German Physiks and Vitus Audio
All prices in euros () unless otherwise noted.
At time of report, 1 is approximately 1.37 US dollars.
High End takes place on two levels of the Munich Order
Center (M.O.C.). On the main level is what's considered the tradeshow floor. On that level
the listening rooms are called "cabins" -- portable rooms installed specifically
for the show. Because of the nature of the construction, these portable rooms have flimsy
walls and a resonant quality that makes it tough to get good sound inside. In fact, it
The German Physiks/Vitus Audio "cabin" was the
exception. The equipment used included German Physiks PQS-302 loudspeakers ($55,000
per pair) along with Vitus Audios SCD-010 CD player and SS-101 integrated amplifier.
The sound, while not perfect, was quite exceptional given
the circumstances -- spacious, detailed, and without the resonant sound that we associate
with the rooms on this level. We've come to High End in Munich for many years now, and
this is the best sound we've ever heard on the main tradeshow floor. If succeeding in
difficult circumstances is a major feat, then getting great sound in the home of a
customer should be a piece of cake for these guys. [www.vitusaudio.com]