This year we did not participate directly to the Munich High End. But our products were present. On the stand of STS Digital, Fritz de With used a Fun 13 to present Groove into Bits Vol. 2.
We had our normal events during the whole week and the beginning of the week after. It was good, and the work was not less than exposing in the Munich High End, but not the same.
Next year come to Munich, You will enjoy our performance at the MOC: it will be the best music event, You will have ever seen!!
It is one of the most appealing consumer HiFi shows in Germany and like in the last 4 years we had our chance to expose there.
This time it was not intended to be minimalistic it was a really huge system and played really good music.
The groove was there, the energy pushed us to the wall and the wish to increase the volume was there, but we had to spare the ears of our visitors.
The visitors came… and forgot to leave the room. At certain moments it was that full that we were not able to move.
We had a Genuin(e) good sound. This was the setup:
- Einstein Vorstufe - The Tube
- Einstein Endstufe - The Poweramp
- Einstein CD Player - The Source
- Einstein Phono Preamplifier - The Turntable's Choice
- Pluto Audio Plattenspieler
- Van den Hul Tonabnehmer
- Cammino H 3.1 Power Harmonizer
- Klangstube Phono Rack
- Blumenhofer Acoustics Lautsprecher - Genuin FS 2
And if You are curious to see some pictures, they are here in our Gallery.
Thank You and thank the whole Bramsfeld team for the wonderful organization. Here the link to the HiFi Tage pages.
See You in 2014!
Even this year we participated to the analog Audio Forum in Krefeld.
As difference from the usual shows, this time we decided to have a bigger room to play bigger loudspeakers, and we played the Gioia.
Like last year, the room of the organizer used a Gran Gioia for its demonstration and it has been very well accepted.
In our room the setup consistsed of:
- Rui Borges - Uno Turntable
- Einstein Audio Components - The Turntable's choice Phono Preamplifier
- Einstein Audio Components - The Tube Preamplifier
- Einstein Audio Components - The Light in the Dark Stereo Power Amplifier
- Blumenhofer Acoustics - Gioia Loudspeakers
- Cammino HP - complete power supply and cabling including its extraordinary Power Harmonizer
On the first day we had a straight setup, it played, but it was not possible to turn up the volume. The people were already satisfied, but we did not. We knew what was reachable with that setup and we reached maximum 60% of that. Not satisfactory. Not at all for us.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, after a good dinner in a nearby restaurant, we spent half of the night to start from scratch. What a wonder, on the second day, music was playing, finally music was in the room and cheered our ears. Thanks to Claudio and Marco for the big effort.
Thanks to Hanna as well for taking care about the customers and to Jürgen from HiFi Studio Fuchs for the LPs.
And most of all thank You to the whole AAA Team for the great organization of the event and the great support during the days of the show!!! See You again next year!
On the 29th and 30ies of Sepember we have participated to the X-Fi audio Show in Veldhoven. What to say?
Our best compliments to Marco of Music2, for the fantastic organization, and the wonderful setup. Take Your time to take a look at the pictures, they present our products in an astonishing good way.
- Blumenhofer Acoustics Gioia, a new borne in the Blumenhofer family. Soon there will be more information in the web page
- Octave HP 500SE as preamplifier
- Octave MRE V220 mono amps with Super Black Box
- Octave Phono Modul
- Acoustics Signature Thunder turntable
- SME V Tonearm
- Van den Hul Canari phono cartridge, specially made for Music2
- Cammino-HP Power Harmonizer
- complete Cammino-HP cabling
- Acoustics measures from NoiseBusters
We knew it would have played really good, but it was astonishing, it overwhelmed our expectations. Much much more.
The impression was to listen for a real orchestra, complete with all its elements and power. You can not believe what I mean if You do not hear it Yourself.
Take a look at the pictures, it is worth it… meanwhile, we will wait for the portrait of the setup, a painting by René Visker of the Ritsart Gallery in Maassluis, The Netherlands
The idea to participate has borne by chance during one of my visit to STS-Digital to evaluate the quality of the Groove into Bits CD and discuss some more points about marketing. And this is the question we had: how can we promote the brands in the most effective ways. Then we crosschecked our resources and decided to go again an unconventional way: we have the Blumenhofer Acoustics CD, why not to sell it at the show?
