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Thanks Andy, the gird is filling up nicely 👍

We nearly had the current Renault F1 test driver join us, his Dad is a customer, but he is racing F2 at Spa the same day, I think he was scared of the competition personally 😉

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Snetterton Photo Book! 

Here are a few pics from our Radical SR1 race weekend at Snetterton a couple of weekends ago. It wasn't my best race weekend as the weather really threw up a few challenges and I just don't have the confidence in the wet but it is always great fun to drive the SR1 and we survived unscathed which was more than can be said for some.

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Introducing HFL’s Shiny New Website!

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Hi Everyone,

I’m really pleased to announce that our new website is now live, it is well overdue but anyone who has been involved in getting a new site up and running will know that it can be one of the most challenging aspects of running your own business but I want to say a huge thanks to Samuil Vladimirov and his team for doing an epic job, if anyone is looking for any web site work I can highly recommend these guys.

To be fair our old website held up well considering it was designed over 7 years ago, the main idea behind the new site was to keep it as informative as the old site but to bring it bang up to date so it is now mobile friendly and just more useable really.

When we launched HFL we only had 5 brands so just listing the brand names was fine but as HFL has grown the ability to search by category and price became more and more important so that was what created a lot of the work as we now have over 60 brands, wow how did we end up with that many, but now if you are not sure what all the different brands do you can search by category’s such as Digital, Analogue, Amps, Speaker & headphones etc and you can also filter down by price so if you are looking for speakers over £500,000 you can now find them easily 😉

Also on the homepage in true Peter Jackson style is the extended full 2 min director’s cut of the video that Ian Boyle at IDB Creative did for us.

Anyway please have a look round, there are still a few tweaks I want to make but if you find anything that doesn’t look quite right please let me know and we’ll get it sorted.

Couldn’t be happier with it though and thanks again to everyone involved in creating it.

www.hifilounge.co.uk

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Boys Toys Day - Aug 31st Update!

Hi Everyone,

With less that a week to go now till our Boys Toys Day 2019 I thought I’d just write a quick update, the main news is that looking on Accuweahter we are in for a dry and sunny day which really is the main thing, so if you fancy getting your pride and joy out for a late summer blast please feel free to come over to HiFi Lounge from 9am onwards.

We will be here till midday with the BBQ sizzling away with sausage and bacon for breakfast with the demo rooms blasting out some top tunes, then we are off to Rye house in Hoddesdon for some Go Kart Racing action, I just want to say thanks to everyone who has registered to come along racing. So far we are up to 21 of us on track which means there are 5 places left for anyone who is mad enough to join us, the aim was to get 20 Karts on the Grid but it would be really cool if we could get a full grid of 26 so if you’d like to come along please just drop me a line at [email protected]

But to recap, we’ll be having our yearly car meet at HiFi Lounge from 9am till midday then we are off to Rye house to tear up the track with the on track action starting at 2pm, if you don’t fancy the racing part why not come over to Rye House to watch the action, it should be a real spectacle to rival any Grand Prix

Really look forward to seeing everyone on August 31st for a day of cars, HiFi and racing

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Thanks to everyone who came along to our Boys Toys Day 2019!

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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to say a big thanks for everyone who came along to this years Boys Toys Day, we were jammy with the weather again which was a relief. It was a day of 2 halves really with the breakfast car meet at HFL where we had a great selection of Marques again including, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Porsche, TVR, Mercedes but arguably the star of the show was a 1981 Citroen GSA Special which really was quite unique.

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Then around midday many of us departed to Rye House for the Go Karting track action, for once the convoy stayed in line helped by Wendy leading the way, we ended up with 24 karts on track which was great, I hope everyone who joined in didn’t ache too much yesterday, I know I did, and hopefully the people who had blisters on their hands after 1 hour in the kart are on the mend now, it really is pretty physical when you spend an hour in a Kart, it is actually easier to drive the Radical but in the end I everyone seemed to have a great time and appeared to be keen to do it again next year so I can see this becoming a yearly event.

