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  1. Thanks Stuart, really looking forward to this one 👍
  2. Different parts of the website as I know not everyone reads the same threads, you only need to read it once I guess, if at all.
  3. We're Racing In The Radical SR1 Cup at Silverstone This Saturday, How Exciting! Hi Everyone, Just a quickie to say that I will be racing our HiFi Lounge Radical SR1 at Silverstone this weekend, now there is a sentence I never thought I’d be saying When we signed up for the SR1 Cup at the start of the year this was the race that I circled on the calendar as the race I was most looking forward to, firstly I have actually driven this track once on a track day last year and also, it is Silverstone For me it doesn’t get any better than this, the first Grand Prix I ever went to was to see Nigel Mansell win in style in the Williams in 1992 and I have been back countless times since so to actually follow in so many greats footsteps and actually race myself at this brilliant track is a big tick on my Bucket List. National Circuit I will be practising on Friday with Qualifying and 2 races on Saturday, we are running on the National Circuit which really only has 6 corners so I expect the races to be pretty frantic but good fun hopefully, I think my main challenge will be taking Copse fast enough as fast corners have been my main weakness so far but I am definitely getting a little braver each time out in the car so hopefully that continues and I don’t run out of talent We have quite a few friends coming along to watch which is great but if you can’t make it along you can follow our progress on TSL Timing, link below - https://www.tsl-timing.com/ And also here is the timetable, a nice early start for Qualifying. Cheers, Paul.
  4. We're Racing In The Radical SR1 Cup at Silverstone This Saturday, How Exciting! Hi Everyone, Just a quickie to say that I will be racing our HiFi Lounge Radical SR1 at Silverstone this weekend, now there is a sentence I never thought I’d be saying When we signed up for the SR1 Cup at the start of the year this was the race that I circled on the calendar as the race I was most looking forward to, firstly I have actually driven this track once on a track day last year and also, it is Silverstone For me it doesn’t get any better than this, the first Grand Prix I ever went to was to see Nigel Mansell win in style in the Williams in 1992 and I have been back countless times since so to actually follow in so many greats footsteps and actually race myself at this brilliant track is a big tick on my Bucket List. National Circuit I will be practising on Friday with Qualifying and 2 races on Saturday, we are running on the National Circuit which really only has 6 corners so I expect the races to be pretty frantic but good fun hopefully, I think my main challenge will be taking Copse fast enough as fast corners have been my main weakness so far but I am definitely getting a little braver each time out in the car so hopefully that continues and I don’t run out of talent We have quite a few friends coming along to watch which is great but if you can’t make it along you can follow our progress on TSL Timing, link below - https://www.tsl-timing.com/ And also here is the timetable, a nice early start for Qualifying. Cheers, Paul.
  5. Hi Everyone, Just a quickie to say that I will be racing our HiFi Lounge Radical SR1 at Silverstone this weekend, now there is a sentence I never thought I’d be saying When we signed up for the SR1 Cup at the start of the year this was the race that I circled on the calendar as the race I was most looking forward to, firstly I have actually driven this track once on a track day last year and also, it is Silverstone For me it doesn’t get any better than this, the first Grand Prix I ever went to was to see Nigel Mansell win in style in the Williams in 1992 and I have been back countless times since so to actually follow in so many greats footsteps and actually race myself at this brilliant track is a big tick on my Bucket List. National Circuit I will be practising on Friday with Qualifying and 2 races on Saturday, we are running on the National Circuit which really only has 6 corners so I expect the races to be pretty frantic but good fun hopefully, I think my main challenge will be taking Copse fast enough as fast corners have been my main weakness so far but I am definitely getting a little braver each time out in the car so hopefully that continues and I don’t run out of talent We have quite a few friends coming along to watch which is great but if you can’t make it along you can follow our progress on TSL Timing, link below - https://www.tsl-timing.com/ And also here is the timetable, a nice early start for Qualifying. Cheers, Paul.
