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    Paul Clark
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    1985 Turbo Esprit, Elan M100 S2, Elise S1, Exige 380 CUP, Westfield Eleven, Caterham 420R Donnington Edition, Radical SR1, Transit Custom MS-RT
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  1. Time For A HFL Van Upgrade! Got some new work wheels which is a direct result of being in the paddock when racing at Silverstone as one drove past and being a bit of a tart, well I had one ordered the next week 👍 Delivery Day! Let’s get some stickers on it! Cheers, Paul.
  2. Time For A HFL Van Upgrade! Hi All, So 6 years in it is time for some new HFL wheels, now I must stress that this change was bought on solely by necessity and not because I thought the new van looked cool In all seriousness though as the business has grown my good old Ford Connect was struggling to cope as the speakers have got bigger and transportation space was a real issue, especially with Martin Logan speakers which are bigger than most. Farewell My Old Friend! I have to say I felt a bit sad when my trusty old Connect was trailered away as we started our partnership just before starting HFL with no idea what lay in store but over the 6 years it never let me down once and in the end we covered over 75,000 miles together delivering and installing HiFi all over the country, it really was a great partner. Well Hello There! Once the new van was delivered though I soon got over my feelings of loss I had it in the back of my mind that I needed a bigger van for some time but didn’t really know what I wanted, well that was until I was in the paddock at Silverstone and a Ford Transit Custom MS-RT drove past, needless to say the rest is history, basically a Transit Custom is given to Fords Rally team who dismantle it, fit sports suspension, body kit, new wheels and interior, tickle the engine a little then give it back. The coolest thing is on the option list there is something called a MaxHaust, have to say it is one of the coolest audio gadgets I have ever played with, if you are ever in HFL just ask for a demo As I said at the beginning, this van was solely bought as a workhorse, nothing else 😉 Delivery Day! Let’s get some stickers on it! Right, I’m off to play with my exhaust Cheers, Paul.
  3. Hi All, So 6 years in it is time for some new HFL wheels, now I must stress that this change was bought on solely by necessity and not because I thought the new van looked cool In all seriousness though as the business has grown my good old Ford Connect was struggling to cope as the speakers have got bigger and transportation space was a real issue, especially with Martin Logan speakers which are bigger than most. Farewell My Old Friend! I have to say I felt a bit sad when my trusty old Connect was trailered away as we started our partnership just before starting HFL with no idea what lay in store but over the 6 years it never let me down once and in the end we covered over 75,000 miles together delivering and installing HiFi all over the country, it really was a great partner. Well Hello There! Once the new van was delivered though I soon got over my feelings of loss I had it in the back of my mind that I needed a bigger van for some time but didn’t really know what I wanted, well that was until I was in the paddock at Silverstone and a Ford Transit Custom MS-RT drove past, needless to say the rest is history, basically a Transit Custom is given to Fords Rally team who dismantle it, fit sports suspension, body kit, new wheels and interior, tickle the engine a little then give it back. The coolest thing is on the option list there is something called a MaxHaust, have to say it is one of the coolest audio gadgets I have ever played with, if you are ever in HFL just ask for a demo As I said at the beginning, this van was solely bought as a workhorse, nothing else 😉 Delivery Day! Let’s get some stickers on it! Right, I’m off to play with my exhaust Cheers, Paul.
