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At HiFi Cinema, the forecast snow has arrived. We’ve not let it dampen our spirits though, and are still managing to work!  No customer visits today though. It’s the perfect day to be snug indoors with an excellent movie (we suggest “The Spy Who Loved Me” for the skiing sequences),


The Aurum A5 amplifier is the top-end model from Aurum Phonologue a German HiFi manufacturer. Aurum have not long been selling into the UK, and we got hold of the A5 about 6 months ago. When we first heard it, we were hugely impressed, and consider it to be right


  Happy New Year! View this email in your browser HiFi Cinema Newsletter Linn Lounge presents… you are cordially invited to our next Linn Lounge presents.. event. This is on the 29th January from 7pm and features the story and music of Mumford and Sons. James from Linn will be


The Naim Fraimlite is a superb looking HiFi Stand designed by Naim for Naim Equipment. That doesn’t mean of course that you can’t fit anything else onto it instead, though you do have to be wary of the centre pillar at the back for other kit! The Fraimlite is a


Speaker cable is definitely at the low glamour end of HiFi components, however it is the vital link to allow your amplifier to drive the speakers in the most accurate way possible. The average length of speaker cable we install is in the region of 4 to 5 metres from


The Linn Klimax DS is arguably one of the best possible HiFi music sources available anywhere. It is the top-of-the-range streaming music player, capable of turning the vast majority of streaming formats up to 24 bit 192 KHz into an analogue signal to feed into your pre-amp, or power-amp depending on


We were delighted to be able to provide some electronics to help DALI show off their Epicon 8 and Epicon 2 loudspeakers to their best at the launch event in London last week. This event had a number of journalists and interested parties in attendance, and we supplied some top-end


We were dismayed to learn this morning that the Anthem MRX-700 will no longer be made. Anthem tell us this is due to a global lack of availability of some components that are used in it. Fortunately the MRX-300 and MRX-500 are not affected. If you want a higher performance Anthem


The Humble AV Receiver typically sits at the heart of a home cinema system. It acts as surround sound decoder, audio and video switch / preamp and power amp, which is asking a lot from a single box. The majority of AV receivers struggle to do everything well when everything


Just when you thought that you knew what would create the best sound in a particular size of loudspeaker, along comes a manufacturer with a new development that shakes things up: Enter the DALI Epicon 2. This little powerhouse of a speaker is simply sublime in all aspects. Aesthetically DALI


Some installs take a little more effort than others. This home cinema system is based in a Chalet high in the French Alps, and needed some work after a series of power cuts had fried the hard disk where the customer’s music was stored and seriously upset the Arcam AVR600 AV receiver


The Oppo BDP-103EU reviewed here is Oppo’s new version of the multi-function Blu-Ray player. It boasts a huge range of features many aimed at getting the very best picture and sound out of your media. It works superbly out of the box with minimal setting up, however if you want to


The Linn Magik DSM is in effect a single box source/pre-power unit, however saying this doesn’t really do it justice! When you add in HDMI switching, a plethora of other source inputs and the Linn DS player, plus the punchy and highly capable internal power amplifier, the true picture starts


The latest installation in a customer’s loft home cinema conversion is now finished. With no windows to trouble about, the result is a cosy and comfortable listening and viewing room.   More photos to come when we’ve taken some better ones! The kit list includes: Anthem MRX-700 AV amplifier DALI