For the last couple of years Hifi Pig has attended the excellent Audio Video Show in Warsaw, Poland and we will be there again this year. This year Audio video Show Warsaw celebrates its 22nd year. Read more about what you can expect to see and hear this year and why we love the show so much. The show really is excellent, taking part between the Radison Blu Sobieski and Golden Tulip hotels and also in the luxurious sky-boxes at the Polish National Stadium with a free coach to ferry visitors between the locations running all day, every day. Visitors are always very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about their music and the city is wonderful. Tickets are PLN 35 per day which includes a lovely 64 page guide to the show, though you can get a full weekend pass for PLN 50 and visitors under 16 get in for free. As well as the usual presentations of Hifi equipment the Warsaw show has a whole host of seminars and workshops for visitors to attend, a full list of which can be found here.
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Andrew Harries has close ties to Poland, partly because his wife is Polish. His show report therefore incorporates some unusual perspectives. N ovember is an important time in Poland, not just for Remembrance Day on the 11th but Independence too. For Poles, 11 November was also the day the country was first liberated from occupying neighbor countries. The Warsaw audio show has been held at around this time since it first began, back in Although it was always a bustling and vibrant event, it has steadily grown in size, visited by thousands of ordinary people eager to discover quality music reproduction, as well as hardcore hi-fi enthusiasts. The latest show, held on November also marked my own 20 year anniversary since first attending.
From our vantage point, the Audio Video Show in Warsaw hosted more product premieres in the loudspeaker category than in all the others combined. And of those new introductions, by far most were presented at the Radisson Blu Sobieski hotel. This place was a goldmine. All the speakers were at the Sobieski except one, the FinkTeam Borg, which was just down the street at the Golden Tulip hotel. Read more Unfortunately, there were four floodlights placed around the exit, pointing up at the building.