What Hi-Fi? will be at the show on the Champagne level (which, let's face it, is where we belong) with an irresistible offer: 30% off a year's subscription plus a free gift worth up to £99. Our editorial staff will also be on hand every day to answer any and all burning questions visitors may have.
Like last year, The Indulgence Show will comprise three areas: Headroom (the floorspace for headphones and portables), Audio London (where you'll find most high-end hi-fi) and Pure Pleasure (think luxury goods and fine wines).
So what can we (and you) expect to see? Well, just the 150-plus brands showing the latest in high-end hi-fi, portable audio and lifestyle products, of course! Exhibitors will include AKG, Arcam, Chord Electronics, Clearaudio, Dali, Dynaudio, Naim and KEF, to name but a handful. You can see the full list of exhibitors here.
PMC will be displaying its new 'Cor' integrated amplifier
Attendees will be the first in the UK to experience (and offer the appropriate vocal reaction) to the PMC Cor, the company’s first non-pro integrated amplifier, which was announced at the Munich High End show earlier this year. (Only know the guitar chords for Smoke on the Water? Then you may be interested to know PMC has also teamed with guitar tutor Richard Deyn to offer punters lessons at the show. But back to hi-fi…)
The Indulgence Show will also mark the UK debut of the sixth generation of Monitor Audio’s Silver series speakers and, if our review of the range’s 200 floorstanders is anything to go by, they're speakers that you won’t want to leave the show without hearing.
That also goes for the remarkable Dynaudio Special Fortys, which we're pleased to say celebrate the Danish company's milestone birthday in triumphant style. They'll be making an appearance at the show, and if that's to be in their red birch finish, they should be very hard to miss indeed.
And when we say high-end, we mean it. Vertere Acoustics – British purveyor of turntables, tonearms and cables – has recently acquired distribution of Switzerland’s FM Acoustics and together they're presenting a system worth over £500,000. The system sees a UK debut for the FM Acoustics XS-III speakers.
Heed is also presenting its four-strong Thesis range of hi-fi components, which includes a preamplifier, phono preamp, power supply and power amplifier.
There will even be – drum roll please! – a tuneable cable on show. Wire On Wire will be launching its Experience880 audio cable, which features the company’s REDpurl adaptive asymmetric geometry.
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The Headroom zone promises the UK’s biggest selection of demonstrable headphones, so visitors will be able to get their hands (and ears) on everything from two-figure fare to high-end cans you’ll feel obliged to fondle very carefully.
London-based Audio Sanctuary (a partner of the show) will be bringing along rarely seen headphones from rarely seen brands, including ViVa Audio, Kumitate and Acoustune. The race will no doubt be on to see the rather intriguing $5,000 KD-P1 over-ears (pictured) from Japan’s KuruDa, too...
Last year it was hard to miss Arcadian Audio's Pnoe speakers
Last year's highlights ranged from KEF's Porsche-designed Space One wireless speaker to the head-turning £65k horn-design AER Pnoe speakers, so we expect our jaws to drop during this year's look around the show too.
Tickets are on sale now from the Indulgence Show website. We look forward to seeing you there!