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MrSpeakers Aeon Headphones Now On Demo & In Stock!

posted on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:33:29
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Hi All,

This is a real quicky as I promised a lot of people that I would stick up a quick blog once we have the new MrSpeakers Aeon’s in and I am glad to say that they arrived yesterday, we have sold most of our first batch but we do have a few free stock if anyone wants to grab a pair.

I really believe that these set the new benchmark for a headphone under £1000 and really do offer one of the best, if not the best, closed back portable headphones, firstly they look quite discreet, are pretty light, are extremely comfortable, possibly the most comfortable headphones I have tried but most importantly they sound excellent giving a large slice of the Ether Flows for a fraction of the cost so they really do come highly recommended.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/mr-speakers-headphones

If you’d like a demo please feel free to pop in anytime.

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Cheers,

Paul.


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Boys Toys Day II - July 22nd With dCS, Wilson Audio, Absolute Sounds & Lotus!

posted on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:09:52
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Hi All,

Well after the success of our first Boys Toys Day a couple of years ago, in collaboration with PMC Speakers, where we put my 2 passions and many of our customers passions of Cars and HiFi into one day, well it now time for Boys Toys Day II :-)

The first BTD was so much fun and I always wanted to do another one but was always a little nervous as that was the perfect day, we had a brilliant turnout, everyone had a great time and the weather was really good to us + the system PMC put together sounded epic, how could we possibly compete with that, well I think we may have just done it as we have something very special lined up for this years event, how does the chance of listening to a £300,000 system sound?

As part of our expansion we recently became dealers for dCS and Wilson Audio and what with dCS only being up the road and recently having just finished their new state of the art demo room it seemed like a match made in heaven and the seeds were sown for Boys Toys Day II who dCS and Absolute Sounds (The UK dCS and Wilson Audio Distributor among other highend brands) were really keen to support, so a big thanks to those guys.

So for those who missed the first event, what does the day entail? basically it is a chance to get your car out for a drive and hear one of the finest audio systems in the world, the idea is that if you have a sports car or any car of interest then please come along to HiFi Lounge from 9am where we will have the BBQ running for breakfast bacon and sausage rolls and will have a mini car meet then around 11am we will head up to dCS in Cambridgeshire for an afternoon listening to a very special HiFi System + factory tour.

dCS Vivaldi System

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I will announce more details over the next weeks but this is really a headsup so that you put July 22nd in your calendar and even if you haven’t got an interesting car you are more than welcome to come along, especially if you are interested in hearing the HiFi System that will consist of a full dCS Vivaldi stack, Wilson Alexx Speakers driven by Dan D'Agostino amps and a full Transparent wiring Loom, this really is an amazing opportunity and is a system I really can’t wait to hear myself :-)

Lotus Cars are my other passion and will be represented on the day by Lotus Silverstone, my very friendly Lotus dealer :-) who will be on hand to chat and answer any questions you may have, I have actually just bought an iconic Lotus from the 80’s that I should be receiving next week so as long as the old Lotus acronym doesn’t come true then I look forward to bringing that on the day.

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So all we need now is the weather to be on our side and we will have a great day, the only thing I ask is that if you think you can make it along could you please mail me at paul@hifilounge.co.uk so know how many people we can expect and the car you will be bringing, if any, and in particular if you want to listen to the HiFi System as the dCS demo room is optimised to give the best audio reproduction but can only fit a few people in at a time so we need a good idea of numbers here so please mail me with the 3 below answers -

1, Are you planning on attending?

2, What car are you brining, if any?

3, Do You Want to Listen to a £300,000 HiFi System?

More details to follow as I have them, please find links below to the everyone who is supporting the event.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/dcs

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

http://www.absolutesounds.com/

http://www.lotussilverstone.co.uk/

Please find a few picture below from the last Boys Toys Day + some of the epic HiFi we will be demonstrating.

Collage of cars from the First event.

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dCS Vivaldi Stack, The Worlds Best Digital Front End.

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Wilson Alexx Speakers, Quite Amazing!

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Dan D'Agostino Power Amplification, Beautiful.

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Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you on July 22nd.

Paul.


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Sonus Faber Homage Un-Boxing Pictures!

posted on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:54

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to upload a few pictures of the new Sonus Faber Homage speakers that we now have on demo, I have to say that pictures really don’t do these speakers justice so if you are interested please feel free to come in and have a look as they really are absolutely stunning, it really is true that no one makes speakers quite like Sonus Faber.

They are certainly not cheap, starting at £10,500 for the bookshelf but for once you really do feel like you are getting value for money when you consider they are all hand made by Italian craftsmen and to be fair as piece of furniture it is easy to spend that kind of money but when you consider these produce a stunning sound then it is hard to argue with the cost.

