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Limited Edition Chord Mojo/Poly Gift Pack!

posted on Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:01:36
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Hi All,

A really quick blog to say that Chord Electronics have just released a severely limited edition gift pack for the excellent Poly and Mojo Combo.

Only 100 have been made worldwide, we have managed to secure a few sets so please give us a call if you’d like to secure one, please find more info below.

Available now, the Mojo/Poly Gift Pack offers a complete (and highly advanced) audio streamer/player solution for the discerning music lover and tech enthusiast at a fantastic price. The Gift Pack contains the following:

  • Mojo DAC/headphone amp
  • Poly streaming/SD card module
  • Official Mojo/Poly protective case
  • 64GB Micro SD card
  • Charging cable
  • Configuration tool
  • Gift Pack box

http://www.highendheadphones.co.uk/chord/chord-mojopoly-gift-pack–limited-edition

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Cheers,

Paul.


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Exciting Offers From Devialet on Both Expert & Phantom!

posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:14:23

Hi All,

Devialet are certainly feeling festive as they have just launched some great offers on both their Expert Pro and Phantom ranges, these offers are only available from a few select Devialet retailers that I am happy to say HFL is one.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/devialet

Devialet Phantom Offers - Valid till 15th January

Firstly I would like to point out that the entry level ‘White’ Phantom has had a bit of a makeover recently with power up from 750 to 1200 watts, it also now has the latest internals just like the Gold Phantom and the price has been reduced to £1290 so this really is an incredible active speaker at a really attractive price, we have the full Phantom range on demo if you’d like to come in for a listen anytime, anyway back to the offers.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/devialet-phantom-range

White Phantom

1 x White Phantom and 1 x Treepod Stand - £1390

Silver Phantom

2 x Silver Phantom + 2 x Treepod + 1 x Dialog - £3580

Gold Phantom

2 x Gold Phantom + 2 x Treepod + 1 x Dialog - £4580

Devialet Expert Pro Offers - Valid till 15th January

When I was told about this offer I was really surprised how good it is to be honest as the Expert range is brilliant on it’s own but up until 15th January you now also get for free an Innuous Server / Player + Roon Subscription, basically with the 440 and 1000 Pro’s you get Lifetime Roon Membership and on the 130 and 220 you get 1 year free and on all models you get a free Innuos Zen Mini CD Ripper / Server / Player worth £799 and on the 1000 Pro you get a free Zenith MKII worth £2299, these really are very generous offers.

I should also mention that we have just got back our demo Expert Pro models from Paris as they have now had the new Core Infinity boards installed which really does turn the range into a true all in one product that is very powerful as this board brings all the streaming features to Expert Pro. 

http://hifilounge.co.uk/devialet-expert-range

Expert 130 Pro

1 x Expert 130 Pro + Free Innuos Zen Mini MKII + 1 Year Free Roon - £4990

Expert 220 Pro

1 x Expert 220 Pro + Free Innuos Zen Mini MKII + 1 Year Free Roon - £6990

Expert 440 Pro Dual Mono

1 x Expert 440 Pro + Free Innuos Zen Mini MKII + Lifetime Free Roon - £11,980

Expert 1000 Pro Dual Mono

1 x Expert 1000 Pro + Free Innuos Zenith Mini MKII + Lifetime Free Roon - £22,900

So there you go, Christmas really has come a little early this year, we have the full Devialet range now on demo so please feel free to come in for a listen anytime.

Many thanks,

Regards,

Paul.


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Elvis is in the building!

posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:17:54

Hi All,

Last week we went to see Elvis twice, once in Birmingham and then at London’s O2 Arena, they really were brilliant shows so I just thought I would post a couple of videos to show that after all this time The King has still got it.

I find it amazing that he passed away over 40 years ago and he can still fill 20,000 seater arena’s and he can get everyone up and dancing, that has got to be unique but then when you hear the power of his voice you realise that there really has never been anyone quite like Elvis, having the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as your backing band for these shows doesn’t hurt I guess, such an inspired idea that I can see running for years to come.

