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Devialet ‘Uncover’ 2016 News and Highlights!

Hi All, Wendy and myself have just got back from Paris where Devialet held their first ‘Uncover’ conference where they invited their top dealers and distributors from around the world to Versailles, yes apparently we are one of their top dealers, I was surprised too :-) The idea is to run this yearly to keep everyone up to date with all the latest going’s on in the world of Devialet, as one thing is for sure Devialet are really going places and are definitely a company to keep an eye on as

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New Arcam Solo Music and irDAC II Now On Demo!

Hi All, I guess the title says it all really but this week we have taken delivery of the new Arcam Solo Music and irDAC II for demo. Solo Music The original Solo Music was before my time as a dealer but I have to say I have been listening to the new version and I have been extremely impressed, basically it has 80wpc of Glass G power which really is enough to drive most speakers and as with other Arcam’s Glass G amps you get a really powerful and full sound with excellent bass cont

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New Bryston BDA-3 Now On Demo + Other Bryston News!

Hi All, A little bit late this news but we now have Bryston’s new BDA-3 DAC on demo, well we have for a few weeks now, this is Bryston’s most advanced DAC that will decode everything you could possibly want including up to 384kHz / 32 bit PCM music and up to DSDx4 natively, you really can’t ask for more than that. What is also great about this DAC is that it has 4 HDMI inputs which is very rare for a highend Dac, this means you can hook it up your BD player to the BDA-3 and with someth

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New Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL X Now On Demo!

Hi There, It has been a long while since we have had something new from Martin Logan but building on the success of the original ElectroMotion Electrostatic speakers we now have the new ElectroMotion ESL X Speakers that have just come in and I have just finished unboxing which become the flagship in the Electromotion range. Personally I love the Electrostatic sound, extremely clean, fast and honest I would say are the quick bullet points of an electrostatic panel speaker and for us the

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Save 15% On Devialet's Expert Range!

Hi All, I just wanted to let everyone know that Devialet have just launched a special promotion on their excellent Expert range of amplifiers. Basically trade in any audio equipment to get 15% off which can’t be bad, saving up to £2700 on the D800, please see the offer prices below, this runs until 31st May so if you would like to come in for a demo please feel free or if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, please see the full Expert range in the link below - 

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Remembering David Bowie Day @ HFL This Saturday!

Hi All, I just thought I would update this with a rough timetable that Dave Lewis has arranged for our Bowie day on Saturday which I am really looking forward to, what is not to like of a whole day playing David Bowie :-) Don’t forget also that Chris will be along with his great collection of Vinyl for sale on the day which is always extremely popular. HIFi Lounge/TBL - Remembering David Bowie Day: The Line UP - Stop Press - During the day we will be showing a newly remaster

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Beat the Naim Price Rise!

Hi All, It is that time of year again where Naim’s prices increase to cover the rise in costs in materials and manufacturing. This is due from 1st May so if you are thinking of something from Naim’s range it may be worth getting your order in before May 1st to buy at the old price. Below is a copy of the new price list, if you would like a copy e-mailing to you please let me know and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thanks, Paul.

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Rega RSD 2016 Turntable Now Available and The Planar 3 Returns!

Hi All, Just a quick bit of Rega news, firstly we have managed to acquire a couple of the Rega Record Store Day limited edition RP1 turntables, there are only going to be 500 of these available worldwide so are extremely special and will make a great addition to any turntable collection and at only £250 you really can’t go wrong. We only have 2 of these turntables so if you want to bag one please let me know asap, we can take the order now but we are not permitted to release them until

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New Audeze Sine Headphones on Demo and in Stock!

Hi All, Just a quickie to say that we now have Audeze’s new Sine headphones on demo, I always felt that the EL-8′s were a little too big and heavy to be truly portable well this is Audeze’s answer, a Planar headphone that is designed to be portable and I have to say they really are excellent. I took them home last night to try on my Mojo with Tidal running from my phone and was really impressed, firstly they are extremely well made and robust, when I first saw them I wasn’t overly sure

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Remembering David Bowie - April 9th @ HFL.

