HGP Speakers O O O
Chance or Fate? It was quite by accident that The Soul of Music discovered HGP loudspeakers.
This happened during the 1999 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas in January 1999. DIVA designer T S Lim and I were exhibiting DIVA amplifiers at THE SHOW next door to CES. We shared the room with a small American speaker company (nothing to get excited about) and DH Ceramic Cones.
It so happened that someone from HGP visited our room to check out the DH Cones. So later, we returned a courtesy visit just to say "Hello".
was on the last day of the show. I had a few more courtesy calls to
Later, Lim told me: "Great speaker. The best I've heard in this whole show!"
Somehow it did not grab my attention. Maybe it was because I was
real reason, I must confess, is that I am not a very experienced
"What's so good about the speakers." I asked Lim.
answer: "So expressive, you really get the feeling. And so powerful,
By this time the show was over. I missed the chance to hear the HGP speakers again.
I trust Lim's good judgement and would have imported them on his recommendation. But I did not have the money.
months later, an "angel" came to help. He came in the form
Since Werner was going back to Germany for a few weeks, I asked him to check out HGP.
was so impressed that although he heard only the Fuga, HGP's second
so HGP finally reached Singapore. Within a week, I sold the Fuga to
another of my long-time customers, Roland, who had been shopping for
speakers for several months. I kept asking him to wait for the HGP.
The designer, Mr HGP himself, came by last November when we showed HGP at the hifi show at the Meridien.
HGP brand is not yet well known outside Europe, but German magazines
only recently began to export more to the US and elsewhere. The Soul
really impresses about the HGP is that all models posses the same
many customers have reacted with a smile: "Hey! This is still very
The Soul of Music / DIVA Classic Audio