The consumer audio industry is looking to reconvene for awe-inspiring demos and fun networking again, but for the prime international destination audiophiles will have to wait till 2022.
High End Munich, the annual Hi-Fi showcase for audio companies and consumers that pre-pandemic attracted 21,000+ to the MOC Center in Munich, Germany, announced it has postponed the 2021 event due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns.
Originally rescheduled to come back for September 2021 after being a casualty to the pandemic in March 2020, High End Munich will now target May 19-22, according to the event’s website and social media channels.
High End Munich May 19-22 at MOC Center
The statement on High End Munich’s Instagram feed explains: “We have decided on this step due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and after reassessing the current situation. At the moment, nobody can foresee whether an international trade show would actually be able to take place with satisfying results for everyone involved in September. Also the risk of having to cancel the event at short notice is simply too high.
“We deeply regret that all hi-fi fans will now have to wait even longer for the annual industry highlight,” noted the show producer High End Society. “The world’s leading audio trade show will therefore return to its usual spring timeslot and be held at the MOC Event Center in Munich from May 19 to 22, 2022.”
The IPS – International Parts + Supply event, which was due to be held alongside the High End Munich, has also be postponed until the new year and will open May 19 and 20, 2022, according to the announcement.
The High End Munich site has already been updated to reflect the countdown (386+ days as of the news day).
More than 40 countries were anticipated to be represented during the four-day audio event, which annually features the crème de la crème of the audio industry and showstopping demos of high-resolution audio, vinyl and more on jaw-dropping speakers and playback systems.