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The Race

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So how did the race go? Well I got pole which I was very happy about, to be fair I used to race at Rye a fair bit around 20 years ago but it is amazing how it soon comes back to you, the race didn’t go quite as well though as I got punted off on lap 1 so went from first to last in one lap but fought back to third so had some great racing along the way, congratulations to Chris who won and @andyj007 who came second but really a big thanks to everyone who came along and made it so much fun, I’ve got some unfinished business so definitely keen to do it again next year.

Let’s Go Racing!

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Me and Wendy having a chat on track

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The Podium

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Thanks again everyone, let’s do it all again next year

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No worries Andy, hope you can make it again next year 👍

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Rega Announce their New Planar 10 Turntable and Apheta 3 Cartridge!

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Hi Everyone,

The above heading says it all really, we’ve been waiting for this one for quite some time now so I for one am really looking forward to it as the new Planar 8 is an incredible turntable for its price and I’m sure that the new PL10 is going to reset the benchmark to what is possible at this price point.

To go along with the new PL10 Rega are launching the new Apheta 3 MC cartridge which I am guessing most people will be partnering with their PL10, if bought together there is a £350 saving to be made which isn’t to be sniffed at, you an buy a lot of vinyl for £350.

Rega Open Day!

A quick heads up that our next open day will be a Rega / Vinyl open day on November 23rd so please put it in the diary, we will be showcasing the new Planar 10 plus Chris will be here with his vinyl for sale on the day, this is always popular.

Anyway enough talking, please see a link to the new PL10 on our website, needless to say it will be on permanent demo shortly -

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product/rega-planar-10-turntable/

Cheers,
Paul.

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New PrimaLuna EvoLution Range on Permanent Demo!

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Hi Everyone,

So Valves or Solid State? that is the question that a lot of audiophiles are faced with when looking to buy a new amp or pre-amp, well and now DAC’s thanks to PrimaLuna.

PrimaLuna have always been one of our most popular brands, even people that don’t come in to buy a valve amp are always intrigued to have a listen and in all honesty I have never had one person say that they don’t like the sound, it is impossible to not be cast under the spell of that tube sound so I am really pleased to say that we now have the new PrimaLuna Evo range on demo.

We have normally focused on PrimaLuna’s integrated amps but as we now have a new range it seemed a good opportunity to expand on this so as well as the new Evo 400 Integrated we have also decided to put the Evo 400 power amp and Evo 400 Preamp on demo along with PrimaLuna’s new valve Evo 100 DAC which is a intriguing proposition, can’t wait to have a good listen to that.

So why not come in for a listen to the new PrimaLuna range? just get in touch to book an appointment anytime. You can see the full range of products below -

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/primaluna/

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Paul.

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Why not visit our eBay Store for High Quality HiFi Goodies!

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Hi All,

For the eagle eyed amongst you some of you hopefully noticed that we have put a direct link to our eBay store on the navigation bar of our new website so I just thought I’d mention this in a quick blog as we do quite a lot of trade ins and some kit is listed on our site under the Ex-Display / Pre-owned section but all of it is listed on eBay, this is updated regularly so please keep an eye out.

So if you are after any new HiFi and have anything to trade in just let me know and I’ll see what I can do, I’d like to think we offer very competitive trade in prices.

Please find the link to our eBay store below with what we have currently available, if anything takes your fancy just give me a shout.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/hifiloungeuk

Thanks,

Paul.

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HiFi Lounge Article in HiFi Pig!

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Hi Everyone,I’m not really one for blowing my own trumpet but if you’re bored at all there is an article on HiFi Lounge in the summer HiFi Pig magazine, around page 30, please find a link below, talks a bit about our Radical racing also 👍

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New Products from Arcam, Bryston, Naim, McIntosh, REL and Wilson Audio!

