"I drove to the south of Holland with the gear, to let hear a group of people (about 40 during the day) the difference between the ‚standard’ Pluto motor and the special ‚Sonore’ motor. Using the FS2. I am the very.. big tall guy, 10th photo, with the white shirt at the left"
Marco de Wilde of Music2 told me:
"Yesterday they were flabbergasted by the FS2’s. Over a 1000 m3 of room (21 by 10 by 5 meters) and a real full range sound! They keep amasing me..."
The whole setup was based on Sonore AC gear using our Genuin FS 2 as a front end, the patchwork one, and according to the words of Mark and what he is doing in these days, it worked out to be a really successful event!!
Here You can enjoy the few pictures I got
Here You can read the comments in Dutch on the Dutch HiFi Forum
We were playing in Hotel Hotel Scandic Opalen, Room Bohus 1, under the flag of Old School HiFi.
The system was an "old school" system:
- Power Amplifier: McIntosh MC75 Jubilee edition
- Preamplifier: McIntosh C220 60 Years edition
- Source: Turntable McIntosh MT5
- Cartridge: London Decca Special Gold
- Loudspeaker: our new Genuin FS 1 MK 2
- Cabling and Power Treatment from Cammino
The show was great!
Plenty of people interested in what we were making, people appreciating a lot our sound, people enjoying our kind of music and presentation, people spending hours at our booth.
Journalists enthusiastic about the result of our efforts.
Well, I must admit, it has been really convincing and really enjoyable, and honestly sometimes breathtaking for me!!
It made me eager for more. If You are curious, here You can browse the pictures of the show. See You soon in Scandinavia.
On the 10th of September Walter Kircher, an Austrian HiFi-blogger, photograph and Sales Representative, paid us a visit. We had a really enjoyable and quite longer listening section of our products combined with a site visit. There is a real mutual understanding of Music, its meaning for the soul, ways to perform and reproduce it. Well, we will work together for Austria.
Here, You can read Walter's report of the visit, and here You can browse the pictures he made in our company. Enjoy!!
Wolfgang Kemper from HiFi Statement wrote a charming review of the Tempesta 17.
Helmut Baumgartner made wonderful pictures of the Tempesta 17 we sent him.
The whole review was very appealing and able to highlight the quality of the loudspeaker.
Here You can read it in German and following some statements from the article:
- Regardless what I fed to the Tempesta 17, the result was worth an experience
- This Blumenhofer loudspeaker is extremely tight to the live sound event
- The Tempesta 17 is able to present each kind of music and this even at low volume
- My suggestion for demanding music lovers
In the last part of his report from the Munich High End, Peter Breuninger put a video of our room in the show.
In his comments Peter says that there was a beautiful sound, had a lot of crispiness and no coloration.
At the end he apologized for the volume ...well, we should apologize for the volume, not he, but You know, when it sounds good, I tend to increase it more and more :-)
Thanks Peter for Your positive feedback!!
Here the link to AVShowrooms video on Youtube.
And here to the same video on Google+.
We had an amazing listening session with Emiral Audio, a small company from the north of Germany.
While listening we had longer discussion on market chance and cooperation in several areas of the world: expect some surprises!!
It is really well promising.
We tested their 845 based single ended power amplifier with our Genuin FS 1 MK 2 and on the Fun 17. First with the stock tubes and then with some special 845 we had in our showroom and we had great satisfaction in what we have heard.
In the next future we will get to try their phono preamplifier for a critic listening.
Thank You Ralf and Emil for Your visit, see You soon.
If You are curious, here to some pictures.
This page is not intended to be exhaustive, it is just a rough idea and will grow with new pictures arriving (courtesy Burger Holzzentrum) in the next future, and, in case of very special veneers or trees with a special story, there will be some more info, like for the Briccole of this picture here.
The idea beyond this is to add examples pages of loudspeakers made with that particular veneer: You will see a "Indian Apple page" with all the loudspeakers we will build with that veneer. This is just a first important step in a customer support direction.
As I said, finally one step further, more to come :-)
This picture is the Venetian Briccole veneer, a really seldom one shot veneer
On the 28th of June Alta Fedeltà in Calco, near Lecco hosted a very nice event with Blumenhofer.
Here You can read something more about the event. It is written on Italian.
Which Loudspeakers? A Fun 10, a Tempesta 20 and a Genuin FS 2 connected to Octave power amplification.
The Sala Grande room had:
- whole cabling from Cammino-HP
- Power harmonization from Cammino as well
The Sala Nuova room presented:
Needles to say that most people spent most of the time in the Sala Grande.
Well, we hat lots of questions and lot of information share, lot of talks and, in between, I had the chance to sit down and enjoy some music: my impression was that there was no system, that everything disappeared and the music came like a wall with a refinement and a description precise like a diamond cut. It had the presence and the richness of a complete symphonic orchestra. Wow a seldom experience!
Here some pictures of the event.
p.s.: during the event we agreed with Angelo Jasparro for a review of the Genuin FS 2 on his online magazine, Audio-activity
Stereoplay 2014-07 page 11 says: really impressive, the short bass horn which plays astonishingly homogeneous and fine even at low volume.
Fidelity 2014-04 page 62 says: Dynamic like a ride on a cannonball; horns from Blumenhofer and tubes from Allnic combine to a fantastic symbiosis of power and fine spirit
Thank You both for the positive comments!
This time was Martin Mertens who wrote the review of the Tempesta 20. It has come out today on Fairaudio.de.
I've never known Martin personally. So when the Fairaudio told me that he would have performed the listening session and written the review I was surprised.
If they trust him, I shall as well :-)
...and they were right!
Here You can read it, on German.
The reviewer writes that the Tempesta 20...:
- ...belong to that kind of loudspeakers made for listening for Music
- ...focus the happening where it actually plays
- ...its bass comes to the point, fast, sharp and agile
- ...it scratches in combination with a tube amplifier to the Nirvana of High End
Well, who would want more?
The important milestone is the installation and the first tests of the new machine. It is a 5-Axis CNC controlled processing centre. For some it might be small, for us is a big step. This will speed up our production process and improve the quality of our products, giving us at the same time more freedom in terms of forms and ideas and more flexibility in terms of fast response to the needs of the customers.
The machine is an italian Biesse Rover, a leading product from a leading company in CNC based processing centers: we can really talk about cutting-edge technologies :-)
Now we can focus again 100% on our core business: Loudspeakers with cutting-edge musical qualities.
Curious? We are as well! Here more pictures
The first step in the Polish market! If You are curious, here some pictures of the event courtesy of Andreas Wall.
Stolen somewhere... I do not remember from whom, sorry
An optimistic and a pessimistic sales manager have been sent to Africa to sell shoes.
They both send their market assessment back to the main company.
The Optimistic wrote: "Good news: nobody wears shoes here!"
The Pessimistic wrote: "Bad news: nobody wears shoes here!"
We split from VälLjuD and from Exotic Audio. It was a common decision taken together with Henrik and Kim.
Wait and see... we will probably meet again in Göteborg, in September.