BlackStar Played on Vinyl in its Entirety at 1pm Vinyl for sale on the day! Hi All, I have always liked doing music based open days, so far we have had a Bruce Springsteen day, a Led Zeppelin Day and 70’s rock amongst others but this year we weren’t really planning to do such a day until we got the sad news of David Bowies death earlier this year, being that I have been a big Bowie fan from the early 80’s, how I wish I was a teenager in the Ziggy era, it seemed only right that we

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National Audio Show Update!

[url="http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Open%20Days/HH-1st%20Anniversary-Banner_zpsblkmjxu8.jpg.html"][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Open%20Days/HH-1st%20Anniversary-Banner_zpsblkmjxu8.jpg[/img][/url]   Hi Everyone,   Well we are nearly all set for The National Audio Show this weekend, all that is left to do now is box pretty much the whole of Highend Headphones up and cram it in the van and then set it all up at Whittlebury Hall :-)   We have 15 Manufactur

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HiFiMan HE-1000′s Finally Arrive!

Hi All,   Like many I have been waiting patiently to finally get our demo HiFiMan HE-1000′s in the building and at long last they arrived yesterday, just in time to take them to The National Audio Show this weekend as we run the Headphone department, hope to see you there.   Arguably these are the most exciting headphone release of 2015, if like us you are after the best sound quality possible from a headphone then these are probably already on your radar, they have had stunning reviews around

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Focal Sopra Speakers now at HiFi Lounge!

Hi All,   A quick announcement to let everyone know that Focal Speakers are now available to listen to at HiFi Lounge.   For some time now I have been keeping an eye on Focal speakers as they have always interested me as a brand, especially since partnering up with Naim, so I have patiently been waiting for them to bring out something exciting that would really grab my attention, yes the Aria’s are great speakers and fantastic value for money, but exciting, not really. But then in the Septembe

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Introducing Snugs, This Really Is A No Brainer!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Highend%20Headphones/2_zpsjjangsyh.jpeg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Highend%20Headphones/2_zpsjjangsyh.jpeg[/img][/URL]   Hi All,   We are really pleased to introduce Snugs to our portfolio, a new UK company using cutting edge technology to produce custom fit ear-tips for any in-earphone.   I think that it goes without saying that anyone who has used in-ears to enjoy their music knows how important it is to get

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PMC Speakers i Series Exchange Program News!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/PMC%20Speakers/image006_zpsazkkftyq.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/PMC%20Speakers/image006_zpsazkkftyq.jpg[/img][/URL]   Hi All,   As everyone knows we love our PMC Speakers at HFL, so when PMC mentioned that they are running a promotion during September where i Series owners can easily trade in their speakers against the new Twenty range we were really pleased to be part of the scheme.   So how does it work?

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Devialet & HiFi Lounge Present Phantom at The National Audio Show!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Open%20Days/banner-hfl-devialet-nas_1_zpslesx3paa.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Open%20Days/banner-hfl-devialet-nas_1_zpslesx3paa.jpg[/img][/URL]   Hi all,   Just a quick blog to say that we have arranged with Devialet to take Phantom along to The National Audio Show which takes place at Whittlebury Hall near Silverstone over the weekend of September 19th & 20th.   We are big fans of Devialet and Phantom

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National Audio Show & Highend Headphones 1st Anniversary News, 10% Off!

