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We're Racing In The Radical SR1 Cup at Silverstone This Saturday, How Exciting!

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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.

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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.

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Installs Blog - Wilson Audio / Chord / Melco / Naim / Michell

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Hi Everyone,

Just a quick blog with a couple of very nice installs from last week, unfortunately the pictures are not the best from the first one but the system certainly sounded awesome, it is only a temporary install at the moment whilst the customers listening room is being finished.

Wilson Audio Yvette Loudspeakers

http://hifilounge.co.uk/wilson-audio-yvette-loudspeakers

Chord Electronics Dave Reference DAC

http://hifilounge.co.uk/chord-dave-dac

Melco N1ZS MK2 2TB SSD Player / Server

http://hifilounge.co.uk/melco-n1zs-mk2

Naim NAC 552 Preamplifier

http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-nac-552-preamplifier

Naim NAP 500 DR Power Amplifier

http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-nap-500-amplifier

All Hooked Up With Chord Sarum T cables - 

http://hifilounge.co.uk/Chord-sarum-t

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Michell GyroDec Install

Up there with the most Iconic turntables ever made and still incredible value, it is always great to install a Michell Engineering GyroDec, this time in the stunning black finish with the SME 309 tonearm and Dynavector 20x2L cartridge, going into a Naim system.

Michell Engineering Gyro Dec Turntable

http://hifilounge.co.uk/michell-gyro-dec-turntable

SME Series 309 Tonearm

http://hifilounge.co.uk/sme-series-300-tonearm

Dynavector DV-20X2 Low Output Moving Coil Cartridge

http://hifilounge.co.uk/dynavector-dv-20x2-hl-cartridge

Dynavector P-75 MK 4 Phono Pre-Amplifier And Phono Enhancer

http://hifilounge.co.uk/dynavector-p-75-phono-stage-preamplifier

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New Rega Aura Reference Moving Coil Phono Stage On Demo!

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Hi Everyone,

When it comes to vinyl there are not many companies as experienced as Rega so when they say they have a new phono stage that is the best they can possibly make and will get the best from your record collection, well I just couldn’t resist, so I am pleased to say that we now have the new Rega Aura Reference MC Phono Stage on permanent demo.

I have just finished un-boxing it so please find a few pictures below, it is certainly beautifully made, it is priced at £3999, so certainly not cheap, but if you love your vinyl and want to get the very best then please feel free to get in touch to arrange a demo or alternatively please feel free to try it in your system at home.

Please find more info below -

http://hifilounge.co.uk/rega-aura-reference-series-amplifier

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Cheers,
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Silverstone SR1 Photo Book + Fastest Lap & Cockup Video!

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Hi All,

Well the weekend was definitely a big tick on my bucket list to say that I have now raced at Silverstone :)

In all honesty though I really thought this would be my best track as I had driven it before in a Caterham but in reality it turned out to be a real bogey track, I made progress on the quick guys and I was generally OK everywhere other than Maggott’s, I just couldn’t get that corner right all weekend, as you can see from a clip taken from Qualifying, I was determined to get it right but in the end I think I was just trying too hard so in this clip you will see the first damage I have done to the car by hitting a cone pretty hard which split my front splitter, then I did my quickest lap of the weekend, a 1.02.27, then I attacked again and went straight on at Maggots and had a nice chat with the marshalls, certainly an entertaining qualifying session.

At the end of the weekend though I was fairly happy as I drove as hard as I could, it just wasn’t quick enough compared to the rest of the grid finishing both races towards the back, Cadwell Park next though which looks terrifying but as I have found out at Silverstone you never know which tracks will suit your driving style so fingers crossed.

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Cheers,
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Very impressive turning circle :lol:

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Yeah I should have floored it really and spun round but I would only have stalled it 😂

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Roon Nucleus Servers Now On Demo!

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Hi Everyone,

Sometimes it really is a now brainer to bring on a new brand and this was the case when looking at the Roon Nucleus Servers, personally I have been running Roon at home for quite some time now and I really wouldn’t want to go back to life before Roon, it really is a game changer if you stream your music.

