Munich HIGH END exhibition announced an action-packed program.

Munich HIGH END exhibition announced an action-packed program.

Source: Press Release, Last Accessed: 2018/03/28

This year, visitors to the HIGH END can once again look forward to exciting talks, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, featuring high-caliber speakers, throughout the 2018 exhibition. A small preview of the exciting topics is already unveiled and contains the following:

Music without limits, Room K1b (opposite to Hall 1), on all the exhibition days from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
In what has now become quite a tradition, various accomplished experts in the audio industry, enlisted by Meik Wippermann to participate, put on music demonstrations of exquisite quality. Music of all different styles and in all formats, stereo and multichannel, is made available for visitors’ listening pleasure in closed, 30-minute sessions. The internationally-renowned sound engineers, Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia), Bert van der Wolf (Northstar Recording) and Ronald Prent (Wisseloord Studios) present the results of their audiophile work. No expense was spared in acoustically preparing and equipping presentation room K1b, in order to guarantee enjoyment of the presentations, to the extent this is possible at an exhibition.

Wally Malewicz, Theory and practice: A workshop for optimal adjustment of pickup heads, pickup arms and drives, on all the exhibition days from 2:00pm Hall 2, Stand E04/F07.
The free workshop is held by Wally Malewicz (WAM Engineering, USA), an internationally acclaimed expert when it comes to the adjustment of drives, pick-up arms and pick-up heads. Seeking to achieve the optimal level of precision in music reproduction, this workshop, in addition to offering discussions on theory, will also involve practical demonstrations on exact adjustment of any vinyl playback system. The mystery, mathematics and magic of the perfect setup – Wally Malewicz will cover it all. He will explain and demonstrate with proper adjustment tools all the parameters of the settings to enable visitors to also apply this hands-on knowledge to their own system at home. The seminar will be conducted in English, and an interpreter service (German) will be provided.

Presentations of the High End Society on the Technology State/High End Lecture Series, Room K2A.
The multi-faceted series of presentations on the so-called Technology Stage within the scope of the High End Lecture Series invites visitors to learn and emulate best practices, encompassing the following topics, among others: “Room acoustics and setting up a listening room”, “Music services and streaming in practice” or “The comeback of analog music media formats in the digital age”. The headline items already announced on the presentation agenda promise to deliver exciting content and invaluable tips for all trade fair visitors. An overview of all the topics is expected to be posted from mid-April here.

Workshops with Matthias Bode (editor at the German HiFi-magazine STEREO).
Matthias Bode, offers visitors to the HIGH END 2018 exhibition an informative, exciting and entertaining experience. Using sound samples, Bode vividly illustrates a wide array of topics from the hi-fi realm. The workshops will take place at Saturday, 12th May, and the following scheduled is announced:
11:00am, Room E1124, Atrium 4: Records as a luxury item - 45 RPMs, direct cut, one-step Extraordinary productions using super turntables and horns.
12:00pm, Room D106, Atrium 3: Identical music, played in analog and digital formats Cross-check of high-end turntables and streamers.
2:00pm, Room E125, Atrium 4: How sensitively do devices respond to their setup? The rack can have a dramatic effect on the sound.
3:00pm, Room D105, Atrium 3: Weighing the music and sound benefits of high-res hi-fi Format checks of MP3s on up to 24 bits/192kHz.
4:00pm Room E102, Atrium 4: Exclusive: Virtually listen to turntables in all price categories, the new STEREO Phono Festival Vol. II on a super system.

This year the Munich HIGH END exhibition will take place between 10–13 May 2018 (with the 10th being the trade visitors day, with prior registration only). Opening times: are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (10–12 May) and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (13 May)

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