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We discontinue the big Fun 17

This was the first loudspeaker we realized with a real bass horn. With bass compression chamber.
Introduced back in 2009, now it is time to discontinue it.
It is a small loudspeaker with astonishing sound qualities. I know several people, who would not even think about changing it, not even for the bigger ones: they have become addicted to the bass horn!
Should You wish to have more information about it, You can find them here in Blumenhofer History.

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The painted big Fun 17 - a unique piece of art

Chengdu International Acustic Exibition

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Tony participated to the Chengdu International Exhibition with our big Fun 17. Things are changing for us in China… soon more news about it!
Here our picture library

The hand painted big Fun 17 Loudspeaker

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During the show in Veldhoven 2012 we meet René Visker, a painter from the group of the Ritsart Gallery in Maassluis, The Netherlands.
René speciality are realistic painting and we were all quite astonished about the way and the quality of his work. After this meeting we decided to cooperate with them.
Curious about the result, here some more pictures… more will come.

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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Recordstore Day in Düren

In Düren, at the Record-store, there have been an event focused on music. They concentrated on vinyl (if I understood correctly) and have chosen our loudspeakers to present their music.
It is a very charming compliment.

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Review of the big Fun 17 on Stereoplay 06/2012 online available

Straight before the Munich High End 2012 Wolfram Eifert tested our big Fun 17.
That article is a really good description of what our loudspeaker is able to do.

By chance I found the online version of the article some minutes ago. Here You can read it.
That article was a comparison between 3 horn loudspeaker following 3 different operating principles. Here You can find the whole comparison.

You can read it on Stereoplay 06/2012 on page 38 as well.

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We participate to the Stereoplay, Audio and Video magazine Leserwahl contest

This year we participate to the Leserwahl of one of the main german Audio publisher.
You can reach the Stereoplay Leserwahl here

We participate in 2 products categories:
- our Fun 17 in the category "Standboxen bis 5.000€"
- our big Fun 17 in the category "Standboxen bis 10.000€"

Go there and give us Your vote!!
You might even win a Blumenhofer Fun 13 :-)

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Review of the big Fun 17 on Stereoplay 06/2012

Straight before the Munich High End 2012 Wolfram Eifert tested our big Fun 17.
That article is a really good description of what our loudspeaker is able to do.

You can read it on Stereoplay 06/2012 on page 38 or here online as comparison test or here as single test

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The Show 2012 in Las Vegas

Parallel to the CES, in the Flamingo Hotel there was T.H.E. Show. An HiFi show in Las Vegas, open to the whole public, not only professional, but private people as well. Tom Hills asked us to use our Loudspeakers to present his new line of power amplifiers. We appreciated his appreciation and borrowed him the big Fun 17 and the Fun 13. He was really astonished by the sonic quality of booth loudspeakers and did not want to believe the quantity of bass that the small Fun 13 has been able to deliver. I'm sorry I did not spend that much time at T.H.E. Show. It would have been worth it!!

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Westdeutsche HiFi Tage in Bonn 2011

We have been present at the Westdeutsche HiFi Tage in Bonn.

Jürgen Fuchs of
HiFi Studio Fuchs presented our Loudspeakers.
The show has been a real success of public with over 2000 people visiting the show.
In my humble opinion, this is what music needs to find back its place in the houses of the people: the place it deservs.

I asked Jürgen a statement about the event. These are his words:

am Samstag haben Grandinote Shinai und Celio die Fun 17 auf Touren gebracht.
Sonntag haben eine Trigon Phonovorstufe und ein Mastersound 300B / PSE die Musik übernommen.
An beiden Tagen spielte ein
Rui Borges UNO Plattenspieler mit Reed 2A Tonarm und Phase Tech 3G Tonabnehmersystem. Die Verkabelung stammte von dolphin audio.
Die Veranstaltung wurde von ca. 3000 interessierten Musikliebhabern besucht. Das Interesse verteilte sich gleichmäßig auf Plattenspieler, Elektronik und Lautsprecher.
Insgesamt wurde jedoch immer wieder die Homogenität der angeschlossenen Musikgeräte hervorgehoben.
Resultat: One of the best sounds of the show!!!
Also eine Wiederholung der Meinungen vom
Analog Forum in Krefeld von vor drei Wochen.

here the english translation:

on saturday Grandinote Shinai and Celio powered the big Fun 17
Sunday a MastersounD 300B/PSE and a Trigon Phono-preamplifier took over.
On both days the
Rui Borges UNO turntable with REED 2A Tonearm and Phase Tech 3G cartridge. Cables from Dolphin Audio.
About 3000 people have been present at the show and the interest has been distributed between turntable, electronic and loudspeakers.
Always has been appreciated the homogeneity of the whole chain. This lead to the common statement of the public 'Best sound of the show'!!!
Again, the same opinion and feedback coming from the
analog audio forum in Krefeld 3 weeks ago.