Hi Everyone,

So there has certainly been a lot of exciting new releases announced over the last couple of weeks so I just thought I would do a quick overview of what has been announced, most of it on permanent demo soon, if you’d like any more information please feel free to give me a ring.

Arcam

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When it comes to home cinema Receivers and Processors then Arcam really do lead the way so it is great news that they have just announced the new range with a shiny new look to carry on from the mega successful previous range, again it comprises of 3 new receivers, 1 processor and 3 new power amps, a 2 channel, 4 channel and the one I’m most pleased with the return of a 7 Channel amplifier so you can run a 2 box system with the processor and 7 channel amp, perfect. These have just been announced so are not on our site yet but the full range will be on demo shortly.

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Bryston

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There is no secret that we are big fans of Bryston at HFL and I have to say the announcement of their new BDA-3.14 certainly got my interest, basically it is a streaming DAC which is Roon compatible for around £4000 which seems great value to me as Bryston’s DAC’s have always been top draw and as I previous BDA/BDP user at home if they can combine the 2 units into one slimline box and keep the performance then this will be a real winner, on demo soon.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product/bryston-bda-3-14-streaming-dac/

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Naim

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Naim have just recently upgraded their Muso and now we have the new Muso Qb 2nd Generation on demo, offering the same small footprint as the previous version but upping the audio quality significantly + many more improvements, it really is very impressive for its size, feel free to come in for a listen.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product/naim-mu-so-qb-2/

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McIntosh

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I can’t deny that like many I am a sucker for a bit of McIntosh, I love the looks and sound quality, they really are very unique and undeniably retro in their appearance but certainly not in performance, after the success of their first Hybrid amplifier the MA252 now comes the MA352 2 Channel Amplifier, not only does it up the power to 200 WPC into 8 ohms it also adds the iconic blue VU meters, what is not to like there, stunning.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product/mcintosh-ma352-2-channel-integrated-amplifier/

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REL 

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So I am a strong advocate of running subwoofers with a 2 Channel system, whatever the speaker, and when it comes to this REL lead the way so it is great news that they have just announced the new S Series which is our most popular range, we have the new S/510 and the bigger S/812, they basically offer more power with lighter and faster drivers than the previous range and are now stackable so if you are feeling a little crazy you could run 3 S/812′s on each speaker, our demo models are arriving today.

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Wilson Audio

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OK, so if I ever needed to sell an organ or 2 to get a pair of speakers these are the speakers I would be willing to do that for, what a thing of beauty, as many will know I was lucky enough to go to Dave Wilson’s house to listen to the Mighty Wamm and Wilson Audios new Chronosonic XVX carries a lot of the technology from the Wamm with Daryl Wilson re-evaluating everything to create something truly special, they are not cheap at around £350,000 but oh my god, they just look amazing, I almost don’t care what they sound like when they look that good but the reality is that they will sound incredible, I’d love to say that these will be on demo shortly but unfortunately that is extremely unlikely unless anyone is looking for a new kidney for £300k.

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So that is a quick overview or what to expect going into the Autumn, feel free to get in touch anytime to discuss any of the above, certainly looks like exciting times are ahead

Cheers,

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Donington Race Weekend Report, 1st Trip to the Kitty Litter!

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So the above pictures say it all really, saying that I had an awesome 3 days at Donington Park last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, basically 2 days of testing on the full GP layout but unfortunately not enough marshalls arrived on race day so we had to qualify and race on the shorter National layout which I actually prefer but not everything went to plan in the final race.

The strange thing from the whole weekend was that on my 8th lap on Thursday morning after just arriving at Donington I went 3 seconds quicker than my best lap last year then spent the next 3 days not being able to match it which I really don’t understand, I think I was just very keen to get out on track. Again though I learnt a lot, it seems you are forever learning, I went to Donington determined to get my apex speeds up by getting off the brakes earlier which I think I did but then I started breaking fractionally earlier which unbelievably can cost you a couple of seconds a lap but in the end it all came together and my lap times got very consistent.

