Just a quick post as Naim have just announced their latest product, the NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamplifier.
We are big fans here of the NAC-N 172 and this new product takes this idea to the next level, other than it being a step up in design and performance, where it stands out is that the NAC-N 272 is also upgradable via either Naim’s XP5 XS, XPS or 555PS Power Supplies further enhancing performance, and for the first time in a Naim product DSD is supported, this will be added to ot
I just thought I would load a few pictures from our visit to the Lotus F1 factory on Tuesday as part of the LF1 ownership package, great to meet some fellow LF1 owners and it was brilliant to finally get some miles on the car :)
[b]I don't normally take pictures in pub toilets but I couldn't resist this one[/b] :)
Well this is most definitely one headphone I just couldn’t resist, especially after listening to them at the Munich Highend Show last year. They are co-developed with Beyerdynamic to recreate that classic McIntosh sound, so expect all the detail to be there but presented in a full, rich and easy to listen to way, also being that these are closed back you haven’t got to worry about any outside noise leaking in and also you won’t upset anyone else in the room.
I have to say that they
To start our open days off for 2015 we thought we’d start with a bang, after the success of last years Led Zeppelin day with Dave Lewis from ‘Tight But Loose’ Dave will be back again but this year we are widening the bands we will be playing to those cla
Just a quick post as I have just had confirmation come through regarding the price and availability of the new Audeze EL-8 open and closed back headphones that we have had a lot of interest in, basically both versions of EL-8 will be £599, Audeze’s new
As many of you know we are big fans of Magneplanar speakers here so once we heard the Maggie MG12, their smallest floorstander, was about to be upgraded we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the new model so it is great news that after a couple of months of waiting the new .7 Magneplanar speaker is now with us and on permanent demo.
They are styled slightly differently with metal side strips rather than wood and a rounded top rather than flat, it doesn’t sound much but it really hel
Just a quick one to say that after much request we now have added the SPL range of headphone amps to our line up with the Phonitor 2 on permanent demo with the Mini to follow shortly, not only do they look cool but they use Crossed technology, please see
Since we launched HiFi Lounge towards the end of 2012 I have always wanted to offer 3 different turntable brands, we launched with Rega, probably Britain’s most well known Turntable brand with over 40 years experience behind them, then we added Michell Engineering,
Wendy and myself were very honoured to receive an award from PMC Speakers the other day for ‘UK Retailer Award For Best Retail Experience 2014’ Being that it was our love for all things PMC and Bryston that actually planted the seed to move away from printing and to try our hand at being a HiFi Dealer really does make the award mean so much more.
Don’t worry I’m not going to do an Oscar speech now but we would just like to thank PMC for the award and for being so supportive since w
I have to admit that power conditioners are an area that I haven’t spent too much time exploring in the past but have always felt it was an itch I wanted to scratch in more depth, as in principle they make a lot of sense, particularly nowadays with all the rubbish that sit
One more bit of major news from this years CES announced this week, along with their range of excellent headphones Audeze are now entering the Headphone Amplifier arena with their new Deckard Headphone amp, it certainly seems well equipped for the price, $699 announced for the US, it is a Class A design with a USB DAC onboard capable of 16 to 32-bits and sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz + it has one RCA input, it also has 3 gain settings and can be used as a line level pre-amp, s
It has certainly been a busy CES this year but the product that has got me the most excited is the new Chord Hugo TT, basically a desktop Hugo, what more could you want :-) We are big fans of the Hugo here and this really is a product that a lot of people have been waiting for as I know of some people that have been replacing their expensive DAC’s in their main HiFi’s and replacing them with the portable Hugo as the DAC section really is something quite special, so now with this Deskt
Another new announcement from CES, HiFiMan have announced their new reference headphones and amplifier, the HE-1000 and EF-1000, details are very sparse at the moment other than both are totally new designs with the headphones being Planar Magnetic design again, I’m guessing they will be tough to drive like the current HE-6’s but speaking from experience, once you get them working they really are a fantastic headphone., I think these are quite a while off yet from general release but
This is breaking news from CES that is running at the moment in Las Vegas but I thought I would mention it now and update later as more information becomes available.
