a lot of work but it was a lot of fun at the same time. The after parties rock!