In Qualifying for race 2 I did one of my best sessions and qualified a little nearer the mid pack where I have been aiming for all season, race 1 was difficult due to a crash at the start for some of my competitors, this put me to the back as I tried to avoid it and thanks to 2 safety cars the race was over before it began. For race 2 I was determined to have a good one, my start was OK, I held my position and I settled in to chase the pack in front only for the guy behind me to get a run down the straight only to out brake himself and then come across to T bone me leaving me no option but to go into the gravel in avoidance, I really was gutted as it felt like I was in for a good race, saying that luckily Ollie, the Radical photographer, was right where I went off so we got some great pictures and at the end of the day it is all part of the experience, below is the incident, if anyone has any idea what I could have done different please let me know.

One race round left at Snetterton and that is season 2 done and dusted unbelievably, gone in the blink of an eye, the trouble is this motorsport thing really does get under your skin and I am now more than a little addicted so I need to look under the bed to see if I can find some sheckles to help fund next year.

Anyway below are a few pictures from the weekend and my best qualifying lap.

Cheers,

Paul.

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This is where it all started to go wrong!

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Rega Planar 10 with Apheta 3 Cartridge Now on Demo!

Hi all,

Well it seems to have been a long time coming but today our demo Rega Planar 10 arrived fitted with Rega's new Apheta 3 Moving Coil Cartridge, so far I have unboxed it and listened to one side of an LP and already it is sounding excellent, this really is a much anticipated turntable and I know it won't disappoint, please find a link below to the PL10 on our website -

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product/rega-planar-10-turntable/

I thought it has been a long time since we did some unboxing photos so please see below, also there has just been an excellent review of the PL10 on the Ear so please see the link below –

http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/rega-planar-10-turntable-and-arm

Rega Open Day!

Finally please put November 23rd in your diary for our Rega Open day with Chris here with his great selection of vinyl for sale, this is bound to be a popular day, more details to follow.

Let’s get this thing unboxed

Cheers,
Paul.

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just watched your kitty litter video, i dont think much else you could have done there paul, ambition was higher than talant on car 22.. you did well to avoid a crash ...  shame your race ended and no doubt he continued...  

 

 

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Thanks Andy, yeah what with this and the Karting at Rye I seem to be making a habit of being taken off on the first lap, better luck next weekend at Snetterton hopefully.

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Come and Say Hi at the Ascot HiFi Show this Weekend!

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Hi Everyone,

It is just a quick one to say that we will be helping Absolute Sounds run their room at the Ascot HiFi Show this weekend (October 26th and 27th) so if you are planning on going please stop by to say hello.

Really looking forward to this as it was always a good show when held at Windsor but this should be on another scale now it has moved to Ascot which is set to give a brilliant setting to some of the worlds best HiFi, Can’t wait.

Hope to see you there, more info below –

https://hifishowlive.com/

Regards,

Paul.

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New Speakers on Demo from Wilson Audio, Fyne Audio, Jbl, Sonus Faber, Rel and Devialet!

 

Hi Everyone,

I have said it many times that for me speakers are the most important part of a good hifi setup, obviously everything has to be well balanced but as far as I am concerned if I had to choose one area where the biggest investment should be made then it would be on the speakers hence why we have so many demo speakers in here with more arriving quite frequently, so I thought I would just write a quick blog on our latest additions.

Wilson Audio

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I’m a big Wilson fan and not only do their speakers sound amazing but unlike most other companies you can choose any colour you would like, to match your decor or your favourite car as 2 examples, we have just had a new pair of the Yvettes and DAW’s in for demo so we invented 2 new colours that Wilson had not tried themselves before, they actually supplied 2 test swatches to make sure we were happy before they started spraying them but I couldn’t be happier to be honest. For our new DAW’s we went for gloss Macadamia but with added silver and gold flake so in normal light they look like a dark brown but once the light hits them they really do come alive with a burst of colour, then for our new Yvette’s we went for what is now known as ‘Wendy Blue, it is a colour Wendy chose to match a Farrow and Ball paint, basically it is Sebring Blue with added Gold and Silver flake again but this time in the Matt Finish which looks incredibly cool.

