March newsletter

Our March Newsletter is out now:


24 Bit portable audio                              The Astell & Kern AK120 is a little marvel of a portable music player. Doubly so, as when you connect it to your HiFi it’s easy to appreciate it as a  fully grown high end Music player. This has to be one of the best music sources of any sort we’ve heard, and with a decent pair of headphones you’re in another world. Come and listen to it in our showroom, or for more details and to buy one from our web store click here.
Naim Audio Prices increase
Due to raw materials and assembly costs increases, Naim will be raising their prices for most of their equipment effective from the 1st April. If you are thinking of an upgrade, there is just time to jump in before the price hike. A copy of the new Naim Price list is available here.
Naim Interconnections Connecting Naim equipment has long been a bit of a black art, with some confusing documentation. Naim have attempted to make sense of this with a new series of interconnection guides. Click here for the link to Naim’s connection resources.
What we’re listening to and watching:
Eddie Reader – the songs of Robert Burns – wonderful voice and arrangements of The Bard’s songs
Gravity (Alphonso Cuaron 2013) on Blu-Ray in 3D – stunning effects and tense story line
About Time (Richard Curtis 2013) on Blu-Ray – positive life affirming feel-good film.
Linn Lounge Presents… Daft Punk                              Come and listen to the story and Music of the eponymous French Robo duo on 27th March from 7pm. This is one of our regular Linn Lounge Events, and should be a great evening. Go here for more details: Get your tickets here.
SmallPod Air Launched The SmallPod Air from Scandyna is an Airplay connected version of their popular powered SmallPod loudspeaker. Available in Black, White or Red, with a 2 x 45w internal amplifier, this is a powerful and elegant music solution. See our webstore for more details. Priced at £599
Software Updates Linn‘s Digital Streaming controller App has recently been updated (new version is 4.3.14). It’s always worth keeping up to date with the latest enhancements.
Naim Audio are up to version 3.22 in their streaming players since November last year.
Anthem are up to firmware revision 1.1.4 in their new MRX-x10 series of AV amplifiers.
contact us if you’re unsure how to upgrade
HiFi Cinema Ltd. 1 Mars House, Calleva Park, Aldermaston, RG7 8LA Tel: 0118 982 0402