  6. Naim ND555 Launch Event - July 5th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm! Hi Everyone, This is certainly an event I am looking forward to having not heard the ND555 yet myself but according to Naim the new flagship ND555 Network player really does move on what is possible from a streamer and what with this being Naim’s first 500 Series streamer they are saying it is the best source component they have ever developed so expectations are bound to be high. We will have representatives from Naim on hand to talk through it’s development and what actually makes the ND555 so good, now it is OK listening to any product in isolation but I know what everyone will be asking, how does the ND555 stack up against the previous flagship, the NDS? so the good news is that we will have one of each setup so it will be easy to compare. Needless to say we will be running the listening in our dedicated Naim room using our 500 system comprising of the NAC 552 and NAP 500 so you really will be able to hear the ND555 at it’s best, regarding speakers, we will either be using the Focal Sopra No3′s or alternatively the Wilson Audio Sabrina’s, this is yet to be decided. NDX 2 Also Here We have also just found out that that Naim will be bringing along the new NDX 2 which is reportedly sounding even better than the NDS so for me this is going to be an extremely popular product, we will be running this in our Highend Room with a SuperNait 2 to show how good a simpler system can sound. Also in the Headphone Room we will have representatives from Focal who will be running the Elear, Clear and Utopia headphones and will be able to answer any questions you may have. RSVP So bearing in mind this is only a preview event that will only be running from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and that our Naim events are always extremely popular could you please just drop me a quick e-mail to the below address to confirm you’d like to come along as spaces will be quite limited, there is also a possibility of holding an earlier preview depending on numbers interested, so it really is only if you are interested in the ND555 or the NDX2, we will be doing a bigger event later in the year once we have all 3 of the new streamers available. [email protected] Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you, please find a couple of links below for the ND555 and NDX 2 Regards, Paul. http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-nd-555-network=player http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-ndx-2-network-player
  7. Hi Everyone, This is certainly an event I am looking forward to having not heard the ND555 yet myself but according to Naim the new flagship ND555 Network player really does move on what is possible from a streamer and what with this being Naim’s first 500 Series streamer they are saying it is the best source component they have ever developed so expectations are bound to be high. We will have representatives from Naim on hand to talk through it’s development and what actually makes the ND555 so good, now it is OK listening to any product in isolation but I know what everyone will be asking, how does the ND555 stack up against the previous flagship, the NDS? so the good news is that we will have one of each setup so it will be easy to compare. Needless to say we will be running the listening in our dedicated Naim room using our 500 system comprising of the NAC 552 and NAP 500 so you really will be able to hear the ND555 at it’s best, regarding speakers, we will either be using the Focal Sopra No3′s or alternatively the Wilson Audio Sabrina’s, this is yet to be decided. NDX 2 Also Here We have also just found out that that Naim will be bringing along the new NDX 2 which is reportedly sounding even better than the NDS so for me this is going to be an extremely popular product, we will be running this in our Highend Room with a SuperNait 2 to show how good a simpler system can sound. Also in the Headphone Room we will have representatives from Focal who will be running the Elear, Clear and Utopia headphones and will be able to answer any questions you may have. RSVP So bearing in mind this is only a preview event that will only be running from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and that our Naim events are always extremely popular could you please just drop me a quick e-mail to the below address to confirm you’d like to come along as spaces will be quite limited, there is also a possibility of holding an earlier preview depending on numbers interested, so it really is only if you are interested in the ND555 or the NDX2, we will be doing a bigger event later in the year once we have all 3 of the new streamers available. [email protected] Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you, please find a couple of links below for the ND555 and NDX 2 Regards, Paul. http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-nd-555-network=player http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-ndx-2-network-player
  8. Install Blog - Wilson Audio / Audio Research / SME / Martin Logan / Devialet! Hi Everyone, This was certainly a nice install, not sure if anyone one saw on social media that we did the below home demo for a customer to compare the Wilson Audio Sabrina’s v the Yvettes a couple of months ago? Well last week we finally installed his new Yvette’s in the stunning Macadamia finish along with an Audio Research Reference 6 Pre-amp and Reference 75SE Power amplifier and SME Model 15 turntable and SME V tonearm, we are still experimenting with various cartridges but for now we went with the Dynavector TKR and it sounded pretty damn good if I do say so myself We installed the Ref 6 a couple of months ago when the weather was a little cooler - Wilson Audio Yvette Loudspeakers http://hifilounge.co.uk/wilson-audio-yvette-loudspeakers Audio Research Reference 75 SE Power Amplifier http://hifilounge.co.uk/audio-research-reference-75-se Audio Research Reference 6 Stereo Preamplifier http://hifilounge.co.uk/audio-research-reference-6-stereo-amp SME Model 15 Turntable http://hifilounge.co.uk/sme-model-15-turntable SME Series V Tonearm http://hifilounge.co.uk/sme-v-series-tonearm Martin Logan Install In another nice install last week we installed a pair of Martin Logan Electromotion X’s Electrostatic speakers partnered with a Devialet 220 Expert Pro, I have to say that Martin Logan are fast becoming one of our most popular speakers and rightly so. Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL X Speaker http://hifilounge.co.uk/martin-logan-electromotion-x Devialet Expert 220 Pro http://hifilounge.co.uk/devialet-220-pro Please keep an eye on our website for further updates as we have some really nice installs coming up. Thanks, Paul.
