In preparation for the launch of our new showrooms we have bought on 4 new brands so that we have something to put in them :-)
Firstly we are really pleased to add Wilson Audio Speakers to our portfolio, I guess this is what you call Highend as their speakers start at £18,498, hardly entry level, and go up to the £100′s of thousands for the newly announced epic WAMM.
To be honest I have read about Wilson Speakers for years now and how many respected reviewers consider the
Well it was certainly a big CES this year for Chord Electronics with the announcement of 3 new and very exciting products, just so you know Chord are taking Pre-Orders so if you want to be near the front of the queue please get in touch as these are bound to be as popular as any product Chord has launched recently.
Hugo 2 Headphone Amp / DAC
I think it is fair to say that the original Hugo was a real game changer when launched in 2013, I think it’s success even surpr
Happy New Year, let’s hope 2017 is a good one :-)
Just a quick blog to say that we now have Piega Speakers on demo, now I have to be honest that Piega was not a speaker brand I was really aware of until the Rep got in touch to see if I would be interested in having a listen, apparently they are a big brand in Europe but have never really ever got a footing in the UK market, I guess we have so many great UK speaker brands that it must be hard for a foreign company to make an imp
I think I said last year it is always a strange one writing about an award you have just won but I just wanted to thank PMC Speakers for the third year running awarding HiFi Lounge ‘Best Retail Experience’, lets hope we can keep it up once the new demo rooms are open :-)
Obviously it goes without saying that PMC make some of the best speakers in the world ;-) You can see their range below and if you would like to come in for a listen anytime please feel free to get in touch, we
I hope everyone is having a great Festive break, I just wanted to mention quickly a promotion that Devialet are running at the moment that if you buy either a pair of Silver or Gold Phantoms then you get a Devialet Dialog and Apple TV thrown if for free making a saving of just under £400.
We only have a limited number of these free Dialog’s and Apple TV’s so if of any interest please get in touch asap to secure one.
You can see the Devialet Phantom range below on our
Well it’s that time of year again where it is fun to look back at what 2016 ended up throwing at us but firstly both Wendy and myself would like to thank everyone again for your tremendous support throughout 2016 it really is much appreciated as this year has proved another year of growth for HiFi Lounge and Highend Headphones and we are more than aware that without our brilliant customer’s we wouldn’t be having this much fun :-)
A look back at 2016!
Just reading bac
There is definitely a lot of interest in the new 4K Ultra HD Players from OPPO, I know what it is like when OPPO are about to release a new player from my time before starting HFL as I was always keen to get my hands on the new model and this is no different, as far as I am concerned no one makes a better disc spinner than OPPO.
So anyway the wait is nearly over as we heard yesterday that OPPO have signed off the UDP-203 to start shipping and we are expecting our initial b
There is no doubting that Wireless speakers are now extremely popular with arguably Sonos leading the way, we actually have quite a few options here starting with Riva then Sonos, then going to the excellent Naim Muso and Muso Qb with the ridiculously good Devialet Phantoms topping the tree which I would say is the first wireless speaker you can sit down and listen to as you would with traditional hifi. Well now we have another addition to our wireless range of speakers, the multi a
This is just a quick message to say that at long last we now have the Focal Utopia headphones on permanent demo, along with the Focal Elear’s and MrSpeakers Ether Flow open and Closed backs, I just wanted to mention this as there has been an unbelievable demand for all 4 pairs of these headphones and it is only today that we actually got a pair of Utopia’s to put on demo as Focal have been really caught out by the demand.
I can honestly say that in 4 years of selling headphones
Thanks to good ‘ol Brexit Naim have been forced to bring their annual price increase forward to January 1st 2017 so if you are considering any new HiFi from the Naim range then it may be worth considering ordering now to save a few quid.
The increase has been done on a product by product basis rather than a general percentage and to be fair to Naim they are have been one of the last companies to increase their prices, all I seem to have done since the vote a few months ago is s
Just a quick blog to say that we now have the new Chord Electronics TToby power amplifier on demo, this can be used as a stand alone 2 channel power amplifier delivering 100 watts per channel into 4ohms but its main purpose for existing is to partner with the multi award winning Chord Hugo TT DAC / Headamp / Pre-amp.
Put these 2 products together with a pair of speakers and a source and you have a very compact and highend digital system with one of the best DAC’s in the world
One of our favourite digital headphone amps is the excellent Questyle CMA600i, and there has never been a better time to consider it as Questyle are offering a trade in value of £100 against it if you trade in any headphone related product, to be honest it has always been a bit of a bargain so it is even more so now.
