News about Blumenhofer Acoustics

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