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Review of the Genuin FS 2 on HiFi Stars

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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

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Visit at HiFi Stars Mr. Aschenbrunner

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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.

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Mitteldeutsche HiFi Tage

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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.


Matthias' statement:

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

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Event at HiFi Wörmer - Bispingen

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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….
Fortsetzung folgt!


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

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Internautica Portorose

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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.

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SIAV Shanghai

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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.

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Vienna Vinyl Extra

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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.

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Sweetspot Stockholm

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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

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Guangzhou HiFi Show

Things are developing for us in China in a flabbergasting fashion. I'll summarize the events in another post of the news of Blumenhofer. A dedicated one.

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…

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Klangbilder Show in Vienna - Austria

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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.

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New Music High End Show Brussels

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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.

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Graz Vinyl & Music Fair

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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/
http://www.vinyl-music.at/vienna-vinyl-music-fair-goes-graz/
http://www.grazerherbstmesse.at/grazerherbstmesse.at/2015/de/_index%20HM15.php

Sir Oliver will also play in Graz:
http://sir-oliver.com/index.php?lang=ger&page=livedates&selected_month=10

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Here You can read the Blog comments of Walter Kircher: it is worth it and it is in english.

Veldhoven - Holland - X-Fi Show 2015




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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.

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Vienna Vinyl & Music Fair




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More than 70 exposer on about 1800 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 1.800 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.

More info here: http://www.vinyl-music.at/

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

Montreux CE Show 2015

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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.

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Refreshing

Pakrac Multipak Exhibition

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Walter Kircher, our sales representative for Austria attended the Pakrac Multipak 2015 Exhibition.
It was not expected such a kind of exposition and it was really entertaining. I was personally not there, I was still recovering from the Munich High End.

The Setup?
- Accustic Arts electronics
- Symposium Acoustics Racks
- Chisto Cables
- Genuin FS 2

Here You can see the pictures I've chosen out of the official picture library of Walter Kircher

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Prague HiFi Show

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We were really surprised by the dimension of this show.
It was the first show after 2 or 3 years of pause in the Czech Republic and they started anew with a bang! There were all the big names of HiFi, there were really plenty of rooms full with all the strange stuff You find at an HiFi show and there were several rooms playing good music!

Our system was composed by:
- Accustic Arts Integrated amplifier
- Accustic Arts CD Player
- Dr. Feickert Turntable
- Cammino Power Harmonizer
- Chisto cables
- of course our Genuin FS 2

The enthusiasm of the public was involving. The music was playing. We had a Genuin Fun!
The most amazing thing: there we met by surprise some good friends, Lorenzo from MastersounD
Here to the Blog entry of Walter Kircher about the Prague HiFi Show
Here You can visit our Picture Gallery

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Left: Lorenzo Sanavio from MastersounD;
Right: Andrea Vitali

Event at Pawlak Essen

There was an event at Pawlak in Essen, after talks with Armin they told me it overreached each expectation, for both matters: people and meeting expectation in terms of musicality.
Here You can see some pictures: they promised to make some better ones next time :)

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Event at Musicanova in Nürnberg

Harald Pensel from MuSiCa NoVa presented a combination of Blumenhofer Loudspeakers playing with MuSiCa NoVa power amplifiers and Scheu Analog source.
My idea was to be there myself as well. The told me that I should have been there: it was worth it.


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Event at Sambs Hifi - Linz, Austria

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Walter Kircher, our sales representative for Austria, supported the presentation of our products in Linz at Sambs HiFi.
Michael Holzinger from Sempre Audio attended the event himself and in the near future will publish a short review of the event.
During the show we agreed on a test of the Tempesta 17.

This is the setup:
·         Accustic Arts inklusive kompletter Referenz Elektronik natürlich
·         our Genuin FS 2 Lautsprecher
·         Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird Plattenspieler, mit Reed 3P Tonarm und Lyra Kleos System
·         Symposium Acoustics Rack, Basen und Rollerblocks
·         Cammino Power Harmonizer
·         Chisto Das klang Vintage-DNA Kabel

From the pictures, the system looked gorgeous and from the tales, it played every nice and emotional, able to transfer a really nice sense of music.

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Walter Kircher published a long review of the event with the complete list of the equipment utilized. You can read it here
Here You can browse some pictures on our pages, and here You can browse the official photo Album of the event on Walter Kircher's pages.