Roon can be a little difficult to explain but one thing is for sure once you have experienced it then there is no going back. Basically if you stream your music then Roon is the ultimate app, the one app to rule all other apps really, it is an extremely metadata rich piece of software which you control from your phone, tablet or computer that has so much information embedded in it that browsing your music collection becomes a real adventure. For Roon to work then the Roon Core needs to be running somewhere, this is where the Roon Nucleus products come in, these are optimised to give you the best Roon experience and they really do work, for ages I had been struggling to get the Roon Core to see my Synology Nas drive when installed on my MAC, in the end I gave up but as soon as I installed our new demo Nucleus+ at the weekend it saw my Nas straight away and started scanning my music collection straight away.

A word of warning, don’t try Roon unless you are willing to sign up for the yearly or lifetime subscription packages as once you have tried Roon there really is no going back. As good as other streaming apps are nothing comes close to the ease of use, beautiful interface and information contained within Roon, basically it is the ultimate interface for managing and streaming your music. It can be a little complicated to start with but with the Roon Nucleus products this has been made extremely easy and will also give you the best Roon experience, personally I love Roon Radio, baically once an album has finished that you have selected Roon will carry on playing similar music to that album using your muisc collection and Tidal which is a great way to find new music.

So if Roon sounds like something you would like to experience and discuss in more depth then please feel free to come into HFL to see what all the fuss is about.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/roon

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Product Reviews From Our Manufacturer's!
Hi Everyone,

Every now and again some of our manufacturer's buy the rights to reviews of their products from certain respected HiFi magazines for us to use so I am going to start posting them now for everyone to read, you can always find them on our downloads tab on the product page on our website, link below -

http://hifilounge.co.uk/image/attachments/Chord/HFN_Aug_Chord_Hugo_2_Reprint-LOW[1].pdf

The first review is from HiFi News for the Chord Electronics Hugo 2, and a pretty stunning review it is too

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PMC Speakers Fenestria Brochure

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Hi All,

In preparation for our demo PMC Speakers Fenestria’s arriving around September time all being well I have uploaded the brochure to our website, please find the link below.

http://bit.ly/2L3z0iA

http://hifilounge.co.uk/pmc-fact-fenestria-speakers

I still haven’t heard them yet but hopefully we can announce a date soon for a Fenestria open day where we can all hear why everyone who heard them at Munich were so blown away.

Cheers,

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The Stunning Audio Research Reference 160M Amplifiers Now on Permanent Demo!

Hi All,

Just a quick blog to say that we now have the new Audio Research 160M Valve Mono Blocks now on Permanent demo and I have to say I have never seen a cooler looking amp with their VU meters that can be switched off if required as it is projected onto the glass, I know it isn’t sound quality related but who said HiFi shouldn’t look great :)

They use 4 x KT150 Valves each giving around 150 Watts Per Channel with also the option for Ultra-Linear or Triode mode and now with Auto Bias this is a very easy valve amp to live with.

I have them set up in our Highend Room now to give them a chance to run in and they really do sound quite spectacular with our Reference 6 Preamp being fed by the dCS Rossini.

Needless to say if you’d like to come in for a demo anytime please feel free, please find more information on our website below -

http://hifilounge.co.uk/audio-research-Reference-160m

Also please find a stunning review below from HiFi News -

http://bit.ly/2unUVa0

Finally here is a small video showing how cool they look :)

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Completely lust worthy. This thread is just pornography for audiophiles.

I just acquired my first medium to high end sound system a Focal bird... I can't imagine how these speaker sounds.

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PMC Price Rise August 1st!

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Hi Everyone,

Just a quick heads up to say that due to rising prices in costs of materials and manufacturing PMC are having to rise some of their prices from August 1st so if you are considering new speakers shortly please feel free to get in touch to discuss how certain products are affected, any that are already on order will stay at the current price.

As an example please find the new prices below for the multi award winning Twenty5 Series and Fact Range. in other PMC news the original Twenty Series has now been discontinued due to the success of the Twenty5 range, I remember when I first heard the Twenty series before HFL was even an idea and was truly blown away how PMC had moved things on from the i Series but then came along the Twenty5′s and moved things on again :)

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Completely lust worthy. This thread is just pornography for audiophiles.

