Welcome to Enjoy the Music.com's eighth
year covering Germany's High End Society High End audiophile and consumer electronics show!
Without a doubt this is the most important show of the season with nearly 700
of the industry's leading manufacturers and distributors, plus many members of the press from all around the world in attendance. In the course of more than two decades, the High End 2007 show has become Europe's most successful event of its kind that features high-end audio and video products. With a press/trade day
on May 17th followed by days for enthusiasts from May 18th through the 20th, visitor to the fair
at Munich's M.O.C. will meet the entire spectrum of audiophile
technology including two-channel audio, turntables, tube power amplifiers,
high-tech loudspeakers plus high-performance media servers and multi-channel demonstrations.
American companies looking to reach a worldwide market should seriously consider this
show as their best opportunity to greatly expand their business.
report is going to focus on equipment that is making its debut here in Munich.
There are so many companies that are, for the first time anywhere in the
world, showing new product that it makes little sense to report on items that
have appeared elsewhere. Even manufacturers, for example KEF and others, who
had products at a fairly recent show yet still save their truly statement product
releases for this show. With so many members of the press from around the world
attending High End Munich event, plus many distributors seeking new product lines, it
makes sense to save their very best for this venue. The High End Society
confirms this is the largest European show of the year and judging from the
sheer quality and quantity, their words are indeed backed by the numbers. With
the United States dollar losing nearly 50 percent of its value over the past
few years, now is the perfect time for American companies to have the
advantage as their products are now extremely price competitive in Europe,
even with the usual import duties.
conversation with one very important importer/distributor who holds companies
in both Europe and America, he confirms the strength of his wise financial and
stocking decision in making moves that are currently paying excellent
financial dividends. Before the show I spoke with a few United States
manufacturers and they all expressed great joy in the fact that European sales
are increasing. Large companies from Krell and Wilson Audio are here at the
show as are many smaller Unites States based companies. The main point is that
with the huge gathering of distributors from around the world looking for new
product lines, the devaluation of the American dollar and very favorable
conditions in the economy, now is the time for smart business people to enjoy
the fruits of their labor. The days when high-end audio suffered due to the
Asian crisis are long over and now is the time for action!
said, I hope you enjoy my High End Society's High End Munich exhibition show report. Have done my
best to provide a very diverse and expansive coverage, though it will contain
a vast majority of ‘first seen’ product releases versus the same product
that has been seen elsewhere. Of course in the end what really matters is that
As Of May 17th 2007
$1.35 (USD) = €1 (Euro)
Click here to see
a complete listing of show exhibitors.
Previous Hi End Society reports
2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005 and 2006.