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Cars and HiFi, Who Needs Money Anyway :)

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Magneplanar MG 3.7's Now On Demo!

Hi Everyone, Ever since hearing the Maggie 12’s and 1.7’s a few weeks ago, which led to me becoming a Magnepan dealer due to being so impressed, one question kept bugging me, if the 12’s and 1.7’s are this good how good must their bigger brothers be? so after a quick phone call to the Maggie guys we now have the Magneplanar MG 3.7’s on demo, and the answer to that question is staggeringly good :) There is something quite captivating about the Maggie sound, if you have never heard a magnepl

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Secret Gig With Embrace - This Got Messy!

Hi Everyone, I’ve been to countless gigs over the last 30 years but I can honestly say that I have never been to anything remotely close to last nights Embrace concert so I thought I would share a few pictures as it was such a fun night. I have been an Embrace fan since their first album back in 1998 and have been to many of their gigs, they are always great nights out as their is just so much passion for their music with the fans so when I got an e-mail through a couple of weeks ago for a

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T+A Audio Now On Demo At HiFi Lounge!

[URL='http://s474.photobucket.com/user/Mikawen/media/New%20Kit/banner-hfl-t-a_zps22fc6da3.jpg.html'][img]http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/Mikawen/New%20Kit/banner-hfl-t-a_zps22fc6da3.jpg[/img][/URL] Hi Everyone, It has certainly been a year of adding brands to our portfolio, they have all been brands that I really believe in and enjoy personally and hopefully offer a great cross section of some of the best HiFi brands available today. I have now almost got all the brands that I wan

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Valves Come To HiFi Lounge With PrimaLuna!

Hi All, Just in time for winter to help keep us warm we have added PrimaLuna’s range of brilliant valve products, well that is not the only reason. Since we launched I have always wanted to add a valve brand to our portfolio as an alternative to all the solid state systems out there, but with so much choice out there I spent a good year reading reviews and doing my research as this was my first step into using Tubes and was a little wary of the technology and all the stories you hear about th

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Queens Of The Stone Age Live, What a Night!

Hi Everyone, Just thought I’d share a few pictures from Saturday nights Queens Of The Stone Age Gig at Wembley Arena, what a night, amazing songs, amazing show and Josh Homme has got to be the coolest man on the planet, we managed to fight our way to the second row, dead centre and I think I’ve got several bruised ribs to prove it, once we got there you lost all control and had to go with the flow of the crowd, being crushed most of the time, I am certainly not as young as I used to be and I’

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Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution Speakers On Demo!

Hi All, This is a real quick post, I borrowed the Sonus Faber Amati Futura’s and the Guarneri Evolution’s from Absolute Sounds the other day for a customer home demo but I couldn’t let the Evolutions go back without hooking them up and having a quick listen, I would have kept the Amati’s but at 55kgs each there was no way I could get them upstairs unfortunately. Anyway if anyone would like to pop in for a listen I am hoping to have them here for a few days yet, it will give me a great oppo

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The New S Series Subwoofers From REL Now on Demo!

Hi All, Just a quick one to say that we now have the full new REL S Series Range on demo which comprises of 3 new models, the S2, S3 and S5, these are a clear step up from the excellent outgoing R Series and also can now be run wireless thanks to REL’s new Longbow technology first seen with the Habitat1 making installation extremely easy. It has long been known that REL is the subwoofer company to go to for a sub to integrate with a 2 channel system thanks to its Hi Level connector meaning

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Arcam’s New FMJ UDP411 Universal Player - First Impressions!

Hi All, Yesterday I was lucky enough for my friendly Arcam Rep to bring in their new Universal player, the FMJ UDP411, I only had an hour of so of listening and then unfortunately he had to box it up and take it away, what a spoil sport, but I did get a chance to put it up directly against the OPPO 105D for 2ch only, as for me sound quality will be the UDP411 main selling point and the OPPO is its main competition. Firstly we hooked up the UDP411 via both RCA and XLR into the Bryston SP3 a

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Musical Fidelity NuVista 800, The Ultimate Integrated Amp?

Hi All, Last week I had the pleasure of spending some time listening to Musical Fidelity’s new monster integrated amp, the NuVista 800, to be honest I haven’t heard any of the original NuVista products launched back in 1999, but I am constantly reading HiFi Mags and often hear about the ‘much loved MF NuVista products from years back’ so when I was offered the opportunity to have a listen to the new NuVista offering I jumped at the chance. From what I understand is that NuVista tubes offer

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HiFi News!

I thought I would post a few of the blogs that I have posted lately on a couple of the HiFi Forums to get this up to speed then I will update regularly with anything new, cheers. The whole ethos of HiFi Lounge was to be something like a HiFi social club where it would be very relaxed, no pressure sales and a nice environment to demo a great variety of HiFi components, we didn't want to offer all the brands under the sun, just the brands that I enjoy personally with the hope being that others

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Lotus LF1 Pictures!

Just thought I would upload a few of the LF1 Pics that I found when trying to make my mind up whether to buy one or not, then the next tough decision was which race win to go for, in the end I went for Jim Clark at Aintree in 1962 in the Type 25. [attachment=28515:IMG_0396.JPG] [attachment=28511:IMG_0397.JPG] [attachment=28512:IMG_0392.JPG] [attachment=28513:IMG_0409.JPG] [attachment=28514:IMG_0411.JPG] [attachment=28516:10498502_10152158767101231_7721909742552251344_o.jpg]

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Lotus Elise Sport Racer For Sale!

[font=arial]I guess my first blog needs to be to try and sell my beloved Elise Sport Racer, please see the details below, I now that I am going to be really sorry to see this car go -[/font] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Arial][size=3]I have owned this Sport Racer since 2007, being the second owner, it has only been used for the summer months and has only done 9884 miles, remaining garaged when not in use and never going out in the rain, this is a second car so only used for when guaranteed sunshin

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My 2 passions, Lotus and HiFi!

Hi All, I thought I would start a blog sharing my 2 loves, basically all things Lotus and HiFi, hopefully some will find it enjoyable. My first love was the Lotus Elan M100, I spent a couple of years dreaming of owning one, it really was love at first site when announced, then in 1992 I took delivery of a brand new red one, that started a love affair with all things Lotus which after a few different Lotus's has just resulted in the ordering of a LF1 which I still feel guilty about ordering

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