Straight before the Munich High End 2012 Wolfram Eifert tested our big Fun 17. That article is a really good description of what our loudspeaker is able to do.
By chance I found the online version of the article some minutes ago. Here You can read it. That article was a comparison between 3 horn loudspeaker following 3 different operating principles. Here You can find the whole comparison.
You can read it on Stereoplay 06/2012 on page 38 as well.
Fabio Barbato of Remusic.it reviewed our Fun 13. It is a very nice review that puts in good light the qualities of our Fun 13! Here You can read it in Italian. And Here is available in English as well. Enjoy.
A very nice review of our Genuin FS 2 has come out today on Fairaudio.de. Here You can read it, on German. The reviewer writes: - 'one of the best loudspeaker I've ever tested' - 'that authentic is rare' - …
We just received the short version of the report, You can download it here
We met Ken Kessler at the Munich High End and we spent some words with him. During the talk we handed over our Grove into Bits CD and explained in which way we recorded it: directly from the LP and enhanced in the analog domain before going digital.
HiFinews.co.uk and Ken Kessler awared our Grove into Bits CD the Album Choice Award for this month and gave us 95% out of 100% in music quality, a very high and rare reward. This is for us the best aknowledgement of our love for the music, this is just a sample of the quality of all our products!
You can buy it online at sts-digital.
Enjoy the music!
In the June issue of Music Emotion on page 33 You can read an article about Blumenhofer, another report of a visit in our company with a different setup this time. I just know that there is this article, I still do not know what it says and I can't wait for reading it. Of course on Dutch. Enjoy it.
Our CD has impressed the international press even faster than expected. In the last issue You can find at page 43 a report about our Groove into Bits project. Enjoy Your reading!! Here You can download the Dutch pdf of the article
Do You remember that in René L. van Es visited us back in November? Here is the post about that visit.
He wrote a very charming article about his experience with the Wiki, and called the article for Music Emotion "in Wiki Wonderland", here is the post about that article and here is the article in Dutch.
But not all of us are able to read Dutch (I'm not able at all), therefore René agreed to translate to English and Michael of Astin Trew agreed to support us with this translation (thank You René and thank You Michael). Here You can read it in English, well it is just the text, without pictures, but it it worth reading. Enjoy.
On the 28th of January, Hartmut Quaschnik paid a visit to our company in Walkertshofen. He wrote a short report on his experience at our place. You can read it in english here. Hartmut mentions that You are invited to visit us during the Munich High End. Please contact us in advance, there is only limited availability.
If You prefer reading the italian version of the article, You can find it here
René L. van Es, freelance journalist of Music Emotion, visited us again with Marco de Wilde of Music2 Audio Import and René Smit of HiFi.nl to have a deep impression of the Genuin FS 2. The chain was composed by Octave HP 500 SE Preamplifier and two MRE130 Power amplifiers. The cables of Cammino and Cammino's Power Harmonizer rounded up the whole system to a fantastic music experience. Soon the report about the event will be published by Music Emotion in the Netherlands. We are looking forward for it.
We received yesterday the article of the report of the visit of René L. van Es, the freelance Journalist who writes for Music Emotion in the Netherlands. They told me it is great the way it is written and the information on our company and the quality of our products is very very positive... ...I'd like to be able to read it: it is written in Dutch.
Stereoplay's chief redactor Holger Bierman has chosen the Genuin FS 1 among the 100 best loudspeaker of the world. "Die 100 beste Lautsprecher der Welt" is the name of the publication, it is a special issue for this season. It is going to be available in the next few days in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Stereoplay was recalling the experience they've had with the Genuin FS 1 at beginning of 2009, when they tested it. You can read the report of 2009 here. You can read the report about the Genuin FS 1 on the special edition at page 92 and 93.
René L. van Es - Freelance Journalist of Music Emotion - has spent the weekend with us in Walkertshofen. With him were Fritz de With, Lars Dam and Cor Kleijn.
We have listened, discussed and drunk a lot of coffee. The Setup was impressive: - Turntable: Acustic Signature Ascona - Tonearm: SME M2-12 - Cartridge: Sound Smith Strain Gage - Cabling: of Cammino Reference Stage Loudspeaker and Reference Interconnect - Amplification: Kanzy KAAM-1000 - Loudspeaker: Wiki, Genuin FS 2, Fun 13
During the days we had as well found some music ideas for the future Blumenhofer Acoustics CD, and I tell You, even if the first CD has not jet come on the market, we are already looking forward for the second. BTW, how do You like the title for the CD (SACD maybe?) "Groove into bits"? It reflects the way we recorded it: mastering directly from the turntable :-) We also had a short taste of the first songs and they sound really "analog".
The discussions were long, the interviews interesting the ideas astonishing. A real brainstorming weekend that will have effects in the near future of the company. In other companies it is called business development, we call it listening for music.
At the end René was overwhelmed by the sound and the music. You will be able to read his impressions in Music Emotion in December. We are looking forward to read the full article!!
On the Netherlands Magazine Music Emotion of November 2011 at page 58-59, You can find an article on Thomas Blumenhofer and Blumenhofer Acoustics. This article is the 13th article of the Audiogoeroes (Audiogurus) series: we are proud to have Blumenhofer included among the real big names of the Audio industry. If You understand Duch, You can download the article here
Excellent report about the Fun 17 on Fedeltà del Suono N°182 in Italy. There it seems that the journalist for the first time after a long time enjoyed listening music instead of a system.... and we got the Tech Award! Here you can download the article in Italian.
We start an advertisement campaign on certain german and international media. This campaign will be based on the theme “Handmade in Germany” and each month will show what it does mean “building High End Loudspeakers”. It will show each month how we work.
First one appeared on Stereo 09/2010 on the 5th of August:
In February Ralph Werner of Fairaudio.de came to visit Blumenhofer Acoustics. After 2 days together he wrote this article here. 6moons.com translated then the article and You can read the english translation here.
After an unexpected meeting in China, we fixed an appointment with Srajan Eban of 6moons. As usual in the last minutes, but right on time we reached Chardonne in Switzerland. Nice situated on the Geneva Lake.
He decided to test the big Fun 20 because: - the Genuin FS 3 had been already tested in some papers - the Fun 17 was not jet burned in
The report has not been positive, and this is luck for the company: we were not yet ready for the international market and its demands, this would have taken us to bigger problems!!! Furthermore the points Srajan focused on have been really good suggestions to improve our products and grow a lot in quality!
I must say something: if you are disappointed reading it, remember, we did our homework and improved and corrected the flaws Srajan appointed. Come and listen yourself!! - we improved the crossover changing one component that eliminated the echo Srajan was talking about (yes there was an echo and yes this was entirely our mistake) - we improved the internal wiring - we had to slightly change the compression chamber of the mid high driver due to a sub-supplier shortage: this lead to an unexpected improvement - we changed the supplier of certain Caps
After these changes Stereo, a leading german magazine has chosen the big Fun 20 to become reference speaker for certain kind of tests. All the customers received the improved version of the big Fun 20.
Wolfram Eifert of Stereoplay wrote in January 2009 a report about 3 sound philosophies, he tested and compared a Martin Logan CLX, a Backes & Müller BM Line 25 and our Genuin FS 1. The report of the Genuin FS 1 is here. Along with the test Thomas has been briefly interviewed.
You can download the complete report of the Genuin FS 1 here.