At the moment Wendy is on a jolly, sorry I mean working hard, in Germany as a guest of Sennheiser, today was a factory tour amongst other things + she got to listen to the new Orpheus HE1, a snip at £54,000, we have been mad enough to have ordered one for permanent demo so watch this space as it is very special indeed, hopefully we’ll have it at Highend Headphones in time for Christmas.
Please find a few pictures from Wendy’s trip so far -
Don’t worry we haven’t lost it and to be fair when setting up HiFi Lounge a few years ago I never thought we would end up selling curtains, in fact I do wonder if any other HiFi Dealers do, but we are really pleased to offer Vescom Acoustic Curtains to our customers and now have them on demo, can you demo curtains? + we have samples of all the different colour and fabric options.
So how did it come about that we got involved with Vescom? Well it is all to do with the 2 new show
Just a really quick one to say that we now have Sennheiser’s much anticipated new headphone amp, the HDV 820, now on permanent demo + we have just taken delivery of Sennheiser’s follow up to one of the most popular headphones of all time, the HD 660 S which now supersedes the HD 650, I really have lost count of the amount of people that come in here that own HD 650′s and at £429 for the HD 660 S I can really seeing these being equally as popular as the 650 over the years to come, es
Just a quick blog to say that we are pleased to have the brand new Focal Kanta No2 Floorstanding loudspeakers now on permanent demo, these are a 3 way design with very unique styling which really is quite stylish, especially when you see them first hand.
Other than the Styling the Kanta No2 is also noteworthy as it has Focal’s Beryllium tweeter mixed with their Flax material for the other drivers, this is a first for Focal to put the 2 technologies together which gives a detail
I know a lot of people have been waiting for Chord to release the Poly to turn their Mojo into a portable player so it is great news to say that we now have it on demo and in stock and I am happy to say that it is epic :-)
We took one home to play with last night and although not the simplest thing to set up, it helped that in a previous life Wendy was a network engineer, but in around 10 minute Wendy had it running from our NAS, the internal SD card and Tidal and it then
Both Wendy and myself just wanted to send out a huge thank you to everyone that came along on Saturday to our 5th Birthday Anniversary bash and really made it a day to remember, it was an amazing turnout and had a really party feel with everyone just getting stuck in playing their favourite tunes.
What blows me away is that 5 years ago we were starting on our HiFi Lounge journey not knowing what the future held but during that time we have met so many great people, many of them
Time will tell but I feel we may have bitten off more than we can chew trying to run 5 demo rooms tomorrow, taken all day to set up but getting there, the fun part was getting the mighty PMC MB2 SE's down the stairs, luckily Wendy is a strong lass :-)
A couple more hours and we should be done,
Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow,
Does anyone know who is under this “Brilliant Disguise’ :-)
I just wanted to write a quick update regarding our 5th Birthday requests party tomorrow which basically is just a celebration of all the music we love with PMC Speakers at the heart of every room, we are going to try and go with the concept of running 3 different themed rooms but we’ll see how that goes, at the end of the day we just want it to be a fun day where everyone can request their favourite music so please feel free to bring in any CD’s or Albums as we will have a tur
I just wanted to say a big thank you to our resident artist and friend Keith Sunasky who has just been in and installed 2 paintings that we commissioned him to do for our new Highend Room and we really couldn't be happier, they look just awesome, Perfect, thanks Keith
We have got quite a lot of Keith's art up in the showrooms so if you like what he does then please feel free to come in and see if any of it takes your fancy.
Well it has become big news when Focal announce a new headphone after the amazing success of the Elear and Utopia so it is great news that yesterday they announced their new ‘Clear’ headphone, I have listened to these and basically they are a more open sound compared to the Elear and really sit quite nicely between the Elear and Utopia and in presentation, priced at £1399 these are going to be very popular indeed.