Review of the Genuin FS 2 on Audio-Activity.com

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2015 starts well: Angelo Jasparro of Audio-Activity published a nice review of our Genuin FS 2. Both in Italian and in English at the same time, as proof of great Professionalism.
In the interesting browsing trough music Angelo says about the Genuin:

- The Nutcracker by Tchaikovski, Kirov Orchestra, directed by Valery Gergiev (Philips) […] The violent finale of the “Intrada” of the “Pas de Deux” is reproduced with ease by the Blumenhofers. This is something that does not happen with the majority of the hi-fi components that we have in our houses!

- These loudspeakers, despite the horns, are able to disappear and let the scene to music.

- […] this is a device produced with care by someone that is not just an assembler […]

The Audio Traveler Report on the Athens HiFi Show

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The Audio Traveler wrote some comments on some of the rooms of the Athens HiFi Show.
Our room was one of the chosen ones. Here You can read his opinion.
PANAGIOTIS KARAVITIS appreciated the qualities of the system:

I heard Ella Fitzgerald singing “Black Coffee” with a vibrant and clear voice like few other times.
The 12” woofer provided all the bass one would want for a moderate room.

Guangzhou AV and HiFi Show 2014

Be welcome to visit our picture gallery here
Probably this year we will open new chances and future for the presence of our brand in China.
One thing I can state: it was an hard trip, but it was worth it.


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High End Audio Video Show, Athens 2014

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After some years of absence the Athens Audio and Video show is back on stage.
The show was good, lot of dealers, good quality visitors on the Saturday.
On Sunday there were new people coming, people who were new to the HiFi world: good chances to start up again.

The Genuin FS 2 was playing with Leben, Kondo and DPS Turntable.

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Report from the Swiss High End 2014 in Zürich

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We were there, and we had fun!!
We changed everything and in the end everything was even better than last year. What shall I write, the best sign of success is seeing people staying in the room long time and... something I take with me? A customer brought a CD of the Toccata and Fugue of Bach, the classic organ piece. This time I plaid loud and in the end I had such a fantastic feeling of satisfaction and completeness that I only seldom remember. That was music!

The power amplification: Octave V70SE with integrated in the Power Amplifier
Analog source: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker with Tonearm from Jelco and Lyra Delos Cartridge
Digital source: CD Transport from Audio Tonale with DAC from Hegel

Of course the whole cabling from Cammino including the power harmonizer.
If You wish to have a short view of what we did, take a look at the pictures here

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Vinylfuif - the party on vinyl at Audio21 in Wapvenweld

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These are the Words of Mark van Braam of Audio 21:

"The 12th October, Audio21 in Wapenveld NL held their vinyl-party. In three listening rooms, three sets, the first Gran Gioia with the new preamp of Sonore AC, in the second the FS2 ‘patchwork’ which is probably the most special pair of the world, also with the amps of Sonore AC. The third listening room was filled with the fun13, amp of Pathos Acoustics. And of course vinyl was always the source; Pluto and Dr. Feickert were ‘singing’. Outside in a tent, the local vinyl store showed their new stock. About 150 people came to this charming event, in the most charming hifi-shop of the Netherlands. Next year, the first weekend of may, the second edition of the ‘Vinylfuif’. The word ‘fuif’ is difficult to translate… an other word for ‘party’ which was used in the 80’s."


Here to the picture gallery

Sonore and Pluto Demonstration

Mark van Braam of Audio 21 told me:

"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

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"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

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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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.
==> to the gallery

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Private HiFi United - Home Vision dealer Event

On the 14th April, we participated together with Octave to a private dealer and distributor event in Bologna. Our italian distributor invited us to participate to his yearly meeting. There we had the possibility to share informations about our products. It was a really challenging event. As usual the look of the Genuin FS 2 polarized, but it is a great hint that we can do whatever veneer Your customer may wish.