  9. Hi Everyone, This was certainly a nice install, not sure if anyone one saw on social media that we did the below home demo for a customer to compare the Wilson Audio Sabrina’s v the Yvettes a couple of months ago? Well last week we finally installed his new Yvette’s in the stunning Macadamia finish along with an Audio Research Reference 6 Pre-amp and Reference 75SE Power amplifier and SME Model 15 turntable and SME V tonearm, we are still experimenting with various cartridges but for now we went with the Dynavector TKR and it sounded pretty damn good if I do say so myself We installed the Ref 6 a couple of months ago when the weather was a little cooler - Wilson Audio Yvette Loudspeakers http://hifilounge.co.uk/wilson-audio-yvette-loudspeakers Audio Research Reference 75 SE Power Amplifier http://hifilounge.co.uk/audio-research-reference-75-se Audio Research Reference 6 Stereo Preamplifier http://hifilounge.co.uk/audio-research-reference-6-stereo-amp SME Model 15 Turntable http://hifilounge.co.uk/sme-model-15-turntable SME Series V Tonearm http://hifilounge.co.uk/sme-v-series-tonearm Martin Logan Install In another nice install last week we installed a pair of Martin Logan Electromotion X’s Electrostatic speakers partnered with a Devialet 220 Expert Pro, I have to say that Martin Logan are fast becoming one of our most popular speakers and rightly so. Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL X Speaker http://hifilounge.co.uk/martin-logan-electromotion-x Devialet Expert 220 Pro http://hifilounge.co.uk/devialet-220-pro Please keep an eye on our website for further updates as we have some really nice installs coming up. Thanks, Paul.
  10. Vipers

    Finally Found What I Have Been Looking For!

    Time to revive this thread, nearly after a year acquiring my dream Esprit but encountering issues straight away I decided to mothball her until I could get her sorted properly. So a big thanks to @Sparky who has just been over to take a look at her and by the sounds of it I haven't bought the lemon I feared I may have bought, we even took her out for a drive and did a total of 5 miles without any issues, the farthest she has gone in nearly a year and she drove beautifully other than a possible boost issue everything else seemed fine, so looking forward to getting her into Sparky's workshop for a proper once over and then hitting the road Still the most stunning car I have ever seen I have to say 😍
  11. A Big Thanks To Our Radical Sponsors! I’m not really sure when the idea popped into my head about going racing with Radical Sportscars but as soon as it did I thought it would be really cool if we could run it as a HiFi Car, then the idea developed into a ‘Best Of British’ HiFi Car, so the next step was to approach all my British brands that we work with, now I knew this wasn’t going to be everyones cup of tea, in fact I did wonder if anyone would be mad enough to agree but luckily enough 6 of our brands were crazy enough to think it was a good idea and they agreed to help with sponsoring the car. So the next step was to design the livery in the HiFi Lounge colours and to cover it with our sponsors, I am really pleased how it has turned out, it looks like a real racing car now where as at the first race weekend it did look a little plain but at least it is easy to spot on track now and is also getting people talking in the pit lane, it turns out one of my competitors makes the case work for dCS, small world. So I’d like to say a huge thanks to the following companies for supporting this mad cap idea especially as I am finding out that motorsport is definitely not a cheap past time but with their support it is definitely helping but more importantly it is really cool to be driving a HiFi themed Race Car So thanks to our 4 main sponsors of (in alphabetical order) Chord Electronics, Naim Audio, PMC Speakers and Trilogy Audio as well as our other 2 additional sponsors of Atlas Cables and Rega, thanks guys, really appreciate your support. A couple of weeks ago we had a photo shoot at HiFi Lounge with all the representatives from each company which was a lot of fun, here are a few of the pics from the day with each relevant sponsor - Maurice From Chord Electronics http://hifilounge.co.uk/chord-electronics Mike From Naim Audio http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-audio Tom From PMC Speakers http://hifilounge.co.uk/pmc-speakers Nigel Representing Trilogy Audio http://hifilounge.co.uk/trilogy Rob From Rega http://hifilounge.co.uk/rega Donal From Atlas Cables http://hifilounge.co.uk/atlas-cables Also here are a few random pics from the day + a couple from when on track - Thanks again everyone for your support, know I just need to start getting faster Cheers. Paul.
