Munich High End 2022 and dispense with it

The biggest and smoothest hi-fi show on the calendar, the Munich High End, ends its four-day run for 2022 this afternoon. It’s the first time the event has taken place since 2019; This year with more than 500 exhibitors. This show is so extensive that first-time attendees arriving with the intention of “seeing it all” are quick to adjust their expectations. It’s well worth the trip for those who want the latest home audio equipment: many major manufacturers advertise their biggest products in Munich. In person, the clever professionalism of high-end show and open-air galleries make it one of only two public facing hi-fi events that make me proud to be an audiophile. (The other is Warsaw AV).

Helping members of the press like you really did put show reporting together more easily this year two Trade days (instead of one day). A second, snag-free day, combined with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, turned out to be a less crowded Friday than I’ve seen in previous years, but the 30°C weather resulted in some uncomfortable conditions under the MOC glass roof, especially in the afternoon.

Regular readers know I didn’t originally plan to attend this year’s Munich event. The numbers of Covid cases are still very high in Germany, and the Bavarian government recently dropped its authorization to use a mask. The 4.5 hour train journey from Berlin to Munich made a light work of changing my mind at the last minute.

Fear of missing out (FOMO) has triumphed over fear of COVID: the mask affixed to my face would reduce the risk of infection and I would only attend for the two trading days (instead of the four). Both proved to be voice calls. By my estimation, only 5% of high-end attendees for 2022 wore face masks; A low percentage that made many Americans I spoke with anxious about going home. Only a negative test would put them on the return trip.

Munich’s upscale organizer Stefan Driskarf

With adversity being the mother of invention, I’ve decided not to cover High End 2022 in the usual way. YouTube Copyright Scanner for Music Capture Anywhere in a video clip – even in the background – that would jeopardize the continued publication of that video. And the traffic generated by this site is now too big for her Recently revised Vimeo business model. Vimeo is no longer interested in being an independent YouTuber.

The ascent to the plate was in 2022 Instagram As Darko’s 36,000 followers will see Voice updates on my MOC tours, first as cover photo shoots for the models and then as a pair of one-minute reels that recap each day. The result of the (moving) image playback was that the Canon mirrorless camera could stay in Berlin and everything could be filmed in Munich on the Google Pixel 6 smartphone:

Day 1:

the second day:

Instagram (and these pages) are still a few of the manufacturer’s videos. This podcast reviewer will then attempt to sew a red thread through everything I saw during this year’s event. This more eclectic approach to showing coverage allowed me more time in the auditorium to talk to people, some of whom I had not seen since the pandemic that led to real-world events like High-End to the curb. I also had a brighter conversation with showrunner Stefan Driskarf (pictured above) to whom I admitted that I’m not a fan of Stephen Wilson’s music but I A.m followers of religions podcast years album Which he makes with Tim Bowness.

Chatting with exhibitors and press friends also means walking close to the many listening rooms that wrap around Atrias 3 and 4, and this is where exhibitors focus on the active display of their merchandise at the expense of everything else. Here, meaningful conversations that go beyond the usual small talk are extremely rare. Perhaps not coincidentally, these same rooms are where many of the more expensive esoteric brands are displayed for which direct contact with the buying public is critical to a high-price, low-volume sales model.

I found myself much more content in the large open halls downstairs where negative performances dominate, listening to cockpit booths drop and chin-wagging returns to the top of the agenda. This allows for more informal conversations with exhibitors that often show important information that their official announcements often miss.

Make no mistake: while hi-fi shows like Munich High-End suffer a bit in the spirit of the typical train enthusiast of the hotel events that punctuate the hi-fi show calendar, they don’t reveal much the new People to the world of hi-fi as Instagram cover of the same. This begs the question: Should I start Darko.Audio TikTok?

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