Continuing with our coverage of the What HiFi? Show 2017, Mumbai - We now will start with the rooms we visited on the 14th Floor, which consisted of the following exhibitors:
Cinebels(Klipsch/Jamo) had a room full of live and static demo's of their multimedia speakers, amplifiers, sound bars, head phones, IEM's and so on. Lots to look at and play with. We found the room to be a much better presentation of equipment that one could see and hear.
LG had their room showing their new range of OLED 4K TV's
Innovative Information Technology Ltd. had the following on display: Image Speakers (Floor Standers and Book Shelfs) with Naim Uniti Atom, SuperNait2, Metronome CD Player, Nordost Cables, Isolation Devices and Power Boxes. A Musical Fidelity M3Si was kept on static display. Alex Brady from Nordost and Dan Poulton from Naim Audio were at hand to give an in depth demonstration of their respective products. The room was always filled with people as both these gents did their very best to captivate their audiences with their in depth knowledge of their brand and products.
Vinshek had a room showcasing the Cornered Audio Speakers showcasing their consumer range of speakers, on static and demo. We briefly heard them and they were nice to look at and sound. Sadly, the speakers were not connected with a subwoofer, so we felt the product was not ideally showcased. Team Vinshek were in agreement and put their hand up to acknowledge this fact. Since this was their first consumer audio show participation, they will learn from this experience.
Hermit Audio had an all Gamut demo set up consisting of Gamut speakers and electronics. We found this room to be well setup and both the look and sound of the set up was one of the best if not the best of the show. Mr. Bimal Choksi of Hermit Audio was in charge of the room and gave all the visitors a good idea of what the Gamut sound is all about. We wish Hermit Audio takes part in future shows as well.
KEI had 2 rooms, one with Tannoy DC8 Speakers with Hegel AMplifier and Denon CD Player and the other with Elac Unify Speakers with Primare Amplifier and Denon CD Player. Both were set up by a mutual friend of ours and has been doing so on behalf of KEI for all the shows they participate in. Due to paucity of time we could not spend much time in either rooms but what we heard we liked. We personally liked the Tannoy room better, but the Elac Unify speakers also sounded very good.
Lakozy Impex & Audio Excellence had the following on demo at their suite: PSB Image B5 Speakers with BlueSound PowerNode2 whilst the other room was a dolby atmos configured home theatre using Storm Audio Processor, Power Amp with Legacy Audio Speakers. We barely heard the home theatre as it was already full with visitors hence could not get much of an idea of overall sound. The Legacy Audio Speakers were as usual imposing, with the LCR dominating the room.