The chain playing was composed as follows:
- 40 years old Technics turntable in Blumenhofer Acoustics plint
- Octave Phonomodule
- Octave HP 500 SE preamplifier
- Octave MRE 220 mono amplifier
- Exposure CD Player
- and our Genuin FS 2

Only on static display there were:
- Octave V 70 SE
- Mini in Pear look
- Tempesta 17 bookshelf in indian apple tree
- one sample of in wall loudspeakers

Well... I know that it can play much better, but it was great!!
==> to the gallery

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40 years of Pluto turntables at Audio 21

When I asked Marco, the distributor from the Netherlands, he was enthusiastic about the results of the show at Audio 21. Following are, more or less, his words:

The show went great! Lots of visitors, great sound, even AJ (van den Hul) participated personally. René van Es took the pictures (now in the gallery) and will write a show report of the day.
It was the first show ever worldwide with 4 Pluto turntables. We played with the Gran Gioia's and the Genuin FS 2's and for the first time with a complete van den Hul amplification set-up!
All the Plutos played with the new Crimson cartridge from van den Hul.

You can read a report on the event written by René van Es on the pages of Puresound.be page

Set-up 1: Gran Gioia with Pluto 10A turntable, 9a tonearm (Cammino wired) and vdH Crimson card, VdH Grail SB (Holy Grail) phono preamp. Pluto 12a turntable, Reed 2A tonearm, vdH Crimson card and vdH Grail phono preamp, vdH Emerald pre- and Excalibur mono power amplifiers, vdH 3T cabling.
Gioias in a static setup with Pathos amplifier and a Pluto 12A carbon turntable.
Living room setup: Pluto 12 A carbon Cobra with Pluto 6 A tonearm, vdH Crimson card, Sonore AC pre and poweramplifiers, vdH Grail phono preamp and Blumenhofer FS2 loudspeakers.

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Audio Spring Time - Rotterdam


In Rotterdam Music2 presented, as usual a huge setup in 2 rooms.
One room with Sonore AC and the Gran Gioia another with an Octave system and a Genuin FS 2.

The press was enthusiastic:
- Sonore AC  is a new and innovative Dutch company. The combination of the Sonore amps with the Blumenhofer Gran Gioia's and the  breathtaking Pluto Audio 10A turntable was really from the highest class! Even with only 3 days of burned inn loudspeakers I cannot believe it can be better than this. Absolutely amazing...
- When I arrived at the top-floor I could not believe what I was hearing.  When closing my eyes I was listening to a live performance: High End at the Highest level!

Here some pictures of the show

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News on ReMusic about the Event at Spinelli

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ReMusic wrote a short notice about the Blumenhofer-Cammino-Yamaha event at Spinelli in Milano. Here You can read it in Italian

Event at Musicanova in Nürnberg

During the weekend MuSiCa NoVa from Nürnberg presented a combination of our loudspeakers with their electronics.
Chef Harald Pensel, played a chain based on our
Genuin FS 2 combined with a Scheu Analog complete turntable.
All the material presented was made in Germany.
For sure people participating had their wishes fulfilled.
Here some pictures of the event.

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Norddeutsche HiFi Tage 2014

For the 5th time in a row this is a permanent appointment in our show participation and we never regret being on that show. This year it was even better than last year. In my feeling the participation of the public was even more than last year.
What to tell that I haven't already told?
This time I did not have the chance to make even one step outside of our room and spent the whole day talking with people visiting the show and spending lot of time in our room.
...even if really tough it has been very good!!

This was the setup, simpler than last year, but for this not less performing:

- Einstein Power Amplifier - The Amp
- Einstein CD Player - The Source
- Cammino H 3.1 Power Harmonizer
- The Rack was our way... If You are curious, take a look at the gallery ;-)

- Blumenhofer Acoustics Lautsprecher - Genuin FS 2

Thank You and thank the whole Bramsfeld team for the wonderful organization. Here the link to the HiFi Tage pages.
Thanks to Clemens and Martin of Sound & Vision (our dealer in Hamburg) for the outstanding support.
Looking forward for 2015! It is going to be the 10th anniversary of the show and our 6th participation: the organization promised big things for next year!
Here some pictures of the show.

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© This Photo made by Cai Brockman from Fidelity

Yamaha and Blumenhofer at Spinelli in Milano

This was the second part of a twin weekend event.
On the first weekend there was EAR and Blumenhofer and this weekend we played at Spinelli with a source and power amplification of Yamaha. They were the top stereo products the A-S3000 and the CD-S3000. The products were top and the sound matched the quality of the products used.
The whole cabling and power treatment, as usual in our events was completely Cammino.
Some of the people present the week before have come again to enjoy the difference and better understand the quality of the material involved in the presentation. They were not disappointed. The character of the 2 kind of amplification was clearly recognizable.

