The new Vinyl & Music Festival 2017 at Ottakringer brewery event location was a great success. The festival is the further development of the previous Vinyl & Music Fair near the Gasometr city. The busy festival organizer Mr. Till Philippi welcomed almost 5000 visitors at the new absolute top Viennese location. What does this 3-day event involve? Live concerts, a record exchange with exhibitors from all over Europe, international poster artists, hifi, turntables, hifi workshops with experts, a photo exhibition of Ulrich Handl with many so far unpublished concert and backstage photos of stars like Jimi Hendrix, Beatkes, Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppeling or Frank Zappa.
Fix is already that we 2018 will again be strongly present. That so many young visitors came and also listened extensively to our showroom music was certainly the most positive surprise! Walter Kircher HiFi was assisted at the festival by Uwe Draabe from Hamburg who manufacturers the Nessie vinyl cleaning machines and the simply-HIFI.com sales team Thomas Rabenseifner and Lukas Linek. Special Thanks to our sponsors AVID HiFi, Blumenhofer Acoustics, Chisto, Dr. Feickert Analogue, EINSTEIN, Nessie and simply-HIFI.com - which made our great appearance possible. Wow!
We played good music around the clock - everything from opera to rock concerts. In the centre: the AVID HIFI Acustus SP record player which is the top model of the British manufacturer - big sound thanks to the firstclass subchassis too as the floor was moving a bit. German EINSTEIN Audio The Amp Ultimate looked compact - anyway this superb integrated amplifier justified its price of 16500 Euro and supplied the Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS1 MK2 horn loudspeakers with seemingly unlimited power - 2 x 90 Watts at 8 Ohm and 96 dB sensitivity, high efficiency rules. Authority, maximum dynamics, magic timbre, sweet highs - everything was right and here - music ruled at the end.
The official Festival program included several record cleaning workshops in our showroom - assisted by these two brands: Nessie record cleaning machines and the complete Chisto EASY GROOVE audio cosmetics for analogue records. Surrounded by some talk how to do it right and answering questions of the audience - we demonstrated that not less clicks and noise are the real benefit of professional cleaning done by a top washing machine using the best cleaning fluids. Better sound in the form of more dynamcis, more 3D corpus and convincing timbre - that is the real emotional benefit. And every 2nd hand record bought at such vinyl exchange needs intensive cleaning at the start - here CHISTO Easy Groove Extreme and Enzycaster pre-wash solutions worked magic for the audience. Anyway - take care and try it yourself - mint and new sealed records need cleaning too before first listening.
Lukas Linek and Thomas Rabenseifner did a wonderful job at our booth. Please note and safe following date: On April 7th, there will be a big analogue event in the simply-HIFI.com shop. Star guest is Conrad Mas from UK, the owner of AVID HIFI. He will do there his well-known good-better-best show - 3 AVID HIFI turntables equipped with same tonearm-cartridge combination - to demonstrate the importance of the analogue drive in your system - AVID HIFI Acutus as top model will be there too accompanied by Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin horn loudspeakers. At the same time, I will demonstrate the professional record cleaning with Nessie cleaning machines assisted by our great CHISTO Easy Groove record cleaning fluids - of course with before / after comparison.
And for all those who are on Friday the 24.03 or Saturday the 25.03 in Linz at Sambs HiFi ... there is again the great opportunity to listen flagship Blumenhofer Acoustics Genuin FS1 MK2 horn loudspeakers in an excellent environment. In any case, you will always find all future dates on our event page.