  4. New Sennheiser HD820 and Audeze LCD-2 Closed Back Headphones Now On Demo! Hi All, So like buses we have has 2 new closed back headphones arrive this week which are at different price points but both promise to be very popular indeed. Sennheiser HD820 - The New Closed Back Reference! Firstly we have the much anticipated new Sennheiser HD820 Closed Back headphones, you could argue that Sennheiser started the current headphone market we know today with the launch of the HD800′s a few years ago and to be fair they are still a true reference headphone and it looks like Sennheiser have only gone and done it agin with the HD820 in creating a Closed Back headphone that really is pretty special. In fact I would go as far as to say this is the first closed back headphone that doesn’t sound like a Closed back so even if you are not looking for a closed back you should still consider these. For me where the HD800′s won was in their imaging and soundstaging which even today is still unrivalled, the good news is that Sennheiser have managed to keep this with the 820′s but also where the 800′s were criticised for lack of bass, well this really isn’t a problem with the 820′s, the bass is epic, the good news is that also there is definition in the bass, it isn’t just a bloated bass but has a real texture to it and being an 800 you still get the insight and detail so you could argue that these really could lay claim to being pretty much the perfect headphone which is amazing bearing it is a closed back which have always been considered the poor brother to an open back. As you can tell I quite like these so if you are in the market for some new headphones, whether open or closed then I would definitely put the HD820′s on the list. http://hifilounge.co.uk/sennheiser-hd820-cloased-back-headphones Audeze LCD-2 Closed Back Headphones At more competitive price point we have the new Audeze LCD-2 Closed Back headphones also now on demo and for their price they are equally as impressive especially in the mid band where Planars always seem to major. Again these have a very powerful bottom end, not quite with the resolution of the 820′s but still very impressive, what with the LCD-2 Classic and these I do wonder how Audeze make them for the money as they really are beautifully built. http://hifilounge.co.uk/audeze-lcd-2-closed-back Cheers, Paul.
  5. Hi All, So like buses we have has 2 new closed back headphones arrive this week which are at different price points but both promise to be very popular indeed. Sennheiser HD820 - The New Closed Back Reference! Firstly we have the much anticipated new Sennheiser HD820 Closed Back headphones, you could argue that Sennheiser started the current headphone market we know today with the launch of the HD800′s a few years ago and to be fair they are still a true reference headphone and it looks like Sennheiser have only gone and done it agin with the HD820 in creating a Closed Back headphone that really is pretty special. In fact I would go as far as to say this is the first closed back headphone that doesn’t sound like a Closed back so even if you are not looking for a closed back you should still consider these. For me where the HD800′s won was in their imaging and soundstaging which even today is still unrivalled, the good news is that Sennheiser have managed to keep this with the 820′s but also where the 800′s were criticised for lack of bass, well this really isn’t a problem with the 820′s, the bass is epic, the good news is that also there is definition in the bass, it isn’t just a bloated bass but has a real texture to it and being an 800 you still get the insight and detail so you could argue that these really could lay claim to being pretty much the perfect headphone which is amazing bearing it is a closed back which have always been considered the poor brother to an open back. As you can tell I quite like these so if you are in the market for some new headphones, whether open or closed then I would definitely put the HD820′s on the list. http://hifilounge.co.uk/sennheiser-hd820-cloased-back-headphones Audeze LCD-2 Closed Back Headphones At more competitive price point we have the new Audeze LCD-2 Closed Back headphones also now on demo and for their price they are equally as impressive especially in the mid band where Planars always seem to major. Again these have a very powerful bottom end, not quite with the resolution of the 820′s but still very impressive, what with the LCD-2 Classic and these I do wonder how Audeze make them for the money as they really are beautifully built. http://hifilounge.co.uk/audeze-lcd-2-closed-back Cheers, Paul.
  6. Yeah having a team run my car has made me realise that a life working in motorsport is a real labour of love with really long days, definitely not all glamour. Hope we get a chance to catch up at some point Dave, Cheers, Paul. A quick clue to the answer to our competition to win some passenger laps in our Radical SR1 - Question - What year was HiFi Lounge Formed? Clue - It is the same year the classic 'Gangnam Style' was released Cheers, Paul.
  7. A quick clue to the answer to our competition to win some passenger laps in our Radical SR1 - Question - What year was HiFi Lounge Formed? Clue - It is the same year the classic 'Gangnam Style' was released Cheers, Paul.
