Saturday, 17 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
I nearly forgot: they have been mastered with Blumenhofer :-)
You can buy them at the online Shop of STS-Digital.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
following a short text from the AAA-webpage about their way of thinking:
Die Schallplatte lebt! Während die Verkaufszahlen digitaler Tonträger schwächeln, feiert die Langspielplatte heimlich ihr Comeback. Immer mehr Menschen, die mit der CD groß geworden sind, entdecken für sich die Magie der schwarzen Scheiben und die bunte Welt der großformatigen Plattencover. Viele DJs in den Clubs und Discotheken schwören aus rein praktischen Gründen auf die bewährte Schallplatte. Inzwischen hat der LP-Verkauf wieder die Millionengrenze geknackt. Aus gutem Grund: Trotz aller Fortschritte der Digitaltechnik, trotz neuer Daten- und Tonträgerformate ist die Schallplatte klanglich das Maß aller Dinge. Heißt es doch in Bezug auf DVD und SACD: "Nie war digital so analog wie heute!"
Monday, 28 November 2011
"Die 100 beste Lautsprecher der Welt" is the name of the publication, it is a special issue for this season. It is going to be available in the next few days in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Stereoplay was recalling the experience they've had with the Genuin FS 1 at beginning of 2009, when they tested it. You can read the report of 2009 here.
You can read the report about the Genuin FS 1 on the special edition at page 92 and 93.
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Since 2 hours the German and the Italian web pages of Blumenhofer Acoustics are fully integrated in the english one. Take a look at them, graphically has not jet changed that much. But the function is much easier and faster, for customer and for the maintainers.
Furthermore have been integrated the services and the possibility to interact with the world wide community of Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot and Flickr. It has been a long path from the old setup to this one, full of difficulties and things that did not want to work from the start. But this gives our company the possibility to be more present in the networked world. Others will come, but I'll not anticipate anything. Stay tuned and You will see more and more Blumenhofer present in the network and in the media.
Due to the new design and setup the implementation of new section of the site will become a breeze. In the next future You will be able to read more and more about the services Blumenhofer is able to deliver to his customers of both commercial and final customer's in both private and professional audio.
The only drawback is that the news page will now only be in english and no more translated in German and Italian but on blogspot it is possible to get a rough translation of the page made from google: it is a really good way to have free fun :D
For today it is sufficient. Enjoy the new web page and, if You have any comment, feel free to post them on Facebook I'll do my best to answer them :-)
Monday, 21 November 2011
Feel free and welcome to post all Your comments here. :-)
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Jürgen Fuchs of HiFi Studio Fuchs presented our Loudspeakers.
The show has been a real success of public with over 2000 people visiting the show.
In my humble opinion, this is what music needs to find back its place in the houses of the people: the place it deservs.
I asked Jürgen a statement about the event. These are his words:
am Samstag haben Grandinote Shinai und Celio die Fun 17 auf Touren gebracht.
Sonntag haben eine Trigon Phonovorstufe und ein Mastersound 300B / PSE die Musik übernommen.
An beiden Tagen spielte ein Rui Borges UNO Plattenspieler mit Reed 2A Tonarm und Phase Tech 3G Tonabnehmersystem. Die Verkabelung stammte von dolphin audio.
Die Veranstaltung wurde von ca. 3000 interessierten Musikliebhabern besucht. Das Interesse verteilte sich gleichmäßig auf Plattenspieler, Elektronik und Lautsprecher.
Insgesamt wurde jedoch immer wieder die Homogenität der angeschlossenen Musikgeräte hervorgehoben.
Resultat: One of the best sounds of the show!!!
Also eine Wiederholung der Meinungen vom Analog Forum in Krefeld von vor drei Wochen.
here the english translation:
on saturday Grandinote Shinai and Celio powered the big Fun 17
Sunday a MastersounD 300B/PSE and a Trigon Phono-preamplifier took over.
On both days the Rui Borges UNO turntable with REED 2A Tonearm and Phase Tech 3G cartridge. Cables from Dolphin Audio.
