Zurich 2014

High End Swiss 2014: Audionautics, Manger/Lindemann, ActivAudio


By Norman Williams

Now hows about some lifestyle offerings? Lifestyle with Quality that is!

HE_Swiss_Logo_141) New player! Audionautics is a Swiss/British audio starup, using special Alpine wood to make a line array driver in a WAF & apartment friendly “monkey coffin” configuration. Small midrange drivers chosen after extensive testing and ability to mate ith the Heil accordion HF driver that is placed one down. Woofers to the inner sides. Any wood decor is possible. Style with (sound) quality. I wish them well.

2) Manger and Lindemann. First off, I must say this gear combo seems a match made in heaven, not only for the high quality sound from both reknowned brands, but the actual finish of the products. They blend so well, one could believe they came from the same design house. Danliela Manger and Herr Lindemann were there in person manning the room. Elegant people, elegant sound and elegant, matching design. If the price is not an issue, then there is nothing not to like.

3) ActivAudio. Open baffle metallic construction is no longer the only game in town. They have learned WAF and found out that SQ did not need to suffer. They are still techies though, as attested to by their data sheets.