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Munich Hi-End Show – Short Report

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It was a pleasure to attend the Munich Hi-End show. It was in particular important for me to see some friends, customers, manufacturers and other people from the industry. Spent a good amount of time with Roger Adamek of RCM Audio, walking around, and taking pictures. Roger is a very technical person. He approaches photography as an art and a science, same as his approach to building his high quality Bonasus amplifier and Sensor phono stage.

My dear friends Peter, and Jolanda of DaVinci Audio were as always enthusiastic and welcoming.. Everyone knows how stunningly good these high quality products are. I saw DaVinci Audio inUnison turntable in another room as well. Great sound. Can not wait for my blue inUnison.

AMAZON Audio room had on display Hartmut Janssen’s latest creations: First Choice turntable, and AMAZON Audio Speakers. Both great products that will soon be present at SORAsound showrooms.

Hans Henrik Moerch presented his tonearms and (finally) his latest reference creation. Moerch reference tone-arm just was selected as Absolute Sound’s 2010 Golden Ear Award.

Munich is a good city (pictures to be posted soon by my web lady), nice walks, great culture and friendly people. Many speak good English. As a city, it is a lot more interesting for me than Vegas. So, I was a lot more eager to go to the Munich Hi-End show than The CES.

In all honesty, the Munich Meridien Hotel was the least impressive Meridien Hotel I have ever stayed at, even though they had kindly upgraded me to an Executive room, and the service was about as good as all other Meridien Hotels I know of in other countries and America. The location is also pretty boring. So if you are heading to the Munich show next year, I neither recommend the hotel (unless you get a much better rate than I did) nor the area.

Had a very good meal at Tantris, known to be the best restaurant in Munich, and one of the best restaurants in Germany.

There were two events: hifideluxe at the Meridien Hotel, and Munich High-End show at the MOC, Munich. I am a pretty quick decision maker. I go to a Read more…

SORAsound digital report — 2009

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SORAsound is known as an analog source. during last few years, we made a conscious decision to bring to you some of the best digital equipment available including cd/SACD players, DACs, transports, and of course ipod transports and more.

our flagship line is EMM Labs. we love EMM SACD players so much that always have them in stock, in the box, ready to ship. 47 lab digitals, flatfish transport and progression DAC are my all time favorite jewels. 47 lab pit racer is a classic. yes, you read it right… a classic!

wadia pushing the envelop all the time and providing you with tank built quality products in all price ranges and yes, an ipod transport as well. you got to start somewhere anyways. last but not least, oracle audio with their sculptural cd players.

prices range from a modest few hundred dollars to about $30,000. most these manufacturers let us only advertise at suggested retail price. every now and then we run some great specials.

looking forward to what 2010 may bring us in the digital realm.

47 lab electronics and miyabi 47 phono cartridge

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i started my audiophile journey with 47 labs while living in tokyo. i loved the jewels: flat fish, power humpty, power dumpty, the thin interconnects ,the gaincard, name it. they make and for years have recommended them to my customers. suddenly it occurred to me: why not represent them? aha!