A couple of things that stood out for me when unboxing and assembling are the carbon stands for the Guarneri bookshelf’s, it is that word again, stunning :-) I also love the red wood colour we have for the Guarneri’s and Serafino’s and also the darker finish on the Amati’s is quite spectacular, when you look at the top of the Amati’s it is like the deck on an uber expensive yacht, again, stunning and the feet on the Amati’s are like nothing I have seen before.

Anyway I will shut up and will get uploading some pictures -

http://hifilounge.co.uk/homage-collection-by-sonus-faber

Sonus Faber Guarneri Tradition Speakers

Sonus Faber Amati Tradition Speakers

Sonus Faber Serafino Tradition Speakers

Cheers,

Paul.


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Beat The PMC Speaker’s Price Rise - June 19th!

posted on Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:20:29
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Hi All,

Just a quick message to let everyone know that PMC will be putting their prices up from June 19th due to the weak pound since Brexit, to be fair they have held on longer than most to see how the pound settles down and they have kept the increase as minimal as possible and they are still worth every penny :-)

At the moment we are doing demo’s daily on the Twenty5 range so I thought it only fair to mention the price rise asap so that no one is caught out, please find the prices as they will be from June 19th, if you can’t quite make out the below please feel free to get in touch.

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Cheers,

Paul.


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New Sonus Faber Homage Range Lands @ HiFi Lounge!

posted on Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:36:24

Hi All,

Just a quick blog as we were well and truly Sonus Fabered today :-)

The great news is that we were appointed last week to be one of only 6 dealers in the UK for the new Sonus Faber Homage Traditional range, this is the range that sits above the popular Olympica range and really showcases what Sonus Faber are all about with stunning cabinetry and design that only the Italians are really capable of, with prices ranging from £10,500 to £23,500 these will slot quite nicely into our new ‘Highend Room’ perfectly.

I must apologise to anyone who comes in at the moment though as our downstairs demo room looks like a Sonus Faber Homage warehouse but I am extremely keen to get these un-boxed asap but as someone broke into our 40 foot container last night where all our empty boxes are stored so we need to get this secured first, it must have been a real effort for them to break in as it had some pretty hefty pad locks in place, funny really as they must have been gutted to make all that effort to find a load of empty boxes :-)

Anyway I will update this once all 3 pairs of speakers are unboxed, I haven’t had time to add the range to our website yet but you can see more on Sonus Faber’s site links below - 

http://www.sonusfaber.com/en-us/products/guarneri-tradition

http://www.sonusfaber.com/en-us/products/serafino-tradition

http://www.sonusfaber.com/en-us/products/amati-tradition

Here is our SF warehouse!

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A few Pics of what awaits in the boxes!

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Cheers,

Paul.


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Devialet’s Lost Recording Listening at The Royal Albert Hall!

posted on Sat, 20 May 2017 06:20:13
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Hi all,

I just wanted to say thank you to Devialet for inviting myself and Wendy to a very unique listening session they held for around 150 people on Monday night at The Royal Albert Hall, basically Devialet have a selection of albums called ‘The Lost Recordings’ and as the title says they are recording that were thought to have been lost forever, now these can be bought in traditional vinyl form but also for a small cost of £6300 you can buy a very special version which can only be played once but it will be the very best reproduction possible, I guess you could say it is like the finest wine that can only be drunk once.

Devialet have pioneered a way to produce a very special acetate that is so soft that the needle of the turntable destroys the record as it is playing so it was a great opportunity to hear one of these acetates on a very special system with the Devialet Expert 1000 Pro at its heart and it really did not disappoint, the recording was a Sarah Vaughan live recording from 1975 and the realism especially in here voice was quite uncanny, if £6300 is a bit rich for you then you can buy a traditional copy for £110 and you can play that one multiple times, sounds like a bargain to me :-)

Another really cool element of the evening was that we were told to go through to the main hall for a special performance and as we walked towards the entrance you could hear someone singing opera and as we clapped our eyes on the stage there was a single Gold Phantom on the stage, very clever and quite amazing how it managed to fill the Albert Hall with a very reasonable volume level, just like going to an un-miked opera.

So thanks again to Devialet for organising another brilliant event.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/devialet

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Cheers,

Paul.


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PMC Announce Their COR Integrated Amplifier!

posted on Thu, 18 May 2017 07:25:13
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Hi All,

Well I knew PMC had something up their sleeve to release at Munich this weekend but I never imagined it would be their own analogue integrated amplifier, very interesting indeed, more news as I get it but good to see that it is built in the UK and interesting it has treble and bass controls which is quite rare in the HiFi market nowadays but quite a few customers ask for it.

It is rated at 95 watts into 8ohms so it looks like it will be going up against Naim’s SuperNait 2 integrated, no idea on price at the moment, needless to say we will have one on demo as soon as available.

You can see more below -

http://pmc-speakers.com/products/consumer/cor-electronics/cor-integrated

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Chees,

Paul.


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