Needless to say if you’d like to come in to demo these anytime please get in touch, we also have the TuneTots and Sabrina’s here and can get in any off the rest of the range if required although the Wamm may be a bit tricky.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/wilson-audio/

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Fyne Audio

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Fyne Audio just seem to keep going from strength to strength so I am really pleased to say that we have the new F502SP’s in for demo, SP standing for Special Edition, basically they are made in Scotland and use the F502 Cabinet but use the drivers, crossover and plinth from the £5999 F702 all for a great price of £3499, we went for our demo speakers in Gloss Walnut which carry a small premium but they really do look a million dollars, for the price they are at they really are incredible value.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/fyne-audio/

JBL Speakers

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I must admit when I decided to take on JBL I didn’t realize that there was so much love for them, when customers come in and see we have JBL a lot of them have stories about JBL’s they have owned in the past, if I am 100% honest I only bought them on as I loved the styling, especially the L100 Classic but was pleasantly surprised how good they sound, I have the L100 Classic’s playing most of the day in our downstairs demo room from a Naim Uniti Star and they are really great fun you can’t help but like them, we have 2 pairs of JBL’s on demo at the moment with the smaller 4306 to follow later this month.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/jbl/

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Devialet

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Ever since the original Phantom was launched I always thought it would look cool in black well now Devialet have launched the Matt Black Reactor on both the 600 and 900 models and yes it does look awesome and needless to say it does sound excellent, especially for its size.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/devialet/phantom-reactor/

New Sonus Faber Olympica Nova On Demo Shortly.

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Due at any moment are the new Sonus Faber Olympica Nova speakers, the Olympica range has always been our most popular Sonus Faber range so I can’t wait to get them in here, we will have 3 models on demo, the Nova I, II and V, if they sound as good as they look then we are in for a real treat.

Spendor D7.2

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We have had these on demo for a couple of months now but thought it was worth mentioning as the original D7 was a brilliant speaker, my favourite Spendor ever, and the good news is that the D7.2 has refined this formula to give a slightly more open, natural and neutral sound but still with that classic Spendor naturalness, if you are looking for a speaker around the £4k mark you really should listen to these.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/spendor/d-range/

NEW REL S Range

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Finally just a quickie to say that we also have the new REL S range on demo, the S range has always been our most popular subs from REL and the new S/510 and S/812 take things to another level with more power and better driver designs so if you need a sub for cinema and 2 channel then look no further.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/rel/serie-s/

I’m sure before the end of the year is out we’ll have some more speakers in here but if you do want to try anything we have here please don’t hesitate to get in touch to make an appointment to come in for a listen.

Regards,

Paul.

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Rega Open Day, Let's Celebrate Vinyl - November 23rd!

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Hi Everyone,

So we’ve had some great open days this year but I can’t think of a better way to finish of the year now that the evenings are drawing in and Winter is approaching fast, so proper HiFi weather, than having a Rega open where we can celebrate and play vinyl all day so if you love your music please feel free to join us.

There will be 4 demo rooms running and we are looking forward to our yearly visit from Chris and Dawn selling their great mix of new and used vinyl which is always incredibly popular, I challenge anyone to just buy one record, it is impossible.

2 of the stars of the day will be Rega’s new Aethos amplifier, priced at £2999, due out any day now, I can see this becoming a very popular amplifier indeed, I listened to it in here the other day and it certainly didn’t disappoint, it also looks great and weighs a tonne, and also we will be showcasing the new Planar 10 turntable with the new Apheta 3 moving coil cartridge which is definitely the best Rega turntable I have ever heard.

