Soundsmith was here in Munich with their balanced and single ended SG-230
($12,900) preamp and it includes the cartridge.
Kuzma was showing all variations of their Stabi S. This way you can see exactly what each configuration consists of. Very nice!
Kuzma also showed DIY ultrasonic cleaner.
KL Audio has an interesting spin on 7 and 10 inch
adapters ($100 each).
First Gecko offers colorful audio jewelry.
Astell&Kern now offers a Bluetooth remote and colorful cases for their incredible
AK240 ($2500). Would say morel, yet we plan to publish a full review of the unit within our June
Review Magazine. Astell&Kern
also offers a wide variety of colorful made in Italy leather cases for the
Here's a wide variety of Audio-Technica headphones. It was amazing how many headphones were being shown here in Munich and you could literally
listen to over 100 different models from various companies!
Audio-Technica also launched various new cartridges too! Their new expanded range of cartridges and vinyl accessories signal their new focus on hi-fi. They debuted their AT-F2 moving coil cartridge which offers vinyl fans old and new a great entry point into the world of high-fidelity turntable audio.
Joseph Audio Pulsar monitors ($7700/pair) utilizes the same ultra-high resolution tweeter as found in their top-of-the-line Pearl2. It is partnered with a newly developed precision cast magnesium cone long throw woofer. Dual sets of Cardas patented binding posts permit bi-wire or bi-amplification.
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HIFIMAN HM-901 with a new dock that is not released. The dock has the ability to accept RCA S/PDIF in and out, two TosLink o e for input one for output and preamp output. USB input too. There is a buffer stage Class A of course. In the HM-901 you can change the amplification card and they offer four total, one stock and three upgrades.
Did someone say "I want to buy some
AeroSkull HD (€449) by Jarre packs two 15-Watt speakers behind sunglasses and a 40-Watt subwoofer in the brains section. On the top of the skull is an Apple Lightening dock connector. It also has Bluetooth and NFC and can play MP3, AAC, and WAV files. Over all frequency response is from 50 Hz to 20 kHz. The AeroSkull is available in 11 colors and includes a backlit remote control.
---> Saturday's High
End 2014 Munich show report.