Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage is Germany’s largest HiFi show after Munich High End. It is hosted in Holiday Inn Hotel in Hamburg from 4 to 5 of February. I have never visited such a show before and I was pretty curious to check how some very expensive systems are going to perform and what is possible in terms of audio reproduction.
I have never considered spending money on expensive mains power conditioner or filter, but I did consider using a separate power cord with proper diameter and shielding to connect the audio system with the main fuse box.
The importance of symmetry in terms of equal distance of the loudspeakers from the side walls derives from the fact that what one hear is not just the direct sound of the speakers but also the reflections from the room walls. Especially important are the first wave reflections for they contribute to the spatial quality of the stereo image and its tonal richness.
One of the exceptional recordings I have the pleasure to listen in the recent days is Jake Shimabukuro’s latest concert release Live in Japan. This record marks my first encounter with the Japanese American ukulele player born in 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii. I had never took ukulele instrument seriously before I listened to that album.
Over the weekend I decided to swap the places of my audio system and listening sofa just to check out how it will affect the sound. I was concerned with the lack of enough space between the speakers, but It was just impossible to further increase the distance between speakers without entering the door boundaries. The task was to keep the room functions intact so that the door is passable.