We will have representatives here from Rega throughout the day to help run the event and answer any questions you may have + refreshments available.

Below are the 4 rooms we will be running and please feel free to bring any vinyl along you’d like to hear.

Now I am a firm believer that you should spend as much on your speakers as you can, as long as you have a good enough front end to drive them, these 3 systems kind of prove this hopefully as all the speakers cost much more than the amplifier that drives them which is also a great advert for how good Regas amplifiers are, I’m sure they will all sound great, what could possibly go wrong.

Upstairs demo room (Nice and Simple)

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  • Rega Planar 3 turntable with Elys 2 MM cartridge
  • Rega Elex-R Amplifier
  • PMC Twenty5.23 Speakers

First Downstairs ‘Naim’ Room (Reference Rega Setup)

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  • Rega Planar 10 with Apheta 3 MC Cartridge
  • Rega Aura Reference Phono Stage
  • Rega Osiris Reference Amplifier
  • Wilson Audio Sabrina Speakers

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Second Downstairs ‘Highend Room’ (More Achievable System)

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  • Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 2 Cartridge
  • Rega Aria Phono Stage
  • New Rega Aethos Amplifier
  • Fyne Audio F703 speakers (Thanks to Fyne Audio for lending us these)

Reception Room (The Fun Room)
  • Chris and Dawn selling their great selection of used and new Vinyl
  • Rega Planar 2
  • Rega Brio
  • JBL Classic L100 Speakers


So there you go, 4 very different rooms blasting out vinyl all day on a winters day, what could be better.

Hope to see you on the 23rd November, please find a link to Rega on our website below –

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/rega/

Regards,

Paul.

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Magneplanar 20.7's now on Demo, Now This Is What You Call A Speaker!

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Hi Everyone,

This is just a quickie to say that we now have the Magneplanar 20.7 Speakers on Demo, most definitely the biggest speaker we ever have had in HiFi Lounge that is for sure but they really do sound absolutely incredible.

I love Maggies but due to their size they are not for everyone but pretty much everyone that hears them are captivated by them, they offer a presentation quite like nothing else so when a customer rang a couple of weeks ago enquiring if he could demo the 3.7’s, which we have on permanent demo, against the 20.7’s I was as keen as mustard to get it arranged, more on a personal note really as I have been wanting for years to spend some quality time with the 20.7’s. In a stroke of luck Symmetry were using them at the Ascot show which we were working at so after the show we picked them up and bought them straight back here, happy days.

The demo is tomorrow so I’m sure the customer will be won over by the 20.7’s, just hope he can fit them in his house.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-categ…/…/magnepan/speakers/

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Paul.

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New Rega Aethos Amplifier Now On Demo!

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Hi Everyone,

Now this is an amp that a lot of people have been waiting for, me included, so I am really pleased to say that we now have the new Rega Aethos Amplifier on Permanent demo, just in time for our Rega Open Day, this coming Saturday, (November 23rd).

Over the last few years Rega have proved extremely popular with their Amplifiers, especially with the Elex-R and Elicit-R, personally I love the Elex-R so the addition of the Higher End £2999 Aethos is bound to be a great success.

First impression are that it is extremely heavy, thanks in part to it's gorgeous case which is very similar in design to Rega's Aura Phono Stage, as the Aethos is a Line Level amp only, with no built in Phono stage, I can see this amp being partnered with the Aura / Planar 10 a fair bit to give a pretty awesome analogue system, it is rated at 125 wpc into 8ohms so will drive the majority of speakers out there.

Right better get it running in ready for Saturday's Open Day, please find more information on the Aethos below and a few pictures -

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/…/amplifiers-rega/

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Cheers,
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Install Blog - Naim Audio / Wilson Audio / Isol-8!

