Just a quickie to say that PMC Speakers now make exceedingly good audiophile cakes launched at our 10th Anniversary Party at the weekend and available at a bakers near you soon, guaranteed to make your HiFi sound better or your money back
Seriously though, thanks to everyone who came along on Saturday to help us celebrate and help run the day, it was great seeing everyone and so much fun, a day we’ll remember forever, will post more
Really quick one as just shot this, it was a bit rushed so not the best but just thought it would be nice to do a Walkthrough before our 10th Anniversary bash kicks off to show what the day has in store and where the shop is 10 years on.
Thanks again for everyone's support and look forward to seeing everyone today to help us celebrate.
All the best,
Not long now till our 10th Anniversary bash this Saturday, we've had over 100 people register to come along so a huge thanks to everyone, it's going to be a lot of fun, please find a link below to take you to a blog I've just written on our website with all the latest info and what we will be running on the day 👍
I just found some pics that go back to day one, the quality isn't great, just shows how far cameras on phones have come over 10 years doesn't it but ple
I just wanted to help spread the word for a friend and fellow audiophile of mine, Dean Morris, or as he is now known 'The Gleeman' I had no idea that he was such a talented musician but over the last couple of years he has fulfilled his dream to record some of his songs and pursue a long standing ambition to publish his music for the world to enjoy and I have to say if you appreciate real songs then I highly recommend you give his music a listen, I still find it hard to believe
Well I'm not really sure what to say to be honest other than HFL is 10 years old, how did that happen?
I guess firstly Wendy and myself would like to say a huge thanks to all our customers over that time, I don’t like the word customers really as many have become great friends over the last decade so thanks to all of HFL’s friends who have helped make the last 10 years an incredible experience. I know I’ve said this before but when we took a punt at opening a HiFi shop I r
So around 2 years after the idea popped into my head of starting a Retail Demo Facility for Motorsport Simulators for home it is finally finished with the addition of a plinth for the Porsche 917 to sit on to make it more of a centre piece for the showroom as it was getting a bit lost just sitting on the floor, please find some pics below of the finished space and if you would like to come in to try any of the simulator solutions we have set up please feel free to get in touch to bo
Just a quick blog to say that if you love headphone listening as I do then I can highly recommend the new dCS Lina Headphone system partnered with the new revised 2022 Focal Utopia headphones which we now have on permanent demo, yes it is at the higher end of the headphone market but I can honestly say that if you do want the best you can get then this real really takes some beating.
I have always said that even though I am a Stax user myself that the Utopia's really are the be
Hope all is well, I’m happy to announce that we are planning on 2 more open days in 2022, the first is an event in collaboration with Chord Electronics to showcase their Ultima range of Preamps and Power amplifiers on September 24th.
Since the launch of the Ultima range it has proved very popular with our customers but due to the last 2-3 years issues we never got the chance to do an open day around it so really happy to be able to that shortly, it is actually good timing
Just a quickie to say that if you are going to the UK HiFi Show this weekend at Ascot please come and say hi, you'll find me in the PMC Speakers room where I will be helping them run the room and telling anyone who will listen how great their speakers are, although I'm sure everyone already knows this 😉
PMC Will be running the below so knowing the first system particularly well I am sure it will sound amazing so well worth a day out -
Bryston BR20 Stream
This is just a quick one to say that we now have the the dCS Vivaldi One Apex on demo and installed in our Reference system, for those who don't know the Vivaldi One Apex is what I, and many others, consider to be the best digital one box source in the world today, it is certainly sounding amazing in our demo system.
There are only 50 of these available in the world, most are now sold I am being told by dCS, so if you would like to come in for a listen please feel free, we have
When we decided to open a dedicated motorsport simulator showroom it wasn't intended to be a Gulf themed room but it certainly ended up that way but to be honest what Livery is more iconic than the Gulf one.
So as cool as it was having my race Radical SR1 in the showroom it didn't really fit the theme so I came across something online a few months ago that would fit in perfectly so the order was placed and it now sits proudly in the iLounge showroom to finish things off nicely.
