Home | High-End Audio Reviews | Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags | News | Search     


  High-End Audiophile Review Magazine & Audio Equipment Reviews

  High-End Audiophile Equipment Reviews
  Gear Reviews, News, Show Reports, And More!

  Celebrating 28 Years Of Service To Music Lovers



Hi-Fi News' Hi-Fi Show & AV Expo 2002

Hi-Fi News' Hi-Fi Show & AV Expo 2002



  First seen as you walk in to the Renaissance Hotel are Sandra, Pamela and Melanie who were happily greeting and helping show goers.


The Hi-Fi News' booth, as managed by the ever-helpful Maxine, was successfully handling all show to insure they were able to find various rooms while also selling the most recent edition of Hi-Fi News' print publication.


Naim Audio, who manufacturers both electronics and records original music, has a new Chris Anderson album. The personnel at Naim Audio are especially proud of Patrick Norland's new CD titled Peace, as it is dedicated to the company's founder Julian Vereker.


For those who love building kits, tweaking, and/or finding new bits to enhance their music reproduction system may find the Hi Fi Accessories Club a wonderful resource. Touting their new Producers Cut Test LP, it expands upon their original test LP that many vinylphiles use as a reference tool for setting up and tweaking their record player/tonearm.


The Hi Fi Accessories Club was also showcasing their hefty and impressive new 4.0KVA Pure Power line conditioner (approximately £1,600. Various versions of the unit will be available as customers can customize options and features to meet their power conditioning needs.


Popular cable manufacturer Chord has received many rave reviews in the British press.


British based hi fi+ magazine's Andra and Rebecca was having a great time at the booth. In the past years they has a relatively small booth and also shared space with American print publication Ultimate Audio who, sadly, is no longer publishing new issues.


With an impressive display showcasing a very wide variety of products, Kimber Kable has reached out to the more price conscience music lover with their just released Tonik braided interconnect. Featuring three ultra-pure copper conductors that are polyethylene insulated, these jewels come in at roughly $50 for a meter length and look to be a very high value for the dollar, er, um, Pound Sterling.


Extraordinary from the get go is Loricraft Audio's innovative Professional Phono Equaliser (£2,200). Vinyl lovers will rejoice, as it is capable of playing virtually any stereo vinyl record (including shellacs). The gain is adjustable from 36dB to 60dB with variable adjustments for low bass, bass and treble. Selectable output mode including mono, stereo, L+R or L-R are also provided for. Inputs and outputs are via female RCA connectors.


Speaking of vinyl... The Direct Disc was once again at the Hi-Fi News show with thousands of vinyl records, many at very attractive pricing. If they do not have what you desire at the show, they will do their best to find it for you.


Also with vinyl, and CD, SACD, dts, and DVD-Audio digital discs were Vivante who are one of Europe's larger mail order companies.


And in keeping with the music theme, Chesky Records had a very wide variety of their original music titles. Their online website is quite extensive and informative. A must see!


Meridian's Digital Surround Sound Controller 861 and model 800 DVD player (£20,638) are for those seeking playback for both music and movies, if a bit on the pricey side of the pond. Featuring the ability to upgrade through software enhancements, this system is virtually future-proof as new technological advancements are made.


Click here to see a
complete listing of show exhibitors.


Click here to see our previous year's show report.






































Quick Links

Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews


Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Superior Audio Gear Reviews


Enjoy the Music.TV


Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles
10 Questions For Manufacturers

Show Reports
Pacific Audio Fest 2023 Report
UK Audio Show 2023 Report
T.H.E. Show 2023 Report
HIGH END Munich 2023
Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023 Report
AXPONA 2023 Show Report
Salon Audio Montréal Audiofest 2023
CanJam Singapore 2023 Report
Florida Intl. Audio Expo 2023
Capital Audiofest Show 2022
KL International AV Show 2022
...More Show Reports


Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty


Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions


Industry & Music News

High-End Premium Audio & Music News


Partner Print Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HiFi Media
Sound Practices
The Absolute Sound
VALVE Magazine


For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics


Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!




Home   |   News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us


All contents copyright©  1995 - 2023  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com®
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.