I have to confess I was growing impatient lately, counting the days left until the opening of the main audio event in northern Germany – Norddeutsche HiFi-Tage. The fact that the city I live in hosts the second biggest audio show in Germany makes me feel lucky, because it is great opportunity, that costs basically nothing, to align one’s expectations and internal reference to what is considered top-notch in terms of audio reproduction nowadays.
The show is over and I am going back home guys. Sitting in a train at Munich central station, that should set off every moment on the way to Hamburg, I am trying to gather my scattered thoughts. It is first time I attempt to write in a train, but it is worth because the trip takes around 6.5 hours which is plenty of time to lose. These three days I spent in Munich during the High End show were rather intense on impressions, some of them were results of planned visits, but some were due to occasional encounters which I am happy to share with you.
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.