The audience initially did not know what to make of the small Venetian Italian string band invited to perform in London by sound engineer and producer Mike Valentine. Playing at St Johns Smith Square on Saturday the 14th July 2014 , they had to compete for attention with England’s first world cup match held later that night.
London AES Meeting
De Vere Rooms, High Holborn, London
By Bob Stewart and Peter Craven
With his formidable understanding of psychoacoustics Bob took the audience through a lightning review of more recent literature and discovery in psychoacoustics, in so doing illuminating how older listeners with some loss of high frequency sensitivity could still show high sensitivity to subtle sound quality differences.
Event hosted by KJ Director Vsevolod Mikhailov and his team.
On the 28th and 29th May, running until late in the evenings, KJ hosted a London showroom launch of the Naim Statement amplifier driving the Focal Grande Utopia Be for invited guests, KJ customers and the Press. On a secondary display the new MUSO all-in-one was also demonstrated by Ryan Latham, Naim’s marketing director.
After the 33rd HIGH END exhibition in a row, one thing is clear: Munich is unsurpassed as the world’s most important location for high-quality consumer electronics with this leading exhibition.
Here's our full report to download.
Larry Gullman co founder of MSB, California, dropped by before heading off to the Munich Show for next week. In a quirk of fate the booked MSB room had vanished from the organisers list leaving them no option but to run a static stand on the show floor. I was really hoping to hear the new select DAC at Munich and to my great good fortune he brought the show exhibit with him for me to try out with the current HIFICRITIC review system of D’Agostino Momentum paired with the Wilson Sasha Two.
The UK Trade Audio association, Clarity hosted their annual spring conference on February 10th and a regular feature, a review of the consumer audio business for the UK, was presented by GFK. It covers the whole electronics market including appliances and then subdivides into consumer electronics, Hi Fi Separates, Streaming, Connected audio and Wireless speakers, Soundbars and Headphones.
Read the book review by Paul Soper
(reprinted with permission Nov 2013)
Martin Colloms has a passion for audio and music and has written for many of the key hi-fi magazines worldwide.