I have been a huge Elvis fan for over 40 years now, my first music memories were listening to Elvis and any pocket money I earnt would be on buying Elvis vinyl and books which culminated in a 3 day trip to Graceland in the early 90′s which I will never forget so to get a chance to see Elvis in these concert’s really is special, especially as the organisers have obviously spent a lot of time on the sound and as a live event I don’t think I have ever heard better.

It is quite cool having Priscilla presenting the shows but it is Elvis that steals the show and makes you realise why he is still the King Of Rock’N’Roll, anyway please find a few video clips I shot below + a few pictures.

Long Live The King :-)

Priscilla presenting Elvis Christmas Home Movies!

On With The Video’s!

A Truly Great Performer

Such a powerful voice, never equalled!

I love this clip, such a great song.

This is my favourite Elvis record of all time

Roll on next year when we can do it all again hopefully :-)

Cheers,

Paul.


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New Professional Showroom Pictures!

posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:25:49

Hi All,

Just a quickie to post some pictures as we have had Jason Beeby in again to take some more pictures now that our Highend Room is now finished, he also took the Highend Headphone showroom picture + Naim Lounge shot which customer’s always comment on, he really is very good I have to say, if you need any high quality pictures taken please let me know and I can put you in touch with him, you can certainly tell the difference from the pictures I take on my phone :-)

We have also had our Virtual Tour re-done as that was originally shot 5 years ago so is a little out of date to say the least, we will get that uploaded shortly but that also has come out really well.

Anyway on with Jason’s pictures - 

The Man Himself In Action!

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Highend Room!

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Our Downstairs Demo Room Is More A Reception Room Now!

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A Fresh Picture Of The Naim Lounge With Wilson Yvette’s Installed.

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The Excellent Martin Logan ESL 11a’s.

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The Naim Uniti Wall

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My Favourite Wall With Keith Sunasky’s Art

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Cheers,

Paul


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‘Cinema’ Demo Room Refurbishment Finished!

posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:23:00

Hi All,

There is certainly no rest at HFL, as soon as we finished the new showrooms it is time to give our old showrooms a bit of a makeover, starting with our trusty old upstairs demo room that has done us proud for the last 5 years and many of you will know well.

As we have 5 demo rooms now we thought it would be a good idea to give the upstairs room a bit more of a cinema feel as this is where we have our Atmos 5.4.1 setup with all our Arcam receivers, processor and Sony Projectors, basically we needed to darken the wall down a few shades to help with the contrast for projecting + we took the opportunity to add some soundtrack Vinyl to our Vinyl wall and also add a movie poster form one of my favourite films of all time.

So what with our Arcam Cinema open day coming up this Saturday I would say we are all set to make the most of the best Hollywood has got to offer.

Here are a few pics - 

Dismantling The Room Is Never Fun!

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Andy from AW Decorations Doing A Great Job

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Some Great Soundtracks Here!

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Room Re-Assembled and Looking Great!

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Time to test the Projector

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Planet Earth II Really is a Reference 4K Disk

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The Darker Walls Certainly Seem to Help With the Black Levels.

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Cheers,

Paul.


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Arcam ‘Cinema of Excellence’ Open Day - November 25th - UPDATE Again!

posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:13:53
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Hi All,

Just a real quickie to say that we have just finished converting the Naim Lounge into Cinema Lounge for tomorrow, works really well actually :-)

Using a bit of Rammstein to warm it all up -

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Cheers,

Paul.

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Hi All,

Just a quickie to say that we are busy setting up today for tomorrow’s Arcam Home Cinema day, Andy Moore from Arcam will be in here shortly doing his Dirac magic on our AV860 processor, Wendy is running around getting the food organised in a cinema theme, so think Hot Dogs, Pop Corn Etc, I do love a Hot Dog so you’ll know where to find me :-)

The idea is to run Cinema clips in our newly re-furbed Atmos Cinema demo room with the Arcam AV860 Processor, Arcam Amps and Sony VW550ES Projector then we are going to convert the Naim Lounge for Music video’s using the Arcam SR250 into a pair of Wilson Speakers which should be fun.

