Hifi Shows - Recent News
London’s biggest headphone and portable audio event arrives this month attracting rarely seen global brands
n addition to the hottest headphones, coolest portables and the latest audio tech, headroom@Indulgenceis to showcase international audio exotica this month: Sep 29-Oct 01 2017. The UK’s biggest headphone and portable audio tech show,headroom@Indulgence, is expanding to include a wider range of international brands, giving attendees greater choice plus the chance to compare headphones not available anywhere else.
Arcam P49 - Power amp
Arcam & KEF return to their stereo roots at Munich High-End 2017
rcam have decided that after two years of killer Home Cinema demos that would be very hard to top, to concentrate on stereo this year. So stereo and music are their joint focus for Munich 2017.
PMC Twenty5 Speaker Range
PMC at the Munich High End Show 2017
MC are giving the visitors to High End, the world’s premier hi-fi expo, held in Munich from 18-21 May, the chance to get right to the core of their design philosophy with a major new product introduction, the chance to experience the latest SE range and twenty5 series, plus additions to our UK distributed AVM range.
Chord Sarum T
Chord Cables at the Munich High End HiFi Show 2017
he UK’s leading high-performance A/V cable manufacturer, The Chord Company, will be demonstrating the benefits of its proprietary ARAY construction and its ground-breaking Taylon® insulation technology, at High End, Munich.
Chord Hugo 2
Chord Electronics’ New Blu Mkii, Hugo 2, Poly And More On Demo At High-End 2017, Munich
hord Electronics will be taking a huge range of its proprietary technology products to High End, Munich, including its new Poly streaming module for Mojo, new Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, plus the new BLU MKII upscaling digital/CD transport with DAVE DAC, (Room C122, Atrium 3).
Eclipse TD510 MkII
Eclipse to reveal the performance benefits of dual subwoofers at HIGH END, MUNICH 2017
CLIPSE will be highlighting the benefits of dedicated, high-quality subwoofers at High End, Munich, with an extraordinary ‘2.2’ demonstration featuring its acclaimed TD510ZMKII speakers plus two TD520SW subs. Find ECLIPSE: Halle 3, L04
Bristol HiFi Show 2017 - A Summary
ebruary's Bristol HiFi Show 2017 seems a long way off now but here's the press release summary of the show -
KEF LS50 Wireless
KEF At Headroom 2017
eadroom 2017, one of the UK’s largest dedicated exhibitions presenting an enormous range of Headphones, Headphone Amplifiers, DACs, Portable Audio Players and Streaming Solutions, is taking place this weekend - Friday 24th March: 11:00am – 7:00pm Saturday 25th March: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
New Chord Shawcan cable poised to upgrade headphones at HEADROOM 2017
t Headroom 2017 visitors can try the new ShawCan upgrade cables using their own headphones! The Chord Company will be demonstrating the benefits of its recently launched ShawCan headphone upgrade cables to the public at the headroom show, Metropolis Studios, London, 24th-25th March. ShawCan is the first ever headphone product in the UK cable specialist’s 32-year history and is unique in featuring the company’s proprietary Super ARAY conductor technology for an unrivalled sonic performance.
Highlights of the Bristol HiFi Show 2017
017 marked the 30th Bristol HiFi Show based as ever in the Marriott hotel. To celebrate we all had 30th Anniversary blue ribbons for our passes and KEF were on the lookout for anyone who had been to all 30 shows. They had someone who had been to 25 (mere beginner then me at only 20 !). Continuing the search we found the Q Acoustics presenter who’d been to 29 only having missed one show through back surgery. There were a few notable absences this year in terms of manufacturers, no Rotel, Marantz or Denon. Newcomers were amongst others Auralic. Recent converts to the show such as Musical Fidelity, iFi Audio and Devialet all returned. All of this led to much to see over 6 floors and it took the full 3 days and a 5 p.m. Sunday finish getting round all the rooms, and attending the many demos. Here’s some of the highlights :-
Mishaps at the Bristol HiFi Show 2017
ou know how it is attending a HiFi show – great looking equipment – hotel rooms, suites, conference facilities completely stripped bare and transformed in to a huge brand marketing exercise, music playing, everything going well. Well sometimes things don’t always go so well or there’s a story of adversity overcome behind the HiFi demo. Here’s a few from Bristol 2017.