Today Audeze are due to announce 2 new
Just thought that I would upload a few pictures of my recently purchased S2 M100, unfortunately it failed its MOT last week so is going back in later this week to get it sorted.
Yesterday I setup the Carcoon Veloce in the metal garage I had built a few weeks ago for the Elan to live in as I have now found out that a metal garage really isn't a great idea especially where condensation in involved, I went in the garage the other day and the while bodywork had a layer of condensation
A real quick post before Christmas, I was hoping to blog this a week ago when announced but we were just too busy so most of you are probably aware of it, but I have to admit that it has been a long time since a product has been announced that has got that WOW factor that just makes you want one, step forward the Devialet Phantom, the new all in one speaker from Devialet that includes their ADH technology combining class A sound quality with Class D amplification.
Only a few people
Another quick blog to say that we now have Arcam’s new flagship FMJ P49 2 channel power amplifier on demo along with their new FMJ C49 Pre-amplifier.
It has certainly been a busy year for Arcam with them releasing products right up to the end of the year, lucky for us everyone has been a winner but for me after spending quite a lot of time listening to their A49 integrated amp based on Arcam’s Class G amplification it has been the P49 that I have been really waiting for.
I am no
I found out about this product a couple of weeks ago and was firstly really surprised to hear that Astell&Kern, known for their highend portable products, would be entering the highend audio market, secondly I was really surprised by the price at £8999, this was going to have to be really good.
Luckily for me, the Astell&Kern distributors in the UK, Computers Unlimited, had the only model in the UK and unbelievably they kindly agreed to lend it to me to play with and have a
Both Wendy and myself just wanted to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas and a prosperous and healthy new year and also to thank everyone for their fantastic support throughout 2014.
It really has been a bit of a mad year with quite a few open days
Just a quick message to say that we now have the Arcam Solo Bar and Solo Sub on demo, I have to admit that sound bars have never really been something to get me too excited but as I am a bit of an Arcam fan when they announced the Solo Bar and matching sub I actually found myself looking forward to having a play.
Also I have to say that since we launched just over 2 years ago I don’t think I have had a product that has had so much interest, with the phone ringing and a lot of demo’
At HiFi Lounge we are pleased to be offering the excellent PMC Twenty.24's in Amarone. These are a customer trade in who bought them from us originally, he upgraded to PMC Twenty.26's, they are around 18 months old, they are in excellent condition and will come boxed with all documentation and packaging.
They come from a child and pet free home who is a non smoker.
[b]Price New - £3400[/b]
[b]Our Price - £2000[/b]
We are a PMC dealer so please buy with confidence.
These speakers can
I guess its fair to say that we have a few headphone amps on demo, all are great but we really do have a special like for the Trilogy 933 headphone amp, so once we heard there was going to be a cheaper version we couldn’t wait to get it on demo, well yesterday the Trilogy 931 was delivered, the first in the country, needless to say that it doesn’t disappoint.
Priced at £895 it really is great value for money, unbeatable I would say under the £1500 price point, making it a bit
We are big fans of Bursons range of headphone amplifiers at Highend Headphones so when they release a new headphone amp we sit up and take notice, basically the Conductor Virtuoso replaces the Conductor headphone amp which also acted as a DAC and Preamplifier with the Virtuoso offering the same functions.
Burson has significantly upgraded and refined previous generations of the Conductor. There are now a 100-steps of volume control with a new, easy-to-read display. When the Conduct
Just a quickie to say that I have uploaded a few more pictures below from our photoshoot from the other day, if you’d like to see them all please follow the link below to our Gallery page.
At HiFi Lounge we are pleased to be offering the excellent PMC Twenty.23's in Walnut. These are a customer trade in who bought them from us originally, he upgraded to PMC Twenty.26's, they are around 1 month old with very little use, they are in as new condition and will come boxed with all documentation and packaging.
They come from a child and pet free home who is a non smoker.
Price New - £2300
Our Price - £1900
Sorry for the stock picture, I will get some up of the actua