The world’s biggest audio show took place this month, and PTA writer and all-around traveler audiophile Marc Phillips was there to capture all the sights and sounds from Munich, Germany. The HIGHEND Munich 2023 show pulls a lot of weight as a B-to-B centerpoint for the industry, but consumer displays and active listening sessions heartily exist among the hundreds of on site audio setups.
Marc joins this week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast and gives everyone the download on what happened at the big audio event. He shares his favorite highlights, overall impressions and best sounds of the show (still no AC, but much better temps!)
The Occasional Podcast is launching into their 9th season. Previous episodes include coverage of AXPONA 2023, interviews with Sean Casey of Zu Audio, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including Michael Fremer and Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best of Show, another interesting conversation about the History Of The BBC’s LS3/5a Loudspeaker, A Beginner’s Guide To Tube Amplifiers and A View From The Booth: Reference Systems, Accuracy & Why Audiophiles Love Jazz So Much: including rare interview with the late audio legend engineer Al Schmitt. The finale from season 5 includes the yearly “best of awards” and you can also find episodes covering British HiFi, Subwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Season 4 highlights include Joseph Audio, Pro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside the latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available as well. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction.
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