Chord Electronics’ TToby power amp for the Hugo TT to make its UK debut at The Indulgence Show
hord Electronics, the world-renowned British manufacturer of high-performance audio products, is showing its new British-built £2,750 TToby power amp for the first time in the UK time at The Indulgence Show (14-16th October). The new TToby is a ruggedly designed 100-watt ultra-high-quality stereo power amplifier and has been designed to complement the award-winning Hugo TT DAC/headphone amplifier. The TToby sets new standards for small amplifiers and takes full advantage of Chord Electronics’ twenty-five-year amplifier design and manufacturing experience across both consumer and professional applications. When combined with the Hugo TT, the duo provide the perfect ‘digital hub’ for today’s digitally connected devices, offering both high-quality headphone outputs, plus loudspeaker outputs capable of driving even the largest speakers.
Leema Acoustics will be showing a trio of new products at The Indulgence Show
eema Acoustics are showing a trio of new products at The Indulgence Show! All hand built in Wales, first is the new Quasar streaming amp/DAC with Bluetooth – production version now available £2,995, Secondly there the new Tucana II Anniversary Edition integrated – which features major updates for a major award-winner £4,995, Finally there’s the new big-launch of the Sirius Music Server at £3,995.
Audeze iSINE 10
B&W, Audeze and Sennheiser are launching at London’s headroom show
th October 2016, London: Bowers and Wilkins, Audeze and Sennheiser are just some of the leading brands launching new product at London’s headroom show, which showcases the very latest in portable audio tech plus the largest range of demo headphones in the UK.
Wilson Audio Sabrina
Guildford Audio Show 2016
bsolute Sounds and Guildford Audio will present new equipment from all your favourite manufactures with a number of first showing in the UK, from Wilson Audio, Audio Research, Sonus Faber and many other high end brands at the Guildford Audio Show 2016 .
Naim DR Power Amps
Naim At The Acoustica Hi-Fi Show 2016
f you missed Naim at The Bristol 2016 HiFi Show 2016 or want to hear the Naim DR power amps and Mu-So Qb again, Naim are taking both to the Acoustica Hi-Fi Show 2016 in Chester. Details for the Acoustica Hi-Fi Show are :-
Bath AudioFest 2016
f memories of the Bristol HiFi Show 2016 are now fading and you're after another West of England HiFi Show then help is at hand via the Bath AudioFest. The Bath AudioFest 2016 is being held Friday, 18 March, and Saturday, 19 March. The Bath Audio Fest is very different from the Bristol HiFi Show as the Bath show features larger rooms spread over two venues, a much smaller list of exhibitors and crucially a lot more time to just sit and listen to and enjoy the HiFi.
Bristol HiFi Show 2016 - A Round Up
he Bristol HiFi Show 2016 was very busy and noticeable buzzy. There were queues to get in on all three days and sales were up an astonishing 50% on last year. Overall the show was the best since 2003 and the second best in the 29 Year Bristol HiFi show history.
Bristol HiFi Show 2016 A Round Up Of Companies Exhibiting
ow that the dust has settled on the Bristol HiFi Show 2016 and the white vans have long since departed the Marriott Hotel, here's a roundup of some of the highlights, in A to Z order of manufacturer at the Bristol HiFi Show 2016 :-
Devialet And Kudos At The Bristol HiFi Show 2016
ictured is the right hand speaker of a pair of Kudos Titan 808 s, being driven actively by 3, per speak, 6 in total, Devialet Expert 400 amps. Last year it was Linn, this year it's Devialet doing the amplification for the Titans. No Exakt box either to do the digital crossover magic. The last part of the system was simply the music, stored on a Melco server.
