The People and Their Products - Part
All prices in euros () unless otherwise noted.
At time of report, 1 is approximately 1.37 US dollars.
Revel's Kevin Voecks stands beside the Salon2, which the
SoundStage! Network just received for review. The Salon2 is Revel's top-of-the-line
speaker and retails for $22,000 USD per pair.
TAD's Andrew Jones is a familiar face at high-end shows,
and we've enjoyed the sound of systems he's set up many times. Andrew was showcasing the
Compact Reference loudspeaker ($30,000 USD per pair) in Munich, telling us that this
latest version had been tweaked since we heard it at CES, which, Andrew says, means it
sounds even better.
David Wilson of Wilson Audio Specialties stands proudly
beside the new Sasha W/P loudspeaker ($26,950 USD per pair), which is shown on the right
in the picture above, and is the successor to the WATT/Puppy 8, which is shown on the
left. Wilson Audio Specialties wasn't showing at High End, choosing to demonstrate the new
product to a select audience in a private exhibit nearby. We featured the Sasha W/P in our
May 23 coverage. [www.wilsonaudio.com]
Jürgen Scheuring is the head of Ascendo, a well-known
German speaker company that always makes a strong showing at High End. Jürgen is beside
the company's new System F loudspeaker (12,000 per pair), which we featured as
a ShowStopper and was part of a system we
named as a Standout Demo.
Ralf Ballmann is the brains behind Ballmann Electronica,
and it was his electronics that were used with the Ascendo speakers in the room that
received a Standout Demo award.
Jeff Fritz is one of our own. What's our product? Content,
of course. And in the case of a show like High End 2009, it's to go through every room at
the show and look in detail at every product we find and report on all that for our