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In their May/June issue, Positive Feedback features a review of three new SACD’s from Channel Classics: Beethoven, Schubert and Stravinsky, all with Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Teresa Goodwin is clearly touched by the sound our AD1 made possible:
"Sonically all three Channel Classics SACDs are amazingly realistic, with plenty of excitement, beautiful and comfortable analog-like sound. The midrange is the smoothest and most natural sounding I’ve heard yet with digital. The high frequency percussion instruments have that exciting "zing" one hears with the best analog, which sometimes is a little lackluster with some DSD ADCs, and too etched with some PCM ADCs, the Grimm DSD and Channel Classics have captured a perfect balance between energy, liveliness and comfortable sound."

Erik Zobler reviewed our CC1 and became very enthusiastic: "The CC1 is a brilliantly designed piece of equipment. Every piece of gear that I plugged into it sounded better and more natural. (...)",When I closed my eyes and told myself to forget about all the perceived sonic differences and just pick the clock that “felt” better, I chose the Grimm. It was accurate, natural and solid. I know it’s cliché, but it just sounded more musical." Read the whole review at Mix Online’s website.

Grimm Audio once again exhibits at Europe’s largest music and professional audio show, the Frankfurter MusikMesse. Please come and have a look at our continuously expanding product line and have a chat with Guido Tent or Eelco Grimm. As core member of the EBU working Group PLOUD, Eelco is also one of your main sources on the Messe for information about the new broadcast loudness rules that come into effect in large parts of Europe this year. Please visit us at the Audio Import booth in Hal 5.1, stand B61.

In their March issue, German magazin Studio Magazin dedicates 6 pages to a review of our complete loudness suite: LevelView, LevelNorm and LevelOne. They were particularly charmed by LevelViews’ rainbow meter: "Much more than a single loudness figure, the rainbow meter invites to mix dynamically."

In their ’Top sector’ pages, the Feb 29th edition of Dutch financial newspaper "Het Financieele Dagblad" puts the high tech audio sector in the spotlight. Grimm Audio is showcased next to Durob Audio and Kharma as an example of extremely high quality audio for a sensible price.

Proudly introducing: LevelView! After many months of hard work, we are very happy to show you our new software product: a realtime loudness meter plugin for VST, AU and RTAS on both Mac and PC. It features a unique Rainbow meter, based upon the ’Bendy Meter’ concept of BBC Research. Beta testers all reported they became addicted in no time...

Toonkamer spring show2012, February 6

We are very honoured that the Dutch ’Toonkamer’ collective of 30 famous Dutch interior design brands offered us a guest exposition for two months. The Toonkamer in Utrecht shows the latest collections of the affiliated brands like Pastoe and Gelderland in a former 5000m2 furniture factory. On February 6th and 13th Eelco Grimm will be present at the Toonkamer spring show.

HiFi-Tage Hamburg2012, February 4

Grimm Audio’s Guido Tent will join our German distributor Audio Import at the HiFi-Tage in Hamburg. This nice hifi show in the Northern part of Germany is organized by Wolfgang Borchert of HiFi Studio Bramfeld, a well known dealer for our German customers. Please come and enjoy the LS1 with our prototype LS1s subwoofers in the Holiday Inn Hamburg, Room 1512, February 4th & 5th.

Our Belgium distributor iDeal Audio organizes a ’Meet the Designer’ workshop in Belgiums’ famous ’Motor Music’ studio in Mechelen. Eelco Grimm will have two sessions with lectures and demonstrations about clocking. Both students and professional engineers are welcome.

The January issue of Dutch musicians and producers magazine ’Interface’ featured a ’favorite equipment’ list of their authors. Wessel Oltheten selected the LS1 because "This powered monitor has helped me improving my mixes, more than any other piece of equipment in my studio." By the way, Colin Benders (’Kyteman’) who is pictured on this editions’ front page, proudly owns a Grimm Audio AD1...


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  • Their natural sound and their unimposing, deep trueness kept overwhelming me and my colleagues.

    Bernhard Rietschel, Editor in Chief of AUDIO, Stuttgart (LS1)

  • Truly a remarkable system, the equal or better of anything I've ever heard.

    Dave Collins, Dave Collins Mastering, Los Angeles (LS1)

  • After installing your CC1, I often catch myself thinking that I listen to 88.2 when in reality it is 44.1. Their difference used to be much larger, and both sound much better now.

    Reyn Ouwehand, Studio The Church, Wijdenes (CC1)

  • The LS1 is by far the best speaker that AUDIO had the pleasure of reviewing in over 35 years; this especially in the two crucial audiophile disciplines of neutrality and detail reproduction.

    Wolfram Eifert, AUDIO, Stuttgart (LS1)

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    Marnix Bosman, HVT, Nijmegen (TPM)

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    Ingo Iebhart, hifi enthusiast, Eberdingen (CC1)

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    René Gambini, Lyrinx, Marseille (AD1)

  • 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)

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

    Dieter Kahlen, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (LevelView)

  • 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)

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    Carlos Imperatori, Producciones Tumbador, Caracas (CC1)

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

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    Hiro, Pure Super Audio (AD1)

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

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

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    Gerd Hoppe, hifi enthusiast, Alicante (CC1)

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

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    Ronald Prent, Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum (TPR)

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    Fritz Fey, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (LS1)

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

    Günther Pauler, Pauler Acoustics, Northeim (CC1)

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    Fritz Fey, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (LS1)

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

    Alex Abrash, AA Mastering, New York (CC1)

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

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    Nicholas Bedworth, Positive Feedback, Makawao (CC1)

  • 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)

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    Friedemann Kootz, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (CC1)

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    Christian Rechenbach, EinsNull magazin, Duisburg (LS1)

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    Ronald Prent, Galaxy Studios, Mol (AD1)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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    Steve Hall, Future Disc, Los Angeles (AD1)

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

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

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

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    Gerard Lombrez, Lille (CC1)

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    Marja Vanderloo & Henk Boot, 6Moons (LS1)

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    Hay Zeelen, Hay Zeelen Mastering, Amsterdam (CC1)

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

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    Steven Maes, Motor Music, Mechelen (LS1)

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    Bogdan Roscic, President Sony Classical, Berlin (LS1)

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    Al Pryor, Mack Avenue records, Hempstead (LS1)

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    John Newton, Soundmirror, Boston (MP1)

  • My audition of the LS1 was a transformative experience.

    George Massenburg, McGill University, Montreal (LS1)

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    Peter Riebeek, Studio 150, Amsterdam (CC1)

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

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

  • 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)

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    Marnix Bosman, HVT magazine, Baarn (CC1)

  • A fantastic experience to work with this device.

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

  • 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)

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    George Massenburg, McGill University, Montreal (LS1)

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

    Steve Hoffman, Audio Fidelity, Los Angeles (AD1)

  • 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)

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