About 3000 people have been present at the show and the interest has been distributed between turntable, electronic and loudspeakers.
Always has been appreciated the homogeneity of the whole chain. This lead to the common statement of the public 'Best sound of the show'!!!
Again, the same opinion and feedback coming from the analog audio forum in Krefeld 3 weeks ago.
With him were Fritz de With, Lars Dam and Cor Kleijn.
We have listened, discussed and drunk a lot of coffee.
The Setup was impressive:
- Turntable: Acustic Signature Ascona
- Tonearm: SME M2-12
- Cartridge: Sound Smith Strain Gage
- Cabling: of Cammino Reference Stage Loudspeaker and Reference Interconnect
- Amplification: Kanzy KAAM-1000
- Loudspeaker: Wiki, Genuin FS 2, Fun 13
During the days we had as well found some music ideas for the future Blumenhofer Acoustics CD, and I tell You, even if the first CD has not jet come on the market, we are already looking forward for the second. BTW, how do You like the title for the CD (SACD maybe?) "Groove into bits"? It reflects the way we recorded it: mastering directly from the turntable :-) We also had a short taste of the first songs and they sound really "analog".
The discussions were long, the interviews interesting the ideas astonishing. A real brainstorming weekend that will have effects in the near future of the company. In other companies it is called business development, we call it listening for music.
At the end René was overwhelmed by the sound and the music. You will be able to read his impressions in Music Emotion in December. We are looking forward to read the full article!!
Saturday, 5 November 2011
Two systems were playing,
- one with an vintage Thorens turntable and a vintage 2250B Marantz receiver playing our new Fun 13 loudspeaker
- one with a Technics SP-15 and a Marantz nineteen (19) receiver playing our new Genuin FS 2 loudspeaker
The only modern components were our speakers,
Well, we all agreed, with modern loudspeaker technology older systems are able to deliver better performance than lot of new systems on the market.
Coffee and cheese were a roundup to the music enjoyment.
We will have another retro evening on the 10th of December. Feel free to come and participate.
Friday, 4 November 2011
This article is the 13th article of the Audiogoeroes (Audiogurus) series: we are proud to have Blumenhofer included among the real big names of the Audio industry. If You understand Duch, You can download the article here
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
It is a standard horn loudspeaker with floor ported bass reflex system. A 30cm woofer that surprises for speed and extension.
Come and enjoy it. It is worth it.
Saturday, 22 October 2011
We flabbergasted every visitor of the AV-NU show with a sound that, we think, they never heard before: it was music. They never experienced reproduced music in a way that Blumenhofer presented at the show.
Lots of interests and lot of pictures have been taken... the biggest surprise of the public was that that "small" speaker (Genuin FS 3) has been able to have such a big volume impact and quality.
The SACD charms and convinces generating a warm atmosphere. The recordings are, as usual, highest quality and the choice of the songs go trough lot of different stiles and music genres. Never boring, sometimes swinging in a cozy feeling, sometimes hitting You with extraordinary impact and speed, sometimes taking You away with sweet voices. Have a listen and enjoy its music.
This year our participation to the Analog Audio Forum has been really relaxing. The hard part was before and after: there were 4 rooms playing Blumenhofer Acoustics:
- Room 'Ausdauer' - the organizer's room used a Gran Gioia for its presentation and seminars. The final amplification was a Grandinote Prestigio and the cabling was as well made in Italy by Cammino
- Room 'Königsregel' - was Einstein Audio and Blumenhofer official Room, played a big Fun 17
- Room 119 - was Peter Steinfad's Room. The setup of the frankfurter hörgesellschaft was based on Musica from Japan and Crayon Audio from Austria, played a big Fun 17
- Room 122 - was Jürgen Fuchs from HiFi Studio Fuchs the setup was based on Mastersound, Rui Borges Turntable, Grandinote Phono Preamplifier, played a big Fun 17
I'm really satisfied with the result our rooms achieved during the show.
I have to say a great thank You to the whole organization team and the really kind people working for the Music in its original form.
