News about Blumenhofer Acoustics
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 :-)
Since longer time we started our cooperation based on the development of certain products to comply with the needs of the American market.
The result is the Tempesta series, complete with Center, Surround and Subwoofers. Still there is some work to do to complete the range, but the product line has born.
The partner of this cooperation was and is Robert Thompson of WSR|Sales.
Now, our new distributor for USA is
6072 Lake Melrose Dr
32829 Orlando FL
Mobile: +1 (407) 491-9116
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
Take a look at page 247, there is something nice about the Wiki.
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.
The Church Santa Maria Assunta in Bibione received a new organ from one beloved member of his community, Rino Benedett.
Then we discovered that Fritz de With from STS-Digital has a spleen for organ music and loves to record organs.
Agreements were made and quite fast the decision was taken.
With the support of the community in Bibione the Church has been able to finance the production of the CD of the inaugural concert of the organ.
The CD is only for internal use of the Church and for the local community. You can contact Don Andrea Vena here if You wish to have more information about it.
Under magistral conduction of Maestro Daniel Roth from Saint Sulpice in Paris, the result and the sound were really moving.
These were the music played
This concert was the opening concert for the Summer organ concert season in Bibione.
The Organ comes from the Francesco Zanin company of Codroipo. The site is still in construction but You can reach them here.
Some data of the organ can be read in this document
To perform the recording Fritz de With used a 4 microphone setup, placing 2 microphones in front of the altar directed to the two wings of the organ plus 2 more microphones about 10 meters behind to be able to generate the ambience of the church and eliminate some of the unavoidable disturbs arising during a live concert.
The microphones from Shoeps were connected to a Nagra VI pro 8-channel recorder. The power supply chain of the electronic involved was from Cammino-HP.
Blumenhofer's involvement? We made the whole possible and our loudspeakers will be used in the post-processing of the recorded tracks to reach the quality needed to realize the CD.
After enjoying the concert in the church, we spent the whole sunday playing the tracks again and again to understand the quality and start a first remixing process to decide the relative levels of the tracks. We were astonished, I've never had the experience of listening for a concert a second time in that quality. It beamed me away into a meditative status: fantastic! I'm looking forward for hearing the CD at my place.
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:
- 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!
- Pluto Audio Turntable
- Van den Hul Canary cartridge
- Octave Phono Module
- Octave Jubilee Preamplifier
- Octave MRE 220 Power Amplifier
- complete Cammino-HP cabling
- Cammino HP Power Harmonisation
- Astin Trew Concord DAC 1 USB
and of course
- Blumenhofer Acoustics Wiki
I think there is nothing left to say. This list answers all the questions.
- Andreas Hoffmann - Octave
- Claudio Trevisanello - Cammino HP
- Fritz de With - STS Digital
- Onno Kivet - Puresound.be
- Conny Englmeier - DJ
- Marco de Wilde - Music2.nl
- Bernd Berling - Klangstube
- Eddy - Pluto
- Micael Osborne - Astin Trew
and of course
- Thomas Blumenhofer
- Andrea Vitali
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.
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 :-)