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At the third ’New Music’ hifi show in Brussels, Belgium, Grimm Audio will be present in demo room 238 of our Belgium distributor iDeal Audio. We offer demo’s and work shops by Bruno Putzeys, Guido Tent and Bart van der Laan about the LS1 speaker, CC1 master clock and TPM cable.

Eelco Grimm was invited to give a lecture about the LS1 at the Nordic Sound Symposium, the small and friendly Norwegian conference where Scandinavian Audio Engineers gather for three days "to drink together" as the old greek denotation of the word Symposium is, and enjoy a very nice series of lectures on top of that.

Sound on Sound published a short review of the CC1 master clock. Although the author praised the build quality of the unit, he also noted that he could not hear any improvement in the sound of his setup. Unfortunately he did not mention that he prefers converters with high jitter attenuation on their clock input. This encouraged us to write a manufacturers comment that will be published in the November 2011 issue of Sound on Sound. Below is a link to both the article and the comment.

Two new products on one day! We are very proud to introduce ’LevelNorm’, an AudioSuite broadcast loudness normalizer for Avid work stations, and ’LevelShow‘, a file normalizer for the Microsoft DirectShow™ environment. LevelNorm is an affordable solution for everyone who needs to comply to the new EBU R128 or ITU BS.1770-2 standards. It offers the convenience of high speed normalizing directly in your favorite AV editor. Try the fully functional demo today!

Our new production premises are slowly filling up with ’products under construction’. We rented an extra 300m2 close to our office because demand for our products is growing. Here you see Hans working on a new batch of LS1’s.

Another enthusiastic review for the CC1, this time with pro gear in a hi-fi setting. Reinhold Martin of the German ’Hifi Statement Net Magazine’ tests the CC1 with a DAD AX24 converter and a Weiss AFI digital interface. He writes: "Absolutely indispensible is the Dutch master clock from Grimm Audio. Throughout even the most turbulent passages the recording space stays luxuriously illuminated and the soundstage remains absolutely clear."

During Musik Messe we announced that Grimm Audio has developed a new affordable cable named ’TPR’ for the rejuvenated Wisseloord Studios in The Netherlands. After creative director Ronald Prent ascertained that TPR approached the performance of his favorite Grimm TPM cable, he ordered 3 km of 16 pair multicable and a few km of single wire. TPR will be available from September.

In a new white paper Bruno Putzeys shines his light on a topic that receives a lot of attention (almost 1 million hits on Google) but according to us is just deceiving when it comes to audio quality: atomic clocks.

Eelco Grimm and Bart van der Laan will be present at the Messe booth of our German distributor Audio Import. All Grimm Audio products will be on show - including a big surprise! Find out at the Pro Light & Sound show, hall 5.1, stand B61.

We are thrilled to let you know that Grace Design has become our exclusive distributor for the United States and Canada! Michael Grace, President of Grace Design, says: “Grimm Audio products are exquisitely refined and immaculately engineered audio tools. We are proud to be able to help bring them to creative audio professionals and consumers in the US and Canada. We are excited for this partnership and look forward to a future of collaboration with Grimm Audio.”


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  • For those looking after the exact sound of a recording, the Grimm solution cannot be beat.

    Marja Vanderloo & Henk Boot, 6Moons (LS1)

  • This is the most exciting, strange, beautiful, ridiculously convenient piece of non-audiophile audiophile gear I have seen or heard. These things are a bit science fiction really.

    Bogdan Roscic, President Sony Classical, Berlin (LS1)

  • The sound of Grimm recorded SACD's is AMAZING, it totally closes the gap between analog and digital.

    Hiro, Pure Super Audio (AD1)

  • I buy and sell a lot of stuff, but the CC1 is not leaving the building.

    Alex Abrash, AA Mastering, New York (CC1)

  • My audition of the LS1 was a transformative experience.

    George Massenburg, McGill University, Montreal (LS1)

  • A world class machine!

    Yasushi Hamase, Be-Tone Studio, Kanagawa-Ken (AD1)

  • The CC1 is a brilliantly designed piece of equipment. Every piece of gear that I plugged into it sounded better and more natural.

    Erik Zobler, Mix Magazine, Los Angeles (CC1)

  • I'm now using a DSD converter called a GRIMM for my SACD mastering. Big improvement.

    Steve Hoffman, Audio Fidelity, Los Angeles (AD1)

  • I did some sessions in 44.1, 48 and 96. It works great, and sounds fantastic. The CC1 is such a great upgrade in the studio, amazing!

    Samuel Girardin, Point d'Orgue, Montreal (CC1)

  • I was thrilled with your power supplies for my Neumann M50's. We used those mics for an upcoming Chandos release of the Kansas City Chorus, and they were stunning.

    John Newton, Soundmirror, Boston (MP1)

  • Just recorded Mahler 1 with Filharmonie and Edo de Waart. We had the Grimm LS1's on trial. Never heard so much in a recording, really impressive.

    Steven Maes, Motor Music, Mechelen (LS1)

  • Among all the truly excellent SACDs from Channel Classics, the very best sound quality wise is the Mahler 4th recorded with the Grimm IMHO.

    Chris Fredriksson, HiFi enthusiast, Sweden (AD1)

  • I was focusing more on the music than the equipment, something that rarely happens when I listen to digital...

    Tony Bolton, Hi-fi World, London (CC1)

  • I didn't know clock influence was that big!

    Tim Vine-Lott, Air studios, London (CC1)

  • From the first minute I knew that something very special was happening. (...) The quality surpasses everything I heard before on my system.