I just acquired my first medium to high end sound system a Focal bird... I can't imagine how these speaker sounds.

Thanks Nico, glad you like the thread, never heard of the Focal Bird before, look pretty cool though.

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Thanks Nico, glad you like the thread, never heard of the Focal Bird before, look pretty cool though.

It is an "old" system, first went to market in 2011 and has been discontinued 2 years ago. Ideal ear candy  for smaller appartements and gorgeous to look at.

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Chord Electronics Launch The Hugo M Scaler, This Really Is A Game Changer!

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Hi Everyone,

So it is easy to get excited about new products but I have to say once I heard about Chord’s plans to take the M Scaler from the brilliant Blu 2 CD Transport and make it a stand alone device I got a little excited, well the good news is that it is now a reality as Chord announced it at CanJam at the weekend and I don’t think I am being over excited by saying this really is a game changer and if you love your music then you really do need a Hugo M Scaler in your system.

Just to take a step back for those who don’t know what the M Scaler is, well it was first seen in the Chord Blu 2 CD Transport, basically it took the data from the CD and upscaled it to 705.6kHz which is 16x a CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution and you really can hear the difference, it is huge, it really is like you are listening to 2 different recordings when you compare with and without the M Scaler, as soon as I heard this I just knew this technology had to come out as a standalone product and here we are so whether you are listening on CD, laptop or streamer you can get a huge step up in performance to your digital collection by adding the M Scaler to your DAC.

Rob Watts, the designer, has been chasing 1 million taps for many years now as he believes this is what is required to give digital music the musicality needed and now the technology has caught up with his vision, it is all about the transient response which gives music that lifelike presentation, once you hear the difference you’ll understand what transient response really is if you don’t know already.

So it is designed to work with Chord’s own Dac’s, new Hugo TT 2, the Qutest and of course DAVE but the good news is that is can work with other manufacturer’s Dac’s, this is big news as now anyone can add an M Scaler to their system and enjoy those 1 million taps and the even better news is that it costs £3495 which in highend audio terms is almost a bargain for the gain it will bring to your system.

I really believe that it has been a long time since such a ground breaking product has been released in HiFi and I personally can’t wait to add a M Scaler to my system at home, Game Changer is a big saying but I truly believe this isn’t an understatement for the M Scaler.

Demand for this is due to be huge, so if you think this is something for you please feel free to get in touch to place your order, it is due around Autumn, all we need is a £300 deposit to place the order with Chord, personally I would say an M Scaler with the new Hugo TT 2 is going to be a pretty epic combo.

Right, I am going to shut up now but as you can probably tell this is pretty exciting news but needless to say we will have an M Scaler on demo as soon as possible but if you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to get in touch :)

Please find a link to the M Scaler with more information on our website.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/chord-m-scaler

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Devialet Announce The Expert 140 Pro and Dual Mono Expert 210 Pro!

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Hi Everyone,

Devialet have refreshed their Expert Pro range, firstly the Expert 130 Pro has now become the Expert 140 Pro giving another 10 watts per channel and equally as importantly the price has been reduced to £4490 which does make the entry point to Expert Pro extremely competitive when you consider what you get performance and feature wise.

Also Devialet have announced the Dual Mono Expert 210 Pro making the entry point to go Dual Mono with Devialet much more affordable, it really does give a substantial upgrade to run 2 Experts in Dual Mono configuration and with the Expert 210 Pro costing £8900 this really is great value.

Another point worth making is that if you have an Expert 130 Pro, with a firmware upgrade you can take it to a 140 Pro and then add another 140 Pro to give you an Expert 210 Pro dual mono configuration, until now it has never been possible to go Dual Mono with the entry level Expert so this is great news also.

In a move to make the range easier to understand Devialet have also decided to not offer the Companions as separate products now so if you have a single Expert Pro and want to go Dual Mono then you just buy another Expert Pro this means the range now consist of 3 Stereo products and 3 Dual Mono products which is much tidier.

I have ordered an Expert 140 Pro for demo which should be here any day now which will mean we have the full range of Expert Pro on demo including the new Expert 210 Pro so if you’d like to come in anytime to experience just how good Devialet Expert Pro is please feel free to get in touch.