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Analog Audio Forum in Krefeld 2011

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This year our participation to the Analog Audio Forum has been really relaxing. The hard part was before and after: there were 4 rooms playing Blumenhofer Acoustics:
- Room 'Ausdauer' - the organizer's room used a Gran Gioia for its presentation and seminars. The final amplification was a Grandinote Prestigio and the cabling was as well made in Italy by Cammino
- Room 'Königsregel' - was Einstein Audio and Blumenhofer official Room, played a big Fun 17
- Room 119 - was Peter Steinfad's Room. The setup of the frankfurter hörgesellschaft was based on Musica from Japan and Crayon Audio from Austria, played a big Fun 17
- Room 122 - was Jürgen Fuchs from HiFi Studio Fuchs the setup was based on Mastersound, Rui Borges Turntable, Grandinote Phono Preamplifier, played a big Fun 17

I'm really satisfied with the result our rooms achieved during the show.
I have to say a great thank You to the whole organization team and the really kind people working for the Music in its original form.

At the end of the Show, Eric from Essen won a Pair of Blumenhofer Acoustics Satellite PC Loudspeakers and Marion from Oberhausen one set of DynAris by Aktyna.

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Renaming the Fun 17 into big Fun 17

The only change is in the name.

The Fun 17 today became the big Fun 17. No other changes in the project, but the name.
Why this?
We introduced a new speaker, the Fun 13 that has a back loaded bass horn and no horn for the tweeter...
The big Fun 17 has a back loaded bass horn with a compression driver as tweeter, a big difference

Review of the big Fun 17 on Fedeltà del Suono 182

Excellent report about the Fun 17 on Fedeltà del Suono N°182 in Italy. There it seems that the journalist for the first time after a long time enjoyed listening music instead of a system.... and we got the Tech Award!

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Here you can download the article in Italian.


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Gran Galà dell'alta Fedeltà - Padova 2011

Even this year it came to us. More a surprise than planned played our Fun 17 in Padova at the Gran Galà dell’alta Fedeltà. Organized by Giulio Cesare Ricci (www.fone.it) becomes the Gran Gala a permanent place in the Italian cultural live.

The Fun 17 has been presented by Da Pieve HiFi and Arem HiFi of the Homevision group. The presentation met the taste of the public and the response have been positive.

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Norddeutsche HiFi Tage 2011

Norddeutsche HiFi Tage - 5.-6. Februar 2011 - Holyday Inn Hamburg

We participate to the Norddeutsche HiFi Tage in Hamburg and they have been the most relaxing days in the last months. After 2 days of Music we still did not have enough of it :-)
The chain playing was composed by:
- Einstein CD Player - The Source
- Einstein Power Amplifier - The Absolute Tune
- Blumenhofer Acoustics - Fun 17
- Einstein Cables
- Rack Andrea&Volker special construction for the Norddeutsche HiFi Tage

Here to the official web pages.

We received some days ago a mail from one of the visitors of the exposition, I translate it here below... I do not need to say more, this is the biggest satisfaction for me.

Dear ladies and gentlemen,
With biggest surprise and genuine astonishment among the present people, I truly enjoyed your presentation with my brother in law on saturday evening! In our ramble trough the corridors he suddenly said “there plays a live band!” (no joke) and disappeared in direction of Blumenhofer/Einstein... that was the hammer!
[...omissis...]
Tree times we came back to the room because it made Fun to enjoy each kind of music that way.
[...omissis...]

Randolph Xxxxxx


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Event at Musikkammer in Willich 2010

From the 19th until the 21st November at the Musikkammer you can visit an event in Willich (Germany).
In the focus there will be products of Axiss Europe and the product portfolio of the Sweden "Harmony Design". The speaker will be Blumenhofer-Acoustics Fun 17 and Genuin FS 4.2.
The accessories of SRM Design will be available as well as opportunity to buy new and used LPs.
Infos: 02154/888 99 58 - webmaster@musikkammer.de - www.musikkammer.de


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Analog Audio Forum in Krefeld 2010

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It was a long weekend: on the first day we made the setup until 2:00 in the morning and this after a long trip. The people and their warmth payed us off: our presentations, each with its own personality, convinced. - Room Erfolg: Jürgen Fuchs and Uwe Trabert presented a setup consisting of MastersounD preamplifier and 300B mono blocks connected to a big Fun 20. Their source was the turntable of Roi Borges from Portugal. - Room Begeisterung: Volker Bohlmeier has been able to create a special atmosphere and his blues and his warm music let the people stay in the room for longer than usual. - Conference room of the AAA (Analog Audio Association): unexpected. On Friday, short before the beginning of the show, the setup was not yet decided... good chance I had a Fun 17 with me, the people of the AAA decided to use it. In the conference room have been lectured lot of information and examples about music, recording and sound. The room was usually really quite full! Thanks a lot to the whole organising team and to Rainer Bergmann for the perfect event.
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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.

