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.
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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
Both Wendy and myself are burning the midnight oil tonight (Wednesday) in preparation for tomorrow nights very special presentation of the Sarah Vaughan Live Lacquer in collaboration with Devialet, this is also the first time we are using our new ‘Highend Showroom’ so all very exciting.
Everything is getting there with the Brinkman Turntable being installed tomorrow afternoon, many thanks to Nigel at Symmetry for the loan of this.
We will also have 3 different Lost recordi
So there is no stopping the new Naim Uniti range now as our demo Uniti Nova has just landed to join the Atom and Core, just waiting on the Uniti Star now to complete the lineup which is due at some point next month all being well.
But it is the Nova I have been waiting for, basically think of it as an Atom on Steroids with more power and inputs and a real step up in sound quality that is capable of driving much bigger speakers, I think the Nova will work really well with our Wi
This is just a quick one to let everyone know that we finally have the Martin Logan Impression ESL 11A Electrostatic speakers on permanent demo, I actually bought these late last year to replace our Montis Martin Logan speakers but the bass enclosure is much bigger than the Montis so I had to wait patiently until our new rooms were up and running before un-boxing as there is no way they would have fitted in our upstairs demo room.
So the good news is that they are all ready for
This is set to be a very special evening where in collaboration with Devialet we will be playing back the Lost Recording of Sarah Vaughan’s concert ‘Divine’ recorded Live at Laren Jazz Festival in 1975 amongst a tropical heatwave, it must have been some concert.
What really stands out about this playback is that it will be from the Lacquer, which quite simply is the best analog playback medium there is, basically it is like a traditional record but the lacquer is so soft that
Just a quick message to say that we now have the much anticipated Rega Planar 6 turntable on permanent demo fitted with Rega’s excellent Ania Moving Coil Cartridge and partnered with their Fono MC phono stage which really does make a brilliant package.
I have to say I have been waiting for this turntable for quite some time as when the brilliant new Planar 3 came out it was so good that it really did knock on the RP6′s door, in fact once the Planar 3 was released I don’t think
Well it seems like ages now since we started work on our new showrooms, as many of you will know the Naim Room has been finished for some time but the ‘Highend Room’ has been sitting in a state of flux whilst waiting for all the room treatment to arrive from Artnovion, basically as the treatment is not what I would call cheap I decided to treat the Naim room first to see how effective it was and make a decision from there, needless to say it totally transformed the Naim room and mad
I just thought I would post a few more pictures from my recent trip to Wilson Audio when we spent the day doing the factory tour, I have to say I came away so impressed with the level of detail these guys go to when making their speakers, you can really see why they cost what they do.
Firstly they have developed their own materials to make the cabinets from, if you ever get a chance just tap a Wilson cabinet and hear how ‘Dead’ it is, they have also invested over half a million