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

[font=tahoma][size=4] [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][/size][/font] [font=tahoma][size=4] Hi All,[/size][/font] [font=tahoma][size=4] It’s unusual for us to do 2 open days over 2 weekends, one after the other, but I really can’t wait to be able to give everyone a chance to hear Deviale

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More Devialet Phantom News!

Hi All,   Just a quick Phantom update, We went to London on Monday for Devialet Training, really interesting, most of the day was spent listening to Phantom and showing how to set it all up, very intuitive with Dialog, look forward to try setting one up as a Bluetooth speaker without Dialog to see how that pans out, funnily enough I actually preferred the look of the standard Phantom with the white bass drivers and chrome trim, really looked stunning.   Another cool thing with the Phantom is t

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Devialet Phantom In HiFi Lounge At Long Last!

Hi All,   Now I know I can get a little over excited when we get a new product in here, emperors new cloths and all that, but ever since Devialet unveiled the Phantom just before Christmas I have been gagging to get my hands on one but due to Harrods exclusivity deal this wasn’t possible, although I nearly did venture into Harrods to buy one just so I could see if all the glowing reviews really were justified.   Well after a 6 month wait Devialet bought in a couple of Silver Phantoms for us to

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Wilton House SuperCar Sunday!

[color=rgb(20,24,35)][font=helvetica] Hi All,[/font][/color][color=rgb(20,24,35)][font=helvetica] We went to the Wilton House Supercar show on Sunday, not sure how this event passed me by as it has been running for a few years now but I was only made aware of it a few months ago, but I have to say it was one of the best car events I have ever attended, amazing selection of cars in a beautiful setting, If you love cars I'd definately recommend it for next year [i][u]smile emoticon[/u][/i][/font

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Astell&Kern AK Jr Now On Demo!

Hi All,   Just a quickie to say that we now have Astell&Kern’s new entry level player on demo, the new AK Jr, At £399 it seems wrong to call it entry level as this really is a beautifully made product that just screams quality.   Compared to the other models higher up the range it is a much slimmer and lighter design with a different user interface but it is equally as intuitive and user friendly but most importantly it really does perform, it is perhaps not quite a refined as the AK100 bu

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PMC Speakers Golden Ticket is Back!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/PMC%20Speakers/image001_zpskwnh2olf.png.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/PMC%20Speakers/image001_zpskwnh2olf.png[/img][/URL]   Hi all,   This proved to be a very popular promotion last time PMC run it so they have decided to bring it back for June, July and August this year.   Basically if you buy a any new Twenty Series speakers during these 3 months you have a chance to get your money back, so you get a free pair

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Audeze Deckard Headphone Amplifier Now On Demo!

Hi All,   Just a quick post to say that the much anticipated Audeze Deckard Headphone Amplifier is now on demo + we do have very limited stock from the first shipment so if you would like to grab one it would be worth moving quickly as there is no ETA on the next delivery into the UK.   If you’d like to come in for a demo please don’t hesitate to get in touch, priced at £599 it is very competitively priced and will be the perfect partner for the Audeze range of headphones plus other brands + i

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Nordost Heimdall 2 Headphone Cables Now On Demo!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Highend%20Headphones/Untitled2_zpsgjz91qrh.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Highend%20Headphones/Untitled2_zpsgjz91qrh.jpg[/img][/URL]   Hi All,   For sometime now we have been looking to bring on a range of headphone cables to offer our customers but for one reason or another it proved quite difficult to find the right brand to work with, then Nordost got in touch and brought along their Heimdall 2 cable. When i

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A Big Thanks To Naim For a Great Day Out at Silverstone Yesterday!

[url="http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Cars/IMG_1465_zpskyowtftx.jpg.html"][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Cars/IMG_1465_zpskyowtftx.jpg[/img][/url]   Hi All,   It certainly all seems to be cars, cars and more cars here at the moment, every weekend we seem to be at a different car event, this weekend though was pretty cool as Wendy and myself got invited along to Silverstone for the Blancpain GT race at Silverstone as guests of Naim Audio and Bentley Cars, N

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Finals New Sonorous Highend Headphones Announced, On Demo For 1 Week!

