high end highlights pt.2 https://the-ear.net

High End 2024 Munich CAD It was exciting to see that Computer Audio Design (CAD) have revised their original creation the 1543 DAC now in MkIII guise. This non-oversampling converter was the first to be dedicated to USB and remains a single input device, it runs 16 TDA 1543 multibit converters as ever but now […]

high end 2024 show report https://the-ear.net

High End 2024 show, Munich Innuos Innuos have not been resting since last year’s introduction of three streamers, for High End 2024 Nuno Vitorino unveiled two substantially upgraded Zen servers which sit above the current range and join the StatementNG. The ZenNG and ZenithNG are built around a new mainboard platform that is built precisely […]

London Audio Show 2024 https://the-ear.net

It was novel to be back in Heathrow for a hi-fi show, it must be at least a decade since the Chester Group put on a show in what was then the Park Inn and twice that since anything happened at the Ramada across the road. The London Audio Show in the Radisson Red hotel […]

Audio Show Deluxe 2024 https://the-ear.net

You have to hand it to Kris Sawicki, he knows how to organise a hi-fi show. Having cut his teeth at the North West Audio Show in Cranage the upmarket Audio Show Deluxe is a very pleasant affair to visit and about as smoothly run as it gets according to exhibitors. This year was only […]

Oslo Hi-Fi Show 2024 pt.2 show report https://the-ear.net

On home soil at the Oslo Hi-Fi Show 2024 were Norway’s largest hi-fi producer, Hegel. The event saw the local launch of the new H190V streaming amplifier. Company owner and chief designer Bent Holter was on hand to explain the design and had his young family in tow; the next generation of Hegel leaders, maybe? […]

Oslo Hi-Fi Show 2024 pt.1 show report https://the-ear.net

Hats off to the organisers of the second Oslo Hi-Fi Show for another amazing success. Learning from last year’s debut event, they made 2024 even better for exhibitors, visitors and the visiting Press. As well as demonstration rooms large and small there was a series of hi-fi related talks as well as some live musical […]

Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2024 pt.2 report https://the-ear.net/

Innuous With one of the big basement rooms to play in Innuos had hoped to demonstrate the difference between their Pulse and Pulsar streamers but sadly noise leakage made this difficult, so instead they explained the latest InnuOS 2.6 control software and made some good sounds with the aid of Lyngdorf amplification and Sonus faber […]

The Bristol Show 2024 show report https://the-ear.net

The Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2024 The annual industry shindig and the country’s most popular hi-fi show proved to be as lively as ever over last weekend. With new kit from a variety of companies and some interesting showings from brands not normally found at the event, 2024 was a good year for Audio T at […]

Audio Video Show 2023 Warsaw https://the-ear.net

Audio Video Show, Warsaw Back to the main hotel for the final day of the Audio Video show where crowds have filled every available space and the shuttle bus to/from the stadium has been overwhelmed. There is clearly huge interest still for two-channel audio in and around Warsaw at an event aimed squarely at end […]

Audio Video Show 2023 Warsaw https://the-ear.net

 Audio Video Show, Warsaw This year’s international Audio Video Show in Warsaw marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the extremely popular Polish hi-fi event which is clearly back in full swing post-pandemic. It started in three central hotels before the loss of one in favour of the hospitality suites and TV studios at the city’s sporting […]

Dutch Audio Event 23 https://the-ear.net/

Dutch Audio Event, Eindhoven 2023 Arguably the biggest and best audio event in the Benelux region saw some 250 brands demonstrating in 60 rooms as the Dutch Audio Event got underway in Veldhoven. The weekend also saw live music events, two cinemas in action, seminars by Qobuz and Roon plus a lecture timetable from audio […]

uk audio show 2023

UK Audio Show, Daventry 2023 The UK Audio show followed hot on the heels of the event at Ascot and the contrast could not have been bigger. Far from the glitz of the country’s most fashionable racecourse the Staverton Park Hotel proved a far more accessible and relaxed event. There was a real sense that […]