Some dazzling some phone call after we had the space at the fair and the equipment for displaying and playing the CDs.
The electronic of Pro-Ject has been supplied by ATR, the cabling and the power supply harmonizer by Cammino-HP. We used the stand as static display and as point of contact for the people interested in our products. And the interest was big. Nearly every person took a picture of our Gran Gioia: a great eye catcher!
During the show we had several visit of old friends and new potential distributors.
The visit of Van den Hul himself, the owner of the famous Van den Hul brand, brought some emotion to Mr. Trevisanello, the owner of Cammino. Mr. Van den Hul appreciated the look of our Gran Gioia.
Mr. Heinz Lichtenegger, director of Project, has been pleased by the quality of our CDs and recordings.
As usual we made lot of pictures, you can see them here:
This time has been a different show, I spent a lot of time talking with final customer in our room and it has been really enjoyable.
Volker of Einstein Audio had as usual really great music and was fun.
Fun 13, our new speaker was the star of the room and the people were surprised by the range and musicality that it has been able to express for the 2 days.
It has been driven by:
- The Source, the gorgeous CD Player of Einstein Audio
- The absolute Tune, the integrated Einstein Amplifier
and on the analog side there was
- Roksan Xerses turntable
- The Turntable Choice, phono preamplifier of Einstein Audio
Power Harmonization by Cammino, Italy
Rarely was our room not full and not visited. The contacts have been several and well promising. The cooperation with Grandinote, Astin Trew, Cammino and Acoustics Signature has been fruitful. The results will be fruitful as well.
Jürgen Fuchs of HiFi Studio Fuchs presented our Loudspeakers.
The show has been a real success of public with over 2000 people visiting the show.
In my humble opinion, this is what music needs to find back its place in the houses of the people: the place it deservs.
I asked Jürgen a statement about the event. These are his words:
am Samstag haben Grandinote Shinai und Celio die Fun 17 auf Touren gebracht.
Sonntag haben eine Trigon Phonovorstufe und ein Mastersound 300B / PSE die Musik übernommen.
An beiden Tagen spielte ein Rui Borges UNO Plattenspieler mit Reed 2A Tonarm und Phase Tech 3G Tonabnehmersystem. Die Verkabelung stammte von dolphin audio.
Die Veranstaltung wurde von ca. 3000 interessierten Musikliebhabern besucht. Das Interesse verteilte sich gleichmäßig auf Plattenspieler, Elektronik und Lautsprecher.
Insgesamt wurde jedoch immer wieder die Homogenität der angeschlossenen Musikgeräte hervorgehoben.
Resultat: One of the best sounds of the show!!!
Also eine Wiederholung der Meinungen vom Analog Forum in Krefeld von vor drei Wochen.
here the english translation:
on saturday Grandinote Shinai and Celio powered the big Fun 17
Sunday a MastersounD 300B/PSE and a Trigon Phono-preamplifier took over.
On both days the Rui Borges UNO turntable with REED 2A Tonearm and Phase Tech 3G cartridge. Cables from Dolphin Audio.
About 3000 people have been present at the show and the interest has been distributed between turntable, electronic and loudspeakers.
Always has been appreciated the homogeneity of the whole chain. This lead to the common statement of the public 'Best sound of the show'!!!
Again, the same opinion and feedback coming from the analog audio forum in Krefeld 3 weeks ago.
We flabbergasted every visitor of the AV-NU show with a sound that, we think, they never heard before: it was music. They never experienced reproduced music in a way that Blumenhofer presented at the show.
Lots of interests and lot of pictures have been taken... the biggest surprise of the public was that that "small" speaker (Genuin FS 3) has been able to have such a big volume impact and quality.
- Room 'Ausdauer' - the organizer's room used a Gran Gioia for its presentation and seminars. The final amplification was a Grandinote Prestigio and the cabling was as well made in Italy by Cammino
- Room 'Königsregel' - was Einstein Audio and Blumenhofer official Room, played a big Fun 17
- Room 119 - was Peter Steinfad's Room. The setup of the frankfurter hörgesellschaft was based on Musica from Japan and Crayon Audio from Austria, played a big Fun 17
- Room 122 - was Jürgen Fuchs from HiFi Studio Fuchs the setup was based on Mastersound, Rui Borges Turntable, Grandinote Phono Preamplifier, played a big Fun 17
I'm really satisfied with the result our rooms achieved during the show.