Review of the big Fun 17 on Stereo 08/2010

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Our Fun 17 has been tested on Stereo. The report is worth reading: have Fun!!

You can read the Measurement report here
Here you can read the Review
The Loudspeaker has ben rated excellent!

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Review of the big Fun 17 on ON-TopAudio.fr

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Pierre Stemmelin of ON-TopAudio.fr had a private audition of the Fun 17 at Full High End in Yerres. Here you can read his mind and here you can download the pdf of the article.

Event at HiFi Studio Wachtberg

Jürgen Fuchs and Uwe Traber of Hifi Studio Wachtberg in 53340 Meckenheim invite on the 06th and 07th March 2010 from 11.00 until 18.00 to a musical get together.
New products from Basso Continuo, Cabasse, Diapason, Mastersound, Sonos and Blumenhofer Acoustics. We are looking forward for your participation, please confirm 02225-9996446 and wachtberg-hifi@web.de.

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Rein Analog Event at Audiovideum in Nürnberg 2010

- Power Amplifier Mastersound
- Loudspeakers Fun 17 and big Fun 20
- Source: pure Vinil

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Workshop at Loftsound, Arnsberg

At Loftsound, our speakers did not play at their best. Sometimes it happens, but come back at Loftsound and you will enjoy them the way it belongs :-)

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Guangzhou HiFi Show 2009

It is always nice and fruitful to pay a visit to our friends in far east and like last year we had an appointment to the Guangzhou exhibition. The show has been very big with lot of show rooms and plenty of goods. I think that more than 5 floor of the hotel were full of people loving HiFi.
I have to tell you what happened:
Mr. Miura San, Managing Director of Air Tight Japan, came to our boot and was so pleased by the sound of our speakers in our room that he asked to test them on his system in his room. We brought them to Air Tight's room and connected them to the ATM-2001S driven by the ATE-2001. He enjoyed and we did as well. It was only a pity that the room had a terrible acoustics for the basses...
The second amazing event was when During a walk trough the exposition, I've heard the italian song "Bella Ciao" performed by an enchanting female voice playing in a corner on a 250W Mark Levinson power amplifier.

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Review of the big Fun 17 on Image HiFi

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Cai Brockmann of image hifi had for a short time our Fun 17 at home. Here can you download his opinion. A nice story.

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High End Audio Video Show, Athens 2009

Sometimes business trips are not only business trips. Athens was one of those.
In Room 336, Stelios presented the winning Fun 17 paired to a DPS from Willy Bauer, ZYX cartridge and pre phono stage, Mactone power amplifier. Gorgeous sound, nice people and enjoyable food: this was Greece for us.

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Salon Haute Fidélité, Paris 2009

We played the big Fun 20, the Fun 17 and the Mini on the floors of the Marriott rive gauche. It has been a nice experience and a great sound.
Electronics by MastersounD and Grandinote
After the show I had the chance to visit some parts of Paris: it was cold.
Thanks to Panayotis.

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Top Audio, Milano 2009

This year the Top Audio has been a real success, we had a lot of time to look around :-)
Vexo: Giampaolo and Carlo used our Genuin FS 3 and presented their new preamplifier and a 2A3 Amplifier
Mastersound: Lorenzo used our big Fun 20 with his 845 Evolution
Sutra: Boris and Stefano played on a Fun 17 with their Digital power amplifier
Grandinote: Max showed his Prestigio on a big Fun 20 and on a Satellite Mini
I think this demonstrates that our speakers are really versatile :-)

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Munich High End 2009

Our first international exposition together with Peter Schmitz and Leben. The people appreciated our booth and even more our sound... we learnt a lot: next time we will make better, I promise you ;-)

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Gran Gala dell'alta Fedeltà - Livorno 2009

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At Gran Gala dell'alta Fedeltà in Livorno (Italy), organized by Giulio Cesare Ricci under the patronage of Renzo Arbore, Dimitri, our italian distributor, had a lot of fun 17 sound. Enjoy the video and the song of Renzo Arbore.

...see the video of our booth...

Milano High End 2009

The first show with Dimitri of MadForMusic as first dealer for Blumenhofer in Italy.
At this show we presented the Fun 17: it has been a really amazing experience, we received a really good welcome from all of them, and we enjoyed it.
The Heineken beer has been a fable ;-)
and the sound far far better than we expected!!

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Do you want to have Fun? We introduce the big Fun 17 and the big Fun 20

Do you want to have Fun? We made it for you.
The Fun 17 and the big Fun 20 have born.

They convince for the natural sound and the perfect matching speed and coherence between the 2 speakers.
They use innovative concepts for the horn and several kinds of new materials in the construction of the components.

An horn speaker for the mid high coupled with a bass horn speaker in a folded construction:

Have Fun!!

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