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Review of the Tempesta 17 on HiFiStatement.net

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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

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AVShowrooms published the video of our room at the Munich High End 2014

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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+.

Listening Session with Emiral Audio

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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.

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Short report on the event in Calco from Angelo Jasparro - Audio Activity


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Angelo Jasparro (here in English), a well known and famous italian HiFi Journalist, leads Audio Activity, an Italian online magazine, since several years.
He paid us a visit during the Event in Lecco last week and wrote a short report. Here You can read it in Italian... on a dedicated page ;-)

The Veneer Option Page is online

Finally it will be easier to perform Your choice of the surface of Your unique loudspeaker: we found a way to implement the page for the veneers You could put on a Blumenhofer loudspeaker.
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 :-)

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This picture is the Venetian Briccole veneer, a really seldom one shot veneer

"Real High Efficiency" event in Calco near Lecco, Italy


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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.

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p.s.: during the event we agreed with Angelo Jasparro for a review of the Genuin FS 2 on his online magazine, Audio-activity

Worth mentioning: Stereoplay and Fidelity say

Both Fidelity and Stereoplay mentioned our stand at the Munich High End.

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!

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Review of the Tempesta 20 on Fairaudio.de

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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?

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Finally setup and running - The new machine

This project took us more than an year of planing and study. We had to build a complete new production house, that at the same time is our store and will have one space for a very special listening room: our reference Blumenhofer Cinema. But for the Cinema will take some more months.

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

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Audiofil Show in Wrocław, Poland

In Radisson Blu Hotel, our Genuin FS 2 played on a Wall Audio System in the boundary of an Audiofil event. According to Andreas Wall, the manufacturer of the electronics components, the components fit together in a fantastic way!!
The first step in the Polish market! If You are curious, here some pictures of the event courtesy of Andreas Wall.

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New way in Scandinavia

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!"

Stolen somewhere... I do not remember from whom, sorry

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.

Munich High End 2014

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What an event. Tons of people, lot of contacts, huge interest. Bigger than ever. Gives confidence!
Here a little story about our experience at the show:

This is a panorama of our room, here You can enjoy more pictures, and here You can see the pictures made by Peter

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The setup was impressive:
- Our concept loudspeaker, an horn loaded open baffle with bass flow stream (soon more info in a dedicated web page)

Power Amplification from Allnic Audio an astonishing brand from Corea
- Phono Preamplifier H-5000DHT
- Line Preamplifier L-5000DHT
- Power Amplifier A-10.000DHT

Digital Source from Metronome Technologies specialized in CD players, transports and DACs from France
- DA Converter C-8
- CD Transport Calypso

Analog source from Pluto Audio, a highly exclusive turntable manufacturer from Holland, on the market since about 40 years
- 10A Reference Special with new Motor design from Sonore AC, 9A Special MKII tonearm with a special designed Cammino HP tonearm cable

Cabling from High Fidelity Cable from Texas, USA
- Interconnect and Loudspeaker Cables, the top for the moment

Power handling from Cammino-HP, a small but growing company from Italy:
- H3.1 Power Harmonizer
- Several power cables
- Turntable tonearm cable

All in all I do not dare to count together the cost of the shown system and I honestly enjoyed it day by day more: it had each day development that brought it more and more in the direction of music.
- Thursday we started
- Friday we moved the loudspeakers
- Saturday we swapped cartridge to an AirTight Supreme Gold
- Sunday was the time of the Anna MC Cartridge of Ortofon

There was lot of people until the latest ours of the Sunday, our room was nearly constantly filled and we hardly come to visit the rest of the show.
The feedback of the public was enthusiastic and opened the way to further developments.

Sunday evening was a pity to dismantle the system and conclude the show... but now it is time to collect the results. See You in the Munich High End 2015!

We introduce the Genuin FS 1 MK 2

We started our adventure in the High End business back in 2004 with the Genuin FS 1. After 10 years it is time to upgrade it and go in the next step. We introduce the Genuin FS 1 MK 2. The base concept is the same like in the original product. We still have a 16" woofer with a 2" horn for the mid high range. The difference is in the bass reflex tuning, it is directed to the floor instead of the front. It is a different woofer and the cabinet does have a bigger volume without increasing too much the dimensions. The cabinet concept bases on the harmonic principle successfully introduced with the Genuin FS 2. More information and pictures will be added to the web page soon.

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Dry Run Munich High End 2014

We met here in Walkertshofen Eddy from Pluto Audio, Peter from Allnic in Germany, Claudio from Cammino and had some discussion and work to perfectly tune up our system for the Munich High End 2014. We are now satisfied with the sound and pleased by the result... we are sure You will be thrilled too!!

More pictures will be available after the Munich High End ;-)
More pictures available since the 16th of Mai 2014 here!!

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Shanghai High End HiFi Show 2014

It is a fix appointment with our sales Representative in China. I do not need to stress the big contrasts we meet every time we are there. This time was as usual astonishing. Huge amount of people visiting us and spending time in our stand. I hope that You enjoyed it, if You have been there!! We did.
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