    Gerard Lombrez, Lille (CC1)

  • The jitter measurement results of the CC1 were the best of all competitors.

    Friedemann Kootz, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (CC1)

  • It seems as if the musicians have more fun when they play music.

    Ingo Iebhart, hifi enthusiast, Eberdingen (CC1)

  • Sensational! I have never found this quality in any commercial AD converter.

    Ronald Prent, Galaxy Studios, Mol (AD1)

  • A fantastic experience to work with this device.

    Hein Dekker, producer for Channel Classics, Baarn (AD1)

  • I had expected a small sound improvement. What happened is just the opposite: I am very impressed.

    Gerd Hoppe, hifi enthusiast, Alicante (CC1)

  • This is probably the most 'correct' loudspeaker I've ever laid ears on. The combined honesty, neutrality and pleasing musicality is at a level that I haven't come across before.

    Christian Rechenbach, EinsNull magazin, Duisburg (LS1)

  • Realize that not all timepieces are created equally. In this regard, the Grimm CC1 has no peer.

    Bob Katz and Garrett Haines, TapeOp, Sacramanto (CC1)

  • After all these years I finally have a standard on which I can rely.

    Al Pryor, Mack Avenue records, Hempstead (LS1)

  • Last week I was recording a strings section and piano. My client was very happy and he asked me if I changed something in the studio. Of course, it was your CC1.

    Josep Umbria, Calma Estudis, Manacor (CC1)

  • Did Grimm Audio reinvent the loudspeaker?

    Bert Oling, Hi-fi Video Test, Nijmegen (LS1)

  • A signal that sounds pretty decent with a good clock, sounds just incredible with the Grimm Clock.

    Hay Zeelen, Hay Zeelen Mastering, Amsterdam (CC1)

  • Very impressive.

    Steve Hall, Future Disc, Los Angeles (AD1)

  • I could not be more impressed.

    George Massenburg, McGill University, Montreal (LS1)

  • Not something good, but something already exquisite has further been improved.

    Fritz Fey, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (LS1)

  • The LS1 seems to be a melting pot for all your expertises. I just find it fascinating. I am quite certain that the LS1 is at least the very very best 'value' in the market right now.

    Wai-Shan Lam, hifi enthusiast, Hong Kong (LS1)

  • We are very impressed by the quality of this unit.

    Günther Pauler, Pauler Acoustics, Northeim (CC1)

  • Grimm Audio enriches the Loudness Movement with exceptionally price worthy and designful tools.

    Dieter Kahlen, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (LevelView)

  • I heard the LS1 in NYC at the AES Convention... man, I was really impressed. Although it was at the booth, I could identify my mix immediately. So far the best speakers I've heard.

    Christian Klotzbücher, Kunstuniversität Graz, Graz (LS1)

  • During our sessions with Grammy winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett, the CC1 made all the difference in the world!

    Al Pryor & Todd Whitelock, Mack Avenue records, Hempstead (CC1)

  • You have to work hard on the LS1's to get a good sounding mix, but once you have it, you can be sure it really is a good mix.

    Wessel Oltheten, Pro Audio & Video magazine, Buren (LS1)

  • The LS1's frequency response is unusually flat - indeed the flattest we've ever measured.

    Keith Howard, Hi-Fi News, Croydon (LS1)

  • I have used all high end AD converters known to date. Every one of them had a sound to it. Your converter doesn't: it is completely transparant!

    René Gambini, Lyrinx, Marseille (AD1)

  • This is a revelation. It is the first time in my 20 years of digital recording that I hear a fundamental improvement in sound quality.

    Leo de Klerk, Bloomline Studio, 's Gravendeel (AD1)

  • The AD1 made the most realistic recording of my piano that I have ever heard. Incredibly realistic and involving.

    Mark Conese, Ambient Records, Stamford (AD1)

  • I was impressed by how my chain with the EMM's got a benefit when I added a Grimm clock to my setup. Guided by what the literature and many designers are saying I was stunned about the change in a positive way) in sound.

    Daniel Dettwiler, Idee und Klang Studio, Basel (CC1)

  • I'm in tears, listening to my own recordings.

    Ben Zijlstra, Dutch Film & Television Academy, Amsterdam (CC1)

  • This is a larger improvement than I expected. The sound actually gains quality in all aspects.

    Marnix Bosman, HVT magazine, Baarn (CC1)

  • One for all and everything.

    Fritz Fey, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (LS1)

  • Suddenly and distinctly, there's a palpable increase in naturalness, extension and spaciousness.

    Nicholas Bedworth, Positive Feedback, Makawao (CC1)

  • If someone came up with the idea to call the LS1 the best speakers he's ever heard, I would join in with a smile.

    Max Schlundt, Kultur...Technik, Berlin (LS1)

  • I was in the opportunity to hear your CC1 unit and I have to say INCREDIBLE!!

    Carlos Imperatori, Producciones Tumbador, Caracas (CC1)

  • Throughout even the most turbulent passages the recording space stays luxuriously illuminated and the soundstage remains absolutely clear.

    Reinhold Martin, Hifi Statement Net Magazine, Gröbenzell (CC1)

  • A facility is as good as its weakest link and by using TPR the cables are not a weak link anymore.

    Ronald Prent, Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum (TPR)

  • This is a major improvement. We need much less eq on the high end, the low end sounds more solid and the punch on the snare is great. This clock is a large improvement, we were amazed.

    Peter Riebeek, Studio 150, Amsterdam (CC1)

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