  8. That's a shame, we only have Donington and Brands left, not really sure where the season has gone to be honest. Have a good day tomorrow 👍
  9. Hi Dave, Yeah being a Lotus enthusiast the Elise Trophy would probably have made more sense, not quite sure how I ended up in a Radical to be honest 🙄 I'm coming along on Sunday to watch the SR3's, can't ever get enough track action, I take it you are there? If so I'll come and say hi 👍
  10. Yeah I think the costs involved are more scary than driving the car to be honest which has made me think about cheaper alternatives as it almost doesn't matter what your driving as long as you are on track and having fun.
  11. Win Some Passenger Laps In Our Radical SR1 At Donington Park! Hi all, Ok so no for something a little different We are giving one lucky person the opportunity to win 5 passenger laps around Donington Park on September 7th being driven around by my coach, Tom Gladdis, who is a professional racing driver and is seriously quick so this really isn’t for the faint hearted but will certainly be a day to remember if you are a petrolhead or thrill seeker. All you need to do to enter is e-mail the answer to the below question to my e-mail address and we will hold the draw on August 24th and will announce the lucky winner on our website and social media channels. Also keep an eye out as Chord Electronics, PMC Speakers and our new sponsor HiFi Pig will also also be holding competitions so that they can bring along a lucky winner each also. Obviously you will need to be in good health and as we all know Motorsport can be dangerous so there will be a form to sign to say that you understand the risks, other than that it will be a fun day at the track. Question - Nice and Easy What year was HiFi Lounge Formed? Please Send Answers to - [email protected] This Could Be You! Please find a video below of Wendy going out for her first experience in the Radical at Cadwell Park a few weeks ago with Tom driving, she loved it but after a few laps she was quite keen to come back to the pits as she was feeling a bit queasy, she can’t wait to go out again though. More information about the day! I am racing at Donnington on the Saturday, we are testing on the Thursday and the Friday is a general track day so there will be all sorts of cars out but generally the Radical will be the quickest car out there, when you are passing other sports cars it really does help you realise just how quick the Radical SR1 is. If you are the lucky winner please feel free to bring a guest for a bit of moral support, you will need to be at the track from around 9am where we will supply breakfast + a lunchtime meal. Also as a memento of the day Oliver Read, the Radical official photographer, will be on hand to take pictures of the day which you can have copies and also as all track action is filmed on our onboard camera we can give you the video footage of your laps. Life Begin’s at 50, Hopefully! The day we are holding this is actually my 50th birthday so it will be great if you’d like to help me celebrate my mid life crisis, as that is what I am putting this years Radical adventure down to, but I have to say it is an amazing car to drive and also to be a passenger in as it is a real thoroughbred race car so if you love your motorsport as I do then please feel free to enter as this really is a great opportunity to experience motorsport first hand. Please find a quick summary below. Event — Donington Park September 7th. Time - 9am at the track, passenger rides start at 10am Age - Over 16’s. Health - Must be in tip top health. Food - Breakfast and Lunch supplied Memento’s - Photo’s and Video of your laps. Hope that is all clear and look forward to hearing from anyone who may be interested. Regards, Update - Further to the above, I was testing at Donington yesterday in preparation for the forthcoming race weekend so thought I would upload my best lap of the day, really pleased with this one, probably the best lap I have done this year, would have been good enough for 4th on last years Radical SR1 grid so it really feels like I made some good progress as I have been struggling a bit just lately but Donington really seemed to suit my driving style for whatever reason, roll on the race weekend This will give an idea to those who don't know the Doningotn layout a good idea what to expect if you win the competition, it really is a great track that is fast and flowing and with the Craner Curves you have one of the best parts of any track in the world Cheers, Paul.