Roksan Reveal The Black CD Player And Black Integrated Amp
rand new from Roksan at the Bristol HiFi Show 2016 was the first of two products in the start of a new product range - the Roksan Black range priced incidentally above the K3 range. Pictured on top is the Roksan black CD player, which Roksan just bill as a High-End CD player with a recommended retail price of £2,500. Underneath is the Roksan Black integrated amp. The Roksan Black integrated amp is also a Bluetooth receiver and a USB DAC and will retail in the UK at £2,750. More to come here I guess !
Neat At The Bristol HiFi Show 2016
ictured is a new version of the tiny Neat Iota, so new it has yet to be named and is known at Neat as the "Big Ota". Neat are planning an R.R.P. of between £1,250 to £1,300 but that hasn't been finalised either. The picture makes the "Big Ota" appear bigger than it is for the top section is the size of the tiny Neat Iota firing up at 45 degrees. The cabinet below has a downward firing bass unit, in the bottom part, to give the speaker an extra 1/2 octave or so compared to the Neat Iota. Driven by just a Naim SuperUniti and taking music from a Naim UnitiServe, the "Big Ota" was a very enjoyable listening experience. Neat are hoping to have the "Big Ota" finalised, and of course officially named, before the Munich High End Show 2016 in May.
Chord Cables At The Bristol HiFi Show 2016
he Chord Company will be previewing brand new digital and analogue cables at the Bristol HiFi Show 2016. At the show Chord will be previewing selected models from their new streamlined 2016 cable range, ahead of the official range launch later in the year. The Chord Company will be previewing new analogue and digital cables at two exhibits at the Bristol HiFi Show 2016. Firstly there’s the Foyer stand, and then there’s a dedicated listening room on the first floor, Room 112.
Audiolab, Quad and Wharfedale At The Bristol HiFi Show 2016
udiolab, Quad and Wharfedale will be exhibiting together at the Bristol HiFi Show 2016, at the International Audio Group’s (or IAG’s) main room at the show: The Old Vic Suite, found in the lower ground floor. Below is a summary of the new products set to be showcased, including many Bristol Show exclusives – shown in the UK for the very first time!
Chord Electronics At the Bristol HiFi Show 2016
hord Electronics are expanding their presence at the Bristol HiFi Show 2016. As well as their regular room the Matthew Suite (lower ground floor), Chord are also demoing 10 different headphones through 3 Chord USB DAC / Headphone amps namely Chord Mojo, Chord Hugo and Chord Hugo TT. Chord Electronics’ DACs and amplifiers are also being used by other exhibitors.
Leema At The Bristol HiFi Show 2016
eema are revealing their new one box Streamer / DAC and integrated amp the Quasar at the Bristol HiFi Show 2016, Quasar is part of Leema's new Stellar product range and offers (amongst much else) a very powerful 200 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms no less.
Naim DR Power Amps
Naim At The Bristol Hi-Fi Show 2016
t The Bristol HiFi Show 2016 Naim have three main demos in three different areas of the show. The equipment at the show starts from the entry level Mu-so wireless range, complete with the recently released Mu-So Qb through to the core range of separates including the new Naim DR power amps.
Review of The Headroom Show 2016 By HiFi Plus
iFi Plus report on the recent Headroom 2016 show in a comprehensive four page report (in alphabetical order of manufacturer). On Page One they encounter the new ADL Stratos DAC/ADC recorder/headphone amp/preamp and a Chord Electronics good , better best DAC demo featuring, Mojo, Hugo and DAVE. They go onto mention Melco, Sennheiser and the new HD 800 S headphones, Shure and STAX amongst others. Right at the end surprisingly, and amongst a plethora of digital equipment, a turntable pops up !
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