Acoustic Sounds
By: Michael Fremer

August 30th, 2023


Factory Tours

Clearaudio electronic GmbH, Erlangen, Germany Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Party and Factory Tour

a week before High End Munich 2023, Clearaudio threw a party

Last Spring, 2023 Clearaudio, a company best known for it's turntables, tonearms, phono cartridges and record cleaning machines celebrated its 45th anniversary. Rather than mounting its usual large High End Munich main floor exhibit, the company chose to throw a big party before the show for its distributors around the world and for others who would normally have met with them at the High End show to do business.

Erlangen, GermanyThe cozy restaurant attached to the Inn in which many of us stayed.

This way, Clearaudio was able to show its distributors both the factory and a good time. I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend, so instead of flying into Munich, I flew into Nuremberg by way of Zurich, Switzerland. The flight from Zurich was hit by lightening so we had to turn around more than halfway there, return to Zurich, then fly to Frankfurt and finally on to Nuremberg.

Robert SuchyRobert Suchy welcoming his guests

Among the guests were the late Tim De Paravicini's widow Oliva and son Nevin

That was the only part of the weeklong adventure that was less than fun. Clearaudio's Robert Suchy was a wonderful event host and despite being quite ill with a (non-contagious) respiratory infection, he soldiered on and conducted a full and entertaining factory tour. You're sure to be impressed by the company's diverse manufacturing prowess.