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D'Agostino Momentum Preamplifier + S250 MxV Stereo Amp Now On Demo, Taking Music To The Next Level!

Hi Everyone, So all audiophiles will know this problem, you upgrade one part of your system which shows a weakness elsewhere, so that was the issue when we got our demo Wilson Audio Alexx V speakers, don't get me wrong we've got some great Pre's and amps here which sounded excellent on them but we just knew there was more performance to unleash from these excellent speakers, With the Taiko server matched with the dCS Vivaldi stack and our SME turntable partnered with Transparent Reference C

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Getting the Radical SR1 in the Showroom!

Hi Everyone, I'm full off good ideas me, as I am not racing the Radical at the moment as going to concentrate on racing the Lotus Elise for another year I thought it would be a good idea to put it in our new iLounge Racing Showroom as a centrepiece. Firstly it wasn't as easy as I thought due to the big step up to the room and also now it is in there I've not got something new coming to replace it so now it has got to come out, doh 🙄 Anyway, please find some pictures below of the f

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iLounge Racing is Open, Hurray, Welcome to the UK's Premium Demo Space for Motorsport Simulators!

Hi There, I'm really happy to announce that iLounge Racing is now open at HFL, from what started with a chat in a van 18 months ago has now resulted in a demo space where we have 4 simulators on demo from around £2000 to over £100,000. I'll keep it brief but the idea is that you can come along, experience how amazing simulators are now, try a few options, spec your preferred system and we will deliver and install. Whether it is a tool to get you quicker on track for racing or trac

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Melco Introduce the N50 SSD Player / Server + Bundle Package Promotion Info!

Hi Everyone, Just a quickie to say that Melco have recently released a new Player / Server called the N50, where this is interesting is that it includes a 3.84tb SSD Drive for £4999, their other SSD model, the Flagship N1ZS EX is £9995 so I can see the new N40 being the real sweet spot in the range as it makes the advantages of SSD Drives available to a much bigger audience, we have it on Permanent demo if you would like to come in and try it at any point. Please find a link to the ful

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Lotus Elise Trophy Season 1 Complete, Donington Photo Book!

Hi Everyone, So where did that season go? it only seems like yesterday we were collecting our new Lotus Elise looking forward to a new adventure and before you know it we have 7 race meetings under our belt and it is time to park the car ready for winter. Looking back it was a great season though, a lot of fun, if I'm honest at the start of the season I was surprised how quick the competition was, I was expecting to be straight on the pace but as the season progressed we got quicker and qui

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STAX SR-X9000 Earspeakers 1st Impressions, Are They Now The Best Headphones In The World?

Hi There, So this for me is the biggest news in audio this year, Stax bringing out a new Reference Earspeaker which in my mind puts it straight to the top of the tree as a contender for the best headphone in the world, I had no idea these were coming till around 2 months ago so it has been a long wait but our demo pair finally arrived last Friday so they were plugged straight in for a quick comparison against my previous reference headphones, the Stax SR-009S, I run SR-009S's at home and re

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Naim Solstice Turntable Now on Demo + Imminent Naim Price Rise Info!

Hi all, Hope everyone is well, I just wanted to post that we now have the new Naim Solstice Limited Edition Turntable on permanent demonstration and bearing in mind this is Naim's first ever turntable it really is something to applaud, beautifully made and engineered but most importantly it sounds fantastic, I first tried it in my main Naim system which needless to say worked a treat but I have been wanting to add a turntable to my office system for sometime so it made sense, well to me any

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Brands Hatch Race Report, Pics + Videos!

Hi All, So the Brands Hatch Indy layout is one of the races I really look forward to every year as it really suits my driving style as to me it is just one big go kart track and although it is really technical with every corner seemingly having multiple ways through it I always seem to go well there. Thankfully that continued with our first trip there in the Elise where we had our best race weekend of the year, which was strange as my normal team where off racing elsewhere so I had Han

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HiFi Lounge Walkthrough + iLounge Racing Sneak Peak!

Hi Everyone, As we haven't done any open days for quite some time, hopefully we can get back to normality next year regarding this, I thought it would be a good idea to do a walkthrough for anyone who hasn't been in recently as a fair bit has changed and we have some exciting new equipment here. Also after a year of planning we are very nearly ready to launch iLounge Racing so the progress of converting the headphone showroom into a simulator demo space can be seen also further into th

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Stax SR-X9000 Announced + Audeze LCD-5 & CRBN Headphones!

Hi Everyone, So the Highend Headphone market seems to have woken up all of a sudden, as a Stax SR-009S user myself it is the announcement of the new SR-X9000's that I am personally most excited about, these are Stax's new Reference Earspeaker, I struggle to think how they can improve on the SR-009S's to be honest but really can't wait to have a listen. I have been told we will be getting our demo pair very shortly so watch this space as I compare them against my SR-009S's, exciting tim

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Big Speakers on Demo from Magneplanar and Avantgarde!

Hi Everyone, Just a quickie to say that we have a couple of pairs of very special speakers in demo at the moment that we have borrowed from the distributors for a couple of demos so if you'd like a listen please get in touch to make an appointment. Magneplanar 30.7's Speakers certainly don't get much bigger than these, they really do give a wall of sound. I love Maggies, certainly not the easiest speakers to accommodate but if you can then they are well worth a listen as they

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SME 75th Anniversary Synergy Turntable now on Permanent Demo!

