We had the chance to meet Mr. Thomas Terrail at the Norddeutsche HiFi Tage 2015 and we agreed to share some experience about our loudspeakers. In the end, the result is this review of our Fun 17.
You can read it on the issue Nr. 93 of Hörerlebnis, a specialized German magazine.
Music2 audio import partecipate to the X-fi 2015 edition:
He is the most ''analogue'' focussed distributor in the Netherlands and he knows something about High-End Audio, Music and how this should be presented.
After years of co-operation with mentors A.J. van den Hul, Mr. ''Pluto Audio'' Eddy Driessen, Thomas Blumenhofer and Octave Audio's Andreas Hofmann we bring you a complete analogue representation using turntables, tube amplifiers and horn-loudspeakers.
The pure and dynamic presentation of music which brought to you has become a reference for many and can be seen as Music2's trademark.
In Room 40 during the X-fi Audio Show 2015 they played Blumenhofer Acoustics, Cammino, Dr. Feickert Analogue, Octave, Ikeda Sound Labs, Koetsu, Pluto Audio, Reed, Sonore AC, van den Hul and many, many more.
The new Octave V80SE has been presented and played the master at the show, here You can enjoy more pictures of the 2 days event.
More than 70 exposer on about 1800 m2, lots of gigs, and much more to enjoy during the days. Hereafter some information in German:
More info here: http://www.vinyl-music.at/
Platte trifft Teller, Klang trifft Bilder, Hörgenuss auf Augenschmaus! Rocker auf Röcke, Djs auf Djanes, HipHopper auf Austropopper, Schellacks auf Feschaks, Damen auf Herren, Junge auf Junggebliebene, …… und alle eint das Faible für Schall und Platten, für Vinyl & Musik!Über 70 internationale Aussteller auf cirka 1.800 Quadratmetern, zahlreiche Live-Acts, ein abwechslungsreiches Rahmenprogramm, unzählige Tonträger, HiFi, Zubehör und ausgewählte Exponate der Sonderschauen "HiFi-Legenden und "50 jahre BEATLES in Österreich" machen die Vienna Vinyl & Music Fair zur Messe für Ihre Ohren. Und irren Sound! "Die Messe für Ihre Ohren und irren Sound" bringt dank ihres einzigartigen Konzeptes Musikliebhaber, Musikschaffende und HiFi-Hersteller zusammen. Die jeweils 3.000 bis 5.000 Besucher erwarten zahlreichen Live-Actts, dj-sets, HiFi vom Feinsten und rund eine halbe Million Tonträger.
We played, but that was not the main point, we played our Genuin FS 2 in an Accustic Arts setup. Crowned by a Dr. Feickert Blackbird turntable.
And there was a second setup, with a Tempesta 17. But for sure it was not an audiophile show, it was all about Music, the way it should be.
The gigs? Well, astonishing, really professionals and amazing music made. For the first time in my life, I enjoyed an hammond, live!!
My opinion? Well, believe me, this show will grow. This show has a really astonishing potential! And we are one important part of it. You will see in 5 years: if the cards are played in the proper way, it is going to become one of the reference show in the German speaking countries!
But if You are curious to see some pictures I took from the current 2015 edition: please check here our gallery
At the Montreux CE Expo 2015, Soundrevolution had a big room, about 70 square meter, and we presented our Genuin FS 2 combined with The Tune from Einstein. The whole power cleaning was based on Cammino their Power Harmonizer to get the system playing at its best.
The opted for analogue music reproduction, but even our CD partners found a good solution for their needs. The sources will be:
- Plattenspieler Thales TTT-Compact including the famous Thales Tonarm
- CD Transport from Audio Tonale
At fist I was surprised by the quantity of strange products at the show: refrigerators, ovens, television sets, even pots and hair blowers.
At first I was not really understanding what was happening: very little public at the show. Then I understood that: it was a dealer show.
Each person entering the room was in fact dealer of some kind of electronic components or home appliances. GREAT!!
We had the time to spend and to discuss with each person coming to our room. I think I've seldom enjoyed such a relaxed and rich fair, seldom in such a beautiful place with such a rich environment (even outside the show area).