  12. Win Some Passenger Laps In Our Radical SR1 At Donington Park! Hi all, Ok so no for something a little different We are giving one lucky person the opportunity to win 5 passenger laps around Donington Park on September 7th being driven around by my coach, Tom Gladdis, who is a professional racing driver and is seriously quick so this really isn’t for the faint hearted but will certainly be a day to remember if you are a petrolhead or thrill seeker. All you need to do to enter is e-mail the answer to the below question to my e-mail address and we will hold the draw on August 24th and will announce the lucky winner on our website and social media channels. Also keep an eye out as Chord Electronics, PMC Speakers and our new sponsor HiFi Pig will also also be holding competitions so that they can bring along a lucky winner each also. Obviously you will need to be in good health and as we all know Motorsport can be dangerous so there will be a form to sign to say that you understand the risks, other than that it will be a fun day at the track. Question - Nice and Easy What year was HiFi Lounge Formed? Please Send Answers to - [email protected] This Could Be You! Please find a video below of Wendy going out for her first experience in the Radical at Cadwell Park a few weeks ago with Tom driving, she loved it but after a few laps she was quite keen to come back to the pits as she was feeling a bit queasy, she can’t wait to go out again though. More information about the day! I am racing at Donnington on the Saturday, we are testing on the Thursday and the Friday is a general track day so there will be all sorts of cars out but generally the Radical will be the quickest car out there, when you are passing other sports cars it really does help you realise just how quick the Radical SR1 is. If you are the lucky winner please feel free to bring a guest for a bit of moral support, you will need to be at the track from around 9am where we will supply breakfast + a lunchtime meal. Also as a memento of the day Oliver Read, the Radical official photographer, will be on hand to take pictures of the day which you can have copies and also as all track action is filmed on our onboard camera we can give you the video footage of your laps. Life Begin’s at 50, Hopefully! The day we are holding this is actually my 50th birthday so it will be great if you’d like to help me celebrate my mid life crisis, as that is what I am putting this years Radical adventure down to, but I have to say it is an amazing car to drive and also to be a passenger in as it is a real thoroughbred race car so if you love your motorsport as I do then please feel free to enter as this really is a great opportunity to experience motorsport first hand. Please find a quick summary below. Event — Donington Park September 7th. Time - 9am at the track, passenger rides start at 10am Age - Over 16’s. Health - Must be in tip top health. Food - Breakfast and Lunch supplied Memento’s - Photo’s and Video of your laps. Hope that is all clear and look forward to hearing from anyone who may be interested. Regards, Update - Further to the above, I was testing at Donington yesterday in preparation for the forthcoming race weekend so thought I would upload my best lap of the day, really pleased with this one, probably the best lap I have done this year, would have been good enough for 4th on last years Radical SR1 grid so it really feels like I made some good progress as I have been struggling a bit just lately but Donington really seemed to suit my driving style for whatever reason, roll on the race weekend This will give an idea to those who don't know the Doningotn layout a good idea what to expect if you win the competition, it really is a great track that is fast and flowing and with the Craner Curves you have one of the best parts of any track in the world Cheers, Paul.
  13. Hi all, Ok so no for something a little different We are giving one lucky person the opportunity to win 5 passenger laps around Donington Park on September 7th being driven around by my coach, Tom Gladdis, who is a professional racing driver and is seriously quick so this really isn’t for the faint hearted but will certainly be a day to remember if you are a petrolhead or thrill seeker. All you need to do to enter is e-mail the answer to the below question to my e-mail address and we will hold the draw on August 24th and will announce the lucky winner on our website and social media channels. Also keep an eye out as Chord Electronics, PMC Speakers and our new sponsor HiFi Pig will also also be holding competitions so that they can bring along a lucky winner each also. Obviously you will need to be in good health and as we all know Motorsport can be dangerous so there will be a form to sign to say that you understand the risks, other than that it will be a fun day at the track. Question - Nice and Easy What year was HiFi Lounge Formed? Please Send Answers to - [email protected] This Could Be You! Please find a video below of Wendy going out for her first experience in the Radical at Cadwell Park a few weeks ago with Tom driving, she loved it but after a few laps