Hi All, So this could quite possible be the best bit of HiFi eye Candy out there, it looks great in the pics but is even more gorgeous for real, the Silver Anniversary finish, to celebrate SME's 75th Anniversary, is a £3000 premium over the standard black finish so that makes it £18,895 but it really is worth every penny if you can stretch to it. So what is the SME Synergy? Basically it is a Highend Plug and Play Turntable, all you need to do is plug it straight into a line input and y

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Snetterton Photobook, Fire, Rain + New Livery!

Hi All, So for our Snetterton race weekend it was certainly a weekend like no other, basically it was British Summertime so we had plenty of rain but we also had a huge pit lane fire just when we were about to go out for our first race, basically a teams lorry caught fire and it took 2 fire engines to get it under control, luckily no one was injured but it meant we lost our first race and our 2nd race was re-scheduled for 6pm, this ended up being cut short due to a car stranded on the track

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Big Accuphase System on the Wilson Alexx V's, This Really Works!

Hi Everyone, The fun part with having a speaker here as accomplished as our demo Wilson Audio Alexx V Speakers is trying different equipment with them as they are so revealing you can totally change their character by trying a different brand, I recently got an enquiry from someone who wanted to try the Class A Accuphase Monoblocks along with their DAC and top of the line Preamp, needless to say we had to try them on the Alexx's and I have to say it is a pretty special combination, totally

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Wilson Audio Alexx V Update + HFL Promo Video!

Hi Everyone, So we have had our incredible Wilson Audio Alexx V Speakers for a month or so now and I have been running them everyday since they arrived and I think it is fair to say they are well and truly run in now and are sounding even better than when we first got them. I know it is the biggest cliche in the HiFi book but on our so called Highend system I am listening to albums and songs that I know so well and it really is like hearing them for the first time, there is so much mor

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Photobook From Round 4, Cadwell Park, The Prettiest Track in the UK!

Hi Everyone, Just a quick update from our Lotus Elise Trophy exploits, for the last round we headed to Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire which without doubt is the most picturesque race track in the UK, I must admit I’m always a little nervous when arriving there as it is very narrow with some really fast corners, it is also very undulating with not a lot of run off so get it wrong and it will bite but as always it worked its wonders on me again and I left falling in love with Cadwell all over a

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A Really Nice McIntosh / Wilson Audio Install!

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to post a few pictures of a really lovely McIntosh and Wilson Audio system that we installed the other day, 2 iconic American HiFi companies, basically comprising of the McIntosh MA8900 Integrated Amp, the MT2 Turntable which I have to say looked absolutely stunning and the MVP901 Universal Disc player partnered with one of my favourite speakers, the incredible Wilson Audio Sabrina X Speakers, which give such a big and involving sound for what it a pretty small sp

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Transparent Magnum Opus Generation 6 Cable Install.

Hi Everyone, So this is a first, an install blog for some speaker and XLR cables, I must admit when I started HFL that I never thought I’d drive nearly 2 hours to install some cables but but these are not just any old cables but arguably the best in the world, the Transparent Magnum Opus Generation 6 cables which have just come out, these are actually serial number 0002 so if the manufacturer keeps 0001 for themselves this will be the first pair in the world, I’m a big cable believer so I w

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Lotus Elise Trophy Race Updates Rounds 2 and 3!

[B]Lotus Elise Trophy Race Updates Rounds 2 and 3![/B] Hi Everyone, Got a little behind with our race updates I'm afraid as we have now completed race 2 of our Elise Trophy which was at Silverstone and was very wet and I wasn't very competitive to be honest so the less we say about that the better but then we went to Oulton Park last weekend and it was great weather and I felt I really started to get the best from myself and the car although I did find a second on my last very lap whic

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40 Years Too Late but Just Discovered Gary Numan, New Album 'Intruder' Is Amazing!

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to put out a quick post to say that I am totally addicted to Gary Numan's latest album 'Intruder', and highly recommend you give it a listen if you haven't already, fantastic music, extremely well produced, on PMC Speakers apparently, with a great story running through it where basically the Earth is talking to Humans on how we are ruining the planet, if you just try the title track 'Intruder' that will give you a good taste of the album and is my favourite track

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Introducing the Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable, Limited to 120 in the UK, Simply Stunning!

Hi Everyone, Well this is certainly exciting news as today we can announce the awesome Naim Solstice Special Edition Turntable, this is Naim’s first ever turntable and it really is something very special indeed, the only bad news is that it is limited to 500 worldwide with only 120 in the UK so once it is gone that is it but that certainly guarantees it instant classic status, I really can’t see the 500 hanging around long. As a quick overview it is a complete package so it comes with

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The New Wilson Audio Alexx V Speakers Now On Permanent Demo, Truly Stunning!

Hi Everyone, Well is was certainly a big day last Friday as we became the first UK dealer to take delivery of  the new Wilson Audio Alexx V speakers for demo and and I really can't put into words just how incredible these speakers are. Firstly the looks, well if you are going to have a Statement speaker then you need a colour that will really stand out, and as Wilson can do any colour out there, I decided to go with my favourite colour and in a tribute to one of my favourite artists, t

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Introducing the Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition!

Hi All, Every now and again the perfect product comes along, something without compromise that ticks all the boxes for features, build quality, performance and price and I would argue that the new Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is one of those products. Basically it is everything that is loved with the Uniti range but maximized to get the best from your headphones, so if you are looking for a new compact headphone amp that has a top quality streamer built in and that caters for Bala
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