So this is something I didn’t think I’d ever see from Stax, a battery powered portable energiser with a DAC built in, think of it like a Mojo for Stax Earspeakers, brilliant idea, all we need now are a closed back pair of SR-009′s and I’ll be sorted when travelling
Anyway we now have the SRM-D10 on permanent demo if you’d like to come and try it anytime with the Stax Earspeakers of your choosing.
Compact electrostatic headphone amp/DAC
It's certainly not been an easy decision but I have decided to sell 3 of my Lotus Collection to fund a car that is a once in a lifetime purchase, more details to follow if I pull it off 🙂
So I am selling below, if of any interest just either fire me over a PM, e-mail me on [email protected] or give me a ring 0n 01767 44121
Exige - 380 Cup, 1700 Miles, fully loaded, as new condition - £75,000
1985 Turbo Esprit - Fully Resto
Well it has certainly been a busy week dashing around the country installing some great HiFi so I thought I would share the 2 from below -
Have to say there was a great synergy with this system, the Sonus Faber Guarneri Traditions speakers give such a big but controlled sound they will play anything and driven by the Big Mc it was all so effortless and in all honesty is there a better looking system
Please find the kit installed below -
For our next Open Day we are going to be showcasing Wilson Audio Speakers, without doubt makes of some of the finest speakers in the world, you get certain moments in your HiFi life where you hear something for the first time and you know that is the sound for you, it happened many years ago when I heard my first pair of PMC Speakers and more recently I got that same feeling again when I heard my first pair of Wilsons and to be honest with the release of the new Sasha DAW there
Here is the 2nd video in our Time Lapse series as we try something different, just a bit of fun really, anyone know the song being played? most definitely one of my favourites
Bartok’s First Demo!
So here we go, just finished setting up for a demo today with the dCS Bartok v the Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 with Scaler, this is our first demo of the Bartok going up against it’s main rival, I have a feeling Dave will be entering the shootout at some point, ce
So we have been waiting for some time to get our hands on the new and very exciting dCS Bartók so I am very pleased to say that our demo model arrived on Friday and already we have quite a few demo’s booked in for it which is great news and just goes to show the anticipation for this product.
There is certainly a lot of excitement around the Bartók and rightly so, for one it is built around the legendary dCS Ring DAC that is seen in the dCS Highend Vivaldi systems with it’
I just can’t resist McIntosh so when they announced their new RS200 wireless system I was straight onto the UK Distributor to order for one for demo which should be with us in a couple of weeks.
It looks like McIntosh are looking to move on the wireless speaker market with the RS200 offering all kinds of connectivity and I would expect it to sound very good, especially with a sub hooked up to it, time will tell but for me personally I was sold on it as soon as I saw it, th
Well this one came out of the blue, last week Focal announced their new Highend closed back headphones, the Stellia, and today we had 2 pairs arrive, I had no idea they were this imminent but it is great news as from what I can tell this is a closed back version of the Utopia which I consider to be one of the best headphones currently available, so if Focal can get a similar performance from a closed back they are going to have a real winner on their hands.
At the moment I
So we all know that Wilson Audio makes some of the best speakers in world but I have a feeling that the new Sasha DAW holds quite a special place in the Wilson Audio speaker lineup bearing in mind that the initials DAW stand for David Andrew Wilson, the founder of Wilson Audio who sadly passed away last year, thankfully Wilson Audio’s speaker design has been left in the very capable hands of Dave’s son Daryl Wilson so I am really pleased to have one of the first pairs of these
This is just a quickie regarding an upgrade I did for the van a couple of months ago but never got round to sharing it so here we go.
Basically the sad truth is that although I am surrounded by some of the best HiFi in the world I listen to most of my music in the van, whether it is the hour a day I spend going back and forth to HiFi Lounge or when driving all over the country installing HiFi so when we got our new van I saw this as a great opportunity to take out the syst
Just a quickie to say that I am pleased to say that I passed my Melco training the other day which now means HiFi Lounge is one of the select few of Melco dealers who are considered a ‘Master Dealer’ I even got a really lovely certificate to prove it
As far as I am concerned if you want to get the very best from your digital music you need a Melco server / player at the heart of it, they are all designed from the ground up to get the very best from your music collec
Now I must admit that I am a bit of a speaker tart, I really do love speakers, for me it is the most important part of a system and it can also be the hardest part of a system to choose as it is the part of your HiFi that actually talks to your room which can transform how your HiFi Sounds so careful choosing is a must.
