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When transporting your LP12 for example bringing it to us for a Service, it is important to protect the bearings of both the Arm and the platter. If you have the original packaging, then this offers the best protection, and here’s a quick run-through on how to pack it. If


Magic LP12 Oak
We’ve had a steady flow of Linn LP12 turntables in for servicing and upgrades this year. One of the most frequent questions is “What upgrade will give me the most benefit?”. This is a tricky question to answer, as it depends on the age and state of the turntable in


Technics SL1000R
If you are looking for the best in vinyl replay, then one of the contenders to consider is the Technics SL-1000R.  Technics have revitalised their activities in the audiophile space, and the crowning glory is their direct drive turntable. When we first heard this, it didn’t take us long to


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We’ve been working hard to clear out various rooms upstairs to create a nicer reception area, more akin to a showroom, and improve the layout of our downstairs reception area at the same time.  So the old Black corner sofa went upstairs, and a snazzy new one from Front Row


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Every now and again we try a new bit of kit to see if we can improve on our already capable top end system. Little by little we push the bar higher, but every now and then something very significant comes along. KOG audio told us about a new Tellurium


Showroom Utopia Scala Evo pair
Looking to introduce a higher quality reference Loudspeaker to our showroom (one that we could actually afford!), we ended up with the Focal Scala Utopia Evo speakers.  They have been in our showroom for a couple of months now, and we’re completely delighted with them. As they have run in


Jan News 19
Thank you 2018 has been our best ever year – our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who has bought from us. New in our Showroom: Focal Scala Utopia Evo Speakers We are delighted to now be able to demonstrate the fabulous Focal Scala Utopia Evo speakers, which are our




ND555
We had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Naim’s new ND555 reference Streaming player as an upgrade to the NDS streamer in our showroom. Naim were on hand a couple of weeks ago to demonstrate their improvements over the NDS to us and to attendees of the ND555 Launch event.


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We are in the fortunate position to have both a Linn Klimax LP12 and a Technics SL-1000R in our showroom, so we thought we’d have a bit of a shootout between them, as they’re theoretically in the same league. The Linn Klimax LP12 has been a fixture in our showroom


Technics SL1000R
Some months ago we got to play with the Technics SL-1000R direct drive turntable. This phenominal piece of engineering arrived in a monumental wheeled box, boding well for the attention to detail that the people at Technics had applied. We were not dissappointed in the performance of the turntable itself,


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Naim’s Uniti Nova has been a while in gestation, however now we have one in the flesh, and have played with it for some time, our enthusiasm has bubbled over… This integrated streaming player/Amp is the big brother to the Uniti Atom, and claims to be the Audiophile version. The


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The Sub-Woofer is often a sadly neglected part of a home cinema setup, and frequently shoved out of the way behind the sofa, or into a corner. Whilst this is frequently feasible as the lower audio frequencies cannot generate any direction information in you ear, this is not the best


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Typically we find that there is a disconnect between Loudspeakers that sound good, and Loudspeakers that look good. Mostly this is because a square sided box is easy to manufacture, and so attention goes into the sound quality. If attention goes into the aesthetics, then this is often at the


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Naim have been beavering away for the last few years creating a new range of Audio players to take advantage of the latest developments in digital streaming. We ordered ours towards the end of last year, and have finally taken delivery of our first units. The wait has been well


Front view of T+A PDP3000HV SACD player
Some manufacturers come to our attention because of our search for better and better sounding equipment, and T+A is one of these. We were looking for a high end CD player, and were drawn to the T+A  PDP3000HV, which is now sitting in pride of place in our showroom. This


Google Chromecast Streaming Player
Want to stream video into your super new Home Cinema without plugging a laptop into it? Here are some of the best choices available to you: 1 Blu-Ray player with Streaming Apps included. Many of the regular Blu-Ray players have included smart Apps, which make them into a handy if


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The Anthem AV Receivers have been favourites of ours for some time, and this is principally due to their audio excellence. The Anthem MRX 720, is their middle tier product in the MRX series, and is the work horse of our Home Cinema Showroom. The unit is capable of directly


March 17 News
Time to think about Spring-Cleaning your HiFi or Home Cinema – read our blog article here for  some tips The chances are that your HiFi has been sitting still for some time whilst you enjoy your music – read our tips for rejuvinating the sound without necessarily upgrading to the