Please find the full Expert Pro range below -

http://hifilounge.co.uk/devialet-expert-range

Thanks,

Paul.

The Expert 210 Pro

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The Expert 140 Pro

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Naim ND555 Network Player Now On Permanent Demo!

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Hi Everyone,

Happy to say that we now have the new Naim 500 Series ND555 Network Player now on permanent demo, it’s certainly been a long wait but happy to say that the wait has certainly been worth it as it really is brilliant as anyone will know who came to our launch event a couple of weeks ago.

This is Naim’s first 500 Series streamer and although it is a fair bit more expensive than the NDS that it kind of replaces it really is quite a step up in performance. We have it on demo in our Naim 500 system comprising of the NAC 552 Pre-Amp and NAP 500 Power Amp and am also using it in conjunction with the top of the range Melco N1ZS Solid State server to really get the best performance from the ND555 and finally we have our Roon Nucleus+ setup so you can see Roon in action with the ND555 which is a real no brainer for me if you do decide to go with any of the new Naim players.

Regarding the rest of Naim’s new Network Players, we are expecting the NDX 2 in around 4 weeks time followed by the ND5 XS2 4 weeks after that.

So please feel free to come in to experience this new chapter in Naim’s Network Players in our dedicated Naim showroom.

 http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-nd-555-network=player

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Cadwell Park Race Weekend Photo’s + Video Report!

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Hi Everyone,

Well firstly I have to say that I have never driven Cadwell Park before and I have heard mixed reports from various people that I would either love it or hate it due to it being very narrow with the barriers very close and that you actually get airborne at the so called ‘Mountain’ well I am pleased to say that I actually loved this track, definitely one of my favourites and in a very picturesque setting it really is tough to beat.

So how did the weekend go? well in all honestly I am getting really frustrated now that I am just not quicker, everyone tells me the first year is all about learning and that I have jumped in at the deep end with a Radical but in my head I am Nigel Mansell but in reality I am more like Driving Miss Daisy :)

So in the end it was a weekend of highs and lows, one minute I love being in the car and the overall speed, then I get frustrated as I want to be quicker then I relax and love it again, one thing is for sure, this motorsport thing certainly challenges you emotionally as well as mentally, it really gets in your head, which is crazy really as this is supposed to be fun but you just can’t help getting caught up in the whole thing and putting yourself under pressure, which I guess is only natural.

Overall though Cadwell was a great experience and I learnt a little more, now I just need to to teach my brain to get off the brakes a little earlier and get on the power quicker, how hard can that really be :)

Off to Donnington Park next for my 50th Birthday weekend over the weekend of September 8th, hopefully I can have a breakthrough here and really get on top if this car which really is easier said than done, loads of PMA needed :)

Please keep an eye out as I will be announcing a pretty cool competition shortly where you can win some laps as a passenger with my coach at Donnington on September 7th.

Please find my fastest lap below, never did get the hang of the 1st corner really -

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Cheers,
Paul.

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Arcam’s New HDA Range Now On Demo!

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Hi Everyone,

Like myself I am sure at some point most of us have owned Arcam or still do, at the moment I run their AV860 at home along with a couple of P429′s for cinema duties so it is always great news when Arcam bring something new to market and with their new HDA range they are offering truly great performance at very competitive prices.

We have all 3 new products on permanent demo, the SA10 integrated amp really sings and now with the added DAC section comprising of the excellent Sabre DAC really does give brilliant value for money but for me the pairing of the SA20 with it’s Glass G power and the CDS50 CD/SACD and Network player is a pretty potent combo as you can get both for £1698 and partnered together really do sound excellent.

I did a demo of this combo last week with the very impressive diminutive Spendor A4′s and that certainly made a good pairing but the SA20 certainly has enough power to drive bigger speakers.

Please find more info below on our website and if you’d like to come in for a demo anytime please feel free.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/arcam

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Cheers,
Paul.

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Magneplanar MG 3.7i Speakers Now On Demo, One Of My Favourites!

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Hi Everyone,

Now this is a blog I have been meaning to write for a few months now but for whatever reason I never seemed to find the time which is crazy really as it is regarding one of my favourite speakers that we have on demo at HFL.