Now I have always been a floorstander kinda guy, I always felt I was being short changed by a standmount speaker, well that was until I heard the awesome B
The Problem Room and the PMC Fenestria Update!
Firstly I just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone who came to our Fyne Audio open day on Saturday, way more people than I expected, really impressive turnout for a speaker brand that most people had never heard of 12 months ago so thanks again everyone, maybe we should offer free Whisky at every open day
So onto the point of this blog, I get asked quite a lot from customers who read the original blog explaini
This is a real quick one just to say that the roads are very clear round here so it is full steam ahead with out Fyne Audio Open day.
We spent all day yesterday setting up and we have now got 4 demo rooms running with a combination of Fyne Audio speakers ranging from £599 to £17999, I have to say that what impresses me most about Fyne Audio is that 10 months ago they hadn’t released any speakers to the world and here we are now with a full range and everything I hear from
Really looking forward to this weekends Fyne Audio Open Day and to get in the spirit, quite literally, we have decided to go all Scottish, firstly thanks to Loch Fyne Whiskies who have sent down 5 bottles of Whisky and a bottle of gin to help us enjoy the day, thanks guys, better bring your sleeping bag if anyone is going to try a tipple from each or at least organise a lift home.
The Menu for the Day!
Wendy is also b
So every now and again you stumble across things to do with music that really float your boat, last week this happened twice to me so I thought I would share them with everyone so you can give them a try to see if you enjoy them as much as I do.
Greta Van Fleet!
So I am a little late to this band but one of my customer’s mentioned them last week and now I am totally obsessed having bought both albums on CD and Vinyl and have booked tickets to see them at Rock Ci
Well the Vinyl Revolution certainly shows no sign of slowing down I am very glad to say, as many of you know there really is some real magic with vinyl, not just on a nostalgia level but with the quality of sound, it just sounds right, hence why it has come back so strongly as to be honest it can be a bit of a pain, you get the odd pop and click, you can’t skip tracks easily and you have to keep getting up and down to change sides but besides all that we still sell more turntab
Just a quick heads up to say that I have a pair of the gorgeous Sonus Faber Olympica 3 speakers for sale in walnut, they are a trade in, 2 years old with very little use in as new condition.
Price new £10,498
Our Price - £6995
Any questions please feel free to get in touch.
I just thought I would do a quick blog on an install that I did earlier in the week as one of the things that annoys me is when people say big speakers in a small room can’t work, when I had PMC MB2′s at home before setting up HFL they were only in a smallish room and they absolutely sung so in reality there is no reason why a big speaker can’t work in a small room but this install was definitely going to test that theory.
So after our PMC Fenestria install struggles, whic
So here we go again, the first open day of 2019 and being that the introduction of Fyne Audio to our portfolio was one of the highlights of 2018 it will definitely be a good one. Fyne Audio may be a new name in HiFi but between the 7 strong management team they have over 200 years experience so they may be new in name but they most definitely know how to design a fantastic speaker as all the awards and glowing reviews they have won so far show since launching last year.
I was hoping to do a blog a week or so before Christmas about a successful install of a pair of the PMC Fenestria’s Speakers, the first pair sold into the UK in fact, but unfortunately it wasn’t the smoothest installation which after a 2nd visit yesterday proved 100% that it is the room that is the issue, I have always said that your room is the most important part of your HiFi which really does get overlooked by a lot of HiFi Enthusiasts and this really did prove it so I thoug
I think everyone knows that we love Atlas Cables at HFL, I was using them personally before setting up HFL and continue to be just as impressed as I have always been with them, they just get out of the way and let the music do it’s thing, you can’t really as for more than that.
So when Atlas announced their new Asimi Luxe cables I thought the time was right to bring them on for permanent demo, mainly to use in our Bryston 28B, Chord Dave and PMC Fenestria setup as I know from p
One of the highlights for me during 2018 was hearing my first pair of Fyne Audio speakers, the F501′s, I really never expected them to be as goods as they were and they really filled a gap in our speaker lineup as I had never really found a speaker at this price point before that I could really recommend and since that moment we have sold quite a few pairs to some very happy customers which is great news.
But it was always Fyne Audio’s plan to bring a full range of speaker