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Live VS Analog - Ritsart

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It must have been a nice event at RITSART In Maassluis: Live Music, Art, Recordings and reproduction of the recordings. Amazing. The only thing I can suggest is to have a look at the pictures of the event, and if You understand Dutch, You are in advantage to me. Here our dedicated page.

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Idler Drive - Dutch Analogue Forum

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Lots of friends there discussing about Analogue and listening for exceptional pieces of music on old style sources: Tapes, Turntables and so on.
You can have more information about the event here
And here our news for the event.

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HiFi Nationaal Leeuwarden

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In Leeuwarden, Holland, there the Nationaal HiFi Multimedia Event. Our distributor Music2.nl participated.
Here You can access the Facebook page event for the more up to date information.

Small set-up this time, but very nice sound!
Also introduction of the new Octave V110 SE with adjustable damping factor!
The most beautiful part is to have a turntable matching the loudspeakers. It is something that only the cooperation between us and Dr. Feickert can deliver! Playing it is a Woodpecker.

Here You can have a few more pictures

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X-Fi Veldhoven - a crowded event

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The easiest thing is to quote our distributor, Marco, the owner of Music2.nl

The Setup? Feickert Blackbird, Jelco, Zyx, Octave Jubilees, BH Gran Gioia's... More or less my idea of the best possible set-up you can imagine...
Statements? We were told about 100 times:
- "absolutely the best sound if the show"
- "finally a set-up that sounds as it should be"
We had about 4000 visitors in total, think they all came to our room and, well, it was SO crowded in the room that it became almost impossible to do a demo at all!!
It is true... 105m2 and sometimes having over 100 people in...


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This was 10 minutes after the show started...

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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Blumenhofer in TV at Audio21

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Iluxcontent, filmed a short movie at Audio21 in the Netherlands. They tell me that it is quite entertaining… for those who speak Dutch. It is about the good things for the men. The things that make life sweeter and worth the living. It took the whole day to film, but Mark van Braam seems to be done for the show. Take a look at it 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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Report about the Audio 21 event

René L. van Es wrote a report about the event for the 40 Years Pluto at Audio 21. He spend quite some nice words about our loudspeakers... for those who understand Dutch, here is the article ;-)

He says about the Genuin FS 2:
Some time ago I had the FS2 at home for a review and rated them highly. For less than 15.000 Euro a pair they are yours and I do promise you that you will enjoy your music collection over a long period and you won’t cherish further wishes
 
And about the Gran Gioia:
Of a to me well known recording from Holly Cole the tracks "Be Careful It’s My Heart" and "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries" belong to my personal favorites of the LP version. With the Gran Gioia the playback is fast and wide open. Very transparent but not to an unattractive analytical level. As soon as more instruments join the piano the created harmony justifies the price level of this system.


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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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Review of the Tempesta 17 on HiFi Platform.eu

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On HiFi Platform.eu at this link appeared the first review of the Tempesta 17. According to some people able to read Duch it is a really positive one. Enjoy Your reading!!

Beauty Contest at Audio-Life in Buren - Netherlands

Here you find some pictures of the show at Audio-Life last week, this was the kick off of the "Tour of Beauty", a series of shows with Einstein-Audio products for the introduction of the "Tune" the new power amplifier. All this with the help of Blumenhofer and Dr. Feickert!

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Warm up Your Soul with Blumenhofer today at Audio 21 in Wapenveld

Look familiar? With this event we want to welcome AUDIO21 in Wapenveld as new Blumenhofer Acoustics Dealer in his area, it was (and still is) very crowded.
A familiar ambient and a really professional support from Mark van Braam, near there a very cosy Bed and Breakfast to be able to enjoy Your own listening section until late at night and the whole day after.
Here some pictures of the event.

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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

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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Puresound.be Report on Blumenhofer

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The online magazine Puresound.be released a report about a visit to our company during the Munich High End 2013. Here You can read it… in Dutch

Listening session: Sonore AC, Netherlands



Incredible the content of these wooden boxes. I've never heard these kind of power amplifier playing this way. Cock and Arnold from Sonore AC explained us the concept and the ideas behind them and it was really astonishing to understand the deepness of the know how involved and the technical solution adopted to pursue the philosophy behind them trough and trough.
It is always good to learn something.