If You are curious? Here to our gallery.
At the Beijing HiFi show played our Tempesta 20 connected to an Ottavio EL 48 power amplifier. I've heard this combination somewhere else and was really extraordinary!
Michael Holzinger of Sempre-Audio.at is always astonishing. Not even one day after our news about the Genuin FS 3 MK 2, he is making an analysis on our Genuin product lines. And as usual he is going deep in the matter. Here You can read his article, in German. Enjoy!
I'm looking forward for his article on the Tempesta 17! ;-)
This loudspeakers bears several news, if compared with the one it substitutes:
- Harmonic construction
- 25cm (10") paper woofer based on own development (instead of 20cm-8")
- easy time alignment system on top of the main cabinet
- floor ported bass reflex duct (instead of front)
- own made lacquered HDF horn
It maintains lots of the properties that made the Genuin FS 3 MK 1 a best-seller:
- High efficiency
- flat impedance curve
- tube friendliness
- switchable impedance linearization for the cross over frequencies
For us a really major improvement, worth the while.
Available starting mid of October 2015. Now, the music is up to You!
For a longer time was our best seller and for it we developed the P2F© bass woofer.
There have been 2 versions in the design of this loudspeaker. The first one, when we introduced it back in 2005 and this last one with a more modern foot and a smaller horn cabinet, an improvement made back in 2010. Electrically and soundwise the 2 design issues of the Genuin FS 3 are identical.
Malte Ruhnke, Editor in Chief of Stereoplay, one of the leading german HiFi magazines, decided to personally test our Tempesta 17. Our loudspeaker got an highlight and its sound has been awarded of "absolute Spitzenklasse" absolute top class!
You can enjoy the article in German on page 12 and 13 of Stereoplay 10-2015!
Answer Hatscher, wrote a review of our Fun 13 on HiFi Stars. On page 63, You can read about it in German.
Look for the magazine in selected shops and in the business lounges of Lufthansa all over Europe.
During the Munich High End Michael Lang of Stereo and Uli Appel interviewed me and Volker Bohlmeier from Einstein Audio about the way the things were going and the news from the fair. Here You can watch the interview. Of course in German.
Thanks Volker, the wine was good ;-)
The Audio Art Magazine from Taiwan is publishing a book about Loudspeakers. The translated title is "All about loudspeakers" and our Clara Luna has been included. You can read the information exchanged on page 12 of the book. Here is their news about the book
It was the first experiment, and we have learnt how to improve the quality of the next ones. There will be regularly, probably one every 3-4 months.
You can browse trough some pictures we made here
It has been a long work and it needed the cooperations of several people inside and outside our direct network.
What is it about?
We want to tell how beautiful the Blumenhofer systems can be and therefore we invited some of our customers to submit their systems to be published on our pages.
We want the customers to share their opinion, their history and the reasons that moved them to choose Blumenhofer Acoustics. And we would like to share this feedback with our customers as well.
In the end the whole project became more extensive than expected because new ideas popped into mind each day. Some good, some rejected ;-)
To give to the Dream-Systems the place and the space they deserved, we had to redesign the main landing page and the splash screen. In the start page of blumenhofer we include one random system out of a max of 30.
But in the Dream-Systems we can add as many Dream-systems as we like, because each system submitted by the customer (and accepted by us) receives one page on its own and a position in the main Dream-Systems page. It is about the customers, not about the dealers or distributors: in these pages, the customers are in focus, like in each of our product and development.
The Dream-System page will contains some fixed points:
- the banner on top will be a particular landscape picture of the town where the system is set (at least 1600x535 points)
- there will be a short story about customer and system
- at least 2 pictures showing the system are needed
- Then, depending on the quality and quantity of the pictures submitted there could be a slide show.
For the start there are 4 systems, take a look at them and enjoy:
- Fort 1881 in the Hook of Holland
- Tempesta 17 in Berlin
- Fun 13 in Kölln
- Home Cinema in Munich
If You should feel inspired and would like to share Your Blumenhofer Dream System with us, do not hesitate to contact us!
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