Auction for a good cause – Special auction benefiting visually impaired children

The Ukrainian loudspeaker manufacturer, “VOLYA GmbH”, is auctioning off luxury loudspeakers valued at EUR 30,000 (not including VAT) at the HIGH END 2017 for a charitable cause.

The total proceeds of the benefit auction will go completely towards helping visually im- paired children at the Eye Clinic of the University Hospital of Saarland (UKS). The benefit auc- tion is being staged under the auspices of the HIGH END SOCIETY. During the HIGH END 2017, the loudspeakers will be exhibited and auctioned off in the foyer of the MOC.

Prospects from all over the world will have the opportunity to follow the auction and bid on the premium loudspeakers directly at the exhibition or even online. The auction will begin on April 1, 2017 and end at midnight on May 20, 2017.

You can find additional information on the auction at:

Special exhibition of the 50 best album covers

Visitors can marvel at the 50 best album covers of the year 2016, selected by a jury comprising renowned design experts and previous prize laureates, on display at the HIGH END 2017 in the MOC.

The “packaging or cover” of an album – also referred to as artwork – is an essential and im- portant part of the album and over the decades developed into its own art form. For many vinyl fans, the design of the album cover is an important incentive to buy the album.

Since 2005, “Art Vinyl” has voted annually on the “Best Art Vinyl Award” for the most creative album cover. In 2016, this prize was awarded for the 11th time. The cover art exhibits are on display on every exhibition day in the foyer of the MOC between Halls 1 and 2 on the ground floor.

Autograph sessions with blues musician Wolfgang Bernreuther

Hall 2, Stand E06/F09 (clearaudio electronic GmbH)

Saturday, May 20, 2017 each at 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

The outstanding guitarist and singer Wolfgang Bernreuther has already made live appearanc- es at the HIGH END exhibition several times in past years with his music group “United Blues Experience”, each time to an enthusiastic audience.

This time, visitors can experience the popular blues musician in a very intimate, “up close” setting at an autograph session in the MOC

Seasoned Editors

The hi-fi magazine “Stereoplay”, in cooperation with the High End Society, has produced a music CD for this year’s exhibition, featuring high-quality recordings that are particularly well suited for listening tests and demonstrations of hi-fi equipment. No less than 14 mu- sical pieces provide the perfect means to bring out aspects such as tone colors, deep bass and spatial imaging.

The seasoned listening testers Andreas Günther and Roland Kraft will take turns joining editor-in-chief Malte Ruhnke in visiting nine selected exhibitors on the public days from Friday to Sunday and demonstrating individual tracks from the reference CD, in addition to revealing their tips and tricks for evaluating the sound when it comes to listening tests.

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