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Review of Groove into Bits Vol. 2 from Puresound.be

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Onno Kiviet pubblished on his puresound.be webpage the review of Groove into Bits Vol. 2. Here You can read it in Dutch.

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Event at RitsArt

After the cooperation in the X-Fi Show in Veldhoven, last fall, Marco and Rits decided to make another event together directly in the venues of RitsArt in Maassluis in the Netherlands. During the Event René Visker started to paint the big Fun 17, as Blumenhofer unique editions
Here You can read some more in German.

The setup was composed by:
- Blumenhofer Acoustics Gioia
- Einstein integrated Power Amplifier
- Dr. Feickert Blackbird

They told me that the acoustics was not the best. But the Ambient has been exceptional.

p.s.: all pictures © Peter Vellekoop 2013

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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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"Battle of the Best!" Event in Amsterdam at A10 Audio

Alex Loth organized at A10 Audio an event, where our Gran Gioia played on an Octave Jubilee system. They tell me that it was astonishing good. I'll hear it next week ;-)

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Visit at STS Digital

On the 30ies of January Thomas and Andrea, after a long trip paid a visit to Fritz de With of STS-Digital. We had a longer music session with several kind of music. We forgot how good the Genuin FS 1 is playing, when it is really burned in. Really good!

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X-Fi Veldhoven HiFi show 2012

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On the 29th and 30ies of Sepember we have participated to the X-Fi audio Show in Veldhoven. What to say?

Our best compliments to Marco of Music2, for the fantastic organization, and the wonderful setup. Take Your time to take a look at the pictures, they present our products in an astonishing good way.

The setup:
- Blumenhofer Acoustics Gioia, a new borne in the Blumenhofer family. Soon there will be more information in the web page
- Octave HP 500SE as preamplifier
- Octave MRE V220 mono amps with Super Black Box
- Octave Phono Modul
- Acoustics Signature Thunder turntable
- SME V Tonearm
- Van den Hul Canari phono cartridge, specially made for Music2
- Cammino-HP Power Harmonizer
- complete Cammino-HP cabling
- Acoustics measures from NoiseBusters

We knew it would have played really good, but it was astonishing, it overwhelmed our expectations. Much much more.
The impression was to listen for a real orchestra, complete with all its elements and power. You can not believe what I mean if You do not hear it Yourself.
Take a look at the pictures, it is worth it… meanwhile, we will wait for the portrait of the setup, a painting by René Visker of the Ritsart Gallery in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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HiFi Event of Audio an Zee in Den Helder on the 16th June 2012

This was the second show of Audio aan Zee in Den Helder. It was all about Blumenhofer, Audio Block and van den Leur amplifiers.

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Blumenhofer Acoustics Revisited on Music Emotion June 2012

In the June issue of Music Emotion on page 33 You can read an article about Blumenhofer, another report of a visit in our company with a different setup this time. I just know that there is this article, I still do not know what it says and I can't wait for reading it. Of course on Dutch. Enjoy it.

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Event at Novus Audio in Kampen

On the 26th of Mai, there has been an event at Novus Audio in Kampen. A brand new Genuin FS 3 was playing on an Audio Block chain. Thank You Bernd for supporting our brand!

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Report about Groove into Bits Vol. 1 Blumenhofer Acoustics CD on Music Emotion of May 2012

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Our CD has impressed the international press even faster than expected. In the last issue You can find at page 43 a report about our Groove into Bits project. Enjoy Your reading!! Here You can download the Dutch pdf of the article

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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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Report about Blumenhofer and the Wiki on Music Emotion - Wiki Wonderland - René L. van Es

We received yesterday the article of the report of the visit of René L. van Es, the freelance Journalist who writes for Music Emotion in the Netherlands.
They told me it is great the way it is written and the information on our company and the quality of our products is very very positive...
...I'd like to be able to read it: it is written in Dutch.
Here can be read online

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Millionaire Fair in Amsterdam 2011

Marco of Music2.nl presented our Gran Gioia at the Milionaire Show in Amsterdam. The rest of the chain has been composed by a Loit CD Player, a Kanzy Power Amplifier and Cammino Cables. It has been a lot of work (for Marco) but it was worth it.