At the end of the Show, Eric from Essen won a Pair of Blumenhofer Acoustics Satellite PC Loudspeakers and Marion from Oberhausen one set of DynAris by Aktyna.
The Fun 17 today became the big Fun 17. No other changes in the project, but the name.
We introduced a new speaker, the Fun 13 that has a back loaded bass horn and no horn for the tweeter...
The big Fun 17 has a back loaded bass horn with a compression driver as tweeter, a big difference
The Fun 13 has borne.
Back loaded bass horn Loudspeaker with a standard silk dome for the tweeters.
High quality MDF wood and an astonishing sound quality at only 2.400€ German suggested retail price
Saturday, 8 October 2011
It was the best occasion to know him and his team personally and support his promotion of our brand in Spain.
I have been very warmly welcomed and felt as I would fit well there, maybe is the southern way of thinking, maybe is because I'm Italian and it seems natural to be there.
We set the system up on the 7th and on the morning of the 8th and have been quite satisfied of the sound result.
The setup consisted of an Ayon Spark III, and an Ayon CD Player.
At 10:30 started to come the first visitors: customers and friends of Tomás and Pick Up Sound: the enthusiasm and the affluence have been far better than expected. People came from Sivilla, Granada and Malaga to spend the day with us listening for music.
During the afternoon we changed the cables, XLR instead of RCA for the connection of the CD Player to the Power Amplifier... the setup was already good, it became fantastic!
After the show Antonio wrote me a mail that gave me lot of Joy:
[...] I think the FS 3 are amazing, love it. But the most impressing thing was Mr Vitali illuminating face every time he pronounced the word “music”.
I hope you never lose that passion and love for music, because I think that is the spirit that makes your brand sound as good.[...]
Here You can read some more about the event on the Forum of PickupSound
And that's one fact that we should never forget, as Carlos suggested during the event:
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Conny Engelmayer - You will learn some more about him in the future - has made a narrow choice out of his 10.000 LPs collection.
Fritz de With - STS Digital - brought his recording equipment to Walkertshofen.
Thomas was more at the coffee machine than at the audio equipment: lots of double expressos, just for the good taste of them.
Lars - Kanzy - presented us his power amplifier
The Sound playing system was:
- Technics SP 15 Turntable
- Turntable Plint made by Blumenhofer
- Pro-Ject 12" Tonearm
- Sound-Smith Strain-Gauge Cartridge
- Kanzy KAAM-800 Power Amplifier
Fritz is now preparing the Master and we expect the CD to be on the market before the end of the Year.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
This CD delivers the transformation of the soft melodies of the 50's in unsurpassed quality. Directly from the original tape adapted to exploit in the modern mediums the complete gamma of sounds and inspiration of the original artists.
...from the times, when the recordings had no editing but direct cut, cleaned and rounded up. Music reborn, the great recordings of the 50's.
Monday, 1 August 2011
I have just spent some hours listening twice or trice this cd. I must tell You: it delivers what it promises. Yello, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others. Percussions, guitar and voices. Listen for it and it will not go out of Your head: You will leave Your chair with a light sensation of music carrying You around: an experience in pure dynamic.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Music joined sculpture, paintings and integrated itself in the Gaswerk in Augsburg, an monument to industry and industrialization, how production can become art itself.
Friday, 22 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
...I have spent some really beautiful and enjoyable hours at the remastering studios of STS-Digital in Amersfoort in the Netherlands.
The system was composed by the top of the Marantz SACD and Power Amplifier production connected with the top of the van den Hul and Siltech cables. Of course the speakers were ours, the Genuin FS 1.
Some days after Fritz sent me an e-mail, here I quote one of the sentences, I must admitt this filled me with joy:
It is difficult to describe my feeling of pure emotion. When I listen to your exceptional audio product, there is only one thing that came up; this is the genuin thing.
Fritz gave me a short lesson on some interesting points concerning music and audio editing, wow, now I can understand something more about music and the way it can be enhanced to give more emotions and feeling.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
We all know that the Munich High End is the most important european HiFi exposition.
