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Saturday, May 17, 2014

High End 2014 : The Room


The second day of the High End is over. Here a few impressions of the room which I set up with Bernd Hemmen of PrimaryControl and Wolf von Langa.

The entrance to our room:

Some posters on the back wall:

The speakers and power amps:

The rest of the system:

The line stage:

The phono preamplifier:

The turntable:

A Lyra Atlas cartridge is used, mounted on one of Bernd's beautiful tonearms:

Bernd has a couple more tonearms on display:

This is his top of the line model:

A close up:

Check out this gorgeous finish:

The 211/211 amps:

Another set on display:

This 300B amp also only has been on display so far:

We might hook them up during the remaining two days.

Some more stuff on display:

Some more photos of Wolf's speakers:

Crossover and field coil supplies are hidden in the base:

Check out the detailed finish on those drivers:

Best regards



  1. Superb, Thomas... one of the bunch of rooms playing real music... I enjoyed a LOT the overall sound. Best wishes and success.

  2. Hi!
    What's the black box with the LCDs under the Commonwealth? A version of Nigel's speed controller?


    1. Yes it is a speed controller for the turntable

  3. It's a privilege to have the opportunity to listen to this syst . One of the best of the show. Love the naturalness of the syst

  4. Pretty amazing look those 211 amps! They make a nice pair with Wolf's speakers. Congrats Thomas!.
    Pierre G.

  5. No joke: Best sound of show in my ears. Congratulations to the work of Thomas and Wolf von Langa!

  6. The setup is mentioned in "the absolute sound" http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/jvs-munich-high-end-2014-show-report/?utm_campaign=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-251

  7. I really enjoyed your system a lot. My longest stay has been to your room (and the Silbatone room). And as Stefano said: You played real music and not this strange audiophile stuff lots of companies use.

  8. I can hear this system all the way from Brooklyn!