I have to say a great thank You to the whole organization team and the really kind people working for the Music in its original form.
At the end of the Show, Eric from Essen won a Pair of Blumenhofer Acoustics Satellite PC Loudspeakers and Marion from Oberhausen one set of DynAris by Aktyna.
Several people told us, our has been the best sound of the Show
We all know that the Munich High End is the most important european HiFi exposition.
We have been present in area A03-B04. A show without playing music but lot of time to talk with lot of people.
At the show we presented:
- the complete cabling by Cammino HP and his Power Harmonizer
- the complete line of Grandinote Power Amplifiers
- the Loit Passeri CD Player
- our nearly complete product range including the new introduced products. The Wiki was only present as development prototype
As usual, during the evenings, after show, we continued our show with special guests in Walkertshofen. Instead of going to dinner somewhere we spent time listening for music in our company.
I can tell you. They have been long days, but really fruitful.
The system was composed by:
- Loit Passeri CD Player
- Dr. Feickert Analogue Turntable
- Grandinote Celio Pre Phono
- Grandinote Domino and Demone Power amplifiers
- Blumenhofer Acoustics Gran Gioia Loudspeakers
- Cammino HP Power Harmonizer and cabling
You can read about our participation to the event and the evenings on:
- Holger Barske’s Blog
- Euphonia Audioforum.se
....and many more, that I’d like to add, if I’d have their web page
VälLjud was playing on a system consisting of Kondo Ongaku, Kondo M7 Phono and Kondo SFZ Stepup and a Oracle Delphi turntable, there was also an EAR Acute cd player for the digital playback. All cables was also Kondo, and a Shunyata netfilter.
The show was a big success with a lot of compliments on the exquisite sound coming from the Blumenhofer speakers.
First of all, the show. We were asked (on a very short notice) to help out the manufacturer of Kanzy for this show with the best loudspeakers and source that we could think of, well, you know what we used.
A quick explanation about the set-up:
• Kanzy Kaam-1000 integrated amp (€59.800,=),
• Loit Passeri cd-player (€25.000,=),
• Heavens Gate cabling (€12.500,=).
• Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS 1
All together very expensive, but also very, very good! Mostly heard commentary: Absolute best sound of the show! And this while others used much more expensive setup!
This show was organized by one of the leading dealers in the Netherlands (called Studio Alkmaar) and took place on the 19th and 20th of February at the AZ footbalstadium in Alkmaar. As I already mentioned, 9 out of 10 visitors told us we had the absolute best sound of the show, in the next copy of Music and Emotion magazine we will get the official Award for this!
The chain VälLjuD played on was composed by:
• Oracle Audio mk VI Turntable
• Oracle SME reference tonearm
• Kondo IO-M pickup
• Kondo KSL-SFz step-up transformer
• Kondo KSL-M7/Phono
• Kondo Ongaku
• Kondo KSL-SPz speaker cable
• Kondo KSL-LP interconnect cables
• Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS 3
A lot of people were in the room and sat there for a long time listening to the system, more than one noted how enjoyable and engaging the system played.
The Fun 17 has been presented by Da Pieve HiFi and Arem HiFi of the Homevision group. The presentation met the taste of the public and the response have been positive.
We participate to the Norddeutsche HiFi Tage in Hamburg and they have been the most relaxing days in the last months. After 2 days of Music we still did not have enough of it :-)
The chain playing was composed by:
- Einstein CD Player - The Source
- Einstein Power Amplifier - The Absolute Tune
- Blumenhofer Acoustics - Fun 17
- Einstein Cables
- Rack Andrea&Volker special construction for the Norddeutsche HiFi Tage
Here to the official web pages.
We received some days ago a mail from one of the visitors of the exposition, I translate it here below... I do not need to say more, this is the biggest satisfaction for me.
Dear ladies and gentlemen,
With biggest surprise and genuine astonishment among the present people, I truly enjoyed your presentation with my brother in law on saturday evening! In our ramble trough the corridors he suddenly said “there plays a live band!” (no joke) and disappeared in direction of Blumenhofer/Einstein... that was the hammer!
Tree times we came back to the room because it made Fun to enjoy each kind of music that way.
