13Hof is more than an address; it is an experience, a monument to life in high fidelity. It’s the manifestation of an idea. It’s a space where audio and art are combined to create an experience that transports you to a world where you can lose yourself in the sublime.
Built on the concept of hi-fi aficionado Achim Spelling, 13Hof offers a unique experience and has become a destination for any true audiophile and art lover. From the moment you arrive it’s obvious that you are about to enter something out of the ordinary. Set in its own urban forest, 13Hof immediately sets itself apart. Glimpses through the trees reveal small sections of the house with only hints of what is to come. Stepping inside into the double height dining room gives the first sense of the incredible experience that has been meticulously crafted by its owner.
The moment you enter the main demo room everything begins to make sense. The room is home to a number of high end stereo systems from manufactures like Odeon Audio, Unison Research and Gryphon Audio among others. Here analogue and digital audio are combined seamlessly to create a hi-fi experience that is truly enhanced by the luxurious setting. With a selection of the finest turntables, stereo amplifiers and loudspeakers, set inside an extraordinary art collection, it becomes immediately apparent that 13Hof is more than a gallery or a show room; it’s the epitome of art and audio. Demo’s available on request.
With the selection and range of our Hi-Fi brands, we have limited ourselves to the labels and technologies which we personally consider the best on the market. If – like us – someone pursues the high standard of only offering the “best” to your customers – the choices are obviously limited – because there will only be one best transistor – or tube amplifier; there will only be one speaker, etc. This – without question – very personal selection can be done for a further 2 or maximum 3 price ranges – but the range on offer stays (as intended) very manageable.
So we have chosen specific manufacturers in the higher to highest price ranges, offering the the highest quality and sound experience available. And this is why 13 is not a regular Hi-Fi studio. There is no selection of 100 in a 1000 different manufacturers. We spent the last 25 years in this world and want to spare you and myself from this. So we do not offer something for everyone! That goes for the art as well as for the music!
With 13hof we have drawn on our own personal opinions and enthusiasm for technology and design to address vivid lovers of music – people who are open to surprises and are willing to be carried away by good music and brilliant sound.