[url="http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Highend%20Headphones/1_zpsqag3plik.jpg.html"][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Highend%20Headphones/1_zpsqag3plik.jpg[/img][/url]   Hi All,   We had a couple of visitors yesterday from Final Audio Design, soon the be re-branded as Final, fresh from their showing at the Munich Highend Show at the weekend where they launched 2 very special new headphones, the Sonorous range which comprises of the Sonorous VIII and X, luckil

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Next from Astell&Kern, The AK380

Hi All,   There is certainly no stopping Astell&Kern at the moment as at Munich yesterday they announced their new flagship portable player, the AK380, details are very scarce at the moment, other than what I have got from their website, please see below, more news as we get it, I’d imagine you won’t get any change from £3000 -   [url="http://www.highendheadphones.co.uk/astell-and-kern/astellampkern-ak380-dual-dac-portable-player"]http://www.highendheadphones.co.uk/astell-and-kern/astellam

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Chord Electronics Launch New Reference DAC, Meet DAVE!

[url="http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/CHORD_DAVE_FR_WHT_zpszc15prgd.jpg.html"][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/CHORD_DAVE_FR_WHT_zpszc15prgd.jpg[/img][/url]   Hi All,   It is that time of year again when the Munich Highend Show is on and most manufacturers launch some really exciting new products, but this is the one that has caught my eye.   I must admit I have been totally won over by Chords DAC’s recently, starting with the Hugo, then

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Boys Toys Day July 18th, Bedfordshire, Calling all Lotus Drivers!

[url=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Open%20Days/banner-hfl-boystoys-2_3_zpshm7ak05d.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Open%20Days/banner-hfl-boystoys-2_3_zpshm7ak05d.jpg[/img][/url] [b]An Open Day For Both HiFi and Car Enthusiasts.[/b] Hi All, Firstly thanks to Bibs for letting me post this one the Lotus Forums as this is a car event with a difference that I would love to get a great collection of Lotus Cars together for, basically the plan i

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TLF Lotus International Day Pictures!

Hi All, Had an excellent day yesterday at TLF Lotus international day, thanks to Bibs and team for organising it, the weather was great but even better was the turn out of beautiful Lotus's, I have just posted a few of my Fav's below - One day I really would love a Europa - [url="http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Cars/IMG_1342_zpsvcq7sjpb.jpg.html"][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Cars/IMG_1342_zpsvcq7sjpb.jpg[/img][/url] I think this is the First Ev

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Chord Hugo TT Is Here At Last :-)

Hi Everyone, I think it is fair to say that we get our fair share of toys to play with in here but there is one product that I have eagerly been waiting for since announced a few months ago, the Chord Hugo TT. Well a courier has just delivered our demo model so I downed tools straight away and took a few pictures, it is now warming up nicely upstairs in our demo room ready for a good listen later, then it may well find its way into my van to take it home tonight for further testing :-) I’m

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Introducing the Stax SRS-5170 Kimik Earspeaker System!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/Highend%20Headphones/_bild_1418731125_zpsy2wfacvc.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/Highend%20Headphones/_bild_1418731125_zpsy2wfacvc.jpg[/img][/URL] Hi All, I have to admit that when it comes to headphones I have a soft spot for Stax as they really do offer something totally unique in the headphone arena, or should I say earspeaker arena. They offer a delicacy, speed and insight into the recording that most o

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New Grado GR10e and GR8e’s In-Ears Announced!