  12. A Big Thanks To Our Radical Sponsors! I’m not really sure when the idea popped into my head about going racing with Radical Sportscars but as soon as it did I thought it would be really cool if we could run it as a HiFi Car, then the idea developed into a ‘Best Of British’ HiFi Car, so the next step was to approach all my British brands that we work with, now I knew this wasn’t going to be everyones cup of tea, in fact I did wonder if anyone would be mad enough to agree but luckily enough 6 of our brands were crazy enough to think it was a good idea and they agreed to help with sponsoring the car. So the next step was to design the livery in the HiFi Lounge colours and to cover it with our sponsors, I am really pleased how it has turned out, it looks like a real racing car now where as at the first race weekend it did look a little plain but at least it is easy to spot on track now and is also getting people talking in the pit lane, it turns out one of my competitors makes the case work for dCS, small world. So I’d like to say a huge thanks to the following companies for supporting this mad cap idea especially as I am finding out that motorsport is definitely not a cheap past time but with their support it is definitely helping but more importantly it is really cool to be driving a HiFi themed Race Car So thanks to our 4 main sponsors of (in alphabetical order) Chord Electronics, Naim Audio, PMC Speakers and Trilogy Audio as well as our other 2 additional sponsors of Atlas Cables and Rega, thanks guys, really appreciate your support. A couple of weeks ago we had a photo shoot at HiFi Lounge with all the representatives from each company which was a lot of fun, here are a few of the pics from the day with each relevant sponsor - Maurice From Chord Electronics http://hifilounge.co.uk/chord-electronics Mike From Naim Audio http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-audio Tom From PMC Speakers http://hifilounge.co.uk/pmc-speakers Nigel Representing Trilogy Audio http://hifilounge.co.uk/trilogy Rob From Rega http://hifilounge.co.uk/rega Donal From Atlas Cables http://hifilounge.co.uk/atlas-cables Also here are a few random pics from the day + a couple from when on track - Thanks again everyone for your support, know I just need to start getting faster Cheers. Paul.
  13. I’m not really sure when the idea popped into my head about going racing with Radical Sportscars but as soon as it did I thought it would be really cool if we could run it as a HiFi Car, then the idea developed into a ‘Best Of British’ HiFi Car, so the next step was to approach all my British brands that we work with, now I knew this wasn’t going to be everyones cup of tea, in fact I did wonder if anyone would be mad enough to agree but luckily enough 6 of our brands were crazy enough to think it was a good idea and they agreed to help with sponsoring the car. So the next step was to design the livery in the HiFi Lounge colours and to cover it with our sponsors, I am really pleased how it has turned out, it looks like a real racing car now where as at the first race weekend it did look a little plain but at least it is easy to spot on track now and is also getting people talking in the pit lane, it turns out one of my competitors makes the case work for dCS, small world. So I’d like to say a huge thanks to the following companies for supporting this mad cap idea especially as I am finding out that motorsport is definitely not a cheap past time but with their support it is definitely helping but more importantly it is really cool to be driving a HiFi themed Race Car So thanks to our 4 main sponsors of (in alphabetical order) Chord Electronics, Naim Audio, PMC Speakers and Trilogy Audio as well as our other 2 additional sponsors of Atlas Cables and Rega, thanks guys, really appreciate your support. A couple of weeks ago we had a photo shoot at HiFi Lounge with all the representatives from each company which was a lot of fun, here are a few of the pics from the day with each relevant sponsor - Maurice From Chord Electronics http://hifilounge.co.uk/chord-electronics Mike From Naim Audio http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-audio Tom From PMC Speakers http://hifilounge.co.uk/pmc-speakers Nigel Representing Trilogy Audio http://hifilounge.co.uk/trilogy Rob From Rega http://hifilounge.co.uk/rega Donal From Atlas Cables http://hifilounge.co.uk/atlas-cables Also here are a few random pics from the day + a couple from when on track - Thanks again everyone for your support, know I just need to start getting faster Cheers. Paul.
  14. Couldn't agree more Bibs 😍😍
  15. Silverstone Testing Lap + Free Hospitality Results from BTD Day! Hi Everyone, Our next Radical SR1 race is at Silverstone on June 23rd and in preparation for this I was out testing on Friday to help get more familiar with the car and also with the track, I have to say this was the first time I have been in the car and actually not been scared I actually started to feel relaxed in it and really enjoyed the day, I think it helps that even though Silverstone is a fast track it is very wide with large run off areas, I have watched many of my heroes over the years race around here, there is just so much great history, it really was epic to drive a race car around here myself We were testing on the full Grand Prix layout which was great fun but for our race we will be on the National layout which is much shorter but I am really hoping I can be more competitive here, at the end of the day there are only 5 corners, how hard can that be, famous last words Anyway, please find a lap from Friday’s testing, not sure if it was my fastest time as my telemetry was all up the spout, it still amazes me how fast it feels in the car but when I watch it back it really looks like I’m not even trying, I can definitely see where I can improve though which is good news, especially as there were a couple of mistakes on this lap, thanks again to Daz at UPE Motorsport and Tom, my coach, for helping me get the best out of the day. Silverstone Hospitality - June 23rd So for this years Boys Toys Day we said for the top 5 times on our simulator we would offer free full hospitality and free entry to our Silverstone race on June 23rd, so please see below for the top 5 times, if you are on this can you please e-mail me on the below address, also for £30 a head if you’d also like to come along and take advantage of Radicals brilliant Hospitality package please let me know. [email protected] The Top 5 Times. Everyone else’s times. Cheers, Paul.

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