The inaugural Indulgence Show, born out of the Headroom Show in Chiswick, took place in West London this past weekend in the U.K. Attendees were treated to three shows in one, with the Headroom zone focusing on headphones and portable music players, while Audio London on the upper floors covered high-end hi-fi from the likes of Arcam, Audiolab, B&W, Chord, Clearaudio, Devialet, Dynaudio, KEF, Naim, PMC, and Quad.
One of the most attention-grabbing exhibits were these German-made AER pnoe (yes, that’s the correct spelling) horn speakers powered by Audiopax amplification and using an Origin Live turntable as the source. The speakers alone cost £65,000 a pair (which translates to around $73,000 in U.S. dollars), so you’d better start saving now (assuming they would even fit in your living room).
Also noteworthy: the Gpinto ON turntable, as displayed by Audio Distribution. It’s an unusual take on the “music center” concept, featuring a turntable with built-in amplification plus analog, phono, optical, and coaxial digital inputs and aptX Bluetooth streaming. There are three models depending on the power of amplification you choose: the Gpinto ON 100 (100W) at £3000 ($3,600 U.S.); the ON 250 (250W) at £4000 ($4,880 U.S.); and the ON 500 (yes, you guessed correctly, 500W) at £5000 ($6,099 U.S.).
Read more of Andy Clough’s firsthand Indulgence 2016 report at What Hi-Fi.