Show Reports

Apr 2017
The global capital of fashion and design is a most appropriate place for a high-end audio event and, not surprisingly, the Milan show was buzzing. Among the visitors was our Special Correspondent, Trevor Butler.
Organiser...
Apr 2017
It was wood, glorious wood as Czech brand RD Acoustics displayed the smaller Euphoria and larger Evolution speakers, the latter with changeable diffuser/waveguide. Both looked amazing, were extremely tactile and made great...
Apr 2017
As the temperature soared audiophiles queued in the unseasonable sunshine outside the Don Giovanni hotel in Prague for the start of a two-day hi-fi fest. Among the crowd was Ear special correspondent Trevor Butler.
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Mar 2017
The Bristol show is always a blast, this year some of that was provided by Hurricane Doris on the night before set-up day, this tore off a piece of building which closed the main route to the hotel. But it takes more than...
Feb 2017
PMC are expanding their distribution portfolio with German electronics brand AVM, the rack above has their CS 2.2 (165W, £3,870), CS 5.2 (330W, £5,750) and CS 8.2 (500W, £11,695) CD/amp/streamers. The company's owner was at...
Nov 2016
Nestling in the Bavarian countryside, Hifi-bauernhof in Altusried is without doubt one of the most unusual audio dealers in the world. Once a thriving cattle farm, now owned by Dietmar Sutter who was born on the Allgäu...
Nov 2016
A whole weekend dedicated to analogue audio is a treat for those who flock to the annual pilgrimage near Dusseldorf. Organised by Germany’s Analogue Audio Association, the Analog Forum finds a remote hotel and conference...
Oct 2016
Smyth Research raised funding through Kickstarter to build the Realiser-A16 (above and below), a headphone processor that can emulate the surround effect of up to 16 channels. Designed for home cinema and gaming it works...
Oct 2016
The first Indulgence show was also the first event that the Ear has exhibited at, and it was a blast. The Novotel West’s exterior is about as inviting as the Death Star but once inside it’s a plush space to listen to great...
Oct 2016
In a show that had its fair share of turntables, Hi-Fi Matters played the Perpetuum Ebner PE4040, a three-phase brushless design with floating, decoupled sub-chassis. Using Haydn Grand speakers from Vienna Acoustics, the...

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