For me it has been a really successful weekend!! Here the Gallery of the pictures


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EAR Yoshino and Blumenhofer at Spinelli HiFi in Milano

At Spinelli we made a presentation with our Genuin FS 2 and EAR Yoshino source and power amplification. Of course cabling and power treatment by Cammino.
Lot of people coming appreciated the quality of the reproduction and some of them spent there several hours to enjoy music in a way they only could appreciated in concerts.

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Guangzhou HiFi Show 2013

The Blumenhofer presence at the 2013 HiFi show in Guangzhou was really extended. Our products have been shown off in 3 Rooms.
During the show a professional recording engineer came to our room and made some demonstration about his recordings. There was a singer and himself was playing a flute.
After that he did not move any further: this was the room that was demonstrating best how near can be a reproduction match the original sound... barely a difference.
Enjoy the pictures!! in our gallery.

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Burning music at the HiFi Schmiede

At the HiFi Schmiede, in Ettlingen, Germany, we had a very nice surprise. We had more than twice as much participants as expected.
The HiFi Schmiede is situated in an idillic village not far from Karlsruhe, in the south west of Germany. In the ancient time there was a smith, an important one for the region. If You visit the store, other than real good music and ambient, You find remainings of this older use of the area.
The focus was music, and lots has been played. The original idea was to have 20 minutes music and then 40 minutes discussions. In the end there was music from the beginning to the end and always again one question in between.

The whole system was composed by:
- Lindemann 825 CD Player
- Rega RP8 Turntable with Quezo cartridge
- Octave Phonomodule
- Octave V110 Power amplifier
- Genuin FS 2
- Cammino cabling and power supply

With these components and with the fantastic LP collection of Mr. Baumer, it is useless to say how good it has been. If You are even just a little bit curious, You can check the pictures on our gallery here

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Vedere per credere, sentire per immaginare

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Lots of first times this time in Palermo.
First time in Palermo, the first impression was great.
First time Sony 4k projection presentation, wow gorgeous
First time…
…first time appeared a Blumenhofer product (and myself) in TV.
Here, You can see the reportage of this interview on YouTube.
Here, You can see the reportage directly embedded in the news. Scroll to 23rd minutes and soon after will start the interview.

All of this happened at Pick-Up HiFi, a 47 years old HiFi institution in Palermo, founded from Father Cefalù which Vincenzo e Fabio are continuing with love and engagement. Here extensive information about the event, in Italian

Besides that, which is only a small part of the huge amount of surprises we enjoyed, there were dozens of beautiful people and beautiful opportunity during the 2 days. Stay tuned to read the review of a listening section on AVMagazine.
The affluence of public has been enthusiastic and the people were really fit on music listening, able to appreciate the quality and ready to give good hints. We had lots of nice talks. If You have the impression that the pictures are of empty rooms, it is because we took them late in the evening when we had already spent all of our strengths
Thank You Vincenzo, Fabio, Carlo for making this possible. See You soon!!

If I made You curious, You can visit Pick-Up HiFi and/or take a look at our gallery of the event

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Swiss High End 2013 in Zürich

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This was our first participation to the Zürich High End 2013 and I must say it was a really positive surprise. Blumenhofer is in Switzerland an already well known and estimated brand and the public knew what they were looking for. Really enjoyable. Sound Revolution, our distributor for Switzerland has been able to make a very astonishing setup in that room.

The system was composed by:
- Gato Audio CD Player from Denmark
- Hegel Music System DAC with integrated Preamplifier from Norway
- Sauermann Audio Power Amplifier from Germany
- Wireworld and Cammino cabling from USA and Italy
- Cammino H3.1 Power Harmonizer from Italy
- and of course our Genuin FS 2

I must say, it made music and the public liked it really a lot, the comments of the people going out of the room were really cheering and pleased me and the team exposing in Zürich.
Then the spectacular atmosphere created by the artistic tapestry and the very pleasant environment completed the charm. It was a long work, but it was worth it.
A big thank You to André and Gerd for making this possible.
If I made You a bit curious, here You can find the picture gallery.
And here the list of products presented.

