With little over a fortnight now left until we open the doors to the second What Hi-Fi? Show of 2016, it looks set to be a whopper. With more than 30 demo rooms packed to their gills with dream systems, it will bring much-needed respite to the southern audiophiles.
It’s a long way to the top, but we’re going to Rock an’ Roll. Gaining momentum like a groovy AC/DC song, with every edition of the show, What Hi-Fi? is proud to bring its print magazine to life. It’s an exclusive event that remains the only place to see all your favourite AV brands and products under one roof. You’ll be able to get hands, eyes and ears on all the products you’ve been reading about, not to mention a veritable smorgasbord of new kit that’ll be competing for a place at the show.
Stairway to Heaven meets Highway to Hell
With the biggest and baddest brands in the world getting together for some stadium-filling performances, the What Hi-Fi? Show is truly the place to experience heaven, hell and everything in between. Come witness new launches from KEF such as the Ci series - a series of in-wall speakers and top-end L SiM series from Polk. Moreover, Polk will also let visitors take a sneak peek at what the future will bring, with its latest 5.1 packages. NADAC, fresh off its High End Munich Show experience seeks to enthrall and awe with its prowess much like Jimmy Page’s mastery over his guitar. Marantz, well-known among audiophile circles (think John Bonham) will be showcasing the pre-power combo of AV8802A and MM8077 in a Dolby setup while debuting the PM6006 and CD6006. Also on its maiden outing is the Boston Acoustics’ A series with the experienced Morel and Taga chipping in for a performance second only to Robert Plant’s teleporting vocals.
THX Certification course
What Hi Fi? Show is known to set precedents and be a ‘first’ when it comes to all things AV. In keeping with this tradition of ‘firsts’ alive, What Hi-Fi? has gone ahead and pulled off something truly extraordinary for the Bengaluru edition, and boy is it a coup! A THX certification in video technology, which will be held around the dates of the What Hi Fi? Show 2016, Bengaluru, from August 18th-20th is what is on the cards! THX’s reputation as ‘The Standard’ in AV is irrefutable. Also, to get a THX certification, one usually has to head to foreign locales. But this time, What Hi Fi? will be bringing the show to you, in more ways than one. Mr. Gregg Loewen, President of Lion Audio Video Consultants Inc and Lead THX Video Standards Instructor will be the speaker at the 3-day course. The course will cover a range of video-related topics such as 4K, 8K and UHD (Ultra High Definition), HDR (High Dynamic Range) and new emerging technologies. All, this is one show that should be on the itinerary of every audio/videophile.