Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Stax SR L300 Limited Edition Headphones

To celebrate 75 years of making the worlds best headphones, Stax have introduced a new model, only a small number have been made and we have managed to secure three pairs. The SR L300 Limited is a combination of the L300 headband and ear pads, but with the drivers from the L700. At £645 these are just over half the price of a pair of L700 so are really good value!

I you would like a pair, please call on 01270 580734 as they will soon run out

Friday, 5 January 2018

Saturday 6th January

We are closing early on Saturday 6th Jan ... though we are opening a little earlier too. We will be here from 9.30 to 11 am

Apologies for any inconvenience

Saturday, 30 December 2017

New Demonstration room open

We have now finished our second (small) demonstration room.  We needed a more compact space to recreate a small lounge / bedroom set up.

The large panels on the walls are too break up sound reflections,  normally not needed, but this room has very little furniture in it .

The small picture frames are 'Art Vinyl'  a neat way to display your LPs - these cost £99 for a pack of three

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

New Rega Brochure!

I'm trying to remember if Rega, in the 34 years that I have been selling them, have ever produced a brochure.  It's quite a Rega-esque move, just as most companies are pulling out of printed literature, to produce a glossy and expensive looking full range brochure ...

If you would like one, drop us an email with your address and we will send you one out

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Stax SRM T8000 Energiser - review

When you have been in the Audio industry for a long time, you start to get a certain amount of intuition when it comes to new products. You can make a fairly accurate judgement, taking into account price, company ethos, previous models, before you even listen.  Every now and again though a product will come along that takes you totally by surprise ... it doesn't happen often, I can only think of a handful of occasions over the last 30+ years. The AR EB101 turntable in the 80s, the Krell KSA80 power amp also in the 80s...more recently the Tom Evans Groove Phonostage and the reworked Kiseki Purple Heart cartridge.. Each of these was a 'hang on.... do that again' moment, products that had you diving into you record collection.  Now we have a new member of the club. The new Energiser from Stax, the SRM T8000 is so far and away better than the previous 'Top of the Line' the SRM007iiKIMIK that at first I didn't actually believe what I was hearing.

Ok, at £4395 this has got to be very good, but even with that in mind this is still an astonishing product.
I've never heard this sort of level of detail and delicacy ever before. Even on a favourite CD of mine. one I picked up at a concert by the support band, Jake Cogan and the Liberty Roses, not an amazing recording, but well written and played. I heard so many new things, texture in the strings, extra layers in harmonies, the acoustic of the studio ... totally enthralling. With other material it became apparent that the 8000 was supplying quite a bit more body to the sound, fuller, but also faster, not an easy trick. There has always been a assumption that as Stax are Electostatic Headphones that they only really suit Classical or simple Folk music, the 8000 certainly puts that to rest, it will happily Rock, and does so effortlessly.

If you would like to hear the T8000, give us a call on 01270 580734

To see the range .. click here

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monitor Audio, the new Silver series

We have finally had our stock of the new Monitor Audio Silver series .... On demonstration we have the Silver 50 standmounts and the 200 and 300 Floorstanders.  Even after just a couple of days playing background music in the shop you can tell that these are going to be something special.

 The above picture shows the 200 and 300  .... and also just in, a pair of Ophidian Minimos in Natural Oak, that also needed a bit of running ready for the demonstration room.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Nottingham Analogue Turntables with SME and Kiseki

Listening to this at a customers house last night .... the sort of sound you can't drag yourself away from

Nottingham Analogue Hyperspace / SME IV / Kiseki Purple Heart