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We are happy to inform you that iDeal Audio has become our Pro Audio distributor for all the Benelux countries. We have a long relationship with iDeal Audio for our Belgium sales and decided to extend that by offering them our distribution for The Netherlands. We believe that managing director Matthias Aerts will enforce our position in The Netherlands pro market further and look forward to cooperating even more strongly.

All Grimm Audio EBU and ATSC loudness plugins and apps have been updated. We now support Avids AAX format in our LevelView realtime loudness meter plugin and LevelNorm loudness normaliser plugin. We also added a new 'Link' function to LevelView that offers instant update of the program loudness display when remixing parts of the program. LevelNorm and our batch normaliser LevelOne now have Dolby Dialog Intelligence gating on demand of the US market. More news for LevelOne is it can losslessly normalise MP3 files and you can build a Droplet of a preset for an even quicker workflow. The best loudness tools have become even better!

Jaap Veenstra, hifi consultant of Alpha Audio, visited the High End show of our Belgium dealer Gydotron in Malle. He enjoyed himself experimenting a bit with a CC1. "After connecting the Grimm clock, a world of musicality opened. What a relaxing, authoritive and spacious sound we heard! A true transformation. The whole set played at a two stages higher level."

The transport to Moscow's Hi-End Show in November was a big adventure for our Eastern Europe sales people Richard Tomanek and Alex Vanek, but the result was worth all the effort. The leading pcAudiophile.ru website wrote that the "unprecedented sound" of the Grimm Audio LS1 system was assigned as “The Best Sound of Moscow Audio & Hi End Show 2013”. 

Marshall Nack of Positive Feedback visits our US distributor GTT Audio and has a good time listening to the LS1's. He is amazed by the system's compactness, without any additional components needed. And he is pleasantly surprised by the sound quality.

LS1: For Head and Heart2013, November 29

German half-yearly AUDIOphile magazine praises the LS1 for its outstanding naturalness. "These speakers are neither charming nor flattering, but honest and pure.", Editor Wolfram Eifert writes. "With their fully active LS1 Grimm Audio throws many familiar conventions overboard and achieves a superb signal fidelity by means of switching amplifiers and DSP-controlled crossovers. User comfort and neutrality are on world-class level."

Dimitris Stamatakos of the Greek blog AVMentor published a rave review about the LS1. Dimitris: "The LS1 is a real reference speaker, thumbs-up for Grimm Audio! I must say I am delighted to review a system that addresses some of the classic problems in the design of loudspeakers and succeeds dramatically. I also admire the courage of the Grimm Audio people to see (rather than shun away from) one of the big problems of high fidelity: the necessary combination of precision and a pleasant presentation (or the lack of a 'sound' of its own if you prefer), composing a solution that is evidently highly effective. The LS1 suggests a way to escape the speaker industries' permanent state of navel-gazing and take steps forward. This is a speaker that sets a reference level and everybody should hear it, regardless of whether he intends to buy it or not !"

New Website2013, November 3

Welcome to our new website! After many months of work (and even starting all over again from scratch), we are very proud to present you the results of a collaboration between graphical designer Laura Visser, web site developer Jan Borger and Eelco Grimm. The web site is modernised and it is now based upon a CMS that offers for instance context sensitive content like news and quotes. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Richard Tomanek from Czech Republic has become our sales manager for Eastern Europe and Middle East. Richard worked as jurist and manager of various firms but he could not resist the call of music. In 1998 he founded the High End Boutique for pro audio and hifi distribution in Czech Republic. He joins Grimm Audio to pioneer our sales in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

We are totally thrilled to team up with GTT Audio & Video as our new US HiFi consumer product distributor. GTT is a well established and competent company that has a solid name in the US audio world. Bill Parish and his team will take care of the USA and Canada consumer market for us.


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    George Tanderø, Mixing & Mastering, Oslo (TPR)

  • This clock is incredible. The detail and imaging from it are superior to anything we heard.

    Allen Farmelo, Pink Noise magazine, Hopewell Junction (CC1)

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    Bart Jilesen, Studio Bart Jilesen, Utrecht (LS1)

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    Peter Riebeek, Studio 150, Amsterdam (CC1)

  • 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)

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

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

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    Steve Hoffman, Audio Fidelity, Los Angeles (AD1)

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    Wolfram Eifert, AUDIOphile, Stuttgart (LS1)

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

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

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

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    Günther Pauler, Pauler Acoustics, Northeim (CC1)

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    George Massenburg, McGill University, Montreal (LS1)

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

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    Richard Chycki, Toronto (CC1)

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    Gerard Lombrez, Lille (CC1)

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

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

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    Christian Rechenbach, EinsNull magazin, Duisburg (LS1)

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

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

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    Christian Klotzbücher, Kunstuniversität Graz, Graz (LS1)

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

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    Marja Vanderloo & Henk Boot, 6Moons (LS1)

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    Timothy Roth, Positive Feedback (LS1)

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    Frederik DeJongh, Jerboa Mastering, Gent (LS1)

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    Timothy Roth, Positive Feedback (LS1)

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    Marnix Bosman, HVT, Nijmegen (TPM)

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    Mark den Hartog, Zownd Mastering, Leiderdorp (TPR)

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    Fritz Fey, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (LS1)

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    Steven Maes, Motor Music, Mechelen (LS1)

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    Philip Opdebeeck, Little Major Mastering, Antwerp (TPR)

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    Mark Conese, Ambient Records, Stamford (AD1)

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    Al Pryor, Mack Avenue records, Hempstead (LS1)

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    Hay Zeelen, Hay Zeelen Mastering, Amsterdam (CC1)

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    Tommy Zai, KVR, Phoenix (LevelView)

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    Dimitris Stamatakos, AVMentor, Athens (LS1)

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    Friedemann Kootz, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (CC1)

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    Marnix Bosman, HVT magazine, Baarn (CC1)

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    Audioenzo, Dordrecht (TPR)

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    Carlos Imperatori, Producciones Tumbador, Caracas (CC1)

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    Dieter Kahlen, Studio Magazin, Oberhausen (LevelView)

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    Josep Umbria, Calma Estudis, Manacor (CC1)

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

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

  • 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)

  • 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 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)

  • 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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    René Gambini, Lyrinx, Marseille (AD1)

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    Aaron Gandia, Phat Planet Studios, Orlando (CC1)

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    Marshall Nack, Positive Feedback (LS1)

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    Teresa Goodwin, Positive Feedback (AD1)

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    Steve Hall, Future Disc, Los Angeles (AD1)

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    Clemens Wergin, Die Welt, Berlin (LS1)

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    Nicholas Bedworth, Positive Feedback, Makawao (CC1)

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    Gerd Hoppe, hifi enthusiast, Alicante (CC1)

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    Stefan Riel, Echo Beach, Kuala Lumpur (LS1)

  • 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)

  • My audition of the LS1 was a transformative experience.

    George Massenburg, McGill University, Montreal (LS1)

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

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

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    Ronald Prent, Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum (TPR)

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    Bogdan Roscic, President Sony Classical, Berlin (LS1)

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

    Ingo Iebhart, hifi enthusiast, Eberdingen (CC1)

  • 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)

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

    Hiro, Pure Super Audio (AD1)

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