Author: Key Kim

Munich High End 2023 Key Kim Report Page 4

June 15, 2023

Absolare/Rockport Technologies/Metronome Kalista/Nagra The Absolare room sounded very striking. It was always crowded. The Rockport Orion speakers were singing driven by the Absolare Hybrid Altius mono amplifiers (120,000/pair), plus the Absolare Eternum preamplifier (85,000) uses [Read More]

Munich High End 2023 key Kim Report Page 3

June 15, 2023

  Thrax Audio/Hemingway Audio The first room I visited was by Rumen Artaski of Thrax Audio. There I was happy to see Mr. Jung of Hemingway Audio. Together they created a fabulous-sounding room. Artaski showcased [Read More]

Munich High End 2023 key Kim Report

June 15, 2023

Once again, the High-End Munich 2023, Europe’s biggest and most renowned audio trade show from May 18th to 21st, was spectacular! I was like a big kid in a candy store, and I wouldn’t have [Read More]

Canary Audio M350 monoblocks by Key Kim

March 1, 2021

I’ve reviewed many tube amplifiers from SET to Push-Pull in the past several years using various types of output tubes. I’ve reviewed everything from the legendary Audio Note Kondo Ongaku amplifier to a more approachable [Read More]

Aurorasound VIDA Supreme phono preamplifier

May 22, 2020

In August 2015, I reviewed the excellent sounding Aurorasound VIDA (Vinyl Disk Amplifier) phono preamplifier from Aurorasound. It is their first product, and more importantly, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. The VIDA is [Read More]

Von Gaylord Audio Nirvana Mono amplifier and Harmony preamp by Key Kim

February 25, 2020

Munich’s High-End show, the best two-channel, speciality audio event I know of, has grown so large that it’s no surprise that you won’t see a favorite exhibitor. For example, I had no clue that Von [Read More]

Hemingway Audio Z-Core Beta series cables

December 14, 2019

It was an eye opening experience when I had to personally discover what the Hemingway Audio cables sounded like. Reviews here at ST date back over 10 years ago so while our a few writers [Read More]

Audio Valve Challenger 115/180 monoblocks

August 16, 2019

Audio Valve is a high-end audio company located in Kassel, Germany. Founded by Helmut Becker, who developed a passion for tube technology early in his life which led to lifelong love affair with tube technology. [Read More]

High End 2019c

June 12, 2019

Stein Music Holger Stein of Stein Music showcased his massive TopLine Bob XL and subwoofers ($290,000/pair); the partially horn-loaded, open-baffle (midrange and tweeter) features twenty drivers with a separate column of subwoofers (eight 18’s per [Read More]

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