Hi All, Just a real quickie to let everyone know that Grado have given their popular GR10 and GR8 in-ears the ‘e’ treatment to now become the GR10e and GR8e in-earphones. The GR10e’s are available now with the GR8e’s to follow shortly, I have ordered a pair of GR10e’s for demo if anyone would like to come and have a listen. Lifted from Grado’s website is description of the improvements bought to these new models - ‘Learning never ends and the GR10e is a result of a constant desire t

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Aurender Come To HiFi Lounge With Their Reference Music Servers!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-28%20at%2010.46.06_zpsnqmt8mj0.png.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-28%20at%2010.46.06_zpsnqmt8mj0.png[/img][/URL] Hi All, I did promise myself that this year I wouldn’t bring on anymore brands, but so far we have added Chord Cables, Chord Electronics, Well Tempered and Isol-8 so that new years resolution didn’t go very well to be honest :-) but

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Time To Get Fit!

[color=rgb(20,24,35)][font='helvetica neue'][size=3] Hi All,[/size][/font][/color] [color=rgb(20,24,35)][font='helvetica neue'][size=3] Not really a Lotus I know but I've just got a new toy and it is just as cool as any car or HiFi in my opinion :-)[/size][/font][/color] [color=rgb(20,24,35)][font='helvetica neue'][size=3] I need to get fit so have been looking to buy a Pashley Speed 5 for a while then I noticed on eBay the other day that Pashley had made a one off version for charity in a

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Introducing The New Astell&Kern AK Jr Portable Player!

Hi all, I think it is fair to say that Astell&Kern have been focusing on the higher end of the portable market since they first launched their range a couple of years ago but with the imminent launch of their new AK Jr player they will well and truly have all the bases covered as this new and smaller AK player is going to be priced at a very competitive £399. It pretty much covers the same bases as its bigger brothers, so it can play 24/192 files and DSD 2.8Mhz and can also double up a

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Chord 2Qute DAC Now On Demo!

Hi All, I know a lot of people have been waiting for us to get the new Chord Electronics 2Qute Dac on demo so I just wanted to scribble a quick post to say that our demo model has just arrived. For those who don’t know this is basically a Hugo in a Chordette chassis without the internal battery, so it runs of the mains, and no headphone output but still offers that award winning Hugo sound. This really is the perfect DAC for home HiFi’s as well as the heart to a top end headphone rig, u

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Meet Sonus Faber’s New Chameleon Speaker Range!

Hi All, Sonus Faber have slowly been working their way through their speaker range with new models being released over the last couple of years, the latest make over is to their entry level range of speakers, so out with the Toy range and in with the new Chameleon range, I have to say that these look like a great speaker at an excellent price with a novel idea and a great name to match. These are classic Sonus Faber, so expect plenty of leather and style but the main difference form any ot

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Naim Super Lumina Now On Demo!

[URL=http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/super-lumina-cables_connections_zpsjurdpth2.jpg.html][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/super-lumina-cables_connections_zpsjurdpth2.jpg[/img][/URL] Hi All, Just a quick blog to let everyone know that we now have Naim’s new Super Lumina range of cables on demo. I must admit at first I wasn’t too keen to put these on demo as they are certainly not cheap and I did wonder how good they really could be, t

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Audeze EL-8 Open Backs are here at long last!

Hi Guys, A quick update on the below blog, basically the open back EL-8′s are now with us and are running in as I write this, they really are beautifully built with a real solid feel to them, they come packaged very nicely indeed with a bag included for transportation, I know the EL-8′s have been billed as a portable headphone but I really can see lots of people using these at home, especially the open backs. Needless to say, please feel free to come along for a demo, please find a few unb

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For Sale - PMC FACT.8 SPEAKERS, GRAPHITE, BOXED, MINT!

At HiFi Lounge we are pleased to be offering the excellent PMC Fact.8 Loudspeakers in Graphite. These are a customer trade in who has just upgraded to Fact.12’s. These will come boxed with all packaging and documentation. They really are in as new condition, I installed these originally 2 years ago and collected them so I know them very well, they have been extremely well looked after and only played at low volumes, they come from a child and pet feee home, also a non smoker. These are going

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