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Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I've done one of our install blogs, more a lack of time than anything, if you do like to see what we have been up to though I do update on our instagram and Facebook pages with all our installs and latest news almost daily, it is much quicker than writing a blog so please follow us below for all our latest goings on -

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https://www.facebook.com/HiFiLoungeUK/

Anyway back to the install, Christmas certainly came early today for one of our lucky customer's as I installed a top end Naim system along with a pair of Wilson Audio Sabrina speakers and an Isol-8 Substation Integra to give stable and clean mains, I do have to say there really is great synergy with Naim and Wilson, very much like PMC and Naim, they just work so well together.

The Naim System comprised of the following, NAP 300 DR, NAC 252 / SuperCap DR / ND555 With 555 DR, CDX2 with XPS and needless to say it sounded pretty awesome, the customer has a great listening room, a solid victorian house with high ceilings, perfect for a great sounding HiFi and I certainly left him smiling.

We actually do have this system on permanent demo if you'd like a listen sometime, please find a link to Naim, Wilson and Isol-8 on our website + a few pictures from today.

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/naim/

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/wilson-audio/

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New Arcam HDA Cinema Range of Receivers and Processor's Now On Demo!

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Hi Everyone,

This is a real quick one to say that Arcam's new range of HDA Cinema Receivers and Processor's has now started to trickle through, at the moment we have just taken delivery of our demo AVR10 and AVR30 Receivers with the AVR20 and AV40 processor to follow shortly then next month we will see the new 2, 4 and 7 channel amplifiers, personally I am really pleased to see the return of Arcam's 7 channel one box amplifier which should make an awesome partner for the new AV40 processor making a pretty potent 2 box system.

I have said this many times before but I firmly believe that when it comes to cinema equipment for home then Arcam is impossible to beat at these prices and I am sure this will continue with the new range, it has probably been around 4-5 years since Arcam's last range so I look forward to getting to know this new range, we've already got a couple of demo's booked in our Atmos demo room. I must say when I saw the photos of the new range I really wasn't sure on the new styling but once you see them in the flesh they look really classy and solid and I love the new screen.

Anyway if you are in the market for a cinema upgrade please don't hesitate to get in touch as it is always fun getting our cinema up and running and I look forward to announcing a cinema open day early next year to preview the new range.

Please see the full range below -

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/arcam/arcam-hda-range/

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Cheers,
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All Set For Our Rega Vinyl Open Day Tomorrow!

Hi Everyone,

After a busy day setting up it is now time to quickly post this and sit back and test the various systems in preparation for tomorrow's Rega Vinyl open day, it's a tough job but someone has got to do it.

We will have 4 rooms running + Chris on hand selling his records so please feel free to come along and feel free to bring any vinyl you'd like to hear.

Please find a few pics below of the various setups, in all of them the speakers are a fair bit more expensive than the amps driving them but it seems to really work.

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Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Regards,

Paul.

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New Sonus Faber Olympica Nova Range of Speakers Now on Demo!

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Hi Everyone,

I've said this before and I'll probably being saying it until the day I retire but no one makes speakers like Sonus Faber, they really are a work of art and with the new Olympica Nova range they have taken it to another level at this price point, they really are quite stunning.

It amazes me that with every new generation they manage to make them more and more beautiful, the Olympica range is by far our most popular speaker range from Sonus Faber and the new Nova lineup is certain to continue that, Sonus Faber really do appreciate that speakers are a bit of furniture in your room and they really do go the extra mile to make something that is stunning to look at, so will blend into most people living spaces, but they also create a speaker that is captivating to listen to giving a very organic and natural presentation.

With the new Nova range they have expanded the line up a fair bit to 1 standmount, 4 floorstanders, 2 center speakers and a wall mount option so that you can create an awesome cinema setup.

They are available in Walnut and the new Wenge finish which I have to say is my favourite, we have the Olympica Nova II on demo at the moment with the I & III to follow very shortly so please feel free to get in touch to arrange a demo anytime, please see the full range below -

https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/sonus-faber/olympica-nova-collection/

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Cheers,
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