What makes it so good? well firstly is uses Questyle’s patented Current Mode Amplification which gives a very natural and analogue sound whilst retaining all the d
I just got an e-mail come through from Arcam with news that I really wasn’t expecting as I had been told late last year that Arcam wouldn’t enter the processor market again which would have been a real shame, especially now knowing how powerful Dirac is, well luckily Arcam have seen the light and from January 2017 the new AV860 processor will be available :-)
Details are a little sketchy at the moment but needless to say this is a cutting edge processor and is bang up to date w
I think it is fair to say that one area where we haven’t got a lot of choice at HiFi Lounge is quality phono stages, yes the Dynavector P75 and Rega Aria are excellent stages but I have been aware for some time that there is a whole world above this price point that can really add to the enjoyment you can get from your vinyl collection so it gives me great pleasure to add Whest Audio to our Portfolio.
A good phono stage is vital to any vinyl system and with Whest Audio this is
I have been a Pioneer fan for many years now, I think it is because I had many of their receivers at home long before starting HFL culminating in the mighty Susano which was just epic, that has to be one of the best AV Receivers ever made, shame they don’t make a current model really.
Anyway we have a small selection of Pioneer products here and we have just added the new N-50DAB all in one player to our demo line up, I have to say that this has got to be the HiFi Bargain of th
I just wanted to mention that after what seems like an eternity of waiting we finally have the Arcam P429 4 channel amplifier on demo and it is now available to buy, I know a lot of people have been waiting for this. In it’s own right it is a great amp to be used in a 2 channel stereo system offering 90 watts per channel which can be bridged to give a pretty potent 270 WPC in stereo mode of pure Glass G power but I know most of our customers have been waiting for this amp to partner
Anyone who has been into HFL knows that we love our Atlas Cables here, in fact most of our customers that have bought cables from us are now Atlas cable owners with many expressing how happy they are with this addition to their system.
For me I have always loved the fact that Atlas cables don’t really add anything to the sound, it is not a bright or forward cable, it just gets out of the way and let’s the kit do its thing, if anything I would say Atlas Cables go towards the mor
I just wanted to write a quick blog to say that we now have the new Musical Fidelity NuVista 600 amplifier on permanent demo, basically this is as the much loved NuVista 800 but with 200 watts per channel instead of the 800′s 300 watts but it still offers that powerful, full and organic sound and is £3000 cheaper which can’t be bad. We also still have the NuVista 800 and NuVista CD Player on permanent demo so please feel free to come in to listen to the NuVista range.
World’s First Michell Engineering Orbe SE-R Build!
I was really pleased to be able to sell and install the worlds first Michell engineering Orbe SE-R recently, thanks Darren :-) It really is a stunning turntable and is Michell’s new flagship turntable based on their Orbe SE but the base in now integral into the design, it has the normal stunning Michell look but incorporates a few tweaks to further enhance performance.
The customer also specified a couple of brands that we
I spent the last 2 days at a Naim dealer conference in London for the launch of Naim’s new Uniti Range where we got the background on all the R&D that has gone into these new ground breaking units, basically 3 years of constant development from a big team at Naim has gone into a total re-development of the Uniti Range, in particular the digital section to produce what has got to be a range of the most advanced HiFi Components that the world has ever seen, how Naim have crammed a
Well this is certainly exciting news, Naim have just announced a totally new range of Uniti products that look absolutely stunning, basically it looks like the UnitiLite has been dropped and everything else is a direct replacement for the UnitiQute 2, Uniti 2, SuperUniti and UnitiServe.
Details are very thin on the ground at the moment but please see the new prices below and it looks like the first product will be the Core shipping early November, the Atom follows early Decembe
Just a quick blog to say that Naim have just released a teaser trailer for what looks like quite an exciting new product, I have heard rumours about what it could be but nothing has been confirmed, apparently we will all find out more on Thursday but until then please see the teaser trailer below -
Roll on Thursday,
I’m pleased to say that we now have both the Musical Fidelity Encore 225 and Encore Connect on demo as there has been a lot of interest in both these products and rightly so as they both offer something new in the HiFi world.
With the Encore 225 this really is a high end all in one player that rips cd’s, stores and streams them, you can also plug in digital and analogue sources so you just add speakers and you have one of the most versatile systems on the market today and as it
The title says it all really, it has been a little wait for the twenty5.26′s to join the twenty5 family but the wait is now over as our demo pair arrived yesterday :-) The rest of the twenty5 series really are quite something but this is the speaker I have been waiting for as for quite some time I have been running the twenty.26′s at home, it is a speaker I know really well and love listening to, the only problem is that I have had demo’s on the go since un-boxing them so they are s
We are just about to dash of for our holiday, yes off to see Bruce Springsteen again, bit of a bucket list trip really to see him play 3 gigs in his hometown which I have always wanted to do, anyway before leaving I just wanted to mention that we have another PMC open day planned, yes another one :-) This time for the new Flagship of the new Twenty5 series, the Twenty5.26 which wasn’t available when we did our Twenty5 launch event a couple of months ago but is due once we are back f