First impressions, Achim... not only the turntable is a statement... the room is a statement.
It's a wonderful space to enjoy music in an appropriate, relaxed setting. It has no equal. Thirteen Hof has its own magic, but also its own limitations... forget the equipment, just soak up the music and the atmosphere.
I found the big horns (Trios?) less intimidating than at Thirteen and the small system - Bullfrogs? - created massive impact and scale. Oh, and vinyl.
I hope I get to hear the big Brinkmann tomorrow.