All the products we have in here are pretty awesome to be fair but I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t have a few favourites and when it comes to any Maggie well they are right up their giving something truly different, one of the most natural presentations I have ever heard, obviously for their size they are not going to be for everyone, but if you can accommodate a Maggie I know there would never be any regrets and they really are incredibly good value considering their performance.

So the point of this post? well a few years ago I had a pair of Magneplanar 3.7′s in here and I was absolutely smitten, they really did leave their mark on me, but we just didn’t have the space to put them on permanent demo well the good news is that with our new’ish showrooms we can definitely now easily fit a pair in so one of my fist jobs once the new showrooms were finished was to order a pair of 3.7i’s for permanent demo which we now have here :)

So if you are a bachelor or have a very understanding wife and really would like to experience something totally different please feel free to come in to listen to the 3.7i’s or alternatively we also have the 1.7i’s and .7′s on permanent demo, I am never happier than when I am doing a Maggie demo :)

http://hifilounge.co.uk/magnepan

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Cheers,
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Install Blog - A Busy Week!

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Sonus Faber / PMC / Bryston / Quadraspire / Atlas Cables

Hi Everyone,

Had a nice local install last week around 200 miles away in the Liverpool area, well worth the drive though as the system really did sing, not sure how many other people around the world have partnered the PMC Cor amplifier with the Sonus Faber Guarneri Tradition Speakers but it is a combination I can really recommend as the amp really drove the speakers extremely well giving a really open and powerful sound which was really did defy the size of the speaker.

Please find the kit list below -

Sonus Faber Guarneri Tradition Speakers

http://hifilounge.co.uk/sonus-faber-guarneri-tradition-speakers

PMC Cor Integrated Amplifier

http://hifilounge.co.uk/PMC-Speakers-Cor-amplifier

Bryston BCD-3 CD Player

http://hifilounge.co.uk/bryston-bcd-3-cd-player

Quadraspire X REFERENCE HiFi Rack

http://hifilounge.co.uk/quadraspire-x-reference-hifi-rack

Connected up with Atlas Mavros Cables - 

http://hifilounge.co.uk/atlas-mavros-cables

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Naim / Michell Engineering / Dynavector / Spendor

Another nice install, this is a good customer who has just downsized from a big system to something a little more modest but still sounding great -

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Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Player

http://hifilounge.co.uk/naim-uniti-nova-all-in-one-player

Michell Engineering Gyro SE Turntable

http://hifilounge.co.uk/michell-gyro-se-turntable

Dynavector DV-20X2 Low Output Moving Coil Cartridge

http://hifilounge.co.uk/dynavector-dv-20x2-hl-cartridge

Spendor D7 Speakers

http://hifilounge.co.uk/spendor-d7-speakers

Rega / Focal

This was a really well balanced system, the customer liked an organic, fuller and warmer sound so the combination of Rega and the Focal Aria’s worked a real treat.

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Rega Planar 6 Turntable

http://hifilounge.co.uk/rega-planar-6-turntable

Rega Elicit-R Integrated Amplifier

http://hifilounge.co.uk/rega-elicit-r-amplifier

Rega Apollo CD Player

http://hifilounge.co.uk/rega-apollo-cd-player

Focal Aria 926 3-way floor standing loudspeaker

http://hifilounge.co.uk/focal-926-floorstanding-speakers

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Stay tuned for more installs across the UK, coming soon :)

Cheers,

Paul.

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Roon Nucleus+ HiFi Choice Review!

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Hi Everyone,

A real quickie, please find a link below to HiFi Choice’s review of the Roon Nucleus+, I guess the same review can apply to the standard Nucelus as the features are the same, the + just gives more processing power for multi room setups, for single rooms the normal Nucelus is fine.

I have been using our Nucleus+ now for a few weeks and absolutely love it, works really well with the new Naim ND555 :)

http://hifilounge.co.uk/roon

Review Below -

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Chord Blu 2 Upscaling CD Transport Now On Permanent Demo, Again!

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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

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Cheers,
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Win Some Passenger Laps In Our Radical SR1 At Donington Park!

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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 -

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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.

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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.

 

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