We have been present in area A03-B04. A show without playing music but lot of time to talk with lot of people.
At the show we presented:
- the complete cabling by Cammino HP and his Power Harmonizer
- the complete line of Grandinote Power Amplifiers
- the Loit Passeri CD Player
- our nearly complete product range including the new introduced products. The Wiki was only present as development prototype
As usual, during the evenings, after show, we continued our show with special guests in Walkertshofen. Instead of going to dinner somewhere we spent time listening for music in our company.
I can tell you. They have been long days, but really fruitful.
The system was composed by:
- Loit Passeri CD Player
- Dr. Feickert Analogue Turntable
- Grandinote Celio Pre Phono
- Grandinote Domino and Demone Power amplifiers
- Blumenhofer Acoustics Gran Gioia Loudspeakers
- Cammino HP Power Harmonizer and cabling
You can read about our participation to the event and the evenings on: - Fairaudio - 6moons - Holger Barske’s Blog - Magazine-Audio.com - Euphonia Audioforum.se ....and many more, that I’d like to add, if I’d have their web page
We do not dare to say “all you ever wanted to know about music” because we are still wondering if we have a chance to go beyond the frontiers of possible.
For the first time a compression driver with a 75 mm Beryllium membrane and a field coil magnet with more than 2,5 Tesla: the most powerful available magnet with the biggest Beryllium membrane. The Beryllium membrane and the compression Chamber for the driver come from us. The rest from Wolf von Langa and his Kilimanjaro driver series
For the bass a 38 cm woofer with field coil magnet as well. Entirely made by Wolf von Langa whithin his Kilimanjaro series.
That’s the technic behind.
In front there is music... what a fantastic reproduction... or was it real?
The Gran Gioia is available in 2 versions, the first one with standard magnets and the other with field coil magnet of the Kilimanjaro series. To know a little bit more about field coil loudspeakers, visit the site of Wolf von Langa and his great vintage loudspeakers web page.
Saturday, 7 May 2011
VälLjud was playing on a system consisting of Kondo Ongaku, Kondo M7 Phono and Kondo SFZ Stepup and a Oracle Delphi turntable, there was also an EAR Acute cd player for the digital playback. All cables was also Kondo, and a Shunyata netfilter.
The show was a big success with a lot of compliments on the exquisite sound coming from the Blumenhofer speakers.
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Saturday, 19 February 2011
First of all, the show. We were asked (on a very short notice) to help out the manufacturer of Kanzy for this show with the best loudspeakers and source that we could think of, well, you know what we used.
A quick explanation about the set-up:
• Kanzy Kaam-1000 integrated amp (€59.800,=),
• Loit Passeri cd-player (€25.000,=),
• Heavens Gate cabling (€12.500,=).
• Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS 1
All together very expensive, but also very, very good! Mostly heard commentary: Absolute best sound of the show! And this while others used much more expensive setup!
This show was organized by one of the leading dealers in the Netherlands (called Studio Alkmaar) and took place on the 19th and 20th of February at the AZ footbalstadium in Alkmaar. As I already mentioned, 9 out of 10 visitors told us we had the absolute best sound of the show, in the next copy of Music and Emotion magazine we will get the official Award for this!
Friday, 18 February 2011
The chain VälLjuD played on was composed by:
• Oracle Audio mk VI Turntable
• Oracle SME reference tonearm
• Kondo IO-M pickup
• Kondo KSL-SFz step-up transformer
• Kondo KSL-M7/Phono
• Kondo Ongaku
• Kondo KSL-SPz speaker cable
• Kondo KSL-LP interconnect cables
• Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS 3
A lot of people were in the room and sat there for a long time listening to the system, more than one noted how enjoyable and engaging the system played.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Here you can download the article in Italian.
On Suono 449, page 38 you can read their impression. We were astonished!!
Here you can download the table of contents. And here You can read the article
Friday, 11 February 2011
The Fun 17 has been presented by Da Pieve HiFi and Arem HiFi of the Homevision group. The presentation met the taste of the public and the response have been positive.