I've said it many times but speakers have always been my favourite part of the HIFi chain, the main reason being that they can make the biggest single change to the overall presentation of a system and I love all the different designs of speakers, from a traditional box to Panels to horns and all the different variations within each of those categories, well today I am pleased to say that we have the German Physiks HRS-130 speakers on demo along with their monster Emperor Extreme in
Busy day yesterday getting ready for tomorrow’s REL Acoustics Open Day today but we are all set, been pretty much 3 years since our last open day so can’t wait to welcome everyone back, we’ve got 4 very different rooms setup showing the benefits of adding a REL + the sun is going to be out and the BBQ going, what could be better 🤙
Really looking forward to this Saturday's REL open day although it is looking like it may be a bit of a hot day so using the downstairs demo rooms with all the glass could get a little warm in the afternoon once the sun comes over, it does meant that we will have the BBQ running though so be nice to use the gardens and enjoy the weather.
This is just a quick one to say that REL are going to offer a 10% discount for any of their subs that are bought on the day so if you are thin
Well is has certainly taken some time to arrive since being announced but I am really pleased to say that the new Audio Research I/50 Integrated Valve Amplifier is now with us and it has certainly been the wait.
I won't go on for too long but firstly I really can't think of a better spend of the £5198 asking price for this amp in HiFi today, it's not very often you put the words 'ARC' and 'good value for money' in the same sentence but this really is, firstly it is all han
Unbelievably we are now 10 years old, how did that happen, what an amazing 10 years it has been though and I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone for their support over that time, watch this space for our 10th Anniversary party plans coming soon.
Over that 10 years it started with me on my own as we got HFL off the ground, then Wendy joined a couple of years later as the business grew, then Ady joined 3 years ago and now it is time for the next chapter as we welcome Billy
Always been happy to share my toys so for Goodwood FOS this year I split the runs up the hill with Peter, better known as YouTuber PetrolPed so he could make this video, He really is a top guy and the No24 couldn't have been in safer hands, thanks Peter for returning her in one piece
We were both as nervous as each other as neither of us had any experience of a car with this much power but he did a stella job, his film really shows what an experience it was driving the 24 up
It’s 6.30 am Monday 27th June 2022 and I am at work the day after the best few days of my life, I really should be looking at the 400+ e-mails I have just come back to but I just want to briefly write down how I am feeling after this years Goodwood Festival of Speed whilst it is still fresh in my mind, there have been so many amazing memories made over the last 4 days that it is hard to know where to start but here we go, have to say that I have mixed feelings at the moment, even ge
As a lifelong motorsport fan something beyond my wildest dreams is about to kick into gear tomorrow for 4 days, here is a clue, any ideas? tbh it is all a bit terrifying and the enormity of it won’t sink in for a few days after I’m sure, all very exciting though and an amazing opportunity, all will be revealed tomorrow
Here we go then, our first Open Day for over 2.5 years, be so good to get things back to normal again as got so many new products to showcase since our last open day in 2019.
So to kick things off again we have a REL Subwoofer Open Day on July 16th, as a lot of you will know I have been banging on for years about how necessary a Subwoofer is in any HiFi, I have yet to hear a system that won’t benefit from adding a REL, for me a Sub is as integral a part to get the best performa
This is a real quick one to say that we now have the new and exciting HiFi Rose RA180 amplifier on permanent demo.
I really didn't know what to expect with this amp to be honest, the looks and features certainly left an impression when it was first announced but now I have had some hands on time I can also say that the build quality really is impressive too.
This is such a feature packed amp that I may have to read the manual, Ssshhh, don't tell anyone, that will certainly
Being a big fan of headphone listening myself I find the news that dCS have just launched their new Lina Headphone system which is designed to get the very best headphone listening experience for the most discerning headphone listeners out there very exciting indeed.
It is a 3 box system comprising of a Streaming DAC, Master Clock and Headphone Amplifier, basically I like to think of it as a Vivaldi system for the headphone listener which will give all the key attributes of a d
So it has been a good couple of years since we've held an open day for obvious reasons but last Saturday we jumped back on the saddle with a behind closed doors event which proved a lot of fun.
Thanks to Covid I really got back into my sim racing, especially iRacing, and being that I raced a Radical in the real world at the time I naturally gravitated to racing the Radical SR8 in the simulator and then discovered league racing with the UK&I Radical Race Series where we