News about Blumenhofer Acoustics
Alexander Aschenbrunner from HiFi Stars spent some times with our Genuin FS 2 and had the chance to enjoy a lot of music. Apparently he will not give the loudspeaker back.
If You are curious about his report, You can read it at page 62-65 on the 34 issue of the magazine or here the pdf of the article in German and here in English
I had the chance to pay a visit to Mr. Aschenbrunner, the journalist writing for HiFi Stars at the Silvia Oelkers Verlag. Mr. Aschenbrunner is a direct person and preferred to have just his system depicted without people.
Despite an article about the Genuin FS 2 is going to be published in the next weeks, we did not talk at all about that: we discussed about music and its reproduction. It was an amazing afternoon that ended in an enjoyable dinner at a local high class restaurant.
Armin Kern, our sales representative in the northern part of Germany, presented nearly our complete product portfolio at the Mitteldeutsche HiFi Tage in Leipzig.
He just told me that the success was amazing and that there will be some follow up in the near future.
Ufff...geschafft, wir haben die Messe erfolgreich beendet und hatten sehr guten Zuspruch! Armin hat wieder mal die Bude gerockt!...Schlagzeuge knallen lassen...Kontrabässe schnurren lassen und so manches musikalisches Highlight an's "Hörorgan" gebracht, einfach Geil! Die Blumis sind und bleiben einfach der Hammer.
Here You can see the few pictures I received.
Likehifi.de invited his readers to have a try to Blumenhofer Acoustics. Here
On the 19th of November, Stefan Wörmer from HiFi Wörmer held an event at his show room in Bispingen. Performing were the Genuin FS 2 on MastersounD electronics with ZeroUno DAC.
This is the statement of Stefan:
Klasse statt Masse!
Alle die mit uns auf Kaperfahrt fahren….so könnte eine Einleitung für die 1. Hausmesse vom „ Hifi Wörmer Der gute Ton“ beginnen…
Keine aalglatten Kisten mit beliebiger Aufschrift waren am 19. und 20. 11. dort zu hören sondern echte Charakterköpfe von Blumenhofer Acoustics die mit Ihren aufgesetzten Hörnern wie Zyklopen aus der Ilias zu entsprungen schienen oder die Monoendstufen von MastersounD die mit ihren intensiv strahlenden 845 Röhren festliche Stimmung verbreiteten.
Im Abendlicht hätte man nach dem 3. Drink auch darauf kommen können, das ein riesiger Wal einen aus der Tiefe des Raumes anvisiert….
Die Zuhörer mit Bärten ( denn nur die kommen bekanntlicherweise mit auf Kaperfahrt) hatten da gut Schmunzeln und genossen die Magie der direkt beheizten Trioden und Hocheffizens Lautsprecher , die in Norddeutschland zum raren Strandgut zählen dürften!
Wer also echte Alternativen sucht zum industriellen Audio Einerlei, setze sein Beiboot zu Wasser und segele nach Bispingen….
Stefan bears a very fine sinn for humor and a very colorful way of expressing the ideas and the concepts. Really enjoyable indeed.
Should You be curious to see some more pictures of the setup in Bispingen, please sail to these pages here
While we were sweating in the halls of the Munich High End, Igor Opassi, from Tafos Audio, enjoyed at the Internautica in Portorose, Slovenia. Even if the public was more interested in other issue, for sure the public was more appealing for a men's eye ;-)
Browse the pictures taken by Igor and You will for sure agree with me. Here.
Even this year we have participate to the SIAV in Shanghai. It was quite a different configuration and it was one of the first time that we played turntables in the far east.
According to the friends participating there, this was a good success!!
Here You can enjoy some pictures of our room at the show.
The Vienna Vinyl and Music Fair is an event based on Music. Lots of Gigs, lots of good chances to buy LPs, CDs and any kind of material to play music. (here some pictures from the organizer)
It is not about tools and gears for reproduction of music. It is about music at all.
In this show we had a special room to make what we like: we played music.
Walter took several pictures of the event, here You can watch them on his web pages or here You can have a look at the ones we have chosen.
The Sweetspot in Stockholm was one of the first trips in the last year that I started with joy, here You can find the page of the show in Stockholm. Although Jan, our distributor, was sick and Marco (our Dutch distributor) and me had to prepare and setup everything.
Well we managed and almost all the people were talking english without problems, therefor we can say that we achieved a good result level.
The setup was amazing:
- Kronzilla stereo power amp, with the big tubes
- Kron preamplifier
- Reed turntable and tonarm
- Van den Hul Canary cartridge
All in all a very sounding system, with an extraordinary look and an extraordinary sex appeal in post industrial design.
My compliments to Maria from OldSchool HiFi to have had these beautiful ideas for the setup: we will copy them :-) and You can have a look at the pictures of the event here
We were at the Guangzhou AV Fair. It was a very demanding trip for all the things we had to discuss and to do.
At the show there were 2 Blumenhofer rooms, both of them playing the Genuin FS 2 both of them with 2A3 tube amplifiers, do You know any other loudspeaker, able to be used with such a thin power amplifier at a show and present himself in the best way?
Here You can see some pictures and if You know the brands…
This was the last event of our 2015. We participated at the Klangbilder 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Room Murray hosted our system and as we supposed at the start of the show, it was a good system:
- Accustic Arts and Trafomatic electronics
- Dr. Feickert Turntable
- Cammino power harmonization and complete cabling
- Symposium Acoustics Racks
- of course, our loudspeakers, the Genuin FS 2
(there was a smaller Tempesta 17 system, but in fact we did not use it that much)
To have more information You can read Walter Kircher's Blog or browse to our picture gallery or trough his picture gallery.
Music2, our distributor for the Benelux participated to the event with a Genuin FS 2. The people and the other people exposing Systems at the show were so amazed that probably Marco will be able to start new cooperations in the Benelux for the future. The names he mentioned were quite good sounding and tradition loaded, the timeframe of these cooperations is quite a short notice. I'm confident and looking forward: these are big successes in an HiFi Show. And these successes demonstrate on the other site the quality of the presentation.
Here to the few pictures provided by our distributor.
That was amazing, such a huge amount of people was not expected: we were ready to relax at the show, but in fact we had a huge amount of contacts that it is unbelievable!
4 Seasons - beautiful ladies came to visit us. In the name of Music and Beauty.
Vienna Vinyl & Music Fair goes Graz, 1. bis 4. Oktober 2015, Grazer Herbstmesse, Halle D (1.400 Quadratmeter)
More than 70 exposer on about 1400 m2, lots of gigs, and much more to enjoy during the days. Hereafter some information in German:
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 1.400 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.
More info here: http://www.vinyl-music.at/
Sir Oliver will also play in Graz:
Here You can read the Blog comments of Walter Kircher: it is worth it and it is in english.
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
And here You can read the Blog comments of Walter Kircher: it is worth it and it is in english
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.