Also this year Stelios presented our speakers at the Athens HiEnd Audio Video Show...
...we could not participate personally
It was a long weekend: on the first day we made the setup until 2:00 in the morning and this after a long trip.
The people and their warmth payed us off: our presentations, each with its own personality, convinced.
- Room Erfolg: Jürgen Fuchs and Uwe Trabert presented a setup consisting of MastersounD preamplifier and 300B mono blocks connected to a big Fun 20. Their source was the turntable of Roi Borges from Portugal.
- Room Begeisterung: Volker Bohlmeier has been able to create a special atmosphere and his blues and his warm music let the people stay in the room for longer than usual.
- Conference room of the AAA (Analog Audio Association): unexpected. On Friday, short before the beginning of the show, the setup was not yet decided... good chance I had a Fun 17 with me, the people of the AAA decided to use it. In the conference room have been lectured lot of information and examples about music, recording and sound. The room was usually really quite full!
Thanks a lot to the whole organising team and to Rainer Bergmann for the perfect event.
Blumenhofer’s Fun 17 and Genuin FS 3 played with Leben amps and Accuphase cd-players
This took place on the 1st and 2nd of october 2010 at the Edisonstraat 12, 3261LD Oud-Beijerland the Netherlands.
It was a mixture show between 10 distributors showing their gear in crossed configurations and great cooperation. The Blumenhofers act great with Leben this was his first choise of the organiser. Since he also is a dealer of Verity loudspeakers and my Octave amps are the only tube amps with enough power for this speakers Marco, our distributor for the Netherlands, agreed with him.
It was our first experience with the new distributor and I can only count it positive, no doubt. It is amazing how two people in the same business might have that different way of doing and different stiles in their work.
The biggest surprise for me was seeing that lot of people already knew our brand, more than I expected: the work of the last years is paying off :-)
And then really really a lot of very charming meetings with new and old friends congratulating for the sound in our room: no surprise, we were playing with MastersounD 845 Compact and T+A CD Player on Nordost cables, only the best. On our side, we brought a Genuin FS 3, which played, the Fun 17 and the Genuin FS 4.2 have only been shown statically. In the showroom there was a Satellite Mini as well, lot of people asked us if we plan to produce it again... who knows.
We enjoyed the visit of lot of people and received really positive feedback on our 2 rooms.
Dimitri, Max und Gigi supported us in Room 374 with the Grandinote power amplifier and the Labtek Tube-SACD player.
We have been presenting with Einstein Audio Components in room Versailles.
Thank you all for being there.
I have to tell you what happened:
Mr. Miura San, Managing Director of Air Tight Japan, came to our boot and was so pleased by the sound of our speakers in our room that he asked to test them on his system in his room. We brought them to Air Tight's room and connected them to the ATM-2001S driven by the ATE-2001. He enjoyed and we did as well. It was only a pity that the room had a terrible acoustics for the basses...
The second amazing event was when During a walk trough the exposition, I've heard the italian song "Bella Ciao" performed by an enchanting female voice playing in a corner on a 250W Mark Levinson power amplifier.
Vexo: Giampaolo and Carlo used our Genuin FS 3 and presented their new preamplifier and a 2A3 Amplifier
Mastersound: Lorenzo used our big Fun 20 with his 845 Evolution
Sutra: Boris and Stefano played on a Fun 17 with their Digital power amplifier
Grandinote: Max showed his Prestigio on a big Fun 20 and on a Satellite Mini
I think this demonstrates that our speakers are really versatile :-)
At this show we presented the Fun 17: it has been a really amazing experience, we received a really good welcome from all of them, and we enjoyed it.
The Heineken beer has been a fable ;-)
and the sound far far better than we expected!!
Here You can read the reportage of Haute Fidélité about the appearance on the fair
We supported the responsible of our show room in Shangai to present our speakers at the Shangai audio show and then we spent some time in Shangai with him to complete the set up of the show room.
Every evening after work, some time to relax and to speak.
Looking forward to be there again
we do not speak Greek, but anyhow we have enjoyed lot of Greek food and greek drinks.
During the show we met as well some old friends of Thomas: Willybald Bauer the creator of the DPS.
I spent a lot of time with Panayotis Gioulos of Aktyna.