[url="http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Open%20Days/HH-1st%20Anniversary-Banner_zpsblkmjxu8.jpg.html"][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Open%20Days/HH-1st%20Anniversary-Banner_zpsblkmjxu8.jpg[/img][/url]   Hi All,   I hope everyone has been enjoying the great British Summer, cough, cough, in between all the rain. Anyway this is just to announce a couple of headphone related events we are holding during September.   [b]Headzone @ The National Audio Show - Septe

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Buy Audeze In August For Your Chance To Win An Astell&Kern AK JR!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Highend%20Headphones/Product_lifestyle_LCD32_0_zpsq7nhzp3f.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Highend%20Headphones/Product_lifestyle_LCD32_0_zpsq7nhzp3f.jpg[/img][/URL]   Hi All,   We are part of a promotion that has been organised by Computers Unlimited who distribute both Audeze and Astell&Kern in the UK, basically buy any Audeze product in August from us and you will be put in a draw to win the excellent Ast

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AudioQuest’s NightHawk Lands @ Highend Headphones!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Highend%20Headphones/Audioquest-Nighthawk-Headphones2_zpslqwfr0ig.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Highend%20Headphones/Audioquest-Nighthawk-Headphones2_zpslqwfr0ig.jpg[/img][/URL]   Hi All,   There has certainly been a lot of interest in AudioQuests first headphone so we are really pleased to now have the Nighthawk on permanent demonstration.   I would imagine everyone has heard of AudioQuest, best known for th

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Top Boys Toys Pictures!

Hi Guys,   There were certainly lots of nice camera's at our event last weekend so I have been getting loads of quality pictures but there was one lot I have been waiting for from a customer who is a professional photographer, he was the guy in the Aston. Below is a link to his handy work, there really are some great pics in there -   [url="http://www.skwimages.com/-/images/music/hifi-lounge-pmc-lotus-jul-2015"]http://www.skwimages.com/-/images/music/hifi-lounge-pmc-lotus-jul-2015[/url]   App

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Devialet Phantom Is Coming!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Devialet/IMG_1507_zpsgu7bttbp.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Devialet/IMG_1507_zpsgu7bttbp.jpg[/img][/URL]   Hi All,   I just thought I would take a quick break for setting up for tomorrow’s open day to finalise what we will be running, after much deliberation on how to best show Phantom and Expert we have decided to split it over the 2 shops.   Firstly it looks like the Phantoms have scuttled over to the Head

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New Sonus Faber Chameleon Speakers Now On Demo!

Hi All,   As everyone knows we love our Sonus Faber speakers at HiFi Lounge, no one makes a speaker that looks as beautiful as Sonus Faber and they still retain their lifelike and organic presentation that really can make the hairs on the back of your next stand up. Well slowly but surely they have been working their way through their range of speakers with new designs, the latest is the introduction of the Chameleon range with replaces the Toy range.   Now this is Sonus Faber’s entry level ra

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Devialet Open Day @ HiFi Lounge July 25th, Come and Hear Phantom!

[url="http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Open%20Days/banner-hfl-devialet-openday_1_zps7hgxminh.jpg.html"][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Open%20Days/banner-hfl-devialet-openday_1_zps7hgxminh.jpg[/img][/url]   Hi All,   So now that our Boys Toys day is a very happy memory it is on to the next open day this Saturday, which I am equally excited about as Devialet have really given us something quite special with their Phantom Speakers, I have done many demo’s sinc

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More Pictures!

Hi All,   Been getting some amazing feedback since Saturday, thanks for everyone’s e-mails and messages :-)   Attached are a couple more pics that have been sent in, thanks to Steve Crowe for the montage of the day, Adrian Palmer and Jason Beeby :-)   [URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Open%20Days/HiFi%20Lounge%20PMC1_zpsfbsp1kac.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Open%20Days/HiFi%20Lounge%20PMC1_zpsfbsp1kac.jpg[/img][/URL]   [URL=http://s474.phot

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What Can I Say

Hi All,   Well, for once I really don’t know what to say other than a huge thanks to everyone involved who helped make our first Boys Toys Event something very special indeed, it certainly looks like the big man above is obviously car and HiFi fan as he really did lay on glorious weather which really helped make the day something quite special.   Now for the Oscar speech :-) Firstly I’d like to thank everyone at PMC Speakers who really did got the extra mile on this one, without them this woul

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