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Review of the Genuin FS 2 on The-Ear.net

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The-Ear.net published today the review of the Genuin FS 2 written by René van Es and already published on Puresound.be (here). You can enjoy the reading in English here

Review of the Genuin FS 2 on Puresound.be

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Pureaudio.be pubblished today the review of the Genuin FS 2 written by René van Es. You can enjoy the reading in Dutch here

The Audio review of the Genuin FS 2 is now online

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Our review on Audio has now ben published online. Here You can read it in German

X-Fi Veldhoven HiFi show 2013

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Even this year Marco de Wilde of Music2 presented an astonishing show in Veldhoven.
There have been 3 rooms with Blumenhofer Acoustics loudspeakers for a total of 5 systems playing.

Here You can enjoy a picture gallery of the systems playing.
Main rooms with Blumenhofer were:
- Music2 played a Genuin FS 2, a Tempesta 17 Surround set and a Tempesta 20
- STS Digital played a Genuin FS 1 and a Fun 17
- Sonore AC played a Gran Gioia

Like last year the atmosphere was really enthusiastic and during the show lot of people showed their interest for our products.

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A10 Audio Amsterdam - Streaming lessons

At A10, Alex Loth, has chosen our Genuin FS 2 for his demonstration about streaming systems. If You want to read a little bit more, feel free to find more news here

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Review of the Genuin FS 2 on Audio

Wolfram Eifert of Audio tested our Genuin FS 2 on the 08/13.
He was enthusiastic!

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Shanghai HiFi Expo 2013

The German Chamber of Commerce supported the German industry in the participation to the Shanghai High End Show 2013, they gave us an extraordinary logistic support and a big opportunity to present our products in Shanghai.
It was a long time that we did not go to China and we appreciated the opportunity.

In the end there were 3 rooms playing Blumenhofer Loudspeakers:
- the room of the German chamber of commerce playing a Fun 10 and a Tempesta 17 on the 3rd day
- our room with a Genuin FS 2
- the room of Mr. Amari with the Genuin FS 3 he purchased some years ago

what to say, we are small player, but apparently well appreciated :-)

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Analogue Extrema Rotterdam 2013

Marco our distributor surpassed himself.
He organized the show with an exceptional presence of our brand: our loudspeakers were present in 3 rooms.

In one room there was:
- Genuin FS 1
- in a setup with 4 Turntables from Pluto and Acoustics Signature
- 4 Phono preamplifiers from Einstein, van den Hul, Octave and Monk Audio
- and the Octave V110 with a (silver) black box.
- 2 H3.1 Power Harmonizer from Cammino

a really impressive setup.
On the sunday, in this room have been recorded and replayed a live concert of Case Mayfield. It was astonishing to have the artist sitting there and the music playing 1 to 1 and hardly notice a difference between the live and the playback performance.

The second room had:
- Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS 2
- Einstein integrated amplifier
- Einstein Phono Preamplifier
- Dr. Feickert Blackbird

The third room showed:
- Blumenhofer Acoustics big Fun 20
- Hans Acoustics Turntables

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"horns n'tubes" event at MuSiCa NoVa in Nürnberg

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Das Finale Furioso. Thomas Blumenhofer aus dem schönen Walkertshofen im Allgäu baut anerkannterweise mit die besten Hornlautsprecher in Deutschland. Seit geraumer Zeit gibt's sogar durchaus preiswerte Böxchen für den Hörnchen-Einsteiger. Wir spielen sowohl die Einstiegsdrogen als auch die großen Teile für fortgeschrittene Freaks. Die Elektronik ist von mir. MuSiCa NoVa halt, Röhre pur, kompromisslos und dennoch bezahlbar. Als Zuspieler dient zum einen der CD-Player ProMetheuS, ebenfalls aus meiner Manufaktur. Zum anderen kommt ein Plattenspieler von dem angesehenen Berliner Spezialisten Scheu Analog zum Einsatz. Somit können wir glatt sagen: Alles deutsche Wertarbeit.

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Norddeutsche HiFi Tage 2013

What to tell about the Norddeutsche HiFi Tage.
It is one of the most appealing consumer HiFi shows in Germany and like in the last 4 years we had our chance to expose there.
This time it was not intended to be minimalistic it was a really huge system and played really good music.
The groove was there, the energy pushed us to the wall and the wish to increase the volume was there, but we had to spare the ears of our visitors.
The visitors came… and forgot to leave the room. At certain moments it was that full that we were not able to move.

