Show Reports

May 2018
With the main Munich High End well underway we sent Trevor Butler across the city to the breakaway Hi-Fi Deluxe event at the Marriott hotel in Berliner Strasse to see what’s happening on the other side of the tracks.
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May 2018
The Munich High End show is a veritable tsunami of hi-fi in all its many shapes and colours, the more unusual the shapes and colours the better. This year saw a new wave of brands from the near and far east arrive in the...
Apr 2018
Oh, look – a Garrard 301, but not as you’d know it. This is a $19,000 re-build with virtually the only part left from the original being the badge, so perhaps we can’t really call it a 301 at all? Offering 78, 45 and 33...
Apr 2018
Chicago’s annual audio show, now the biggest hi-fi gathering in North America, relocated to a new venue for 2018 and Trevor Butler went Stateside to find out how the move went down with audiophiles. Rather amusingly referred...
Mar 2018
Technics have clearly been encouraged by the success of the new SL-1200s and have been inspired to build a new version of their top turntable from back in the day, the SP-10. The new SP-10R has a composite platter with a...
Feb 2018
Way out west, that’s where you need to be on the penultimate weekend in February every year. Head for the Marriot Hotel in Bristol and you will find it awash with sound systems and audio enthusiasts clamouring to hear them....
Feb 2018
Scandinavia boasts a number of well-known audio brands as well as many more whose products are often not seen outside the territory. Trevor Butler went to Stockholm to investigate the high-end scene at the annual High-End...
Feb 2018
International man of mystery Trevor Butler continues his tour of the Holiday Inn, Hamburg in a quest to bring you first hand info about great sound and cool hardware at Germany’s second biggest show. See also part one of...
Feb 2018
The snow fell outside but inside the Holiday Inn tower block on the outskirts of Hamburg there was a real buzz. Long before the official opening the corridors were crammed with keen audiophiles who had flocked to this dealer...
Oct 2017
Electronic music filled the Ilumnia room, a new brand with a loudspeaker that has been in development for the past seven years. From across the Belgian border, Tom Nuyts was proudly showcasing his speakers featuring the...

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