You can read more below, we will have these on permanent demo an
We are really pleased to announce the Peter Thomas, the co-founder and designer at PMC Speakers will be joining us for our 5th Anniversary on 14th October, what is really cool is that Peter is going to bring along some very rare recordings that us mere mortals will never have heard before, obviously being that PMC are so entrenched in the Pro Audio world they have access to some amazing gems so it is going to be a real honour to get a chance to hear some of these, the perfect Birthd
I just wanted to make everyone aware of a great promotion Devialet are holding at the moment until the 15th November, basically if you have a White or Silver Phantom then Devialet are making it very easy for you to upgrade to the excellent Gold Phantom which is more powerful, has a much more open tweeter and has a later internal architecture to give a real step up in performance, we have the full range of Phantom’s here if you would like to come in to compare.
Please see below
Goosebumps, Teardrops and Guilty Pleasures.
Well what can I say, where does the time go, can you really believe it was 5 years ago that we started our dream of running a HiFi shop and here we are now having taken on 3 more buildings since launching in 2012, not in my wildest dreams did I ever think we could have this much space to fill with loads of HiFi goodies :-)
In reality first and foremost both Wendy and myself would like to thank our awesome customers as without eve
Just got back from setting up the sounds for @Lotus Silverstone open day tomorrow, took a couple of Devialet Gold Phantoms and considering the size of the showroom they definitely rocked :-)
Should be a fun day tomorrow of all my favourite things, Music, HiFi, Lotus Cars and I found out there is even a free burger van, guess where I’ll be all day :-)
We’ve got a few of our customer’s heading over so if anyone else fancies coming along please feel free, the weather is look
Well pretty much exactly 1 year after showing the world the new Uniti Range Naim have now launched the Uniti Star to complete the line up of the 4 new Uniti Products and I am pleased to say that we received our demo model today and now have the full range on permanent demo in our dedicated Naim listening room.
So it could be argued that the Uniti Star really is the ‘Star’ of the Uniti Line up as it has all bases covered including CD playback and CD Ripping, although this part I
Finally got a chance to play with the Cup today after taking delivery a couple of weeks ago, have to say extremely happy going with Signature Orange, really comes alive when the sun hits it, just looks epic
Anyway here are a few pics -
By now most of you will know that my passion for Music and HiFi is also matched with my love of all things Lotus Cars, now Lotus Silverstone have been brilliant in their support for our Boys Toys Day’s Days so it is great to be able to return the favour for their open day on Saturday 30th September by taking along some HiFi bits to give their open day a sound track of quality music, to be fair though I will just probably put together a playlist of classic driving songs like ‘The Cha
I just wanted to write a quick blog to say that yesterday we took delivery of our demo PMC COR amplifier, a lot of people probably don’t realise that PMC have been making amps for around 25 years for all their active speakers but it is a first for them to release a domestic amplifier for home use.
Firstly I have to comment on the build quality, it really is quite stunning and as a piece of design it really looks the part, much better in the flesh than the pictures to be fair, a
Just a quickie to say that we now have the new Focal Scala Utopia III Evo’s on demo and they really are brilliant, just launched they offer improved drivers and crossovers compared to the previous version along with the latest TMD suspension and NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) technology so please feel free to come in for a listen, at the moment we have them running on our Naim 500 System.
I have to say that they are in the new Metallic Blue finish which look absolutely stunni
Well I guess most people have heard of Sony, I would say they are pretty much the leading manufacturer of electronic products in the world today so we are really pleased to add Sony’s range of projectors to our portfolio, especially their 4K range that has just had 3 new editions, the VPL-VW260ES, VPL-VW360ES and the laser VPL-VW760ES, which now brings Native 4K projection down to £5199 with the 260ES.
On Permanent Demonstration
These new projectors join the already well e
Just a quick headsup really to let everyone know that Naim are running a cash back promotion on both the Muso and Muso Qb purchased from now till October 2nd, basically you can claim £75 back on Muso and £50 on Muso QB, all you need to do is buy either then once home click on the below link, fill out the form and Naim will transfer the money back to you, nice and easy.
Both Wendy and myself wanted to thank everyone who attended our Devialet Event of the Lost Recording of Sarah Vaughan on Thursday evening, it really did prove to be a huge success and we just about managed to fit everyone into our new ‘Highend Room’ and thankfully being that is was the first time we had used this room it actually sounded excellent, which was a huge relief, no point mucking around, may as well test it out with a £7000 lacquer :-)
I think everyone agreed how good