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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Live from Munich : High End 2016, Part 5 - Silbatone System


Silbatone got their system up and running.

This set up is a sight to behold!

The trumpets of Jericho!

And they are fun too:

Matching to the vintage of the parts of the speakers there are similarly old tubes too.

VT-1 and VT-2 tubes

WE205 'tennisball'

Mesh plate tubes:

Some more views of the 'trumpets':

And here an impression of the sound:

Another clip:

Best regards



  1. munich wouldn't be anything without the people who show up for it... as always, it was such a pleasure to hang with you thomas. sound practices is more than 25 years ago now, and yet the fellowship it created is still connected, still trying to make sense of and find beauty in these strange machines. your stuff is better than ever! until next year!

    1. Thanks JC! It was great meeting and talking again, as always! I think it is fair to say that not only the High End show but the entire audio industry would be different today had Sound practices not existed. See you next year!

  2. That tennis ball tube pictured above is the first ancestor of the line, the VT-2 from 1916...later followed by the 216A in the 20s, and the 205D in the 1930s.

    The other old tube we used is the WE VT-1. Cutting edge 1914 technology. Easily the oldest thing at the show.

    It was a blast to play 100 year old WW-I era tubes in the land of USB DACs! Take that, 21st C.!!