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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Live from Munich : High End 2017 - Part 10, Day 3


The 3rd day of the Munich High End show comes to an end. Here some impressions from today.

Calamighty Sound has a booth together with Thomas Schick who provided the tonearm for our system.

I visited their booth today.

Since they are offering a cartridge cleaning service I brought my old Lyra Skala which has seen some extensive use over many years.

Francois took care of it and first inspected it under the microscope.

Shocking how much dirt particles accumulated over the years.

Francois doing some initial cleaning:

Looks much better already:

Cantilever, needle and internals will need some more care:

So I left the cartridge with them to take back to their workshop and to do a thorough overhaul.

Check out these beauties at their booth:

We had good times in our room with great visitors and good talks.

During the day we swapped between the big and small speakers several times and also between the PP 300B amps and the SE211s.

Here a sound clip with the small speakers:

Another one:

The preference between the speakers was split. Some prefer the big ones others the smaller.

Here a quick peek into the Silbatone room at the 3rd show day.

Sound clip:

Another one:

One more day to go. Visit us in rooms F231c and F231e!

Best regards



  1. Thomas, what is the "small" speaker? It looks like it might have an Altec 414 woofer and 32B horn. Is this a commercial speaker or something custom?

    1. Hi! This is a commercial speaker by Azzolina Audio