Author: Key Kim

Munich High End 2019c

June 4, 2019

High End 2019: The Key Kim Report

June 3, 2019

Once again, the world’s biggest and most important two-channel, high-end audio show was spectacular and incredibly, it’s still growing.   Impressively, this year’s High-End there were 551 exhibitors from 42 countries (+3.8% compared to 2018). In [Read More]

Munich High End 2019b

June 3, 2019

Gobel/Engstrom/Kronos/Wadax   The Gobel room was set up beautifully with their own room treatment acoustic panels.  The enormous Gobel Devine Noblesse ($195,000), three-way (two 12” long-throw woofers, two 8” bending wave midrange, and one AMT [Read More]

Munich High End 2019a

June 3, 2019

Franck Tchang of Acoustic International debuted his new loudspeaker from Advantages Audio Paris, The Cesar ($14,500/pair; optional super tweeter at $1,000 for magnesium and $7,000 for diamond).  I would’ve loved to hear them but The [Read More]

Munich High End 2019

June 3, 2019

Once again, the world’s biggest and most important two-channel, high-end audio show was spectacular and incredibly, it’s still growing.   Impressively, this year’s High-End there were 551 exhibitors from 42 countries (+3.8% compared to 2018). In [Read More]

CH Precision C1 DAC and D1 SACD/CD Transport

August 2, 2018

The CH Precision C1, D1, and X1 is the one of the most expensive and sophisticated digital component setups I’ve explored and reviewed thus far in my audio travels. CH Precision is a Swiss-based company [Read More]

Hemingway Audio Ultimate Signature cables

April 30, 2018

  It was on the last day at the 2015 High End show, held in Munich, where I got to know Hemingway Audio; a company that hails from my home of South Korea. Sunday, the [Read More]

High End 2017: Key Kim Report Page 3

June 7, 2017

CEC/Amplifon Audio     CEC debuted new prototype electrostatic loudspeakers ($13,500).  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get much information except that it’s a electrostatic closed-in cabinet design. It simply sounded fabulous.  Overall, the sound was [Read More]

High End 2017: Key Kim Report Page 2

June 7, 2017

Goebel/CH Precision     CH Precision electronics and Kronos Audio featuring the Goebel High End Epoque Reference loudspeakers was an excellent sounding room. I’ve listened to Epoque Reference loudspeakers on a few occasions with different [Read More]

High End 2017: Key Kim Report

June 7, 2017

Munich High End 2017. The world’s biggest and most popular high-end audio trade show happened once again. And once again it was wonderfully exciting.  This year’s exquisite demos and products from all over the world [Read More]

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