she was quite keen to come back to the pits as she was feeling a bit queasy, she can’t wait to go out again though. More information about the day! I am racing at Donnington on the Saturday, we are testing on the Thursday and the Friday is a general track day so there will be all sorts of cars out but generally the Radical will be the quickest car out there, when you are passing other sports cars it really does help you realise just how quick the Radical SR1 is. If you are the lucky winner please feel free to bring a guest for a bit of moral support, you will need to be at the track from around 9am where we will supply breakfast + a lunchtime meal. Also as a memento of the day Oliver Read, the Radical official photographer, will be on hand to take pictures of the day which you can have copies and also as all track action is filmed on our onboard camera we can give you the video footage of your laps. Life Begin’s at 50, Hopefully! The day we are holding this is actually my 50th birthday so it will be great if you’d like to help me celebrate my mid life crisis, as that is what I am putting this years Radical adventure down to, but I have to say it is an amazing car to drive and also to be a passenger in as it is a real thoroughbred race car so if you love your motorsport as I do then please feel free to enter as this really is a great opportunity to experience motorsport first hand. Please find a quick summary below. Event — Donington Park September 7th. Time - 9am at the track, passenger rides start at 10am Age - Over 16’s. Health - Must be in tip top health. Food - Breakfast and Lunch supplied Memento’s - Photo’s and Video of your laps. Hope that is all clear and look forward to hearing from anyone who may be interested. Regards, Update - Further to the above, I was testing at Donington yesterday in preparation for the forthcoming race weekend so thought I would upload my best lap of the day, really pleased with this one, probably the best lap I have done this year, would have been good enough for 4th on last years Radical SR1 grid so it really feels like I made some good progress as I have been struggling a bit just lately but Donington really seemed to suit my driving style for whatever reason, roll on the race weekend This will give an idea to those who don't know the Doningotn layout a good idea what to expect if you win the competition, it really is a great track that is fast and flowing and with the Craner Curves you have one of the best parts of any track in the world Cheers, Paul.
  14. Chord Blu 2 Upscaling CD Transport Now On Permanent Demo, Again! Hi Everyone, Just a quickie to say that we now have the brilliant Chord Electronics Blu II Upscaling CD Transport on permanent demo, well actually we have had a few on demo now but due to it’s popularity, which in turn creates long lead times, the customer’s have taken our demo model which has left us without one but I am really hoping to keep this one on permanent demo. For those who don’t know one of the reasons for the success of the Blu 2 is that it has the Robb Watts M Scaler built in that Chord have just announced as a stand alone product in the Hugo M Scaler due later in the year, this basically upscales your digital music collection up to 705.6KHz, so if you’d like to get a head start and come in to hear what the M Scaler is going to offer once released please feel free as both these products share exactly the same chipset, as many know I am a big fan of the M Scaler so I know you won’t be disappointed. Finally a date for your diary, we will be having a Chord Open day on October 27th and the great news is that Robb Watts is going to be coming along to hold some talks which will be absolutely fascinating, more news nearer the time, this is bound to be a very busy day. http://hifilounge.co.uk/chord-blu-2-transport Cheers, Paul.
  15. Hi Everyone, Just a quickie to say that we now have the brilliant Chord Electronics Blu II Upscaling CD Transport on permanent demo, well actually we have had a few on demo now but due to it’s popularity, which in turn creates long lead times, the customer’s have taken our demo model which has left us without one but I am really hoping to keep this one on permanent demo. For those who don’t know one of the reasons for the success of the Blu 2 is that it has the Robb Watts M Scaler built in that Chord have just announced as a stand alone product in the Hugo M Scaler due later in the year, this basically upscales your digital music collection up to 705.6KHz, so if you’d like to get a head start and come in to hear what the M Scaler is going to offer once released please feel free as both these products share exactly the same chipset, as many know I am a big fan of the M Scaler so I know you won’t be disappointed. Finally a date for your diary, we will be having a Chord Open day on October 27th and the great news is that Robb Watts is going to be coming along to hold some talks which will be absolutely fascinating, more news nearer the time, this is bound to be a very busy day. http://hifilounge.co.uk/chord-blu-2-transport Cheers, Paul.

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