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Report Audio Show iEAR 2021

Let’s face it: it was a crazy iEAR show this year. The Friday before the event the stricter Corona-measures were announced. Nothing to be done, unfortunately. Fortunately, iEAR and the exhibitors (brands) at the show are flexible enough to still make the best of it. And because of this attitude and commitment the Saturday was […]

Dutch Audio Event – All live streams and podcasts

Alpha Audio was – of course – also present at the Dutch Audio Event. We had set up a live-stream studio in room 83 to do four talk shows on Saturday and a live test with power-cables on Sunday. We can safely conclude that it was a great success. During the streams our room (100m2) […]

Report Audio Show Alkmaar (2020)

It was the time of year again: rain, clouds… and the Dutch Alkmaar Audio Show in the AZ stadium! This year without a roof over the seats outside. But that’s another story. And it should not spoil the fun. Inside it was warm. Except for a few spots. We’re going to do our rounds and […]

ISE 2020

Short report ISE 2020 – Audio

This week is the giga-exhibition ISE in the RAI,. Amsterdam. This year there are also quite a few audio manufacturers. Most clustered in halls 5 and 6. So we walk around to see what you can see and hear in the area of Custom Install

Xfi 2019

Report Xfi Show 2019 – Netherlands

It’s that time of year again: shows! Xfi is traditionally late September. iEAR is approaching… and we’ll save you the list of store shows. That’s what the show diary‘s for. What we are not going to save you, is a report of the Xfi Premium Audio Show 2019. Both Geoffrey Vanhouwaert and Jaap Veenstra are […]


High End Munich 2019 – ATC SCM100 SE

At High End Munich 2019 ATC will have the new SCM100 SE. A large, active floorstander for the critical consumer. The SCM100 SE is in fact an improved, nicer SCM100. We’ll talk to Ben Lilly from ATC to find out more

Overview High End Munich 2019

We would like to have a quick look back at the High End Munich 2019. Yung has already written an article about this big show, but now your editor would like to give his opinion as well. We promise to be brief.

High End Munchen 2019 - Ascendo

High End Munich 2019 – Ascendo

At High End we come across a new brand for the Dutch market: the German brand Ascendo. This loudspeaker manufacturer specializes in high level home cinema. But it is also possible to purchase a stereo setup. We got the Director of Ascendo for the camera: Geoffrey Heinzel

High End Munich 2019 – Estelon Speakers

We talk to Alfred van Estelon about the new Forza and the philosophy of Estelon loudspeakers. Alfred Vassilkov has a rather different approach than many a loudspeaker builder. We’ll show you what’s different on video

DALI Katch One

High End Munich 2019: a taxonomy

For most people, Munich is known as the city of the Oktoberfest, where Bavarian beer is served in 1-litre units in the Biergarten and as the seat of Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW). For about 20,000 people of the homo sapiens subcategory homo audiophilius it is the place where hi-fi and high end rituals are practiced […]