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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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Audiogurus: Article on Music Emotion for November 2011 about Blumenhofer

On the Netherlands Magazine Music Emotion of November 2011 at page 58-59, You can find an article on Thomas Blumenhofer and Blumenhofer Acoustics.
This article is the 13th article of the Audiogoeroes (Audiogurus) series: we are proud to have Blumenhofer included among the real big names of the Audio industry. If You understand Duch, You can download the article here


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AV-NU Audio Show in Utrecht 2011

STS-Digital has been present at the show, and as I asked Fritz his impressions, he gave me his enthusiastic statement:
We flabbergasted every visitor of the AV-NU show with a sound that, we think, they never heard before: it was music. They never experienced reproduced music in a way that Blumenhofer presented at the show.

Lots of interests and lot of pictures have been taken... the biggest surprise of the public was that that "small" speaker (Genuin FS 3) has been able to have such a big volume impact and quality.

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Workshop of STS Digital

Our partner Fritz de With of STS Digital is starting to cooperate with Marco de Wilde of Music2 Audio Import in the Netherlands to promote our brand...
...I tell You, wait and You will see great news coming from this cooperation :-)

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Listening session and Visit at STS-Digital

What a music, what a sound, what a perfect reproduction...
...I have spent some really beautiful and enjoyable hours at the remastering studios of STS-Digital in Amersfoort in the Netherlands.

The system was composed by the top of the Marantz SACD and Power Amplifier production connected with the top of the van den Hul and Siltech cables. Of course the speakers were ours, the Genuin FS 1.

Some days after Fritz sent me an e-mail, here I quote one of the sentences, I must admitt this filled me with joy:
 
It is difficult to describe my feeling of pure emotion. When I listen to your exceptional audio product, there is only one thing that came up; this is the genuin thing.

Fritz gave me a short lesson on some interesting points concerning music and audio editing, wow, now I can understand something more about music and the way it can be enhanced to give more emotions and feeling.

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Event at the AZ footbalstadium in Alkmaar 2011

I’ll not write too much, I only forward you the words of Marco De Wilde, our distributor for the Netherlands.

First of all, the show. We were asked (on a very short notice) to help out the manufacturer of Kanzy for this show with the best loudspeakers and source that we could think of, well, you know what we used.

A quick explanation about the set-up:
Kanzy Kaam-1000 integrated amp (€59.800,=),
Loit Passeri cd-player (€25.000,=),
Heavens Gate cabling (€12.500,=).
• Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS 1

All together very expensive, but also very, very good! Mostly heard commentary: Absolute best sound of the show! And this while others used much more expensive setup!

This show was organized by one of the leading dealers in the Netherlands (called
Studio Alkmaar) and took place on the 19th and 20th of February at the AZ footbalstadium in Alkmaar. As I already mentioned, 9 out of 10 visitors told us we had the absolute best sound of the show, in the next copy of Music and Emotion magazine we will get the official Award for this!

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ACF Audio Analogue and Tube Audio Show

Located in 8 diffrent rooms you found the highlights for Dutch Analogue and Tube gear.

Blumenhofer’s Fun 17 and Genuin FS 3 played with Leben amps and Accuphase cd-players

This took place on the 1st and 2nd of october 2010 at the Edisonstraat 12, 3261LD  Oud-Beijerland the Netherlands.
                        
It was a mixture show between 10 distributors showing their gear in crossed configurations and great cooperation. The Blumenhofers act great with Leben this was his first choise of the organiser. Since he also is a dealer of Verity loudspeakers and my Octave amps are the only tube amps with enough power for this speakers Marco, our distributor for the Netherlands, agreed with him.

Music2 Audio Import is our new Distributor for Holland

After a meeting in Kampen and some more mail exchange Marco de Wilde joined our distribution chain.
You can find him here: info (at) music2.nl

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