So please feel free to bring any favourite films or music disc’s to try out.

Right back to work.

Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Regards,

Paul.

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Experience The Ultimate Home Cinema!

Hi All,

So with the winter evenings now firmly here what better way is there to look forward to those cosy nights at home than a Cinema open day, the BBQ’s are now safely packed away and it is time to catch up on the latest blockbusters and pull out some old favourites so why not join us for our Arcam ‘Cinema Of Excellence’ Open Day on November 25th to see what really can be achieved at home when it comes to experiencing that big picture.

As far as we are concerned when it comes to Home Cinema then no one does it batter than Arcam for processing and amplification, especially since they introduced Dirac room correction a couple of years ago, this is a real game changer and personally at home I couldn’t live without it in my system.

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So in preparation for the open day we are having the upstairs demo room given a bit of a make over to give it a bit more of a cinema feel with darker walls to help with projection and a few movie related pictures dotted around so this will be a nice re-launch for the room.

We are not going to be mucking about here and will be showcasing the ‘Ultimate Home Cinema’ so we will be running the Arcam AV860 Processor with 1 x P49 + 1 x P349 + 1 x P429 for amplification with a full PMC Speaker setup and REL S5 sub, this will be run in a full 5.1.4 Atmos configuration with Dirac so hang on to your seats as this is going to sound good :-)

http://hifilounge.co.uk/arcam

4K Projection With Sony’s Excellent VPL-VW550ES 4K HDR Projector.

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Having great sound without a great picture is a waste and I think it is fair to say that 4K or UHD is now firmly established as the ultimate for picture viewing and obviously you can’t beat the big picture experience and no one is doing this better than Sony at the moment and we will be using their brilliant VPL-VW550ES Projector that really does give a stunning image especially when fed 4K with HDR, needless to say this will be hooked up to our demo OPPO UHD-205 4K player.

http://hifilounge.co.uk/sony-VPL-VW550ES-4k-hdr-projector

We will also have another Sony projection system setup in one of our new showrooms hooked up to an Arcam SR250 so there will be plenty to keep everyone busy.

We will have representatives on hand from both Arcam and Sony to help run the day and answer any questions with also light refreshment will be available throughout the day, please also feel free to bring along any material you’d like to experience whether movie or music based.

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Please Register.

If you love your home cinema this is defiantly not an event to miss, if you feel you’d like to come along it would be great to see you but could you please let me know on my below e-mail so we can have an idea on numbers that would be great, thanks -

paul@hifilounge.co.uk

Many thanks and hope to see you on the 25th November for some Home Cinema fun.

Regards,

Paul.


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Video Walkthrough, New Showrooms Finally Finished!

posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:42:37

Hi All,

Well it has taken much longer than originally envisaged but our new showrooms are now finally finished and up and running so I thought I would do one more video walkthrough to show the finished rooms.

We decided to take on the extra rooms around a year ago and I really thought it would only take a 3-4 months and we’d be up and running, obviously that wasn’t the case and there was much more work involved than I originally thought, I guess it was more a case of getting the room treatment right so we tested it with the Naim room first which was a big success then we had to design and order the treatment for the Highend Room which added another 2-3 months to the total time.

In the end though we really couldn’t be happier with the finished results, I seem to spend more time doing tours nowadays than HiFi demo’s but everyone seems impressed so far, I have to say that we really are spoilt with our location here as the views from the new showrooms really are quite special.

So for the last 2 weekend we have been putting the new rooms through their paces and on 2 occasions now we have been running 5 demo’s at once which has been interesting to say the least with still just me and Wendy juggling things, it’s good to be busy though :-)

Please enjoy the video below, I must apologise for the poor camera work but hopefully it will give you an idea of how HFL V2 has ended up and if you are ever in the are please pop in for a look round.

Thanks,

Paul.


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