We had a Genuin(e) good sound. This was the setup:

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Einstein Vorstufe - The Tube
- Einstein Endstufe - The Poweramp
- Einstein CD Player - The Source
- Einstein Phono Preamplifier - The Turntable's Choice
- Pluto Audio Plattenspieler
- Van den Hul Tonabnehmer
- Cammino H 3.1 Power Harmonizer
- Klangstube Phono Rack

- Blumenhofer Acoustics Lautsprecher - Genuin FS 2

And if You are curious to see some pictures, they are
here in our Gallery.
Thank You and thank the whole Bramsfeld team for the wonderful organization.
Here the link to the HiFi Tage pages.
See You in 2014!

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Review of the Genuin FS 2 on Fairaudio.de

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A very nice review of our Genuin FS 2 has come out today on Fairaudio.de.

Here You can read it, on German.
The reviewer writes:
- 'one of the best loudspeaker I've ever tested'
- 'that authentic is rare'
- …

Enjoy!!

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We just received the short version of the report, You can download it here

Visit of René L. van Es - Listening session on the Genuin FS 2

René L. van Es, freelance journalist of Music Emotion, visited us again with Marco de Wilde of Music2 Audio Import and René Smit of HiFi.nl to have a deep impression of the Genuin FS 2. The chain was composed by Octave HP 500 SE Preamplifier and two MRE130 Power amplifiers. The cables of Cammino and Cammino's Power Harmonizer rounded up the whole system to a fantastic music experience. Soon the report about the event will be published by Music Emotion in the Netherlands. We are looking forward for it.

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CES 2012 in Las Vegas

After 36 hours of travel Andrea arrived in Las Vegas. This was only the beginning. The CES is the most important international HiFi show on the world. But only for professionals. Journalists, Distributors, Dealers, Manufacturer and all the people working in the electronic industry are allowed to participate to this event at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Rarely was our room not full and not visited. The contacts have been several and well promising. The cooperation with Grandinote, Astin Trew, Cammino and Acoustics Signature has been fruitful. The results will be fruitful as well.

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Visit of René L. van Es - Freelance Journalist of Music Emotion

René L. van Es - Freelance Journalist of Music Emotion - has spent the weekend with us in Walkertshofen.
With him were Fritz de With, Lars Dam and Cor Kleijn.

We have listened, discussed and drunk a lot of coffee.
The Setup was impressive:
- Turntable: Acustic Signature Ascona
- Tonearm: SME M2-12
- Cartridge: Sound Smith Strain Gage
- Cabling: of Cammino Reference Stage Loudspeaker and Reference Interconnect
- Amplification: Kanzy KAAM-1000
- Loudspeaker: Wiki, Genuin FS 2, Fun 13

During the days we had as well found some music ideas for the future Blumenhofer Acoustics CD, and I tell You, even if the first CD has not jet come on the market, we are already looking forward for the second. BTW, how do You like the title for the CD (SACD maybe?) "Groove into bits"? It reflects the way we recorded it: mastering directly from the turntable :-) We also had a short taste of the first songs and they sound really "analog".

The discussions were long, the interviews interesting the ideas astonishing. A real brainstorming weekend that will have effects in the near future of the company. In other companies it is called business development, we call it listening for music.

At the end René was overwhelmed by the sound and the music. You will be able to read his impressions in Music Emotion in December. We are looking forward to read the full article!!

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Retro event in Walkertshofen

We had our vintage event in Walkertshofen.

Two systems were playing,
- one with an vintage Thorens turntable and a vintage 2250B Marantz receiver playing our new Fun 13 loudspeaker
- one with a Technics SP-15 and a Marantz nineteen (19) receiver playing our new Genuin FS 2 loudspeaker

The only modern components were our speakers,

Well, we all agreed, with modern loudspeaker technology older systems are able to deliver better performance than lot of new systems on the market.
Coffee and cheese were a roundup to the music enjoyment.

We will have another retro evening on the 10th of December. Feel free to come and participate.

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We introduce the Genuin FS 2

Who would have thought? After several attempts we have it. It costed 3 different attempts to finally get the Genuin FS 2 ready.

It is a standard horn loudspeaker with floor ported bass reflex system. A 30cm woofer that surprises for speed and extension.
Come and enjoy it. It is worth it.

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Taipei Hi Fi Show 2011

We had the chance to participate to the Taipei HiFi Show. For that occasion we used our Genuin FS 2, with a LOIT Passeri CD Player.
Several people told us, our has been the best sound of the Show

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